Visit.Brussels and ASSOCIATIONWORLD are hosting the
20 Nov 2020

ASSOCIATIONWORLD, with the generous support of Visit.Brussels, and in collaboration with its global partners the Barcelona Convention Bureau, Boardroom, idloom and Curia, is announcing the Brussels European Association Forum, set to take place on 20 Nov. 2020.

This year, BEAF's primary mission is to bring together Brussels and Benelux based and international / European associations and non-profit community to share recent experience and best practices to design joint initiatives to tackle common challenges. The program will include several interactive knowledge sharing tracks and workshops, panel discussions and keynotes.

BEAF will be the first face-to-face association community event to take place after the imposed measures over the last few months and will be that opportunity to get back to business and kick off the association gatherings in the Brussels association hub once more.

“We want to bring association professionals back together again before we go into the last phase of our planning for 2021 with plenty of challenges on our plates. ASSOCIATIONWORLD has done its share of online sessions over the last months and will continue to do so. But it is also time to meet again, if the situation allows. And with the current regulation in place, we are allowed and able to do so. To organize this event relatively short term at this moment in time is a testimony of our close collaboration and strong partnership with Visit.Brussels and the Association Bureau Brussels team since our existence in Oct 2018 as one of the leading platforms of providing accessible, premium but affordable education and learning experiences to associations and association professionals in the leading association hubs. We are therefore very thankful to Visit.Brussels for the commitment and for hosting BEAF. We applaud the Association Bureau’s innovative ways of building a very active association community over the last few years in Brussels and for coordinating many of the initiatives in our active Brussels association market,” says Kai Troll, President of

Elisabeth Van Ingelgem, Director Convention and Association Bureau at Visit.Brussels commented: “All our teams at Visit.Brussels we are very active since several months to strategize and to plan our destination’s exit strategy. Doing so, we actively engage associations in the planning, consider their input and listen to their concerns. The thousands of associations based in the Brussels hub have always played an important role in our economy, employing more than 15 000 people and organizing over 900 events per year.  We are now very excited about entering the next phase and starting face-to-face meetings hosting the Brussels European Association Forum, in full compliance with all the government regulations for public events.”

The Brussels European Association Forum (BEAF) is complementing the Geneva International Association Forum (GIAF) taking place on 5-6 Nov 2020.


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About Visit.Brussels is the Brussels tourist agency. Its mission is to bolster and spread the image of the Brussels-Capital Region. wishes to put Brussels on the local and international map as the capital of 500 million Europeans, the "world city" where 180 different nationalities mingle, making Brussels a cosmopolitan place with permanent links to the rest of the world.
About the BIP venue
The Bip, house of the capital region, is located place Royale. It offers a surprising exhibition about Brussels, events, and a wide variety of meeting rooms which can be rented. It is also the seat of The Government of the Brussels-Capital Region.
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ASSOCIATIONWORLD's mission is to build excellence in association business management and to deliver accessible, affordable but premium education and learning experiences to associations and non-profit professionals and their organizations.
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COVID-19 Update

No need for you to take a risk!
Ticket purchase is FULLY REFUNDABLE if BEAF must be postponed due to Covid-19.
Alternatively, ticket remains valid for new date, depending on your preference.

Together with our host Visit.Brussels and partners, we go beyond the governments imposed actions, implementing additional process and procedures to ensure your health and safety. We want to make you feel welcome and comfortable.
Therefore, BEAF will be held following STRICT COMPLIANCE of Covid19 health and safety measures and regulations. 
In order to keep you healthy and safe, attendees will be informed about the specific safety measures, implemented process and procedures to follow before the event. 

Your health and safety is utmost important to us.
Thank you for your cooperation and collaboration in keeping everyone safe!
Thank you to all ASSOCIATIONWORLD's global and local partners who contribute and help ensure
premium but affordable education and learning experiences to association professionals.
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