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 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. 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.

4. Professional Service Provider 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.

5. Public Sector Member:

The various government departments are encouraged to register for Public Sector Membership per department or Agency. 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. Participation in or the provision of services or products in and/or to the event and meetings industry is not a prerequisite for membership.

7. Student Member:

Open to any full-time student studying in the field of event, tourism, hospitality or related management fields.

8. Educational Member:

This is limited to formal educational institutions that provide training on topics linked to event greening, such as event co-ordination and hospitality. Membership is restricted to a key member of staff who is directly involved in the training of students. This individual will act as a representative relaying information to other staff members and students.

9. Associate Membership:

This is limited to organisations that can add value to the Event Greening Forum through reciprocal membership. Any interested parties should discuss potential membership with a Committee Member.

Membership Criteria

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

Corporate

Public Sector

Supplier

Professional Service Provider

Individual

Student

Association

Educational Institution

Conditions
Comply with Code of Conduct

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 N/A N/A
Comply with Code of Ethics

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

 N/A N/A
Membership fee*

R2400

R2400

R2400

R2400

R1200

R300

Reciprocol agreement

Letter of commitment

Membership fee discount**

10%

N/A

10%

10%

20%

N/A

N/A

N/A

Membership Period

Annual

Annual

Annual

Annual

Annual

Annual

Annual

Annual

Annual Renewal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Update EGF regarding change in details

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Company Registration Number

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

ID number

Student card

No

No

Benefits
Use of logo

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No use

of logo

No use

of logo

Yes

Yes

Listing in EGF directory

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Person only

No

1 year

1 year

Web Link from EGF site

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes

Networking opportunities

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

E-newsletter

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Discounts on EGF events and courses

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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.

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