European Association Summit 2019

Brussels to host European Association Summit 2020

European Association Summit 2020 will take place on 10 and 11 March 2020 at SQUARE – Brussels Convention Centre in Brussels, Belgium.

Digital transformation, brand and change strategies, GDPR and sustainable management are just some of the topics that will be discussed during this eighth edition.

2,250 international associations are headquartered in Brussels, making it the largest community association “ecosystem” in the world. Everyone involved participates, interacts and thrives on the experiences of others. In the Brussels-Capital Region, several tens of thousands of people are active in the employment sector alone. As a compelling pole of attraction, associations come to establish their headquarters every month in the capital of Europe.

The European Association Summit brings together everyone in the world of associations for a series of workshops and talks every year, in order to exchange and benefit from the experience of their peers. In 8 years, it has become an event that is not to be missed. Participants can meet secretary generals, managers and project managers, as well as external actors orbiting the association sector.

Whether their headquarters are already established in Brussels or in other cities around the world, a wide variety of international associations will be present at the summit. Meetings, networking, panels, exhibits, etc. The programme is a reflection of the diversity of domains and topics that characterise the sector.

The richness of diversity

Amongst the expected participants is Anna Koj of the association Professional Women International Brussels (PWI), whose mission it is to help women make progress in their professional careers and private lives. 

Thomas Goodwin of the Project Management Institute (PMI) will help to formulate a defence against the challenges posed by current international events (Brexit, new European authorities).

Representatives from the International Association of Firefighters and the European beer sector will also be amongst the speakers.

Conferences and workshops to exchange with peers

Over the course of two days, conferences and workshops will be led by association representatives and internationally renowned experts. Exchanges will be fuelled by most of the areas of concern in the world of associations: digital transformation, communication, funding, the revolution in ways of governance, as well as many other topics. With its focus on hands-on learning, the EAS is centred around workshops and dynamic exchanges between participants.

Organised by the Association Bureau, EAS 2020 is one of the tools being made available to facilitate the establishment, growth and professional lives of association representatives in Brussels.

For further information about the programme and to see the list of speakers: 

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