Membership Conditions CMOtalk/Next Community

1. CMOtalk/Next Community operates under the trade name of CMOtalk B.V., located at Ellermanstraat 23, 1114 AK Amsterdam, The Netherlands, registered with the Chamber of Commerce under number 77126084, hereinafter referred to as “CMOtalk.”

2. You must meet the following conditions:

  1. You are a marketing professional and hold the position Manager Marketing, Sr. Marketing Manager, Marketing Lead, and Head of Marketing, or a comparable position, subject to the exclusive assessment of CMOtalk.
  2. You have at least 8 years of experience in marketing, media, or communication.
  3. You have a marketing position at a Top-250 company or rapidly-growing scale-up.
  4. You have budget responsibility.
  5. You can demonstrate relevant contribution to the marketing profession through publications (blogs, podcasts, articles, or industry literature) or keynote presentations.
  6. Your or your organisation does not primarily consult or sell advising and marketing services to marketers. Employees of agencies, contract workers and marketing vendors are therefor excluded.
  7. You have a positive mindset and willingness to actively contribute to the community.
  8. You endorse the CMOtalk Code of Conduct.

You will hereafter be referred to as a “Member.”

3. The membership includes, at no additional costs:

  1. Inspiration Day focussed on the year’s hottest topic.
  2. Company visits to take a look under the hood and discuss marketing challenges.
  3. Mentorship program with CMOtalk/Community CMOs (starting in 2025).
  4. The CMOtalk/Next Dinner.

4. CMOtalk/Next membership commences upon receipt of your application and acceptance as a Member.

Membership is personal and therefore non-transferable. If you are unable to attend an event, you may designate a team member of at least the same level and who can make a substantive contribution to attend a Roundtable or Deepdive in your place. Such substitution is not possible for CMOtalk/Next Dinners.

5. Membership terminates in the following cases:

  1. By termination by either party with a notice period of three months.
  2. If the Member no longer meets the conditions outlined in Article 2, for example, if the Member no longer works in the registered position or an equivalent position with similar qualification requirements, at the discretion of CMOtalk.
  3. Upon the death of the Member.

6. The fee for membership applicable for the following calendar year is determined annually by CMOtalk before April 1st and communicated via the platform, with the possibility of differentiation by target group.

  1. The fee for 2024-2025 is:
    • €695, excluding VAT per calendar year.
    • €595,- for early bird members subscribing before July 1st, 2024.
  2. In the event of an announcement of changes to the services and/or membership fees, contrary to Article 5.1 of these membership terms, the Member has the right to terminate the agreement within one month after notification of the changes, effective from the following calendar year. Failure to exercise this right implies acceptance of the new terms by the Member.
  3. Payment is due within 30 days of receipt of the invoice. Except as provided in this article, no refunds are issued upon termination of membership.

7. The Member is obligated to inform CMOtalk if they no longer meet the membership conditions outlined in Article 2. CMOtalk reserves the right to assess whether the Member still meets the membership requirements of Article 2 and to take appropriate action. CMOtalk’s fixed assessment moment is June 30th of each calendar year.

8. As part of the Membership, CMOtalk processes personal data in accordance with its Privacy Policy. By applying as a Member, the Member consents to the processing of personal data in accordance with the Privacy Policy.