Associations World Congress 2018 to be held in Antwerp

Antwerp in Belgium will host the next Associations World Congress from 12 - 14 March 2018.

Flanders Meeting & Convention Centre
Flanders Meeting & Convention Centre
The annual gathering of association executives from across Europe will take place at the recently-launched Flanders Meeting & Convention Centre, located within the Antwerp Zoo.

The full programme is yet to be announced, but organisers say there will be a wider selection of streams and sessions for delegates to attend. The event will once again be co-located alongside the Association Leaders’ Forum for Executive Directors, focusing on critical issues of importance for association leaders.

Koen Kennis, Antwerp’s alderman for tourism, said: "I am delighted that the renowned Associations World Congress has chosen Antwerp as a conference destination. Our aim is to put Antwerp on the international meeting destination map. Being host to so many associations who will experience us and what we can offer, helps us to realise our ambition. I am confident Antwerp has all the right ingredients to provide the participants with a thoroughly enjoyable experience."

Damian Hutt, executive director of the Association of Association Executives, added: "We are delighted to take our Associations World Congress to Antwerp. It is a fantastic location and only half an hour from Brussels. The venue has an excellent mix of the traditional with modern; great functionality and beauty, plus there’s a Zoo so it really has got something extra! We are currently researching the programme with our members to deliver the content they need to be thought-leaders and deliver the services their members require."


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