Membership benefits

Joining MEPRA, allows you to grow your network, build your skills and become part of a community which drives the communications industry forward in the Middle East.

Member benefits:

  • FREE training workshops on a range of communication skills, trends and case study presentations – we hold at least two per month with all details included in our online calendar   All workshops are recorded and available to watch on-demand through MEPRA’s Vimeo channel
  • Access to MEPRA’s Employee Assistance Portal, which includes one-one-one support on mental health, financial and legal issues for yourself and immediate family members with experts in the field. Support is available in English and Arabic
  • FREE Cultural Awareness Workshops which educate participants on Middle East culture and customs to establish better working relationships Held every quarter for new team members or anyone who would like a refresher
  • Access to CIPR’s CPD platform, which includes 1,000 FREE training resources such as webinars, best-practice guides and industry papers
  • The ability to become an Accredited Communications Professional through continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Access to MEPRA’s Workplace Wellness Programme which includes access to free mental health support, an online health portal, free wellness webinars, a step-by-step guide on how to implement a workplace wellness programme tailored for your organisation, access to our MEPRA Workplace Wellness Advisor for one-one-one support and access to our Peer-to-Peer Support Group.
  • Access to our MEPRA Talent Directory, which includes profiles and contact details of job seekers in our industry
  • Access to MEPRA’s Career Centre which allows you to upload job posts and apply for roles in our industry
  • Access to our Mentoring Programme which connects senior leaders with junior professionals for skill development and career guidance
  • Access to MEPRA’s Internship Programme including a How-To toolkit on implementing the best placement programme for your interns
  • Access to the MEPRA Student Member Portal where student interns and graduates seek experience through the Student Internship Programme
  • Access to local industry research and thought leadership
  • Complimentary passes to member exclusive events e.g. breakfast seminars and MEPRA announcements
  • 40% discount on regular training events
  • 20% discount on MEPRA Awards entries
  • 20% discount on industry events, such as Leadership Majlis and REMAP Creative Communications Congress
  • Receive the latest news, industry updates and upcoming initiatives through our newsfeeds, newsletters and social groups

In addition, MEPRA’s Agency and Corporate Members receive: 

  • Benefits and support mentioned above for your wider team, the level of support increases depending on your membership tier
  • Free job advertising through MEPRA’s Career Centre and social channels
  • Ability to contribute content and share organisational updates and news through MEPRA’s digital channels
  • Ability to be featured in PRWeek Middle East
  • 20% discount with Getty Images
  • 15% discount for PRWeek digital subscription
  • 15% off advertising events and offers, and 5% off advertising jobs & recruitment with Mums@Work
  • Discount on news distribution services and translations & interpretation services through Aetoswire & NSG
  • Brand profile on the MEPRA’s Member Directory to connect with potential clients, suppliers and fellow communication professionals from across the region
  • Speaking and profiling opportunities

In addition, MEPRA’s Small & Medium Independent & Consultant Members receive:

  • Tailored support workshops on cashflow management, legal support, building company culture and how to prepare for growth and more.
  • Access to the small and medium independents and consultants Resource Centre, which includes a list of recommended supplier contacts, tips and guides tailored for SMEs
  • Quarterly digital drop-ins and networking events to discuss challenges and opportunities
  • Industry partner discounts negotiated by MEPRA on behalf of SMEs
  • An industry rate cards guide to assist with pricing and budget development
  • Lobbying efforts to help assist with delayed payments for SMEs
  • Special payment terms for SMEs on MEPRA memberships and events

Download our latest membership pack here. For more information on membership benefits and how to join the MEPRA Community, email community@mepra.org

Download the membership benefits infographic here.

 

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