Categories & Criteria

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.

Membership Categories

There are four membership categories for the Event Greening Forum:

1. Associate members:

Limited to organisations that can add value to the EGF through reciprocal membership.  It is facilitated at an organizational level and not individual level with applications assessed by the EGF membership committee. Their members, employees, partners and directors are required to apply for membership in their own personal right (see Ordinary members).

Associate members  are not required to pay an annual membership fee as they provide an important service to the EGF through marketing and support.  This category currently includes the following sub categories:

  • Founding members – EXSA, SAACI, SATSA, FEDHASA, MICE Academy, IFEA Africa, SARA, TPSA/SACIA
  • Association members – SAT, AAXO (this sub-category can be expanded as needed)

2. Ordinary members:

Open to all companies of whatever description specified in the Companies Act, Act 71/2008 directly relating to the meetings and events industry, with the exception of NPC’s as well as Close Corporations, Trading trusts, Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Sole traders. Their members, employees, partners and directors are required to apply for membership in their personal capacities.

Ordinary members will pay normal membership fees and will include the following sub categories:

  • Corporate members
  • Supplier members
  • Professional Services Provider members
  • Public Sector members
  • Individual members

Group member benefit: A group of companies and it’s subsidiaries may also join the EGF, but must do so separately. If a group of companies joins (e.g. a hotel group), each of its subsidiaries (e.g. each of its properties) can join at a 50% reduced fee to access the EGF membership benefits. If a group of companies is not an EGF member, it’s subsidiaries must each pay the full membership fee.

  • We exclude any of the following: franchisees; branches, divisions (Even divisions that have been separately registered with SARS for tax & VAT), affiliates and associates

Ordinary members have full voting rights.

3. Educational members:

Limited to formal educational institutions that provide training on topics linked to event greening, such as event co-ordination and the hospitality industry.  Membership is restricted to a key member of staff who is directly involved in the training of students, with the key focus of being a conduit to provide information on sustainability and greening to other staff members and students, i.e. a contact person who will act as a representative.

Educational members will include the following sub-categories of registered formal education institutions:

  • “educational institutions” including “public and private institutions, primary and secondary schools, as well as colleges, universities, and vocational training institutions”
  • “educational authority” including “a person or body administering a school, college, university or other institution at which education or training is provided”

Registered formal education providers will not pay membership fees, but will contribute in other ways to the development and awareness of sustainable meetings and events.

Education Institutions do not have voting rights.

Students – open to any current or enrolled student studying in the field of event, tourism, hospitality or related management fields.

Students will pay a flat student membership fee whilst registered with an educational institution.

Student members have no voting rights.

4. Non-Profit members:

Open to companies who are designated NPC in terms of the Companies Act, Act 71/2008, Voluntary Associations that fall under the NPO Act and the Common Law and whether registered with the Department of Social Development under the Non-Profit Organizations Act, Act 71/1997 (‘the NPO Act’) or not, Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) i.e. organisations that are not part of government and whether registered with the Department of Social Development under the NPO Act or not.

These members will not pay fees but will contribute in other ways and will include the following sub categories :

  • Public Sector Members
  • Registered Non-profit organisations (NPO’s)
  • Registered Non-profit Companies (NPC’s)
  • Registered Non-governmental Organisations (NGO’s)

Non-Profit members have no voting rights.

Membership Criteria

The following conditions and benefits are applicable to each of the different membership categories:

 

Associate Ordinary Educational: 

institutions

Educational: 

students

Non-Profit

Comply with Code of Conduct

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comply with Code of Ethics

Yes

Yes Yes Yes

N/A

Membership fee*

Reciprocal agreement

R2 500 for companies and holding companies

R1 250 for subsidiaries of holding companies if the holding company is an EGF member

R2 500 for subsidiaries of holding companies if the holding company is not an EGF member

R1 250 for individuals

N/A R500

NA

Membership fee discount**

N/A

10% N/A N/A

N/A

Membership Period

Annual Annual Annual Annual

Annual

Annual Renewal

Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Update EGF regarding change in details

Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Company Registration Number

No Yes No Student card

ID number

Benefits
Use of logo

Yes

Yes Yes No use of logo

Yes

Listing in EGF Supplier Directory

Yes

Yes Yes No

Yes

Website listing and link from EGF site

Yes

Yes Yes No

Yes

Networking opportunities

Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Newsletter subscription

Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Discounts on EGF events and courses

Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes


Click here for information about the membership process and to access the on-line application form.

Notes:
* 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. However, 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, IFEA Africa, TPSA or SA Roadies. Being a member of multiple associations does not warrant multiple discounts.  
Additionally, individual membership of a founding member 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.