Partners 2018

  • Destination Partners

  • Global Association Hubs

    The world’s leading cities for international associations – Brussels, Dubai, Singapore and Washington, D.C. – teamed up to create the Global Association Hubs Partnership (GAHP) at the end of 2015. This initiative by the official promotion organisations of the four cities –, Dubai Association Centre, Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau, and Destination DC – cements the position of the four partner cities as the leading global hubs for international associations and creates synergistic relationships which provides decisive advantages for international associations.

  • Destination DC

    Destination DC serves as the lead organisation to successfully manage and market Washington, D.C. as a premier global convention, tourism and special events destination, with a special emphasis on the arts, cultural and historical communities. By developing and executing centralized and cohesive sales and marketing strategies, Destination DC generates economic development for the city through tourism and meetings.

  • Dubai Association Centre

    The Dubai Association Centre is the only licensing authority in Dubai for trade, professional and scientific non-profit organisations to offer assistance in the establishment and development of associations with their regional expansion plans. Established in partnership with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dubai World Trade Center and Dubai Business Events, DAC is your one-stop-shop to establish your regional base and expand in the Middle East, Africa and beyond.

  • Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau

    Consistently ranked as Asia's Top Convention City by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Singapore is a global leader for business events. A part of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau TM (SECB) is responsible for shaping Singapore's exceptional reputation as one of the world's best business events destinations. As a key driver of the sector, SECB champions business events, delivers exceptional experiences for delegates and promotes Singapore as a premier business and MICE destination.

  • Knowledge Partners

  • Solvay Brussels School

    Executive Master in International Association Management: the programme is specifically designed for association professionals expected to take on wider responsibilities, grow within their respective organisation or to lead and ensure sustainable growth of their associations. Typical participants are senior leaders and executives of international associations and professional societies: CEOs, Managing Directors, Secretaries-General, Financial and Projects Managers, Marketing and Communications Officers, Head of Departments and Operations Managers.

  • ICCA

    ICCA - the International Congress and Convention Association - represents the world's leading suppliers in handling, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises over 1,000 member companies and organisations in almost 100 countries worldwide. Since its establishment over 50 years ago, ICCA specialises in the international association meetings sector, offering unrivalled data, communication channels, and business development opportunities.  

  • PCMA

    Through education, PCMA inspires, connects and innovates the business events community. We are the world’s largest community for Business Events Strategists; providing senior education and networking for the events sector. PCMA crafts and shares knowledge and market intelligence, enabling organizations to make informed business decisions while providing a platform for peer-to-peer exchange. Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 40 countries.

  • Headline Partners


    Square Brussels Meeting Centre is located io the “Mont des Arts “: the cultural & art district, near the Grand Place in the historic heart of Brussels, with restaurants, shops and leading hotels on its doorstep. It is right next to Brussels' Central Station with national & international rail connections and direct trains to Brussels Airport (the Airport City express). It is also very well connected to the public transport network: metro “Central Station”, buses, trams,... This international meetings centre in the very heart of Brussels features an exclusive, comfortable and contemporary design with the emphasis on multimedia, environmental friendliness and safety. A truly spectacular meeting venue right in the heart of Europe.

  • Conference Compass

    Conference Compass is a leading app provider with a passion for knowledge, aiming to share it in the most convenient way possible; mobile apps. Our customisable app solutions are dedicated to national and international associations.  They empower our clients in keeping their attendees, industry sponsors & members fully informed and engaged with their organisation 365 days a year.

  • ING

    ING Belgium offers efficient and personalised financial management services for your association and for your staff. Online banking services, including personal assistance, for your association. ING VIP Expat services for your staff, including free information seminars on buying real estate, pensions, etc.

  • Pentahotel

    Staying in Brussels? Then Pentahotel is the cleverest decision you could make. You want something different, exciting, a bit edgy. And here we are, ready and waiting to share our unique penta way of doing things from the moment you step inside. The hotel is located next door to the prestigious fashion street “Avenue Louise” and walking distance from the wonderful Grand Place and European Institutions of Brussels. From eclectic boutiques and signature cuisine to exciting nightlife and live entertainment, "Brussels Louise" neighbourhood has a unique character and style. Come visit penta, and become one of Brussels's most prestigious VIPs.

  • Hotel Partners

  • Hotel Amigo

    Hotel Amigo, located in the heart of Brussels, a stone's throw from the historic Grand Place, is the epitome of Belgian luxury. Distinctive mixes of old and new, each of our 173 rooms and suites has just been redesigned by Olga Polizzi. Hotel Amigo features 6 elegant meeting rooms and an extensive ballroom overlooking the beautiful City Hall. It's the ideal venue for weddings, private parties and seminars for up to 250 people.

  • Hilton Brussels

    Hilton Brussels Grand Place is the perfect choice for your events in Brussels. Whether you’re hosting a large annual conference, a board meeting or a member’s dinner, a great location is key, as is a partner that understands your organisation’s needs. With this in mind, we are adapting our booking conditions especially for non-profit associations

  • Martin’s Brussels EU

    Martin’s Brussels EU is a trendy business hotel, ideally located in the middle of Brussels’ European quarter, that was fully renovated in 2016. The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with modern bathrooms and of course free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Martin’s Brussels EU hotel is less than 500 meters from the European Commission. The Icones restaurant serves international and Belgian fusion cuisine with the recommendation of the European Commission.

  • Venue Partner

  • Brussels Expo

    BRUSSELS EXPO offers all needed facilities at the foot of the Atomium. Impressive Art Deco architecture, easy access by car (with 12.500 parking spaces) or public transportation (20 min from the city centre) are big assets for your Congress, conference or event! Brussels Expo & Conference Centre offers 12 multi-purpose halls from 2.980 to 13.040m². On top of our Auditorium 500 and 2000, PALAIS 12 is a state of the art plenary room with a capacity from 2000 to 9500 pax (Brussels’ largest capacity) and has a direct link to extensive meeting and event facilities.

  • Service Partners

  • Kellen

    Kellen is a global employee-owned professional services company serving associations. Founded in 1964, we provide association management, and association services such as, commmunications/public relations, meetings & events, web development, graphic design, consulting and global management to more than 100 regional, national and international associations and societies. Our staff of 400 professionals operates seamlessly from offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, New York City, and Washington D.C.

  • Osborne Clarke

    Osborne Clarke - As an international legal practice with more than 600 lawyers and 20 well-connected offices across Europe, Asia and the US, our goal is to help you succeed in tomorrow’s world. We know that non-profit organisations and charities face challenges like any other business. As experts in numerous legal disciplines, we assist trade and lobbying associations, charities, foundations and other non-profit organisations from various sectors with a full service on domestic and cross-border matters.

  • Wannapplay

    Wannapplay turns meeting spaces into playgrounds and free time moments into serious games. We use gamification in various contexts such as networking events, dinners, spouse programmes during conferences... we also provide our clients with innovative solutions in terms of Ice breaking, team building, city discoveries, etc.

  • Media Partners

  • Boardroom Magazine

    Boardroom is the most trusted Pan-European resource for association planners and executives organising congresses and looking to improve themselves and their organisation professionally. Boardroom has also acquired a specialised database of international associations based in the US, organising events outside the US

  • HQ Magazine

    Launched in 1992, Meetings Media Company (MMC) is an award-winning publisher dedicated to the conference and meetings industries around the world. Its portfolio of magazines and publications, with an average circulation of 5,000, are widely read and respected by key decision-makers within the international association, corporate, AMC, PCO and agency sectors as well as government institutions.