News on the Associations World Congress

Association news
Published on 2 March 2020

Our annual Associations World Congress, taking place in Portugal 15-17 April, is progressing well with much of interest this year.


Delegate registrations are up on this time last year, with 9 delegates booked this last week, including from Canada.  There is a wide range of delegates from all job roles, types of associations and in many sectors.  Executive Directors and Event Directors are the leading roles this year.

New Exhibitors

New exhibitors in the last week: Arc Event Insurance, Gathervoices, Oxford Abstracts and Visit Belfast which are new this year, as well as Tallin. View the exhibitors online here. 

The Exhibitors this year have been reduced in number to balance the suppliers with associations, and technology based services are located more centrally within the Expo hall, opposite registration desk.

Delegates are being invited this year to advise their issues, areas they want to improve in their organisation and the profile of events they are going to start planing.  All of this will go towards recommending exhibitors they should meet in the Expo. It will save lots of time and make for a more valuable expo experience.

Agenda Updates

New to the agenda is our Keynote speaker, Warren Cass, will be presenting on "Influence by Association in a changing world". We met up with Warren last week and are pleased to arrange for delegates to be able to get hold of his most recent book "Influence".

See all the speakers here >>

Download the full brochure PDF here >>

For information on the Covid 19 and the Congress, see our specific announcement here.