What is EAS?

The European Association Summit 2018

For the sixth consecutive year, visit.brussels is organising the European Association Summit (EAS) in Brussels on 8 and 9 March. The event has become an unmissable opportunity to share information and knowledge, and network with other international associations. This annual peer-to-peer education and networking forum is being organised in collaboration with the leading partners in the sector: ESAE (European Society of Association Executives), FAIB (Federation of European & International Associations Based in Belgium) and UIA (Union of International Associations).
The Summit features educational content delivered by association experts and professionals from various fields. Focusing on practical cases ranging from local issues, governance, member relations or communications and new technologies, the conference has proved to be of great added value for attending association representatives.

  • Why attend EAS?

    Why should you attend EAS 2018?

    Leave your desk and meet your peers! The European Association Summit (EAS) in Brussels is the one annual event for association professional you can’t afford to miss.

  • EAS: by association professionals, for association professionals

    Learn directly from your peers and be sure to cover the big issues you’re facing as an association. Benefit from a programme designed by associations themselves.

  • Enhance your organisation’s performance

    Learn how to face challenges ranging from policy issues, governance and member relations to leadership, communication or new technologies. Exchange good practices, success stories or lessons learned and get a new focus for your activities.

  • Share your views

    Advance the debate, share your vision during several workshops and challenge your ideas and perspectives with others. Discover our line-up of speakers!

  • Build your Network

    Meet a large number of associations with European and international dimensions active in various fields. Exchange with new people face-to-face.

  • Benefit from our expertise

    Attend an event organised in a unique space for the sixth consecutive year by experts in association support and the organisation of meetings, congresses and events.

  • Discover the world's leading city for international associations

    Seize the opportunity to discover Brussels, which is ranked first in terms of association headquarters and first in Europe in number of association conferences organised (UIA rankings).

  • You don’t have to be rich

    EAS gives you real value for money. It costs much less than other comparable association events. For a modest fee, you get 2 days packed with workshops, panel discussions and unique networking opportunities.

  • Not in Brussels? Be our foreign guest!

    EAS believes the summit will be even richer with international associations from other European countries. So, we’re offering complimentary travel + hotel for up to 20 international associations based outside Belgium. Sounds too good to miss? Contact visit.brussels now.