Associations World Congress

15 – 17 April 2020 Estoril Congress Centre, Portugal Congress

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

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.

Hear from Delegates to the last Congress


“AWC is an amazing educational and networking opportunity for senior leaders of association sector. It is a perfect combination of gaining new knowledge and skills, and to meet peers and industry suppliers.“
Nika Curant, Head of Events
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

“AWC 2019 was one of the best professional meetings I've attended up to now, I was able to receive insight in important initiatives from colleagues that I can then apply in my Association: overall the quality of the networking is outstanding!”
Monica Fontana, Executive Manager

"Excellent Conference for updates on novel trends in our industry field, to meet friends and discuss hot topics with peers from around the world in a friendly atmosphere.
Stephan Seiler, Executive Director,
International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society

“It was my first time at AWC and thought it was absolutely excellent. The talks were informative and entertaining and I met existing and new contacts who will help the way my association works.”
Gabrielle Mouterde, Events Manager,
International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

The AWC is invaluable - a priceless experience for sharing knowledge and bringing back tips and tricks to help with member engagement! Great networking, experienced speakers, thought provoking talks and a fun atmosphere.
Rachel McLinn, Head of Membership,
Agile Business Consortium



Speakers VIP Dinner
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