Corporate Membership is open globally to companies and organizations engaged in industrial research having information professionals. However, the PDG is a European association using European meeting times and locations. Membership is by election through the existing Member Companies. Members are usually significant players in their own industrial sector and have a major presence or at least an affiliated company in Europe. The PDG corporate membership includes many well-known blue chip companies with a strong R&D focus, representing all major areas of technology. Member Companies, through their Main Delegates or other interested staff, are expected to participate actively in at least one of the PDG Working Groups and / or other activities, for example by contributing to discussions, participating in tool testing and evaluations, sharing/presenting (non-confidential or anonymised) best practices/issues/etc. from their company, or hosting meetings. Notwithstanding normal commercial confidentiality and antitrust guidelines, all Member Companies are encouraged and expected to collaborate with other Member Companies within the framework of PDG activities.
See below the advantages and conditions in a nutshell, and also the detailed list of advantages and benefits of PDG Membership.