‘Membership’ of the Forum is only open to trade and similar organisations who are involved in representing the UK event industry or influencing the industry through training/education.

Membership is by invitation and costs £50 + VAT per annum as a contribution towards running costs. Those making a contribution to the running of the EIF can attend meetings and will receive all mailings.   

All Members must be representative organisations operating in the outdoor events industry.

There is no cost for Affiliate Membership but attendance at meetings is by invitation only and affiliate organisations do not have a vote in meetings etc.

Neither individuals or business can join the Forum in their own right.

The Forum recognised Mick Upton, who died in 2017, as an honorary member for his contribution to the industry, particularly in developing the Purple Guide, and to his work in helping to found of the Forum.