About the event

  • Europe’s most-attended event by association leaders & executives
  • Sessions specific to International and European associations
  • Includes the two-day Association Leaders’ Forum
  • Includes the two-day Association Events’ Strategy Forum
  • Three days packed with over 40 different topics
  • Over 60 association and expert speakers
  • Content researched with association executives for association executives
  • Learn from expert association professionals
  • Talk to over 100 specialist association suppliers at the Associations Solutions Expo

Why attend?

View information based on your role or responsibilities:

>> Executive Directors, Secretaries General, Chief Executives, COOs

>> Event Strategists, Event Directors, Heads of Events

>> Membership & Community Strategists, Directors & Heads of Department

>> Marketing & Communication Strategists, Directors & Heads of Department

>> Technology, Association Management Systems, Digital Transformation & CRM

Session Formats

Associations World Congress & Expo is much more than sharing experiences and ideas with your peers.  There are crash courses, keynotes, Success Story Case Studies, exchanges, campfires, workshops, expert briefings, focus sessions, Breakfast Brains, pop-up mentoring …. and talks 

And there’s the opportunity to speak to a variety of association Solutions & Service Providers at the Expo. Its a rare opportunity to discuss your needs and requirements face-to-face with suppliers who are specialists in delivering high value for associations and their members.

Fresh Thinking

Following the huge success of the 2019 congress in Gothenburg, we will maintain the variety of formats and structure introduced at that event. The congress will addresse key topics that have been put forward by association leaders in Europe, presented in an entertaining and enjoyable environment.

The programme will explore the many challenges that senior-level association executives have advised us they are facing and our Conference Programme Director has identified in interviews with the association community.

Value for Time & Money

Of course, but don’t take our word for it - read what our 2018 delegates…

“An excellent way to meet and learn from forward-looking association leaders, and future-proof your association.“
Greg Tracz, Chief Development Officers
International Hydropower Association


Very useful intelligence on Board Management, based on real experience.   Honesty and frankness and rich hands-on experience of speakers was appreciated.  Enjoyed the mix of macro global topics and hands-off daily management.
Sorcha Edwards, Secretary General
European Federation of Public Cooperative & Social Housing


"A very useful event for growing your membership, improving events and technologies - plus a real opportunity for networking.
Eleonora Azzaro, Chief Operating Officer,
European Association of Animal Production


Useful, well structured, inspirational and informational event for different association's professionals.
Bostjan Skalar, Chief Executive Officer,
World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies


The Association Leader's Forum is a must-go-to event with world-class speakers, stimulating topics for discussion, and lots of lively debate.
Anthony Wilkinson, COO & Director of Operations,
Research Quality Association