Frequently Asked Questions

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. The invoice will also give details of how to pay. Payment by credit/debit card is available.

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 of IPFA is on a corporate basis. This allows all your colleagues to make use of the benefits available, enabling them to fully participate in our activities as delegates, hosts, co-hosts and as priority speakers, free of charge. View the full list of membership benefits.

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, IFIs 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.

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 honorary IPFA membership, please visit the Honorary Membership page and complete the online form.

Do you provide membership for individuals?

Membership of the IPFA is offered on a corporate basis, and on a discretionary basis to sole practitioners under our Solo membership. For more information about a membership that suits your organisation’s needs please contact the IPFA Membership Team.

Which membership level and category should I choose?

Membership is on a corporate basis. The level of membership you choose depends on how your team would like to make use of our services. For a private sector organisation, Full membership provides unlimited and unrestricted access to all services. Local membership offers access to activities in a  selected region only, i.e. no access to global webinars or virtual events. Core membership allows limited team access in your selected region and Solo membership allows individuals an option to join IPFA.  Explore membership options and see a detailed breakdown by downloading our membership form found here.

How can I pay for my organisation’s membership?

Once your membership has been approved and an invoice has been sent, you will be able to pay for your IPFA Membership. Payment may be made by direct bank transfer (BACS) or by credit or debit card via a payment link that will be sent to you.

Who can use the corporate membership?

Membership is offered on a corporate basis which allows all benefits to be extended to every employee of the member organisation, apart from our Core membership which is limited to up to 10 users and Solo membership which is restricted to one person.

Subsidiary or ‘child’ organisations may use their ‘parent’ organisation’s membership, as long as they are a wholly owned subsidiary and do not wish to be represented under a different organisation name or branding. Membership benefits such as hosting, speaking or facilitated introductions are not included.

A separate membership is required, if an organisation is partly owned / wishes to be represented under their own brand / or would like to benefit from the full range of membership services (hosting, speaking, facilitated introductions).

What are the membership terms and conditions?

You can view our membership terms here.

Membership Tiers 2024

2024 Membership Tiers

For 2024, we have changed access to membership levels reflecting the needs of our growing community. Our fees depend on the 2024 category you select; either Full, Local, Core or Solo.

We have a guide to the different membership levels here, which should clarify which benefits your organisation require. If you’re still unsure please reach out to the membership team who will be able to help you with all you queries on [email protected]


What is MyIPFA?

MyIPFA is a service specifically designed for members to allow them to update their individual profile, email preferences and automatically register for IPFA activities. Members are able access to our Knowledge Hub – an extensive content library offering exclusive access to expert advice and industry trends. Register for MyIPFA.

What is the MyIPFA Dashboard?

The MyIPFA Dashboard is a useful way to view the current status of how you are using your IPFA membership, including;

  • The current mailing lists to which you are subscribed
  • Your organisation’s membership status
  • IPFA activities that you have attended or registered to attend
  • Videos and documents that you have ‘bookmarked’ from the Knowledge Hub

Visit your MyIPFA Dashboard after logging in.

My organisation is a member – how can I access MyIPFA?

Register for a MyIPFA account or, if you have a profile but have forgotten your details, please reset your password.

How can I update my organisation’s details 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 MyIPFA 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 MyIPFA 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 & Activities

Where can I find out if my organisation is an IPFA Member?
For a full list of IPFA Members, please visit our Members Directory. For any further queries, please contact the IPFA Membership Team.

How do I use IPFA membership?

To ensure that your organisation is making full use of your membership, please download our Guide to IPFA Membership available here for full details of the benefits, platforms and services on offer.

When is my organisation’s membership up for renewal?

IPFA Membership is on an annual basis which runs from 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 our Membership Team.

I am interested in hosting an activity.

Membership enables members to participate in our activities as delegates, hosts, co-hosts and as priority speakers, free of charge. Please visit our Get Involved page for further information on hosting or contact our events team at [email protected]

I am interested in participating as a speaker at an event or webinar

If you would like to put yourself forward to speak at an IPFA activity, please email [email protected]. 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. Please note that due to the nature of our activities we cannot always accommodate and facilitate all speaking requests.

I am interested in attending an IPFA activity – how do I register?

If you would like to register for an IPFA event or webinar, please take a look at our global activities listings. Simply go into the chosen activity and complete the registration form. If you are an IPFA Member, please ensure that 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 activity but am not an IPFA Member?

IPFA activities are intended for Members only. You can check whether your organisation is a member by searching the Members Directory. If not, please reach out to our membership team who would be happy to discuss options 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.

Membership Fees

Where can I find out how much membership costs?

All membership fees are detailed on our website. IPFA Memberships run from January to December each year, although it is possible to join part way through the year. Private sector organisations pay an annual corporate fee. Public sector organisations are entitled to join as honorary members, free of charge. If you are a sole practitioner, please contact our Membership Team directly to see how you can get involved.

Communications & Personal Data

How can I sign up to receive newsletters and event invitations from IPFA?

Keep up to date with all our upcoming activities by joining our mailing list.

How can I stop receiving emails from IPFA?

You can edit your mailing preferences via your MyIPFA profile, whether you are a member or not. Members can also use MyIPFA to access members-only content. Further information on MyIPFA can be found in the MyIPFA section above.

Alternatively, you can email [email protected]. Find out more about selecting your mailing preferences.

How does IPFA use my data?

At IPFA, we are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users. For full details on how we use your data, please view our full privacy policy.

Learn more about membership

Download our membership documents for details of the membership benefits, our platforms and services, full list of IPFA members, plus information about membership levels and fees.