For vendors who provide support services to the insurance and financial services industry, FICP’s hospitality partner program offers access to 650+ meetings and events professionals from nearly 200 financial services and insurance companies in the United States and Canada, including some of the largest in the industry.
Partnering with FICP grants you exclusive access to this community of influential and experienced meetings professionals, in formats that allow you to build lasting, one-on-one relationships.
For in-person events, FICP offers exclusive networking opportunities with a balanced ratio of partners to meetings professionals — unique to the industry.
Unmatched Buying Power From Meetings Professionals
FICP members are not just in positions of power — 80% of members have more than 10 years of experience — they also have unmatched buying power. Here's the average for FICP members:
- $1 billion in hospitality-related business
- 95 meetings and incentive events annually
- 479 attendees at largest meeting
- $420,000-$670,000 annual room revenue
- These professionals buy meeting space, food & beverage, technology, destination management, A/V production, airfare, cruises and speakers bureau services
Year-Round Benefits for FICP Hospitality Partners
- Direct anytime access to FICP meeting professional members’ information within TheNetwork (FICP’s online community)
- The opportunity to secure sponsorship and attend FICP events
- Networking opportunities with meetings professionals at events and in TheNetwork
- The weekly newsletter, ThePlanner, provides up-to-date FICP news, event announcements, industry news and resources on the topics that are most relevant to the daily challenges and career development of members
- Opportunities to participate in the Community Connections Program and other FICP volunteer programs
See the breakdown of partner benefits at each sponsorship level.
How to Partner
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All those applying to be an FICP hospitality partner should have a clearly-defined marketing focus on providing upscale meetings and incentive programs to financial services and insurance companies. Hospitality partner eligibility is based upon acceptance by the association into one of the categories listed here.
Hospitality partner affiliation with FICP is voluntary on an annual calendar year basis. All rights, privileges and interests of a hospitality partner shall cease upon non-renewal or termination. Any hospitality partner may resign by giving written notice to the association. Any hospitality partner resigning shall be liable for payment of fees for the current year, as well as any other obligations owed to the association.
Not Eligible: Companies that do not qualify under the definitions listed at the above link include third-party incentive houses, giftware companies and venues. FICP defines a third-party incentive house as any company that provides the full complement of tools necessary for complete program operations including but not limited to design, sourcing, operation, billing and post-program reporting and analytics.
Note: Qualified and approved hospitality partners are not members of the association; however, they are eligible to participate in the Annual Conference, Education Forum, Symposia and Seminar sponsorship sales processes.
Hospitality partner status is individually based. Annual fees of $435 USD cover the calendar year, January 1 through December 31, regardless of start date. Hospitality partner status is not activated until eligibility is verified and fees are paid in full. A refund will be issued if an application is not approved. Fees are non-refundable once an application for hospitality partner status or renewal has been accepted.
If you have successfully submitted your application, you will receive an on screen notification and an email confirmation. Your application will then be reviewed by FICP Headquarters and you will be notified when you are officially approved within 5 business days.
If you have a question or issue with your application, you may contact us via email FICP Headquarters or phone at (312) 245-1023.
Only qualified and approved hospitality partners who secure sponsorship can attend an FICP event. Each event has a unique sponsorship sale date and time where hospitality partners will submit an application to become a sponsor. Sponsorship applications are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and usually sell out within minutes. For more information, view the Terms and Conditions for FICP Event Participation.
If your property is owned or managed by any of FICP's designated chains listed below, please contact your GSO to secure a spot to any FICP event.
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
InterContinental Hotels Group
Marriott International Inc.
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