From 31 May through 2 June 2016 in Brussels
For the fourth consecutive year, visit.brussels is organising the European Association Summit (EAS) in Brussels on 31 May, 1 & 2 June. The event has become an unmissable opportunity to share information and knowledge, and network with other international associations.
This annual peer-to-peer education and networking forum is being organised in collaboration with the European Business Summit (EBS) and the leading partners in the sector: ESAE (European Society of Association Executives), FAIB (Federation of European & International Associations Based in Belgium) and UIA (Union of International Associations).
Why should you attend EAS 2016?
Leave your desk and meet your peers! The European Association Summit (EAS) in Brussels is the one annual event for association professional you can’t afford to miss.
EAS covers the issues you face
The EAS programme is designed by the associations that attend the summit, through our Call for Presentations. So it’s sure to cover the big issues you’re facing. In fact EAS is the only event designed by association professionals for association professionals.
Hear it from those who’ve done it
Year after year, attendees tell us how much value they get from the EAS case studies. This year EAS will bring you 8 different workshops full of new case stories; so you can learn directly from the pioneers in your sector.
Plug into a bigger network
Peer-to-peer is changing the world. At the EAS event you’ll have a unique opportunity to expand your professional network in all directions.
Solutions, solutions, solutions,…
EAS focuses on giving you answers. One new idea in 2016 is a special workshop with EAS sponsors, giving you the chance to work out your future projects face-to-face with Brussels service providers.
You don’t have to be rich
EAS gives you real value for money. It costs much less than other comparable association events. For a modest fee you get 3 days packed with workshops, panel discussions and unique networking opportunities.
Free access to the European Business Summit
EAS is run in partnership with the EBS in Brussels. When you sign up for EAS you are free to attend EBS sessions and hear from Europe’s top politicians, business leaders and more than 2,000 participants from 60 countries. So EAS gives you double value: EAS + EBS!
Not in Brussels? Be our foreign guest!
EAS believes the summit will be even richer with international associations from other European lands. So we’re offering complimentary travel + hotel for up to 15 international associations based outside Belgium. Sounds too good to miss? Contact visit.brussels now.
Associations, has again been welcomed by the attendees. Registration numbers were up 20% as compared to 2014 with about 100 association participants and over 20 partners.
During these two days, the associations could meet in a stimulating context, network and exchange good practices. Strong moments were the two Keynote speeches from Isabel Bardinet (ESCardiology) and Loïc Armand (CosmeticsEurope & L’Oréal).
Mrs. Bardinet took example on the successful football clubs Munich and Barça to dramatically increase the number of virtual followers of her Congress.
Mr. Armand reminded us that lobbying is not a dirty word, and that Associations have an important role to play in shaping the policies of the future.
The 8 parallel sessions allowed all participants to ask questions and learn from the experience of their peers. After a lively Closing Lunch, many attendees took profit of the opportunity to attend the European Business Summit a few blocks away.
“I was particularly struck by the presentation on diversification of funding, which I found an eye-opener. There are certain ideas that we could use in our organization for the years to come.”
Frédéric Destrebecq – Executive Director, European Brain Council
“One of the main take-aways would be the diversity of the people here. The networking opportunities were many and people come from different sectors, different industries.”
Valérie de Kergorlay – Lead, Society Operations, CFA Institute
For more information about the EAS, visit www.easummit.eu.