What we do

The AAE provides information, education, advice, guidance and networking, including:



  • Associations World Congress
  • Associations Congress UK & Ireland
  • Africa Associations Congress


  • Association Events Strategy Conference
  • Engage Conference

Association Leaders' Forums

  • Delhi - March
  • Gothenburg - April
  • United Kingdom - December


  • Seminars - monthly in London

Awards Programme

  • International & European Association Awards
  • Africa Association Awards
  • Association Awards UK



  • Transforming Associations with Purpose
  • Creative Leadership for Associations series
  • UpScaling Events
  • Presentation Skills
  • Public Speaking

Training Courses

In-house and on-demand:

  • 5 Steps to Design an Inspiring Conference Programme
  • Creating Conversations that Sell - How to engage your community to create change
  • Grow Your Association Sponsor Income
  • Getting started with live online training
  • Data segmentation: Make your member data work for you


Resource Library

  • Over 400 educational talks
  • Expert Briefings
  • Articles (long form)

News & Information

  • eBulletin newsletter (monthly)
  • General News, Member News, Partner news on the website
  • Interviews on video (in partnership with ITN Productions)
  • Association Insights magazine (4 issues per year)


  • The Membership Database, by Michael Collins

Outlook Research & Reports

  • Technology Trends for Associations
  • Sponsor & Exhibitor Sales Trends
  • Best Practice in Congress Marketing
  • Research in Associations


  • Association Success Story programme


  • Vacancy advertising
  • CV / Resume promotion

Discussion forums

  • Discussion on articles, library entries and on dedicated pages on the website