Please take a look at our most frequently asked questions about IPFA, membership and our events. If your question isn’t answered by this page, please contact us with your query.
Becoming an IPFA Member
How do I become a member?
To become a member of IPFA please complete the membership form on the Join Us page. Once the completed form is received, an invoice will be raised in your chosen currency which will also note details of how to pay. Payment by credit/debit card is available but we cannot accept payment by American Express.
What are the benefits of joining IPFA?
Joining IPFA will enable your organisation to become part of an international network of the key public and private institutions active in the infrastructure and energy sectors. Membership to IPFA is on a corporate basis which allows all of your colleagues to make use of the benefits available, enabling them to fully participate in our events as delegates, hosts, co-hosts and as priority speakers, free of charge. To see the full list of membership benefits, please visit our membership section.
My organisation is a public sector entity; can I apply for honorary membership?
Public sector organisations are entitled to join as honorary members, free of charge. To register for IPFA Honorary membership, please visit the Join Us page and complete the online form.
Do you provide membership for individuals?
Membership to the IPFA is only offered on a corporate basis. For more information about a membership that suits your organisation’s needs please contact the IPFA Membership Team.
Which category should I choose?
Membership is on a regional basis. The category you choose should reflect the region(s) you and your colleagues wish to make use of the membership and attend our events. You are able to combine regions or choose ‘Global Membership’ which provides access to all 80 plus events we hold annually at a discounted rate. To explore the current membership options, please visit our membership section.
How can I pay for my organisation’s membership?
Once your membership has been approved and an invoice has been sent you are able to pay for your IPFA Membership. Payment may be made by direct bank transfer (BACS), cheque (made payable to ‘Project Finance Association’) or by credit or debit card (excluding American Express). To make a payment by credit or debit card, please contact us on t: +44 (0)20 7427 0900.
What is honorary membership and who is it for?
State owned entities do not automatically qualify for honorary membership. Public sector membership covers government departments, local authorities and PPP Units, development banks, IFI’s and export credit agencies. Organisations who operate as a commercial entity with their own profit and loss account and balance sheet would not qualify as honorary members and would need to take out a private sector membership in the region of choice.
What is My IPFA?
My IPFA is a service specifically designed for members to allow them to update their individual profile, email preferences and automatically register for IPFA events. Members are able access to our comprehensive online archive of event presentations, industry documents, articles and reports. If you are an IPFA member and would like register for My IPFA, please click here.
What is the My IPFA Dashboard?
The My IPFA Dashboard is a useful way to view the current status of how you are using your IPFA membership, including;
- The current mailing lists (groups) you are subscribed to
- Your organisation’s membership status
- IPFA Events that you have attended or registered to attend
My organisation is a member, how can I access My IPFA?
To register for a My IPFA account or if you have forgotten your login details, please click here.
How can I update my organisation’s detail on the members directory?
This can only be done by your organisation’s representative who has administrative access; this is usually the company’s main contact for membership. To make amendments to your company profile, please visit your My IPFA Dashboard after logging in to change these details. If you would like to know who has admin access, please contact the IPFA Membership Team.
How do I update my individual profile and email preferences?
To update your individual details please visit your My IPFA Dashboard after logging in. You can control what information you would like to receive from IPFA by subscribing to the relevant regional groups.
IPFA Membership & Events
Where can I find out if my organisation is an IPFA Member?
How do I use IPFA membership?
To ensure your organisation is making full use of your membership, please view our Member Guide document for full details of the benefits and activities available.
When is my organisation’s membership up for renewal?
IPFA Membership is on an annual basis which runs from the 1 January to 31 December. IPFA will be in touch with the main representative contact from your organisation towards the end of the year with renewal details. If you would like to know who your organisation’s main representative is, please contact the IPFA Membership Team.
I am interested in hosting an event.
Membership enables members to fully participate in our events as delegates, hosts, co-hosts and as priority speakers, free of charge. Please visit our Hosting an IPFA Event page for further information on hosting. This outlines the basics of hosting an event with us and should provide you with some information on the hosting process. We ask all members to agree with the principles contained in the document before proceeding.
I am interested in participating as a speaker at an event
If you would like to put yourself forward to speak at an IPFA event, please contact the relevant IPFA Team Member which will be noted under each event listing. We ask that you send us a short overview on your experience within the topic and what you would be keen to discuss at the session, along with a copy of your bio. We will then contact the hosting member for their thoughts and approval. Please note that due to the nature of our events we cannot always accommodate and facilitate all speaking requests.
I am interested in attending an IPFA event, how do I register?
If you would like to register for an IPFA event, please visit the Events page. Simply go into the chosen event and complete the event registration form. If you are an IPFA Member, please ensure you are logged into the website as your registration will be processed and confirmed immediately. If you are not an IPFA Member, please see the question below.
I am interested in attending an IPFA event but am not an IPFA Member?
IPFA Events are intended for Members only. A free taster session is offered to any organisation that is not a member and has not attended an IPFA session in that region previously. A non-member that has attended an IPFA session or has declined membership must join IPFA. Firstly check your organisation is not a member by searching the Members Directory. If not, please proceed to the chosen event and register through the online registration form. One of the IPFA Team will be in touch to discuss this further with you.
How do I cancel my membership?
Unfortunately we are not able to refund any membership fees due to company policy. If you would like to cancel your membership you can choose not to renew for the following year. Please contact the IPFA Membership Team if you have any queries or would like to make changes to your membership.
How do I contact IPFA?
Please click here to get in touch with IPFA.
How can I sign up to receive newsletters and event invitations from IPFA?
If you wish to receive email notifications from IPFA, please register your interest via the Newsletter Sign Up page. If you are an IPFA Member, you can take advantage of My IPFA which enables access to the restricted content of the website for members plus the ability to edit your email preferences. Further information on IPFA can be found in the above, My IPFA Section.
How can I stop receiving emails from IPFA?
If you are an IPFA Member, you can log in to My IPFA to edit your email preferences. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.