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Patrons

Patron Member Benefits

There are two categories of Patron Members: National Patron membership and Branch Patron membership.

National Patron Membership

National Patron Membership are for those companies whose activities are country wide.

Advantages:

By joining as a National Patron Member, you are contributing to the success of the SAIMC and therefore earn to be recognized as such.

  • The logos of all our National Patron Members prominently display at every event organized by all SAIMC Branches
  • Any training courses being run by Patron Members will be advertised at no cost to them by means of circulation to all SAIMC members.
  • National Patrons will receive discount for their courses to be evaluated for CPD purposes.
  • National members will also have their logo displayed on the landing page of the SAIMC website and at the SAIMC annual Gala Dinner (Arguably the most prominent event in the industry)
  • Any new updates received from National Patron Members will be displayed on screen by every Branch before and after meetings and functions.

Additional Benefits

  • The SAIMC often participates in process shows and exhibitions, among others the Manufacturing Indaba. The SAIMC has in 2018 for the first time arranged a SAIMC Pavilion for their National Patron Members to showcase their skills and products. More such events are being considered.

Branch Patron Membership

Branch Patron Membership are for those companies whose activities are concentrated in an area in which the SAIMC Branch operates.

Advantages:

By joining as a Branch Patron Member, you are contributing to the success of the SAIMC Branch you joined and therefore earn to be recognized as such.

  • The logos of all our Branch Patron Members will be prominently displayed at every event organized by the SAIMC Branch
  • Any training courses being run by Branch Patron Members will be advertised at no cost to them by means of circulation to all SAIMC members of that Branch.
  • All vacancies of the Branch Patron Member will be advertised to the Branch at no cost to the Member.
  • Branch Patron Members will receive discount for their courses to be evaluated for CPD purposes.
  • Branch Patron Members will have their logo displayed on the landing page of the SAIMC website of that branch
  • Any new updates received from any Branch Patron Members will be displayed on screen by the Branch before and after meetings and functions.

Additional Benefits:

  • Branches may add benefits to their Branch Patron members after the impact has been assessed by Council.
  • Branches may hold mini exhibitions for their branch members which includes the National Patron members with the proviso that National Patron members who are interested in the mini exhibitions have contributed to a branch in any of the following ways:
    • Sponsored and presented during at least one Technical evening OR
    • Took at least one sponsorship during the branch’s Golf Day OR
    • Entered at least one team in the branch’s Golf Day OR
    • Provided at least one sponsorship in one form or another (determined by the branch)