Different membership categories and criteria have been compiled to encourage as many people as possible to actively participate in the Event Greening Forum. We would like to hear your feedback on this to enable us to refine it over time.
There are seven membership categories for the Event Greening Forum:
1. Founding Member:
The founding members of the Forum actively participate in the management of the Forum. They are not required to pay a membership fee, yet provide an important service to the Forum through marketing and support. Their members, employees, partners and directors are required to apply for membership as outlined below.
2. Corporate Member:
Open to companies such as hotels; convention centres; conference centres; meeting venues; event facilities; Convention Bureau’s and other organisations and other providers of event, meeting or convention facilities. Membership recognises the company or organisation itself and is specific to each individual facility or organisation. Their members, employees, partners and directors are required to apply for membership as outlined below.
3. Public Sector Member:
The public sector is encouraged to register for Corporate Membership per department or Agency. Their members, employees, partners and directors are required to apply for membership as outlined below.
4. Supplier Member:
Open to all suppliers of goods or services to the meetings and events industry including transportation providers; audio/visual; catering; technical services providers; exhibition organisers or suppliers; furniture and equipment suppliers; or any other service company directly relating to the meetings and events industry. Their members, employees, partners and directors are required to apply for membership as outlined below.
5. Professional Service Provider (PSP) Member:
Open to all participants in the meeting and events industry and anyone directly responsible for managing, organising or planning events, or providing non-tangible services to the industry, such as event organisers and PCO’s and consultants. Their members, employees, partners and directors are required to apply for membership as outlined below.
6. Individual Member:
This category of Membership is only open to individuals in their personal capacity. Activity, participation in or the provision of services or products in and/or to the event and meetings industry is not a prerequisite of membership.
7. Student Member:
Open to any current or enrolled student studying in the field of event, tourism, hospitality or related management fields.
The following criteria is applicable to each of the different membership categories:
* Membership fees are pro rata quarterly for new applicants. This translates in to a 25% discount if joining between April – June, 50% discount if joining between July – September, and 75% discount if joining in or after October. Applicants made in or after October also have the option of paying the full membership fees and receiving membership for the rest of the year and the next year. Membership renewal is not pro rata and the full fees must be charged regardless of when paid.
** Applicants must be a current member of one or more of the following associations to be legible for this discount: EXSA, SAACI, SATSA, Fedhasa, CMP Network SA, IFEA Africa, TPSA or SA Roadies. Being a member of multiple associations does not warrant multiple discounts.
** Additionally, individual membership of an above association will enable a discount on individual membership of the EGF, but not for a company-related category; company membership of an above association will enable a discount on a company-related membership of the EGF, but not for the individual or student categories.