Join PTC

Over 300 member organizations with more than 3,400 delegates and over 50 individual members comprise PTC’s membership. Altogether, PTC’s members represent more than 45 nations and a range of sectors across telecommunications, information and communication technology (ICT), and related industries.

PTC membership is open to any person or entity worldwide with professional interests in the Pacific region pertaining to telecommunications, information technology, or related fields.

LEARN

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As a member-driven organization, the opportunity to set the direction and influence the activities of PTC rests entirely with its members and their active participation. In return, members benefit from the goodwill of association with an organization whose mission is to improve the lives of the people of the Asia-Pacific region through telecommunications and ICT development.

PTC membership offers many benefits and opportunities.

ParticipateParticipate

  • Participate in Council elections (not applicable to Affiliate or Student members)
  • Participate in exclusive, members-only activities, interest groups, and planning committees

Make a DifferenceMake a Difference

  • Become involved in initiatives that promote telecommunications in the Pacific region
  • Develop and implement outreach projects as part of the PTC Projects initiative
  • Contribute thought leadership to conference and workshop programs and discussions

LearnLearn

  • Stay informed about PTC and member news as well as industry trends and developments via Touchpoints
  • Access exclusive content through the Members Only section of the PTC website

NetworkNetwork

  • Develop relationships with senior leaders in business, technology, academia, and policy
  • Stay connected with fellow PTC members via exclusive access to the Member Directory

SaveSave

  • Save up to 40% on full conference registration fees
  • Receive reduced member rates for advertising, exhibit cubicles, and meeting rooms during the annual conference
  • Enjoy discounts to other events and publications

ShareShare

  • Share PTC resources, programs, and electronic updates with staff and colleagues

Categories & Rates

A for-profit entity is an organization that is commercial (i.e., for-profit) in nature. To join PTC, a for-profit entity must have a major interest in the Pacific region or be able to show a relationship with and an interest in the development of telecommunications in the region.

(Note: As part of the membership application process, each organization must submit an organizational overview and indicate the total number of employees the organization employs.)

Number of Employees Annual Dues
1-3 USD 250 Apply
4-10 USD 500 Apply
11-100 USD 1,000 Apply
101-1000 USD 2,000 Apply
1001+ USD 4,500 Apply

A non-profit entity is an organization that is officially designated as such within its state or country of origin. To join PTC, a non-profit entity must have a major interest in the Pacific region or be able to show a relationship with and an interest in the development of telecommunications in the area.

Examples of non-profit organizations include government ministries and departments, educational institutions, foundations, international organizations, and charities. Non-profit organizations do not include public or para-statal corporations such as a PTT. To determine whether an organization qualifies as a non-profit entity for membership purposes, please email membership@ptc.org.

(Note: As part of the membership application process, each organization must submit an organizational overview and indicate the total number of employees the organization employs.)

Number of Employees Annual Dues
1-50 USD 250 Apply
51-100 USD 500 Apply
101+ USD 750 Apply

Individual membership is restricted to professional researchers, academics, and retired telecommunications professionals who have made a notable contribution to the field. Individuals that are part of a PTC member organization may apply for individual membership in addition to the entity membership.

An individual member cannot represent an entity or his or her own firm. Consultants, independent contractors, sole proprietors, etc. are encouraged to apply as for-profit or non-profit entities.

Individual membership is not open to an officer or owner of a for-profit organization that is not an entity member of the Council or to a person in a policymaking position with the ability to influence an organization to become a member of PTC.

(Note: Individual membership applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae with their application.)

ANNUAL DUES
USD 150 Apply

Affiliate membership is restricted to organizations that are unable to become full PTC members due to their bylaws or similar restrictions. Affiliate members may enjoy all benefits of membership except for voting in PTC elections and holding office.

(Note: Affiliate member applicants must prove that the applicant’s organization is not legally qualified to apply for membership in one of the other membership categories.)

ANNUAL DUES
USD 250 Apply

Student membership is restricted to bona fide full-time students.

(Note: Student membership applicants must provide proof of student status upon application and again for each membership renewal.)

ANNUAL DUES
USD 25 (Developing Countries) Apply
USD 65 (All Others) Apply

Members will receive a renewal invoice by mail two months prior to their membership expiration date. For example, if membership acceptance was granted in April 2017, the membership year will have officially started on 1 April 2017, and will expire on  31 March 2018.

The membership expiration date can be found on your original membership dues invoice.

If the member renewal invoice is paid before the due date indicated on the invoice, members will receive a 5% early payment discount.

If member renewal dues are not paid by the due date, members will be resigned and asked to pay a 10% reinstatement fee if they wish to rejoin PTC.

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