Associations World Congress & Expo

5 – 9 July 2021 Online: Live & On-Demand Congress

Join over 800 association executives for:

  • 100+ Sessions and speakers
  • 5 Days with up to two streams per day
  • Inspiring keynotes at the opening of each stream
  • Talks with Q&A and discussions sessions on how you can apply what you learnt
  • Showcases of presentations on New, Better and Different services
  • Expo of suppliers with New, Better and Different services that can drive improvements in your association for members
  • Exchange sessions to discuss your challenges with your peers and an expert on-hand
  • Advice clinics where you get advice from an expert consultant
  • Mentoring session where you get guidance on a challenge from one of your peers

Who will speak and attend

  • Content for International, European, Asian, American, African and other regions
  • Speakers from regional, national, global, city and state organisations
  • Membership organisations presenting: Professional bodies, Individual member organisations, Business member organisations, Trade associations, Federations, Institutes, Councils, Confederations, Networks and other work-related communities
  • Sectors: All, as the event is sector-agnostic (except one stream on one day only for medical associations)

Congress Days, Streams & Topics

  • Medical Associations Meeting - Monday
  • Leaders Summit - Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Membership & Communities - Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Conference & Events Strategy - Thursday & Friday
  • Marketing & Communications - Thursday
  • Video & Podcasting - Monday
  • Professional Development & Education - Friday

A stream of Showcase presentations by suppliers sits alongside each stream above

Content for all types of membership organisations

  • International, European, American, African, Asia Pacific, Middle East
  • National, State, City organisations
  • Small associations throught to the very largest
  • Professional bodies, Individual membership organisations
  • Trade associations, Business member organisations
  • Federations of associations
  • Councils, Networks, User-groups, Institutes and other work-related groups

Benefits of Joining

View the benefits for each Role, in joining, by clicking through to the relevant pages below.

Association Leaders Events Strategists Event Managers Membership & Community Marketing & Communications


Hear from delegates to the previous 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