Join IMA

Memberships are company-based and represented by a Primary Member. Additional individuals from a member company can join for a reduced rate as an Affiliate Member. To find out if your company already has a Primary Member, search our member directory. Membership is open to providers of incentive and recognition merchandise and services. If not renewed, memberships expire on December 31 of each year. Dues may be deductible as membership in a professional association on your income tax forms. IMA offers additional memberships—Strategic Industry Groups (SIGs) and Chapters.



  • Join if your company is not already a member of IMA
  • Entitles company to one voting delegate
  • Annual Dues: $600 in the first year; $500 in renewal years
    Prorated post-summit through end of year: $300 new members



International Primary

  • Join if your company is outside of the U.S. and Europe
  • Entitles company to one voting delegate
  • Annual Dues: $250 USD
    Prorated post-summit through end of year: $150 new members




  • Join if your company (domestic or international) is already a member
  • Annual Dues: $125
    Prorated post-summit through end of year: $75



Additional Memberships

Strategic Industry Groups

SIGs represent companies that share similar products and/or services (Gift Cards, Solution Providers, Recognition, Travel, Merchandise). You must be an IMA member to join a SIG.



Chapters work to meet the specific needs of its members within a specific geographical region (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, Brasil). You must be an IMA member to join a Chapter.


Member Benefits


  • Editorial content in both industry and end user facing publications promoting the use of corporate gifts and incentives with direction to IMA members
  • Exposure to new customers at a variety of trade shows
  • Listing in the IMA Member Directory
  • Publication and distribution of The Incentive Resource Guide to help both members and incentive buyers access information regarding IMA members
  • Promotional opportunities to reach target audiences with Sales & Marketing Management


  • Expanded networking opportunities with all segments of the incentive field bringing you new business partnerships
  • Partnerships with trade media and related organizations
  • Access to the IMA and appropriate strategic industry group LinkedIn groups
  • Over 600 members representing every segment of the incentive industry
  • Discounted rates for the IMA Summit and events


  • Participate in recognition programs 
  • Nominate individuals for the IMA Summit Awards
  • Your company’s news and press releases in our newsletter and on our website
  • New member shoutout post on LinkedIn with 2,500+ followers


IMA membership is valuable to my company because it connects us to partnership opportunities that help grow our gift card programs. The education also keeps us informed about the latest industry trends.


Focus Brands

IMA is most valuable for networking!!! Particularly for someone new to the industry, membership with IMA is the best way to get a foot in the door and figure out what you don’t know.


Inspire Brands

IMA allows us to reach a wide range of potential customers within a defined professional organization. Add in the educational and professional certification programs and being an IMA member is an easy decision!


RoWARDS Corporate Gifts & Incentives

The IMA has been a significant influence on me both personally and professionally. The business opportunities I developed through networking alongside the recognition industry’s best and brightest is invaluable.


Seiko Watch of America, LLC

Members Receive . . .

Newsletters from IMA
Discounted rates at the annual IMA Summit
Special updates from the president
Networking opportunities