Brussles. ESAE announced that they are having the ESAE Congress on 15 and 16 March 2011 at EMIF (European Meeting Industry Fair) at Tour & Taxis in Brussels. This event is free of charge.
In collaboration with EMIF, and following the feedback from association professionals around Europe, they have designed a Congress programme that addresses some of the most important topics and issues in the daily management of associations and not-for-profit organisations.
Research, legislation, strategies, changing perceptions and opinions – the way associations interact with members and do business is changing daily. The focus of the event programme is maximizing performance to ensure the growth and success of the organisation and their members and includes the following topics:
– Working with the Commission to propel the Civil Society on to the European Agenda
– Association trends in leadership
– Development of business strategies and business models for associations
– EU VAT legislation – what associations need to know
– Quest for meaning: what every association executive needs to know about communication
Gathering experiences of other association professionals and gaining new insights and ideas is key to shaping strategy and to keeping your association vibrant and relevant!
The Congress will offer a forum for delegates to debate practical solutions to some of our most pressing daily management challenges with senior association managers and industry experts. The expert line-up of speakers from the association profession will spark practical conversations about what’s happening in association management today and how we can more proactively and successfully shape the future of our organisations.
Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to participate in an important debate – facilitated by Brussels International on Wednesday 16 March – with representatives from ESAE, UIA (Union of International Associations) and FAIB (Federation of European and International Associations) on the needs and requests that European association professionals have in terms of representation, networking, best practice sharing and education.