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On Thursday 27 and Friday 28 April, representatives of international associations will gather for the 11th edition of the European Association Summit.
It will take place in Brussels, where more than 2,400 associations have their headquarters.
On Thursday evening, the Brussels Meetings Ambassadors will be honoured.
The European Association Summit will address the major topics facing international associations, with the aim of the conference being to enable associations to function as well as possible in a rapidly changing world.
Many experts from different fields will share their expertise during workshops and presentations, giving participants the tools to prepare for the future with lots of inspiring ideas and insights. Much of the focus this year is on networking.
After COVID-19, there is a clear need to get to know industry colleagues and exchange ideas.
This is much easier now that participants can meet offline. European Year of Skills This EAS-edition will focus on young members.
What is the best guidance you can provide for young members? What about training and retraining opportunities? Several sessions will be dedicated to professional development and preparing the new generation of association professionals.
This is fully in line with the European Year of Skills 2023.
EAS is organised by visit.brussels in collaboration with ESAE (the European Society of Association Executives), FAIB (the Federation of European and International Associations based in Belgium), UIA (the Union of International Associations), ASSOCIATIONWORLD and GAHP (the Global Association Hubs Partnerships).
Brussels Meetings Ambassadors Night A number of event and meeting organisers will also be honoured on Thursday 27 April.
This will happen during an evening on invitation of the Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region Rudi Vervoort.
For the first time, this annual VIP event will coincide with the European Association Summit.