Membership Categories

All membership applications must be approved by the Chamber's Executive Committee. The Committee meets during the third week of every month. Your membership will become effective on the first day of the month immediately following approval of your application and is valid for 12 months. Membership fees must be received within 30 days of payments due. In the event that fees are not paid within that time, your membership will be suspended. If the account remains unpaid for a period of six months, you will be required to re-apply.

BUSINESS MEMBERSHIPS

Membership Type
Benefits
Requirements
Price (incl. 6% VAT)
Company Membership
  • All staff receive member price at events
  • Entitled to up to nine additional membership cards for staff
  • Nominated representative eligible to vote in the Executive Committee elections
  • Vote is weighted as five votes
  • Eligible to run for a position on the Executive Committee
  • Unlimited guests at member prices at Chamber balls
  • Monthly job posting with upgrades
  • CEO / GM invited to 1915 Club
  • Member news posted online and in weekly e-newsletter
  • Company listing on website
  • Can post company events on website
  • Must be a foreign company (joint venture, WFOE or representative office) with at least 50 percent foreign equity ownership. This is a restriction under Chinese law.
RMB 13,356
Small Enterprise Membership
  • Eligible to vote in the Executive Committee elections
  • Vote weighted as one vote
  • Eligible to run for position on the Executive Committee
  • One table at member prices at Chamber balls
  • Monthly job posting
  • CEO / GM invited to 1915 Club
  • Member news posted online and in weekly e-newsletter
  • Can post company events on website
  • Company listing on website
  • Must be a foreign company (joint venture, WFOE or representative office) with at least 50 percent foreign equity ownership. This is a restriction under Chinese law.
  • Fewer than 50 employees worldwide
  • Annual turnover not exceeding £7 million
  • No more than 25 percent of capital or voting rights owned by an enterprise that is not a small enterprise itself
RMB 4,240
Additional SEM Membership
  • Eligible to vote in the Executive Committee elections
  • Vote weighted as one vote
  • Staff of any nationality of an existing SEM member
  • There is no limit to the number of additional members a company may have
RMB 1,299
Overseas Corporate Membership
  • One table at member prices at Chamber balls
  • Monthly job posting
  • Member news posted online
  • Company listing on website
  • No presence in China
  • No semi-permanent staff in China
RMB 5,565

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS

Membership Type
Benefits
Requirements
Price (incl. 6% VAT)
Individual Membership
  • Full access to member-only events and discounted member prices
  • Eligible to vote in the Executive Committee elections
  • Vote weighted as one vote
  • Eligible to run for position on the Executive Committee
  • Two tickets at member prices to Chamber balls
  • Open to individuals of any foreign nationality based in Shanghai
Note: Individual membership is not intended as an alternative to Business membership. The Committee reserves the right to reject applications where Business membership would be appropriate.
RMB 2,650 (30 and over);
RMB 2,120 (29 and under)
Returning Scholar Membership
  • Full access to member-only events and discounted member prices
  • Eligible to vote in the Executive Committee elections
  • Vote weighted as one vote
  • Eligible to run for position on the Executive Committee
  • Two tickets at member prices to Chamber balls
  • Chinese citizen
  • One year academic study in the UK or minimum of nine months UK work experience
  • Must submit photocopy of ID card and proof of work or study
RMB 2,650 (30 and over);
RMB 2,120 (29 and under)
Student Membership
  • Full access to member-only events and discounted member prices
  • Two tickets at member prices to Chamber balls
  • UK citizen
  • Based in Shanghai or with significant link to Shanghai
  • Must submit photocopy of passport and evidence of student status
RMB 318