All prospective members go through a selective admissions process. Once approved as an EANJ member, you will hold a specific category in the group. The individual representing the member firm is the principle, interest-owning partner or a member of the executive team of that firm. No other competing firm is permitted membership.
You are welcome to attend two meetings as our guest. At that point, if you’re interested in pursuing membership, you can submit an application to the Executive Director. They will submit it to the admissions committee and a date will be set for you to interview with the committee. Once an interview is conducted, the admissions committee brings their recommendation to the board at the next upcoming board meeting. The board votes and the Executive Director contacts you with news on how the vote went.
Some member firms have an ‘alternate’ apply with them, or they can be named at a later date. An alternate is someone who will not be the primary representative for the member firm, but someone who can fill in when the primary rep can’t attend. Some members like to have an alternate so that momentum is never lost and attendance is always taken care of. Alternates are also welcome to attend with the primary rep, but the member firm will be billed for the alternate’s breakfast when both attend.