Partner Opportunities

Reach FICP Members Year-round

Hospitality partners can increase their brand awareness with and exposure to FICP members through a combination of face-to-face events, and year-round strategic partnership and advertising opportunities. 

FICP is currently determining 2019 Partnership Opportunities. At this time we do not see foresee any major changes to sponsorship model for 2019. Please bear in mind that there may be nominal increases in registration fees.


Only qualified and approved hospitality partners who secure sponsorship can attend an FICP event. Each event has a unique sponsorship sale date and time for which hospitality partners will need to submit an application through the competitive entry to become a sponsor. The dates are published on the website and via social media. On the designated day and time an application link appears on the website for submissions. Sponsorship is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and opportunities are limited. For more information, view the Terms and Conditions for FICP Event Participation.

2019 Sponsorship Benefits & Go-Live Sales Dates

Please note: FICP does not permit hospitality partners to host any organized functions beginning one hour prior to the start of an FICP conference to one hour following the official conclusion of the same conference. Hospitality partner-hosted pre- and/or post-events must be confirmed with FICP headquarters in writing at least 90 days prior to said FICP conference. Materials promoting such events must be provided to FICP for review and approval, please review the Terms and Conditions for additional details.

Annual Conference

The Annual Conference is a four-day event where industry peers foster their professional and personal growth through educational offerings and networking activities. A powerful way to build strategic sourcing relationships and generate business opportunities, the FICP Annual Conference features The Network - Live, a dedicated opportunity for conference attendees to meet and connect with hospitality partners.

2018 FICP Annual Conference sales have concluded. If interested, please email to be added to the waitlist.

Sponsorship sales for the 2019 Annual Conference event will go live on Thursday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. CT.

Annual Conference Benefit Details

Education Forum

The Education Forum is a three-day event featuring various speakers, networking activities, education sessions and occasions to build a peer network of meetings professional members and hospitality partners. Registration is limited to ensure an intimate atmosphere for the most effective business conversations.

Sponsorship sales for the 2019 Education Forum event will go live on Thursday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m. CT.

Education Forum Benefit Details


The Symposia are a series of two-day events that offer superior education, a balanced networking environment and the opportunity to experience a first-rate destination. FICP offers two Symposia yearly: winter and fall, held in the northeast U.S., and a second destination that rotates based on the location of other events that year. 

2019 Winter Symposium sponsorship sales have concluded. If interested, please email to be added to the waitlist.

2019 Fall Symposium sponsorship sales will open Thursday, May 2 at 11:00 a.m. CDT.

Symposia Benefit Details

Canadian Seminar: With education focused on the unique educational needs of meetings professionals in Canada, participants will enjoy a full day of learning and networking with peers from the area. 

2019 Canadian Seminar sponsor benefits, pricing details, and go-live date are to be announced.

Strategic Leaders Event: The Strategic Leaders Event is a special opportunity for senior meetings professionals. Partner with FICP to build relationships with influential strategic leaders during the Cocktails and Curlcing networking event which will be held 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on December 3 at The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in downtown Chicago. 

2018 Strategic Event sponsorship sales have concluded. If interested, please email to be added to the waitlist. 2019 Strategic Leaders Event sponsor benefits, pricing details and go-live date are to be announced.

Strategic Leaders Event Benefit Details

Strategic Partnership

The year-long FICP Strategic Partner Program efficiently delivers a high level of exposure and opportunities to drive revenue. Strategic partnership allows FICP to deliver added value to its meetings professional members, hospitality partners and the meetings and events industry at large in the form of industry research, participation in industry events and more. Strategic Partners have guaranteed access to the Education Forum and Annual Conference, as well as recognition on the FICP website and inclusion in FICP materials such as NewsNet and the printed Directory. Contact the FICP Sponsorship Team, to learn more.


63% of participants keep every directory from each FICP Annual Conference they attend

Each year, FICP publishes a comprehensive printed Directory and an Annual Conference Photo Directory, both of which include detailed contact information for meetings professional members and hospitality partners. In addition to the directory listing recognition, FICP offers directory and website advertisement opportunities to hospitality partners. A hard copy, printed piece has longevity and heightened impact with audiences. Increase your company’s visibility in this go-to resource for FICP meetings professional members. Learn more about advertising opportunities.

Photo Directory Ad Agreement

RFP Opportunities

FICP posts RFPs for various service needs throughout the year and when available.

Current opportunities include:

  • Board Meetings: FICP has four board meetings per year. A host is typically needed for spring, fall, and winter meetings. Please contact Ellie Hurley if you are interested in hosting a board meeting this year or in a future year.
  • Education Forum: FICP is not currently sourcing for this event. Please contact Katie Karmowski if you have any questions.
  • Symposia: If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a future event, please contact Francesca Malin.

All other inquiries, please email Ellie Hurley for further information.