Annual Members' Conference
The Annual Members' Conference is the highest authority that decides on official matters concerning the internal organisation and the external relations of the PDG.
The Annual Members' Conference usually takes place in the period April to June. The members meet to agree on the accounts of the past year and the budget for the coming year and to re-assess the membership fee, to elect Board Members and to vote on other statutory topics. The conference is also the occasion for discharge of the Board Members and the Secretary General from their duties during the previous year. Every Member Company has one vote, which must be exercised by their authorised representative (usually the Main Delegate). The delegates are also asked to review and assess the proposals recommended by the Board, as well as the actions planned by the Working Groups.
In most cases a key note speaker from outside the PDG is invited to present a topic of interest to all delegates. In addition, the Annual Members' Conference provides ample opportunities for formal and informal discussions on current topics.