New Membership Dues Structure年会費の変更について
On behalf of ULI Japan, we would like to personally thank you for your support and continued commitment to ULI in Asia Pacific. ULI is committed to expanding our activities in the Asia Pacific region and in addition to having a National Council in Japan, we operate in Mainland China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Australia. We have more than 1,800 members in the region and new partnerships, research initiatives, expanded events and learning opportunities continue to serve as a foundation for this growth.
To align Japan with the rest of Asia Pacific and to reflect the investments in the region, we are making a few changes to our dues and membership structure. The ULI Japan Executive Committee has supported an increase in our dues and has approved a simplified membership structure to reflect a standardized approach to ULI membership globally.
This structure is based on a simple two-tier approach, with two membership types: Full member and Associate member, with a flat rate discount for specific groups such as the public sector, those under 35, students, and retired members. Packages will still be offered to corporations and institutions such as the ULI Asia Pacific Corporate Membership and the newly introduced ULI Japan Group Membership. Full and Associate members will note an increase in dues while members under 35 and currently enrolled as Young Leader Members will experience a reduction. Existing members will be placed into this structure on a rolling basis, as their memberships are renewed from July 1, 2017 onward.
Ultimately, this change will make ULI more impactful and more influential, because it reinforces the “two-way” relationship that characterizes membership in our organization. It does this by making a clear connection between levels of engagement and member benefits, and provides a course for members to increase their interaction with ULI as they move through career stages. Membership types are unbundled from activities, allowing members much more flexibility to customize their ULI experience.
Please see the attached fact sheet that will provide answers to questions you might have regarding the new membership structure. If you would like additional information, please contact Migiwa Yamamoto. We thank you for your support and look forward to further collaboration in the months and years to come.
Mike Owen Shuji Tomikawa
Executive Director ULI Japan Chairman