Key partners

FAIB - Federation of European and International Organisations

The FAIB was founded in 1949 to draw attention to the existence of international associations in Belgium and to the need to facilitate their activities. This non-profit, apolitical organisation represents international associations from all walks of life.

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ESAE - The European Society of Association Executives

The European Society of Association Executives is the hub for association leaders in Europe and a platform for senior-level association managers in Europe. Its mission is the exchange of best practices among peers and ensure that current and future leaders understand the association business and strategy.

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UIA - Union of International Associations

The UIA was founded in 1907 to enhance collaboration between organisations, and to serve as a centre for documentation. It serves two main purposes: to maintain and provide comprehensive, up-to-date, and reliable information on international associations, their activities and concerns, and their meetings activities; and to support and facilitate the work of international associations through training and networking opportunities.

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ASSOCIATIONWORLD

The mission of ASSOCIATIONWORLD is to help build excellence in association business management and to deliver accessible, affordable but premium education to associations and non-profit professionals and their organizations.

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MAI - Maison des Associations Internationales

The Maison des Associations Internationales is a foundation of public utility and a unique place dedicated to international associations, located in the heart of Brussels. Its mission is to support international non-profit organizations by providing the space and the logistical services necessary to their operations.

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Brussels partners

1819 Helpdesk

1819 Helpdesk is the leading information service for anyone who is starting or developing a business in the Brussels-Capital Region. The 1819 service is permanently in contact with an extensive network of government institutions, private organisations and associations that offer various types of guidance, financing, training or support.

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Hub.brussels : Invest & export

hub.brussels invest & export assists foreign investors seeking to set up in Brussels. Its mission is to provide the assistance needed by foreign investors to speed up procedures and connect them to the right people at all the relevant government departments, regional institutions, associations and professional organisations in Brussels.

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EWD - Expat Welcome Desk

With more than 25 years of experience, the Expat Welcome Desk offers personalised administrative assistance through a dedicated and customised service to all those who settle in the Brussels-Capital Region as part of their activities within and around the European and international organisations.

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Affiliations

ICCA France-Benelux Chapter

The France Benelux Chapter has members across the 5 countries: France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Monaco including convention bureaus, PCOs, convention centres, media groups and other suppliers in the meeting industry. Most of the professionals you will find in the France-Benelux chapter have been ICCA members for many years and have extensive experience in hosting international congresses.

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MPI Belgium-Luxembourg Chapter

MPI connects us with 7,000 professionals in Belgium and more than 60,000 industry players worldwide. Since 1995, MPI Belgium Chapter has been a key part of the meetings and events industry in Europe. This chapter delivers value and a high level of member satisfaction by connecting members to networking and educational opportunities for their professional success.

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The city of Brussels is part of the Global Association Hubs Partnership

This global alliance was born in 2015, bringing together the cities that are the undisputed leading international association specialists in each of the world’s regions:

Brussels - Washington - Singapore - Dubai

Each city offers the strongest association-relevant ecosystem in its geographical region, including customised support by specialised agencies and destination marketing organisations. Each one is committed to building and nurturing strong, vibrant association communities.

These cities have a deep understanding of the many challenges and opportunities facing associations. Working together, they are able to provide access to valuable intellectual and practical resources, and a platform for global association voices to be heard.