We always try to identify and involve the people and organisations with an interest in association management. We are getting other individuals, organizations, alliances, and coalitions involved to accomplish your goals as association professionals. Here are some of them:


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The Federation of European and International Associations established in Belgium (FAIB): a non-profit, non-political organisation that promotes and defends the interests and activities of its members. Members of FAIB include organisations as diverse as trade and business federations, cultural and scientific societies, youth and sport associations, and religious and philanthropic societies. Amongst other activities, FAIB publishes a practical online guide for members and registered users.

The European Society of Association Executives (ESAE) represents and supports association managers in Europe. Members have the opportunity to learn and exchange ideas and insights with their peers in Europe and worldwide, with access to publications, events, seminars and other educational resources to maximise their effectiveness.


The Union of International Associations (UIA): a research institute and documentation centre based in Brussels. Since 1907 this independent organisation has pioneered research, the monitoring and provision of information on international organisations and associations, and their global challenges. Today it produces the Yearbook of International Organisations and the International Congress Calendar.

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The MAI/IAC (Maison des Associations Internationales – International Association Centre) is a public foundation established in 1982 in order to provide facilities to welcome and accommodate non-profit associations and NGO’S.

MAI is a fully functioning resource centre and meeting place offering a unique choice of affordable conference rooms equipped for simultaneous interpretation able to accommodate over 300 participants and adjacent rooms for smaller groups (25-30). The building is mainly divided in two parts, with the ground floor occupied by the meeting rooms and the upper floors reserved for offices.


The world’s leading cities for international associations – Brussels, Dubai, Singapore and Washington DC – have – teamed up to create the Global Association Hubs Partnership (GAHP) at the end of 2015.

This initiative by the official promotion organizations 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. 


The Solvay Brussels School  is organising an Executive Master in Association Management in partnership with Association Bureau and ESAE, UIA, FAIB. 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.