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Our Destination Partners are here to offer support and advice when an Association is planning for an event or incentive, by connecting you with local partners, considering hybrid options or discussing Legacy and Sustainability for your Organisation.


Flanders is the unsurpassable Association Hub. With Brussels as its capital, Flanders is home to more than 2000 international associations and trade organizations. Centrally located in Europe, Flanders is an economic hub in the middle of one of the world’s highest concentrations of people, money and industries.


Copenhagen continually ranks amongst the world’s most popular congress destinations. Our city is known as a global leader within sustainability and strategic legacy work, combined with strong health & safety and meeting design skills. The Copenhagen Convention Bureau works closely together with associations, planners, and stakeholders to ensure successful congresses and meetings in the city.


Brussels holds the world’s first place in terms of international associations headquarters. The Association Bureau provides support to international associations wishing to establish their seat in Brussels or develop their activities. It organises events for associations and creates partnerships at local or global level.

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VisitBritain Business Events is your gateway to finding the right destination and support in the UK for your events. VisitBritain offers expert and impartial advice, saving you time. They connect you to the right contacts in the best destinations in the UK and support you to select the best place for your events.


The Global Association Hubs Partnership recognises the value of international Associations beyond their events. It aims to build thriving Association communities within cities to drive intellectual growth, attract investment, and solve societal issues. The partnership, including key organizations from Brussels, Dubai, Singapore, and Washington DC, offers strategic locations for headquarters and planning. Through collaboration and knowledge sharing, it supports Associations in their goals.

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The Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau represents the leading conference destinations, national event organizers as well as transport companies. Thanks to its years of experience, associations and conference organizers receive all support you need for a successful selection and organization of your events in Switzerland.

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The Amsterdam Convention Bureau is your gateway to hosting purpose-driven meetings and events in Amsterdam. With top-notch venues, exceptional connectivity, and expert support, they ensure your events' success and progress. As part of amsterdam&partners, they collaborate with local partners to create valuable experiences for delegates, businesses, and residents, enriching your event and the city.


Our Association Experts can assist with every aspect of Association Management. From Advocacy campaigns to Membership Retention and from Digitalization to Strategy, feel free to get in touch with them for help with the transition of your organisation to the post-covid era.

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MCI is an association management, public affairs and communications consultancy which specialises in servicing associations in developing sustainable business models, digital transformation, competition and live & virtual events. MCI offers technical expertise, political savviness, razor-sharp communications, coalition building skills, and event organisation capabilities.

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Kellen has more than 30 years of experience serving organisations in Brussels and is recognised as a global leader in association management. They specialise in full-service management communications, digital strategy, regulatory and EU affairs, meetings and events, and consulting across a diverse range of industries.

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SEC Newgate EU is a collaborative communications consultancy specializing in government relations, public affairs, and reputation management. With a focus on association management, they assist clients in establishing and running successful industry alliances within the EU landscape. From inception to operations, their services cover legal compliance, event management, membership coordination, public affairs, media engagement, and social media strategy.


Our Knowledge Partners are the top experts in their fields when it comes to European Associations, and provide us with high-quality insights and advice for our members.



Mavence is an international executive search and talent advisory firm that specialises in public affairs. They connect organisations with talent and strive to inspire a deeper reflection around leadership, talent management, career building and more.



Kadrant is a specialist Brussels-based independent law firm that offers legal support to Associations and is active in the areas of corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation, GDPR and data protection and EU, regulatory and international trade law.

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Boardroom is the global reference point for the world of Associations. Its objective is to inform and provide a space for Associations and related industries to learn from trends and best practices. The perspectives are focused on resources and practices for the effective governance of Associations but also profiling the best locations and facilities for conferences worldwide

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Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management currently holds a leading position in Europe for research and education in the fields of Economics and Management. The school's core mission is to train business leaders and entrepreneurs with the ability to adapt to the event-changing nature of Society and to shape tomorrow's world.



The Right Street, a communications
agency based in Brussels,  provide a wide range of services including strategy development, social media management, copywriting and PR, design, video production, digital advertising, and website development.



EY Law is a business law firm representing both local and international companies. Leveraging a strategic partnership with EY Tax advisors, EY Law can seamlessly collaborate with EY to provide clients with comprehensive and advantageous solutions.



Mercier Van Lanschot is the largest and oldest independent private bank of the Benelux, specializing in investing and cash management, including all aspects that come with it. Their mission focuses on a solid and secure vision of investing through conviction, offering full service to institutional and private clients.


Our event partners provide services for Associations to plan events of all sizes, from workshops to international conferences.



The Maastricht Exhibition & Conference Centre situated in the city's Randwyck district in the Netherlands, gained recognition as the venue for the prestigious annual European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), renowned globally.



L42 is a human-sized business centre offering the best facilities and tailor-made services for your conferences, meetings and receptions in the heart of Brussels. ESAE members benefit from a 20% discount on venue rental fees when booking their meetings and conferences. You can take a look at the venue's brochure here.



TheMerode is a private members’ club located in the heart of Brussels. It is a place to discover, contribute, be entertained, be uplifted. A place to grow. On top of providing its members with a home away from home, a place to work, eat, relax and host business or private events, TheMerode offers a large cultural events programme, creating occasions for members to connect.


Associations need increasingly sophisticated solutions as they professionalise to better serve members and stakeholders. Our Solution Providers help with tailor-made support for organisations of any size and industry.



Multilearning is an EdTech company offering unique virtual conferences and learning opportunities. Their commitment to education remains intact with over 21 years of experience and numerous distinctions, including two recent 2021 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards.

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Conferli is a conference match-making platform for organizers, venues and destinations. Conferli’s aim is to level out the playing field in the event industry, to enable Associations to find the best-suiting destinations, and to decrease the workload of the current tender process by offering a smart solution.



For 23 years, Eudonet has offered Association Management Software solutions to support Association Executives in their daily tasks, collaboration efforts, and member relationships. Our platform empowers association executives with tools for data-driven decision-making, membership growth, member engagement and operational efficiency.

Eudonet All-in-One Association Management solutions include member-focused websites, community platforms, communication tools, and more.

With Eudonet, associations can achieve sustainable growth and make a meaningful impact. Learn more at


Glue Up is a comprehensive cloud-based platform designed for managing events, memberships, and communities. It offers features such as event management, CRM, email marketing, finance, and mobile apps to streamline and enhance the engagement and operations of organisations. With its user-friendly interface and integrated tools, Glue Up helps Associations effectively manage their relationships, communications, and growth.


ESAE and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) collaborate to enhance support and understanding for international Association leaders and amplify the global impact of Associations.


Joint webinars

Our joint efforts encompass a dynamic webinar series addressing key association management topics from European, US, and transatlantic perspectives.

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