About the AAE

What the AAE does

Supports association executives to increase the value and effectiveness of membership, events, products and services and the strength and influence of their organisation, as well as their pesonal and professional skills and competencies. 


Members are Executive Heads / CEOs and Senior Executives and Managers from professional, scientific, learned and business associations, societies, federations, councils, chambers, and other membership organisations, in all sectors, worldwide, and work in the areas of:

  • Leadership & Governance
  • Membership & Communities
  • Conferences & Events
  • Professional Development & Education
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Publishing & Information
  • Public policy & Campaigning


The Association of Association Executives is managed from its global centre in the United Kingdom, with personnel in the Netherlands, Portugal, Africa, and India. The AAE is guided by members of its Advisory Panels. The organisation is managed under contract by Professional Communities Ltd.