Only members of the SBA are eligible to attend forums.
Members meet twice per year, typically in Spring and Autumn, for a two day conference, when a range of mutually relevant topics are discussed, such as regulatory and environmental, progress of SBA projects, public relations, new initiatives, concerns etc. Guest speakers are invited to the meetings to present on a variety of topics of relevance to the industry.
Prospective members are invited to attend a conference in order to meet members to discuss the objectives and the achievements of the SBA, and to be able to ask questions in order to assist in deciding whether to join the SBA . Potential members are also asked to make a short presentation to outline their business and products.
Meeting venues are typically within Europe.
There is a SBA Board of Directors, comprising of up to eight members, with one member being elected Chairman by fellow directors. The Director General of the SBA also attends Board meetings. Board members are from member companies and are elected to the Board by the full membership at a general meeting.
Board members undertake their roles on a non-expense basis. The Director General is responsible to the Board for managing the day to day activities and finances of the SBA, and is paid a fee for these services.
The Board meets four times per year.