Associations World Congress 2022

3 – 5 July 2022 Cascais, Portugal Congress

Europe’s most-attended event by association leaders & executives, the Associations World Congress returns in 2022 as a physical event in Cascais, Portugal at the Estoril Congress Center

This event has been re-designed for in-depth learning, exchange of ideas and networking for Association Leaders and Association Events Strategists.

The programme comprises multiple half-day sessions, each addressing a major challenge faced by many associations.  There will be multiple sessions in parallel for the Leaders and Events Strategists to choose from over the two main days.

The meeting specific to medical associations returns after the many successful previous editions, the day before the main congress starts.

Engagement between association delegates and supplier delegates will take place at appointments - 3 per day per delegate in specially scheduled periods (not during the sessions or networking breaks), with no exhibition.

Attendance is by invitation, or by matching specific criteria. See booking information page.

Benefits of attending

  • Get updates on novel trends
  • Gain insights in important initiatives by other associations
  • Discuss hot topics with your peers
  • Gain new knowledge
  • Learn new skills
  • Learn what other successful associations are doing for a successful future

What's in the event

Pre-congress day

  • A half-day meeting for Medical Association executives
  • Welcome Reception
  • Welcome Dinners

Congress Day One

  • Breakfast meetings
  • Full stream of sessions for Association Leaders
  • Full stream of sessions for day Association Events Strategists
  • Expert Briefings with consultants and leading business partners
  • Congress Dinner

Congress Day Two

  • Breakfast meetings
  • Full stream of sessions for Association Leaders
  • Full stream of sessions for day Association Events Strategists
  • Expert Briefings with consultants and leading business partners

Testimonials

Sorcha Edwards

Very useful intelligence on board management based on real experience.

Sorcha Edwards

Secretary General

The European Federation of Public, Cooperative & Social Housing

Steven Price

Useful content, great networking and an enthusiastic buzz throughout the event

Steven Price

Executive Director

European Institute for Industrial Leadership

Jean-Luc Eiselé

The event to attend, if you aim to make your association a better place for your members and partners

Jean-Luc Eiselé

Chief Executive Officer

World Heart Federation

Bostjan Skalar

Useful, well structured, inspirational and informational event for association professionals.

Bostjan Skalar

Chief Executive Officer

World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies

Monica Fontana

One of the best professional meetings I've attended. The quality is outstanding!

Monica Fontana

Executive Director

European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Association