International & European Association Awards

The Association of Association Executives has been recognising and sharing since 2006.

The ethos of all the AAE Awards is recognizing success and sharing the know-how across associations. The awards programme is a non-profit-making initiative where nominees pay a low admin fee for entering. 

The awards are supported by the most distinguished associations and societies, and have the highest reputation for fair and good practices.

List of Finalists

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the International & European Association Awards 2022.

We thank everyone who submitted a nomination and congratulate all the finalists, as well as the judges who reviewed and scored the submissions.

Book to attend the wards Ceremony online, on Friday, 31 March.

Association Executive of the Year

  • Dr. Jiri Horecky, MSc, MBA, European Ageing Network
  • Thomas Keiser, IKW - Beauty and Homecare Association
  • Callum Clench, International Water Resources Association

Best Digital Transformation of the Year

  • A new global membership platform, African Travel & Tourism Association
  • A new, unified platform, MSI Global Alliance
  • Rebrand of the association, Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association
  • SPE PetroBowl Championship, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Best Event of the Year

  • Steel for Packaging Week 2021, Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging
  • International Social Housing Festival, Housing Europe & ARA
  • AIPH World Green City Awards, International Association of Horticultural Producers
  • Spread New Music to the World, Lyrica Classic Entertainment Inc

Best Campaign of the Year

  • FEFCO - #DeliverOn, European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers
  • Raising the significance of the economy in media, public and politics, IKW - Beauty and Homecare Association
  • Love Your Eyes, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)
  • Net Zero Carbon Events, JMIC Joint Meetings Industry Council

Best Education or Professional Development Offering

  • AO In-Hospital dashboard, AO Foundation 
  • IFA's Sustainable Fertilizer Academy, International Fertiliser Association
  • The Global Skills Matrix, World Administrators Alliance

Best Publishing or Information Product 

  • Unified Member Directory, African Travel and Tourism Association
  • Summit Journal, Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate
  • Re-connecting to Empower, Association of Pacific Rim Universities

Association of the Year

  • Club Management Association of Europe
  • Eurelectric
  • International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
  • International Astronautical Federation
  • World Federation of Advertiser

The Awards Ceremony will take place online, on Friday, 31st March. Book to attend >>

 An Awards with a different Ethos

  • The awards categories are association-guided, not sponsor-driven
  • Categories are in key areas of association development and importance
  • Selected projects are recognised as "Success Stories" and project leaders get the opportunity to present their projects to their peers at AAE events
  • A low administration fee of GBP95.00+VAT - for completed nominations only


Open for nominations
Nominations deadline
Shortlist announced
Awards Ceremony (Online at 13:00hrs CET)

Need help?

Contact Anca Urdea, the Awards Manager who is available for your questions and to provide you support every step of the way.  You can call Anca on +44 (0) 208 004 6313 or email at any time.