APPMA Membership Packages, Renewals and Associate Membership
As many of our members who attended either the Melbourne or Sydney networking dinners would have heard there are some changes to both the membership package structure and membership categories being introduced from 1 July 2021.
1/ APPMA Full Member – Tiered Membership Packages
The APPMA comprises a very diverse group of members including Multinationals through to family-owned and run businesses of various sizes delivering an extensive range of products and services from locations all across Australia. Unlike many Associations, the APPMA has been operating with the one size fits all membership package. After a comprehensive review and assessment, the Board has approved the introduction of a three-tiered membership structure (Gold, Silver and Bronze) which will:
- provide greater membership flexibility for existing and new members, and
- improve the alignment of benefits and services with member requirements and expectations,
- and provide the opportunity to attract new members and improve the retention of existing members.
Existing APPMA Members (Special Offer)
In recognition of members support and loyalty the Board has agreed to a moratorium whereby all existing members have the opportunity to receive the Gold Membership Package at the current annual membership rate of $800 plus GST per annum for the upcoming 3 year membership renewal with the Gold membership incorporating a comprehensive range of benefits and services which include:
- 25% AUSPACK exhibitor discount;
- Free access to the APPMA member lounge at AUSPACK including refreshments;
- Complimentary tickets (4 per annum) to APPMA member networking events;
- 15% discounts to APPMA industry events, e.g. APPMA Business and Industry Conference;
- Member Marketing and Promotions via Machinery Matters publication with PKN Packaging News and the Food and Drink Business Magazine
In addition to new marketing, networking, support and industry information services being developed for introduction in the coming 6-12 months.
Please note that membership renewals have normally been processed on a bi -annual basis however the deferral of the AUSPACK exhibition from 2021 to 2022 has resulted in the need for the upcoming renewal to cover a once only 3 year period in order to protect member eligibility for the AUSPACK exhibitor discount for both the 2022 and 2024 exhibitions. Members will have the choice of paying the renewal in either in one payment or in two instalments.
Membership renewal notices will be distributed in early June.
When updating the APPMA Constitution in 2018 a clause was added to provide the option to include an ‘Associate Member’ Category thereby opening the door to improve engagement, networking, collaboration and information sharing across various sectors within the Packaging and Processing industry. It will also support the growth, development and success of industry events such as AUSPACK and the Business and Industry Conference. The Associate Membership category is designed to attract and engage companies involved in providing packaging and processing materials as well as industry-specific consulting specialists both of which regularly work hand in hand with our current machinery membership base. The main restriction is that an Associate Members cannot nominate for an APPMA Director position or vote at elections or AGM’s.
Should any member have any questions regarding the membership packages or renewal process please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss.
Michael Moran – APPMA General Manager
0418 589 157
Denni Egan – APPMA Events & Member Services Coordinator
1300 787 122