Objectives 

 

The objectives of the Association are: 

• To represent and promote KNX in Kuwait.

• To assist in the development and application of technology, infrastructure  and manpower skills for KNX.

• To promote the development and applications of KNX Systems for the 

expansion of Intelligent Building Control.

• To advance, and actively promote and support education and technical 

training to include KNX in the local teaching curricula and to enhance 

productivity, skills and product quality for consultants and electrical contractors.

• To act as the advisory, consultative and coordinating body for KNX Systems.

• To acquire new members for the KNX Association International 

• To promote the usage of the Engineering Tool Software (ETS) 

• To act as a negotiating body for members of the association concerning 

intelligent building control systems and technology with users, specifiers 

and relevant regulators; 

• To organize and/or participate in exhibitions, conferences; 

• To promote trade, friendly relations and contacts; 

• Generally to do all lawful things as the association may consider incidental or 

conductive to the attainment of objects of the association or any of them.

 

Membership

 

4.1. Board Membership: 

The Board Membership is open to all members of KNX Association 

International, respectively to only one of their official representatives in Kuwait 

or one of the Gulf Cooperation Council (as followed GCC) countries. All 

applicants must have ordinary domicile in GCC countries and comply with 

applicable Kuwait regulations. Board Members are decision makers for all 

activities of KNX Userclub Kuwait (hereafter referred to as “KNX Kuwait”) 

during the Board meetings (2-3 / year). Board Members have a weighted vote 

of 5 in the annual General Assembly (hereafter referred to as “GA”). 

 

4.2. Ordinary Membership: 

The Ordinary Membership is open to all members of KNX Association 

International, respectively to only one of their official representatives in Kuwait 

or one of the GCC-countries. All applicants must have ordinary domicile in GCC 

countries and comply with applicable Kuwait regulations. Ordinary members 

are invited to the GA (1/year) in order to approve the common budget for the 

next financial year. Ordinary Members have a weighted vote of 2 votes in the GA. 

 

4.3. Integrator Membership: 

The System Integrator Membership is open to persons, involved in the 

integration of KNX Solutions in home and buildings (like contractors, system 

integrators, consultants, specifiers and architects) with basis in Kuwait or one 

of the GCC-countries. Integrator Members are invited to the GA in order to 

approve the common budget for the next financial year. Integrator Members 

have a weighted vote of 1 vote in the GA. 

 

4.4. Associated Membership: 

The Associated Membership is open to companies, institutions, statutory 

bodies and relevant regulators of national standings, supporting the aims of 

the association. Associated Members have no votes in the GA.

 

4.5. Educational Membership: 

The Educational Membership is open to educational institutions, like 

universities and (vocational) schools that are directly linked to the KNX 

Technology (by either Scientific Partnership, certified KNX Training Centre or 

any other belonging to the KNX community) and based in in Kuwait or one of 

the GCC-countries. Educational Members have no Votes in the GA. 

 

4.6. Student Membership: 

The Student is open to students of educational institutions, like universities 

and (vocational) schools that are directly linked to the KNX Technology (by 

either Scientific Partnership, certified KNX Training Centre or any other 

 

4.7. Members may put forward candidates to be nominated as spokesmen at a KNX 

Kuwait GA according to the rules as set out in the articles of KNX Kuwait. 

 

Request for Membership

 

Potential new members shall complete the application form addressed to KNX 

Kuwait whereby they express their commitment to abide by the articles of KNX 

Kuwait and the constitution. 

5.2. Candidates must commit to promote the joint goals as given in the articles of KNX Kuwait. 

 

5.3. The decision whether or not to grant membership is taken by the board 

members by simple majority. 

 

5.4. In case the membership candidate’s application is rejected, the candidate may 

appeal against this rejection to the GA by letter within a period of four weeks 

after the Board Member’s decision. Reconfirmation of such the original 

decision requires a majority of the weighted votes. The decision of the GA is 

final and cannot be appealed.

 

Resignation

 

6.1. KNX Kuwait membership is terminated by resignation. Any voluntary 

resignation shall be forwarded to KNX Kuwait by registered letter at the latest 

six months before the end of the corporate year. 

 

6.2. Such resignation becomes effective as from the first day of the following fiscal 

year. Up to this time, the member concerned has to meet any commitments 

resulting from this agreement and, in particular, the financial charges 

incumbent on the members. 

 

6.3. Any member who has not paid his contribution, despite the reminders and a 

written warning by registered letter, is automatically considered as having 

resigned after expiration of the time provided for payment. In spite of this 

resignation, legal steps will be taken against the member for the outstanding debts. 

 

6.4. Resigning members have no claim to the assets of KNX Kuwait. 

 

6.5. Resigning members could remain bound by obligations as may be set out in 

contracts concluded between them and KNX Kuwait

 

Expulsion 

 

7.1. Expulsion of a member may be declared only for serious reasons by a decision 

of the Board for which at least two-thirds present or represented must have voted in favour. 

 

7.2. Such expulsion becomes effective on the date set by the Board with the 

member expelled having the same status as a resigning member as far as his 

rights and commitments in relation with the statutes and internal rules are 

concerned. Both KNX Kuwait and its members are released from any liabilities 

for possible damages resulting directly or indirectly from any expulsion 

declared in conformity with these internal rules. 

 

7.3. An expelled member has the right to appeal against this expulsion to the GA by 

registered letter within a period of four weeks after the decision of the Board. 

Reconfirmation of such a Board’s decision requires a majority of the weighted 

votes. The decision of the GA is final and cannot be appealed. 

 

 

Entrance Fee, Annual Subscription

 

8.1. The entrance fee of KWD 1.000 for the Board, Ordinary, System Integrator and 

Associate Membership is payable within two weeks of election to membership. 

 

8.2. The entrance fee will be waived for the founding Members of KNX Kuwait. 

 

8.3. The annual subscription shall be determined time to time by the GA on recommendation. 

 

8.4. As of date, the Annual Subscriptions are payable as follows: 

• Board Membership: KWD 1.500 

• Ordinary Membership: KWD 1.000 

• Integrator Membership: KWD 500 

• Associated Membership: KWD 750 

• Student Membership: KWD 5 

 

8.5. Annual subscriptions are payable in advance within the first month of the 

financial year. If a member falls into arrears with his subscription or other 

dues, he shall be informed immediately by the Secretary. If he fails to settle his 

arrears within 4 weeks of their becoming due, the President may order his 

name be posted on the societies notice board and he be denied the privileges 

of membership until he settles his account. If he falls into areas for more than 

two months’ dues, he will automatically cease to be a member and the 

Committee may take legal actions against him provided that they are satisfied 

that he received due notice of his debts.

 

8.6. Any additional fund required for special purposes may only be raised from 

members with the consent of the general meeting of the members. 

 

 

 

Offices of KNX Kuwait

 

KNX Kuwait shall be represented by an official spokesperson. Also activities 

shall be coordinated by the spokesperson 

 

9.2. Candidates for the office of the spokesperson shall be chosen among the 

members of KNX Kuwait. 

 

9.3. Names for the spokesman shall be proposed and seconded at the GA and 

election will follow on a simple majority vote of the members. The spokesman 

may be re-elected at the same or related post for a consecutive term of office. 

The term of office is 2 years. 

 

9.4. Election will be either by show of hands or, subject to the agreement of the 

majority of the voting members, by a secret ballot. 

 

 

Visitors and Guests

 

Visitors and guests may be admitted into the premises of the Society but they 

shall not be admitted into the privileges of the Society. All visitors and guests 

shall abide by the Society’s rules and regulations

 

 

Prohibitions

 

11.1. Gambling of any kind, whether for stakes or not, is forbidden on the Society’s 

premises. The introduction of materials for gambling or drug taking and of bad 

characters into the premises is forbidden. 

 

11.2. The funds of the Society shall not be used to pay the fines of members who 

have been convicted in court of law. 

 

11.3. The Society shall not engage in any trade union activity as defined in any 

written law relating to trade unions for the time being in force of Kuwait. 

 

11.4. The Society shall not attempt to restrict or interfere with trade or make 

directly or indirectly any recommendation to, any arrangement with its 

members which has the purpose or is likely to have the effect of fixing, 

controlling the price or any discount, allowance or rebate relating to any goods 

or service which adversely affect consumer interests. 

 

11.5. The Society shall not indulge in any political activity or allow its funds and/or 

premises to be used for political purposes. 

 

11.6. The Society shall not held any lottery, whether confined to its members or not, 

in the same name of the Society or its office-bearers, Committee or members 

unless with the prior approval of the relevant authorities. 

 

11.7. The Society shall not raise funds from the public for whatever purposes 

without the prior approval in writing to the Head, Licensing Division, Kuwait 

Police Force and other relevant authorities. 

 

 

 

Amendments to Constitution

 

No alteration/deletion to this constitution shall be made except to the GA and 

with the consent of two-thirds of the voting members present at the GA, and 

they shall not come into force without the prior sanction of the Registrar of 

Societies. 

 

 

Interpretation

 

11.1. Gambling of any kind, whether for stakes or not, is forbidden on the Society’s 

premises. The introduction of materials for gambling or drug taking and of bad 

characters into the premises is forbidden. 

 

11.2. The funds of the Society shall not be used to pay the fines of members who 

have been convicted in court of law. 

 

11.3. The Society shall not engage in any trade union activity as defined in any 

written law relating to trade unions for the time being in force of Kuwait. 

 

11.4. The Society shall not attempt to restrict or interfere with trade or make 

directly or indirectly any recommendation to, any arrangement with its 

members which has the purpose or is likely to have the effect of fixing, 

controlling the price or any discount, allowance or rebate relating to any goods 

or service which adversely affect consumer interests. 

 

11.5. The Society shall not indulge in any political activity or allow its funds and/or 

premises to be used for political purposes. 

 

11.6. The Society shall not held any lottery, whether confined to its members or not, 

in the same name of the Society or its office-bearers, Committee or members 

unless with the prior approval of the relevant authorities. 

 

11.7. The Society shall not raise funds from the public for whatever purposes 

without the prior approval in writing to the Head, Licensing Division, Kuwait 

Police Force and other relevant authorities. 

 

 

Disputes

 

In the event any disputes arising amongst members, they shall attempt to 

resolve the matter at an Extraordinary GA in accordance with this Constitution. 

Should the members fail to resolve the matter, they may bring the matter to a 

court of law for settlement.

 

 

Dissolution

 

15.1. The Society shall not be dissolved, except with the consent of not less than 3/5 

of the total voting membership of the Society for the time being resident in 

Kuwait expressed, either in person or by proxy, at a GA convened for the purpose. 

 

15.2. In the event of the Society being dissolved as provided above, all debts and 

liabilities legally incurred on behalf of the Society shall be fully discharged, and 

the remaining funds will be disposed of in such matter as the GA may 

determine or donated to an approved charity or charities in Kuwait. 

 

15.3. A Certificate of Dissolution shall be given within seven days of the dissolution 

to the Registrar of Societies.