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Association Leaders' Forum - Brussels

An event in the Association Leaders' Forum series, now in its 6th year. The forums are for exclusively for Executive Director, Heads of Associations, and Strategic Directors, and address key strategic issues of developing associations, their value to members, improving engagement with members, sustainable revenue streams, and governance, concluding with a drinks reception.

 Export to Your Calendar 09/11/2017
When: Thursday 9 November 2017
Where: Hilton
Contact: Lucie Click
+44 20 8004 6300

Online registration is available until: 06/10/2017
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Date and time

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 10:30 to 17:00


AAE will be holding a gathering for Director Generals and Leadership Teams for Associations in Brussels on 9 November 2017.
This is a full day designed to bring together leadership teams to discuss the areas that provide most challenging currently when representing your members and running your association in Brussels.
This is an opportunity to share best practice, hear success stories and vitally discover techniques to manage and overcome barriers to success and network with your Trade Association peers.

Who should attend

  • Executive Heads, Secretary Generals, Executive Directors
  • Executive Presidents & Chairmen
  • Senior Directors and Board Members responsible for strategy

    From: Professional, Business, Scientific, Technological and Trade Associations, Federations and Societies, with an International, Regional, National or City based membership.


10:30 Registration & Coffee
10:30 Session 1: Membership
  • Outreach and engagement
  • Reaching consensus quickly to better influence policy
  • Decision-making processes
  • Building networks & relationships
  • 12:30 Lunch
    13:30 Session 2: Communication
  • Coordinating outreach: The importance of the right strategy
  • Reaching opinion leaders in your group
  • How to build relationships and influence EU institutions (from EU and UK)
  • Coping with the digital evolution and it’s impact
  • 15:00 Coffee
    15:30 Session 3: Governance
  • Leadership: Creating effective teams within association membership and secretariat
  • What does successful implementation of working group decisions look like?
  • Creating clear decision-making processes and accountability
  • What kind of policies have been implemented
  • Communication between the board and the team and how to manage the relationship between the two
  • 16:50 Review and round up of the day
    17:00 End of Forum

    Register to Attend

    Fee to Attend

    The fee to attend is GBP295.00 to attend.


    Hilton Hotel
    Carrefour de l'Europe 3, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium


    Lucie Click


    What delegates to previous
    Leaders' Forums have said:

    "The Forum provided value-added information that will be useful for developing my association"
    Secretary General, Public Relations Consultants Association

    "It facilitates solution-oriented thinking and is inspiring, invigorating and thought-provoking."
    Director, Ao Foundation / AOTrauma

    "I learned a lot from the different associations and have many new ideas to improve our organization. I will be attending again next year."
    CEO, World Fair Trade Organization

    "Excellent to learn from other association leaders and create a network with them"
    Regional Director, American College of Physicians

    "Really useful for associations of all types and sectors."
    Regional Director, InfoComm International

    "It's a 'must' for every association to help them learn and grow."
    Founder & Secretary General, Indian Entrepreneurs Association

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