Membership Benefits and Criteria

Professional Development

The Centre develops and delivers workshops, seminars and meetings in the Asia Pacific region to explore innovations in best professional practice. These programs are a gateway to getting an informed overview of domestic and international trends and practice and to getting practical insights into and tips on how to better apply your skills.

Typical program participants include executives, managers and heads of function responsible for corporate affairs and external affairs, media relations, community relations, corporate citizenship, issues management, government relations and regulatory affairs as well as line managers from other management functions. Members attend Centre programs and events at a discounted rate. Some programs, such as webinars, are free and restricted to practitioners in member companies.

Annual Events

  • Heads of function and senior practitioners’ Roundtable;
  • Politics and public policy review with Australian Government Ministers and Heads of Departments;
  • Annual Corporate Public Affairs Oration delivered by eminent business and political leaders;
  • The Melbourne annual Institute for Corporate Public Affairs, an intensive one-week residential program at the Melbourne   Business School featuring local and international faculty;
  • Asia Institute for Corporate Public Affairs in Hong Kong held in residence at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s School of Business and Management; and
  • Our International Best Practice Study Tour, held every three years. This incorporates a 10-day program visiting corporations, think-tanks, organisations, peak bodies and academic institutions in Washington DC, New York and London.

Research and Information

We develop and produce research reports, papers and monographs, as well as disseminate the research and work of our international affiliates and other organisations and individuals who contribute to developing the corporate public affairs function across the world.

We publish a regular journal/newsletter, maintain an online knowledge centre, and our physical library. We also collect, collate and disseminate case studies and research from our member companies and organisations.

Information Exchange and Networking

The Centre is the leading organisation in the Asia Pacific that helps corporate public affairs professionals to meet, connect and build networks to share experiences and knowledge.

Our programs and events are rich in applicable knowledge. But they also serve as a forum for professionals to meet and compare 'war stories' and disseminate best practice.

If your organisation would like to join the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs, please contact Jean Carvalho on telephone 02 8667 3087 or email

About The Centre

The Centre for Corporate Public Affairs is the only entity of its type internationally, connecting, via corporate membership, the corporate public affairs and communication function across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. We assist our members embrace best practice public affairs structure and strategies.

Our research, professional development programs, events and international thought leadership opens doors to help organisations and practitioners build and apply corporate public affairs as a core management tool and function.

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