This membership is available to companies who support or provide a service to the investor relations industry and have 2 or more employees. This category does not have voting rights. However, a maximum of up to two individuals from supporting member organisations are eligible to join the Board at any one time. Individuals from supporting member organisations who hold positions on the Board are given full voting rights on all Board issues. Service Providers who are sole traders can join as an Associate Member until such time as they increase their number of employees to 2 or more.
HOW TO JOIN
To join the Association as a Supporting Member you will need to complete a membership application form and return it to the AIRA Secretariat. This can be done either online or by printing a pdf version of the form and returning it by fax to the AIRA Secretariat on (02) 9872 9200.
To apply for Supporting Membership online, please click here.
To download a Supporting Membership application form in pdf format, please click here.
To download the AIRA Code of Conduct, please click here.
Supporting Membership is designed to allow companies who provide a product and/or service to the investor relations industry to showcase their products/services to Australian and New Zealand major listed entities. Benefits available to Supporting Members include:
Access to Information
AIRA provides a myriad of information tools that assist members to keep abreast of investor relations and disclosure issues. Supporting Members have access to:
- a bi-monthly newsletter
- a members only website area that includes free downloads of all AIRA released material including archives to webcast of past luncheon briefings (also available for podcast download), survey results, submissions and best practice guidelines;
- a Directory of Service Providers - AIRA Supporting Members are entitled to one complimentary listing in this Directory - additional listings can be purchased online.
AIRA also conducts or commissions a number of important industry surveys on relevant and topical issues such as "The Role and Practice of Investor Relations Across Australian Listed Entities" an annual survey on "Investor Relations Remuneration", an annual "IR Intentions Survey" and in 2010 it conducted an inaugural survey of fund managers and analysts ascertaining their perceptions on "Social Media and Electronic Communications as Investment Information Sources" - results to be released later in the year.
Access to Events/Networking Opportunities
In addition to the educational aspect, AIRA's extensive seminar and conference program provides a number of networking opportunities for supporting members to share experiences and exchange views with other industry participants and representatives from listed entities. AIRA also offers Supporting Members the opportunity to attend state chapter lunches at various times throughout the year.
Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities
AIRA Supporting Membership offers companies the platform to leverage targeted advertising and sponsorship opportunities. These include:
- Online Directory of Service Providers - each Supporting Member is entitled to one complimentary listing.
- Website banner advertising
- Newsletter advertising/Advertorial
- Luncheon briefings that are free for members to attend
- Cocktail receptions
- Half-day seminars
AIRA works with Supporting Members to develop creative and integrated advertising and sponsorship solutions, maximising the value of this membership type.
Education, Training and Professional Development
AIRA recognises the importance of formal education and professional development for all investor relations professionals. To date in 2011, AIRA has hosted:
- a series of luncheon briefings that were free for members to attend. Topics have included: Trends in International Sustainability Reporting & Institutional Investment Flows: "The New Normal"; Impact of Trading Marketing Developments on Listed Entities; Social Media and Investor Relations;
- the Annual AIRA Conference and Australasian Investor Relations Awards. This is the Association's signature event and provides the largest gathering of investor relations professional in Australia and New Zealand. The 2011 Conference and Awards will be held on Wednesday 30 November 2011. The Conference will be held at the Establishment and the Awards Dinner at the Ivy Room. More information to be published shortly.
In addition, there were 35 individuals who graduated from the Diploma of Investor Relations Course that is run annually in Sydney and Melbourne. There are numerous other individuals who have completed the course and have registered to sit the exam. This is the only specialised investor relations training course that awards a qualification in Australasia.
Based on increased training demands of our members AIRA is now branching into specialised in-house training on disclosure and disclosure-related issues.
We are continually striving to enhance our professional development program to ensure that our members are kept fully informed of the regulatory environment, investor relations best practice and of other valuable information which they can apply in their day-to-day roles.
$780 (plus GST) for companies who have between 2 and 10 employees.
$2100 (plus GST) for companies who have more than 10 employees.
NB: Sole traders are eligible to join as Associate Members.
The membership period is from 1 July to 30 June.