The Society's corporate membership comprises both large and small British and Venezuelan companies. Several multinational corporations, members of the Society, have long-standing and substantial investments in Venezuela.
British and Venezuelan financial institutions are also active members of the Society. The exchange of up-to-date information and the contact with opinion-formers and experts in both countries are highly valued features of membership.
The Society also comprises over 100 individual members, largely Venezuelan and British, many of whom maintain business links with Venezuela or have had personal associations with the country, often over many years. The individual members actively support both the business-related and cultural activities of the Society and provide a reservoir of knowledge about Venezuela.
Membership Privileges:Membership, whether as a Patron, Corporate or Individual, entitles a member to participate free-of-charge or at a preferential fee at most of the social and cultural events, and at some of the business meetings, organised by the Society or other organisations at which the Society has reciprocal arrangements.
The Society holds seminars and briefings at which experts from the worlds of politics, journalism and business discuss, in a balanced way, Venezuelan-related topics of interest to business executives, decision makers or individuals interested in Venezuela and its relationship with Britain.
By joining the Society as Patrons, British and Venezuelan organisations receive preferential access to local and visiting officials, experts and business executives speaking at meetings organised by the Society. Patrons are also given preference at social events where numbers are limited. The Society will negotiate a package of benefits specifically tailored to a Patron's interest. If convenient, Patrons may nominate a member to the Executive Committee of the Society and have their organisation's website linked to the Society's own website.
Corporate Membership has attracted British, European and Venezuelan businesses and organisations that trade and invest, or wish to keep up-to-date with developments, in Venezuela. Corporate members benefit from briefings and conferences on Venezuelan business issues presented by experts and officials from both countries. Corporate Members are entitled to attend, either free-of-charge or at a reduced cost, conferences organised by the Society and other entities with which we have reciprocal arrangements. Of particular interest to corporate members is the Society’s recent partnership arrangements with the British Government’s UK Trade & Investment’s Oil & Gas Team for the Americas and the Caracas based British Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce.
Private Members are invited to attend all the cultural, social and charitable events which the Society organises and, when room permits, corporate events. Members benefit from making friends in a multicultural group rich in diversity and background, and meeting colleagues and business professionals that provide a reservoir of knowledge about Venezuela unparalleled in the UK.
Student membership fee: £10 per annum