How to Join

Become a Member

Please Contact Us providing the following information:

  • Level of Membership of interest: Voting Member, Associate Member or Individual Member
  • Company name
  • Your name and job title
  • Business postal address
  • Website address of your company

IPTC will send you an application form and company documents for you to complete and sign. Upon return to IPTC, the Board of Directors must endorse the application. A decision is made usually within one week. IPTC would contact you, and welcome your company as a new member and you as its delegate.

Why Join?

IPTC membership is an opportunity to be a part of a prestigious and prominent organization – the only one of its kind that addresses industry concerns for standardisation of news exchange formats. To achieve our goals, IPTC needs the skills and ideas of a worldwide membership to ensure that essential issues are identified and solved in a timely manner, to further develop and promote efficient technical standards.

  • is an organisation concerned with news providers and their customers’ news exchange problems.
  • fosters exposure to business ideas used around the world to distribute news.
  • encourages personal relationships among peers from around the world.
  • provides a world news lobby voice for standardisation of telecommunications services.
  • allows members to request research and development in areas of specific interest to their business activities.

The IPTC holds major meetings/events at least three times a year. At these meetings, the IPTC Standards Committee and Working Parties develop their ideas that are subsequently endorsed by members at the Annual General Meeting. Working Parties and Groups hold conference calls throughout the year to focus on specific topic areas and standards. 

For more information:

Membership FAQ IPTC Work Structure Chart About IPTC