PAA Membership




The Profibus Association of Australia (PAA) is one of 25 Regional associations around the world representing the Profibus International (PI) organization.


It is responsible for all activities within Australia linked to the marketing and promotion of Profibus and Profinet brands and technologies. These activities include Trade Fairs, Seminars, Training, Technical Support and Membership to the Profibus international community.

Membership

Members of PAA can be vendors of hardware, software and systems, as well as end-users, operators and students.

Membership offers many benefits including access to a wide range of marketing and technical documentation covering specifications, standards, profiles and technical support.

Members also benefit from direct involvement in PAAs regular marketing and educational activities held throughout the year and the opportunities this presents to meet industry contacts and potential future customers.

To join the Australian Profibus community, start by reading the Membership Categories, then complete the Application Form (PDF), below.

Categories - 'BLUE-CHIP' Membership Packages

The Management Committee decided on three levels of membership, with different sets of membership benefits and different membership fees (GST not included, but applicable):

a. Manufacturer - yearly membership fee: AUD $1,650.00(Ex GST).

This membership level is suitable for companies developing and/or manufacturing their own PROFIBUS products. Specific membership benefits, available at no additional cost:

  • access to all PROFIBUS specifications, guidelines and other technical documents published by PROFIBUS International,
  • listing on PROFIBUS International WEB page and PROFIBUS CD,
  • listing on PAA WEB page,
  • inclusion of promotional materials with PAA mailings
  • assistance in arranging testing and certification at PROFIBUS International accredited laboratories,
  • assistance with IDENT numbers for locally manufactured products.
  • the right to use PROFIBUS logo on products and promotional materials,
  • a copy of PROFINEWS, monthly in pdf format
  • a copy of PROFIBUS CD, yearly,
  • the right to take part in seminars and exhibitions (note: participation fees will apply),
  • the right to be elected to the PAA Management Committee.

b. Vendor - yearly membership fee: AUD $1,200.00(Ex GST).

This membership level is suitable for companies offering PROFIBUS products and services, but not developing or manufacturing own products. Specific membership benefits, available at no additional cost, are:

  • access to all PROFIBUS specifications, guidelines and other technical documents published by PROFIBUS International,
  • listing on PROFIBUS International WEB page and PROFIBUS CD,
  • listing on PAA WEB page,
  • inclusion of promotional materials with ANZPA mailings
  • the right to use PROFIBUS logo on products and promotional materials,
  • a copy of PROFINEWS, monthly in pdf format
  • a copy of PROFIBUS CD, yearly,
  • the right to take part in seminars and exhibitions (note: participation fees will apply)
  • the right to be elected to the PAA Management Committee.

c. End User - yearly membership fee: AUD $900.00pa(Ex GST) for 5 members.

This membership level is suitable for companies using PROFIBUS technology in their plants. Specific membership benefits, available at no additional cost, are:

  • access to all PROFIBUS specifications, guidelines and other technical documents published by PROFIBUS International,
  • a monthly copy of PROFINEWS, in pdf format
  • a copy of PROFIBUS CD,
  • personal notification about seminars and exhibitions, priority over non-members in case of seat limit,
  • assistance in locating providers of PROFIBUS related products and services.
  • the right to be elected to the ANZPA Management Committee.

d. Student/academic - yearly membership fee: AUD $90.00(Ex GST).

This membership level is suitable for students and members of academia not gaining direct commercial benefits from the PROFIBUS market, but requiring an understanding of the technology. Specific membership benefits, available at no additional cost, are:

  • a monthly copy of PROFINEWS, in pdf format
  • a copy of PROFIBUS CD,
  • personal notification about seminars and exhibitions, priority over non-members in case of seat limit,
  • assistance in locating providers of PROFIBUS related products and services.

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