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Apply for Partnership
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 $395 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. Click here to learn more about the sponsorship program. For more information, view the Terms and Conditions for FICP Event Participation.
If your property is owned or managed by any of the FICP 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.
Hospitality Partners in Transition
In response to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, FICP's Board of Directors has extended the ability of hospitality partners on furlough or in transition to stay affiliated with FICP through June 30, 2021. This decision enables those hospitality professionals to continue to access FICP Chats, webinars, TheNetwork, podcasts, HP communications and more. Hospitality partners who take advantage of this opportunity and subsequently get hired back by their companies or secure new jobs are responsibile for informing FICP of this change in status and paying their 2021 fees.
If you know of individuals who can take advantage of this opportunity, please help us spread the word and encourage them to reach out to FICP Headquarters to confirm their status.