Membership Benefits and Criteria

It pays to belong

Members of the Centre's Asia Chapter pay an annual fee and receive:

Unlimited access by all its public affairs practitioners to the Centre's website, a leading online research, information, case-study and thought leadership resource for public affairs practitioners

Priority registration, guaranteed places and fee discounts for Centre events and workshops in Asia, including the annual Asia Public Affairs Institute at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Centre's Melbourne Public Affairs Institute (held since 1989)

Free participation for any number of their practitioners in a regular telesymposium or web symposium (convening, presentations and discussions) on practical and topical issues of public affairs expertise, research and learnings. Past telesymposia have included international trends in CSR, issues management in the supply chain, managing a pandemic, developments in best practice government relations and the do's and dont's of CSR reporting

Regular Asia e-Newsletters for all public affairs practitioners in the Member organisation

For each practitioner, the printed 'Corporate Public Affairs' newsletter, distributed internationally and cited regularly in the international management literature on public affairs as a management function

Priority access and discount registration fee for the Centre's regular Corporate Public Affairs Network Convenings. These are regular connecting events in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai for corporate public affairs practitioners, convened around a topical public affairs challenge or issue

Priority access to and discount registration for the Centre's Annual Asia Head of Function and Senior Practitioners Roundtable, which canvasses the latest trends and developments in managing the public affairs functions in large organisations

Priority given for participation in private Centre benchmark research on management of the function, salary surveys, structure and best practice public affairs execution

Priority registration for the Centre's International Best Practice Public Affairs Study Tour to Washington DC, New York and Europe, held every three years.

Ten per cent discount on consulting fees when the Centre is engaged as a public affairs management consultant and advisor.

Connection to the best in research, advice and thought leadership with our international affiliates - the US Public Affairs Council, the European Centre for Public Affairs and the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.

The Centre’s professional award and recognition framework

On 1 July 2018 the Centre launched a professional credit system for all practitioners who complete or are involved with our professional development modules.

The new accreditation system will be tiered, and be based on accreditation for participation in the Centre’s executive education and professional development programs. The new framework will also entitle eligible practitioners to use the Centre’s certified post-nominals. A record of accreditation and eligibility for practitioners to use accreditation post-nominals will be able to be checked by practitioners by contacting the Centre, which maintains records of participation in professional development programs on its database.

Benchmarking and research studies into practice and function trends

We conduct benchmarking projects and research, and will conduct our triennial Salary Survey in 2018. In the coming year the Centre will conduct also its State of Public Affairs in Australia research. As well, we disseminate the research and work of our international affiliates and other organisations and individuals who contribute to developing the corporate public affairs function across the world.

Our newsletter Corporate Public Affairs continues to provide members with the latest thinking on public affairs issues, trends and developments. Our Corporate Public Affairs newsletter is highly regarded by practitioners in Australia, Asia, and internationally.

Online Knowledge Centre

The Centre’s Knowledge Centre provides a round-the-clock key to member-only information and resources. It is the largest and most extensive library of corporate public affairs resources globally.

The Knowledge Centre is updated regularly to provide critical information and resources on best practice public affairs. Members have their own username and password to use the Knowledge Centre.

Information exchange and networking

The Centre is the leading organisation in the Asia Pacific that helps corporate public affairs professionals to meet, connect and build networks to share experiences and knowledge.

Our programs and events are rich in applicable knowledge and they also serve as a forum for professionals to share experiences and insights under The Chatham House Rule.

Jobs board

The Centre offers Member companies a free employment posting service for public affairs-related positions.

Centre membership is for corporations and organisations with a dedicated and operating public affairs management function, and is not open to public relations or consultancy firms.

If your organisation would like to join the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs, please contact us on telephone 02 8667 3087 or email for a membership pack.

Talk to us

Please contact one of our team if you have questions about the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs in Asia. We can help you and your corporation achieve your business strategy by making best practice corporate public affairs work for you and your company.

Wayne Burns
phone: +612 8667 3087