Corporate membership

The Americas

FCSI – The Americas classifies non-consultant members into the following levels:

Corporate Member

Individual Allied Member

Affiliate Member (Category 1 & 2)

 

ALLIED MEMBERSHIP LEVELS:

There are two categories of Allied Member – Corporate and Individual Allied Member. Allied membership classes are available to companies and individuals that are involved in foodservice/hospitality related businesses and that express an interest in the issues, information and associations common to the foodservice/hospitality consulting field. Allied Members may not vote. Allied Members may serve as a Director but not as an Officer.

 

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP:

This membership type is structured for companies that are involved in the manufacturer or supply of products and services specific to the commercial / institutional foodservice and hospitality industry.

Corporate Membership is placed in the name of the company and entitles the company to appoint two named representatives who both receive all member benefits on behalf of the company. A third representative may be included to receive electronic communications only for those companies who desire to involve a marketing agency or internal marketing department for the purpose of tracking opportunities for sponsorship and advertising.

In the event that one of the two corporate representatives leaves the company or is reassigned, the company may re-assign that person’s membership for the balance of the dues period. Additional company representatives may apply for Individual Allied Membership.

See Corporate Rights, Privileges and Benefits

Corporate Member Application 2017

Corporate Membership  is available to companies that are in foodservice or hospitality related businesses and that express an interest in the issues, information and associations common to the foodservice or hospitality consulting field. These members shall be businesses allied with the foodservice or hospitality industry and demonstrate a desire to support FCSI in its stated objectives.

 

BENEFITS OF FCSI CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP:

  • Opportunity to network with consultants worldwide who specify an estimated $1.0 billion (U.S.) per year in foodservice equipment, supplies and services
  • Listed in the electronic FCSI membership directory for the company complete with contact information, web site address and a brief description of the company’s products/services etc.
  • Receives a full subscription to FCSI’s Foodservice Consultant magazine
  • May contribute articles to FCSI’s Foodservice Consultant magazine
  • Receives the electronic newsletter produced by the FCSI division in which their primary business address is located
  • Receives invitations to FCSI WW conferences as well as divisional conferences/seminars
  • May participate in the activities of the FCSI division in which their primary business address is located
  • May participate in the activities of the FCSI local unit/chapter in which their primary business address is located (where such a LU/Chapter exists)
  • May access the members only portion of the FCSI web site
  • May contribute to and access information in the FCSI Online Resource Library
  • May participate in online discussion forums on the FCSI web site
  • May request postal mailing lists of FCSI consultant members (by geography or market segment) up to twice per year from their local FCSI administration office
  • May advertise in FCSI’s Foodservice Consultant magazine – an opportunity reserved solely for FCSI Corporate member companies (Advertising is limited to the brand immediately associated with the corporate identity)
  • May sponsor FCSI Worldwide and divisional conferences and other such events – an opportunity reserved solely for FCSI Corporate member companies (Sponsorship is limited to the brand immediately associated with the corporate identity)
  • Opportunity to participate in the FCSI Continuing Professional Growth Program as an Approved Education Provider
  • Opportunity to submit a nomination for the FCSI Manufacturer of the Year Award
  • Opportunity to submit a nomination for the FCSI Educational Foundation’s “Innovation Showcase” which can lead to the FCSI Product of the Year Award

 

INDIVIDUAL ALLIED MEMBERSHIP:

Individuals who associate with independent consultants and have the desire to participate in the activities of the Society on a personal basis.

This membership category is for individuals in the following types of positions:

  1. Individuals employed by a manufacturer that holds a Corporate Membership, for personnel who wish to participate in addition to the two representatives granted by that primary Corporate membership
  2. Individuals employed by a Foodservice Equipment Distributor or Food Product Distribution company
  3. Individuals employed by a Manufacturer’s Representative/Agency company
  4. Individuals employed by a Contract Catering company

 

Individual Allied membership in FCSI is recorded solely in the name of the individual.

See Individual Allied Rights, Privileges and Benefits

Individual Allied Member application form 2017

 

This membership category is for individuals in the following categories:

  1. Additional personnel employed by a Corporate Member company who desires to have more than two representatives as members of FCSI.
  2. Manufacturer’s Representatives/Sales Reps with a formal alignment or representation agreement with a Corporate Member company.

This level of membership does not provide access to advertising, sponsorship opportunities or committee seats without a formal link to a Corporate Member company.

 

MEMBER BENEFITS:

  • Opportunity to network with the leaders in the industry including FCSI consultant members, other allied members, affiliate members and students
  • Listed in the electronic FCSI membership directory as an Individual Allied Member complete with personal contact information and personal biography only
  • Receives a full subscription to FCSI’s Foodservice Consultant magazine
  • May contribute articles to FCSI’s Foodservice Consultant magazine
  • Receives the electronic newsletter produced by the FCSI division in which their primary business address is located
  • Receives invitations to FCSI WW conferences as well as divisional conferences/seminars
  • May participate in the activities of the FCSI division in which their primary business address is located
  • May participate in the activities of the FCSI local unit/chapter in which their primary business address is located (where such a LU/Chapter exists)
  • May access the members only portion of the FCSI web site
  • May contribute to and access information in the FCSI Online Resource Library
  • May participate in online discussion forums on the FCSI web site

FCSI is an international society with common values and professional goals. Due to the variety of social and cultural differences in many of the communities that we serve, specific qualifications may vary. Please click on the division in which you reside to view specific requirements and applications.

 

 

 

 

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