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Referral Programme





GCC BDI Membership Referral Programme


As part of GCC BDI’s ongoing efforts to build better director and board capabilities, we have established a Membership Referral Programme to continue to raise the level of board effectiveness in the GCC through best board practices and effective corporate governance.

Under the Membership Referral Programme, GCC BDI members may receive further reductions on workshops, events or development programmes by referring eligible colleagues, friends, or family to attend or sign up for any of GCC BDI’s workshops, events or development programmes.

How does it work?
First of all, you must already be a GCC BDI member – Associate, Member or Fellow.

If you are interested in attending a GCC BDI workshop, event or one of our certification programmes, along with a colleague, friend or family member whom you have referred to attend the same workshop/event/programme, you will be entitled to a further discount over and above the reduced membership rate that you are already eligible to receive. Your referral will pay the normal published rate.

We must receive the referral booking and payment 5 working days before the workshop.

The referred booking must be a new booking and not a person who has already registered.

What discounted rate will I be offered for a referral?
Based on the published fees, a GCC BDI member would be entitled to the following discounts should he/she refer someone to our workshops/events/programmes:

These discounts are given in addition to your membership discount

 1 person                  3.5%
 2 person              5%
 3 person             7.5%
 4 person             10%
 5 person             12.5%
 6 person             15%

Who is eligible to use this Referral Programme?
All GCC BDI members – Associates, Members and Fellows - are entitled to use this programme to support GCC BDI with its mission to strengthen corporate governance in the GCC region through capability building, advocacy and promotion of sound governance practices.

This programme is not available to corporates
Corporates can however use the multiple seats purchase discounts which are available to them here.

How can I redeem my discounted rate once I refer someone to GCC BDI’s workshops/events/development programmes?
Once you have signed up to the programme of choice, make sure to:

  • Contact Noor Barghouthi or and provide her with the name of the individual you wish to refer for the same workshop/event/programme
  • Once your referral registers and pays for the workshop/event/programme, you will be given the discounted rate.
  • Your referral must register and pay 5 working days before the event to qualify. 

For any further information or inquiries, please contact Noor Barghouthi at or call +971 4554 7967

Emirates Financial Towers, Office 2201 - South Tower,  PO Box 507007, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4 554 7967 | Email:

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