Overview ofthe European Association Summit 2015, “Pioneers of change”



The European Association Summit (EAS), the annual gathering ofassociation executives, will be held in BrusselsMay 5-7, 2015. Thanks to a hot topic, inspiring speakers,and a multitude of associations that have already registered, the programme promises to be a fruitful exchange of ideas and enlightening discoveries.  Here is a quick overview of the third edition that is now just a few weeks away.

As the capital of European institutions, Brussels has stood out for many yearsas a rich environment for international associations.The numbers speak for themselves:with more than 2,000 international associations based here, the European capital is the number one city in Europe, so it is the ideal placefor such a gathering of professionals.

For the third consecutive year, visit.brussels is organisingthe European Association Summit in order to offer international associations the opportunity to meet, network, and exchange ideas.

“Pioneers of change”

This year’s “Pioneers of Change” theme emphasizes the association sector’s many “success stories.”Carefully selected international association executives will be on hand to present their recommended visions and the value-added ideas they have instilled in the management and development of their associations.  Speakers will includeLoïc Armand,president of Cosmetics EuropeandL’Oréal France, Isabel Bardinet, CEO of the European Society of Cardiology, and even European Commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker.

Through this sharing of experiences in the field, summit organisers hope to create a propitious environment for the development of the ambitious ideas of the future.

Additional information about the speakers

The European Association Summit (EAS) and the European Business Summit (EBS)

By registering for the EAS, the associationswill also have the opportunity to participate in the EBS, with a view towards bringing together the association sector which centres on European institutions.

As part of the programme, an EBS sessionwill be specially devoted tointernational associations. In fact, the session created in conjunction with Brussels Invest & Export entitled“Brussels, ASupportive Environment for International Associations”will be presented by Cécile Jodogne, State Secretary for International Trade,and will tie in nicelywith the EAS programme.

Additional information on theEAS Programme

Registration is still possiblevia this link

More information available atwww.easummit.eu

Press Manager:Martha Meeze– +32 486 53 31 81 – m.meeze@visitbrussels.be


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