Member benefits

Members benefit from preferential rates to IABC and partner organisation’s conferences and events, career advice, exclusive networking, knowledge sharing and more.

Whether you are a Comms Director wanting access to exclusive networking, a seasoned Corporate Communicator in need of new tactics, a Consultant looking to grow your business or a Student considering comms as a career, joining us can bring new opportunities.

The International Association of Business Communicators in the UK is an exclusive network of around 150 communications, marketing and PR professionals united by their passion for communications and aiming to develop themselves as world-class business communicators.

The association’s purpose is to champion the communications profession to business leaders and to help shape the future of the profession through groundbreaking research and insights gathered from collaboration with organisations and individuals.

Members benefit from:

The total cost saving in a year for someone attending both IABC and partner events & training, can be up to £1240. Considering the IABC UK costs £218/year, this is very good value for money.

Preferential rates

Members receive discounted fee rates to IABC Conferences and events as well as events organised by other associations such as Institute of Internal Communications IOIC, Chartered Institute of Public Relations CIPR International, Melcrum, and Simply-Communicate with whom IABC UK has long-standing professional partnerships.

  • 54% discount to EuroComm Conference                                            (cost saving of £260)
  • 33% discount to SMiLE London                                                           (cost saving of £138)
  • 20% discount to IABC World Conference                                           (cost saving of £249)
  • 15% discount to World Communications Forum, Davos                  (cost saving of £145)
  • 10% discount to Internal Communications Conference (BOC)       (cost saving of £99)
  • 11% discount to Melcrum Black Belt Training                                     (cost saving of £350)

TOTAL potential cost saving for an IABC UK Member: £1240 per year

Free of charge events
IABC UK organises networking and professional development events in London and the South West.
A nominal fee is charged to cover refreshments.

Knowledge sharing
Members get access to live and virtual events, case studies, research showcasing best practice and innovative breakthroughs in all communication disciplines.  Face to face events take place predominantly in London and the South West region, but we are planning to expand to the North West.

Exclusive networking
46% of our members are Communication Directors or CEOs. You will have exclusive access to not only to members from the UK, but worldwide. You would be able to trade ideas, solicit advice, debate strategies and share information. View our fully searchable online directory of members.

Further more, thanks to our professional partnerships with Institute of Internal Communications IOIC, Chartered Institute of Public Relations CIPR International, Melcrum, and Simply-Communicate you can expand your network far beyond the companies and disciplines you are working in.

Career Advice
Members benefit from free career advice and coaching through our Mentoring Programme. The service includes matching members interested in taking their career to the next level with one of our nine mentors, with expertise and experience relevant to your requirements.

Professional development

Free webinars: Members gain access to free professional development webinars featuring top-rated speakers and industry leaders to help you stay on top of industry trends and best practices.

Research: You’ll be given access to our knowledge centre with manuals, books, reports and research papers. The internationally-recognized “ABC” accreditation can open doors and boost your career and  the national and international programs like the Gold Quill Awards rate the best of the best against IABC’s high standards of business communications excellence.

Personal brand building: We also offer the opportunity to guest blog on our website. By sharing your view and insights with our network of communication, marketing and PR professionals you’ll gain more authority and continue to build your personal brand. See our Blog Guidelines.

News via email: Finally, you’ll receive the Communication World Bulletin & the IABC UK Newsletter in your inbox with news about the industry and specific UK events and initiatives.