Associations World Congress

3 – 5 July 2023 Europe Congress

Europe’s most-attended conference by association leaders & executives, the Associations World Congress in 2023 is a physical event, and the location will be announced at the end of October.

Congress Theme

This year's theme is driving value for members and the community. Sessions will address:

  • How you discover what is valuable to your community
  • How to create greater value
  • Communicating the value
  • Reducing or removing the cost to the association

Unique Value with a new approach

  • A focused event for association leaders and association events strategists
  • In-depth half-day sessions
  • Lots of interaction, discussion and sharing
  • Experts leading sessions with case studies from associations
  • Gain real solutions to challenges
  • Very focused groups working together to innovate ideas and create value during sessions

Value of attending

  • Learn how to deliver value for your members in every possible way
  • Ensure the financial viability of your association by delivering and communicating value to members
  • Inform yourself of developments of leading associations, so you are best placed to develop your own successful strategy
  • Build relationships with your peers in similar associations
  • Gain recognition for sharing your experiences and opinion
  • Develop your knowledge, know-how and network to enhance your career progression
  • Enhance your executive skills in the dedicated stream
  • Update yourself and discover best-in-breed suppliers to support your organisation & events

Programme content

  • 3 Streams covering; Association Strategy, Events Strategy and Executive Skills
  • 4 half-day sessions in each stream - move from stream to stream as you wish
  • Association case studies are presented in each of the Association Strategy and Events Strategy sessions
  • Sessions include: Presentations, Case Studies, Room and round-table discussions, Group & individual exercises, and Q&As
  • Each table in each session is carefully table-planned so delegate sit with relevant peers
  • The leading Medical Association Meeting, takes place the day before the main congress

Meet strategic suppliers

Better than an exhibition, meet the suppliers you want, with only six in total required

  • Only 6 x 15 minute appointments over the two days
  • No appointments during session time
  • Select which suppliers you want to meet, with two convention bureaus/venues and four of any other type
  • All appointments are "get to know" discovery style

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