APACD offers you the following services:

  • Country network events in cities across the Asia-Pacific region
  • Virtual webinars, roundtables, panel discussions and seminars
  • Our annual conference with 300 peers, previously held in Hong Kong and Singapore: The Asia-Pacific Communications Summit, which has been merged with PRovoke’s Asia-Pacific Summit
  • The APACD Awards which is relaunching to recognise the best in-house teams and professionals, and will take place during the Summit.
  • Working Groups across a range of practice areas and issues.
  • Free subscription to PRovoke’s Premium Content, long-form journalism that analyzes the issues, challenges and opportunities facing the business and the practice of communications.
  • A fortnightly APACD email briefing for all members, covering key industry intelligence and news.
  • Discounted entry to the SABRE Awards, the world’s biggest public relations awards programme.
  • Discounted job ads on the PRovoke jobs board, the industry’s premier recruitment portal.
  • Regular member spotlight Q&As on the APACD and PRovoke websites
  • Priority placement in PRovoke’s Next 20 Roundtable series

APACD membership is not transferable. Passing on one’s rights and duties as a member of the organisation is not permissible. If you are accepted as a full member, it is you as natural person who is entitled to member’s rights and duties, not your company, even if they pay the fee according to an internal agreement. As such, your membership does not end when you undertake new employment and your new company does not want to pay the fee. This holds true, except in the following case: a legal entity is accepted as a supporting member, and has named you to act on its behalf in exercising its rights. In this case, you are merely acting as an agent of the supporting member, and as such, responsibility for paying APACD membership fees lie with the organisation.

Yes. Every member is obliged to inform the Association of a change in their name, company, job title and other relevant details. Costs incurred by the Association arising from investigations in such matters must be reimbursed by the member. If applicable, costs arising from legal action against a member must also be reimbursed to the Association.

APACD will establish Working Groups that are either industry or topic specific. These groups will organize workshops and meetings for members to discuss the latest developments and concerns in their field of expertise. Together they can develope new communicative standards and guidelines within their own field.

No.  Communication professionals who have lost their employment will remain members until the end of their annual term of membership (during which time they receive the same benefits and undertake the same responsibilities as full members). Thereafter the association will re-evaluate their status. If former full members take up a position that does not fulfil the criteria for full membership (e.g. by joining a communications consultancy) they can continue their membership as a supporting members.

No. The termination of a membership does not entitle the former member to any claims to the association’s assets.

Once you have paid for your subscription, you do not have any right to cancel your subscription or any part of it until the end of your then current subscription period. This means that you are not entitled to a refund once we have started providing any part of your subscription to you. Although you may notify us of your intention to cancel at any time, such notice will only take effect at the end of your then current subscription period. Memberships automatically renew if you do not cancel your membership by writing to [email protected].

The communications profession has never been more important to a company’s purpose, culture and strategy. Become a member of APACD and help advance our profession across the Asia-Pacific region.