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May 2022 Newsletter

Newsletter – May 2022 International associations & the joy of face-to-face After more than two years hunched behind computer screens it’s finally happening: associations are meeting face-to-face once more, pulling together their own far-flung communities at reinvented and repurposed annual conferences, and finding great event-excuses to reconnect with their peers. The Dubai Association Conference, Brussels … Continued


March 2022 Newsletter

Newsletter – March 2022 International associations in times of conflict These are dark times.  The aggression by Russia’s President Putin against Ukraine has brought together democratic nations around the world in condemnation and to levy unprecedented economic and social sanctions, whilst crowds of protestors have thronged the streets of almost every major city, including many … Continued


Newsletter – December 2021

Wishing us all a genuinely “New Normal” for 2022 It’s been a hell of a last couple of years, obviously worse for some than others.  Many international associations’ members have been in the front-lines of the fight against COVID-19, all across the healthcare sector from epidemiology to cardiology to virology to physiotherapy to the many unsung heroes working in public health. … Continued


Global Association Hubs Newsletter – October 2021

(Re)Open(ing) for Association Business! At long last, there’s a mood of cautious optimism in the air!  I recently spoke with representatives from our partner cities Brussels, Dubai, Singapore and Washington DC, sharing updates on their local COVID19 situation and their plans for future (live face-to-face!) activities with our international association friends. In Brussels, any size of association conference … Continued


Newsletter – May/June 2021

Food for Thought: Agility or Sociality? Let’s exploit associations’ natural advantages rather than mimicking corporate-world fads Global Association Hubs media partner Boardroom has just published our new article on the hot topic of “Agility”, a word whose meaning has morphed over the last decade from a general description of mental and operational nimbleness into a tech-world-originating business and project-development methodology, with its own … Continued


Brussels Association Bureau goes digital

The successful online 2021 European Association Summit has accelerated visit.brussels Association Bureau’s move towards digitisation of all of its services for international associations, whether they are planning (virtual, hybrid or face-to-face) meetings or setting up offices or Europe-wide initiatives. Download the PPT for a short summary of some of their initiatives:


Newsletter – Feb/March 2021

Food for Thought: Associations & the long war for truth It is frequently remarked that we have entered a post-truth era, a time when specialist expertise and scientific knowledge are increasingly under fire, whilst the ever-increasing complexity of every aspect of our society means that these attributes have become existentially necessary.  Global Association Hubs media partner Boardroom has just published our thoughts on … Continued


Global Association Hubs Newsletter – Nov/Dec 2020

Food for Thought: Will associations stand up in the post-pandemic era as a force for progress? As this utterly strange and terrible year draws towards its conclusion, with many uncertainties and dangers still hovering out of sight, we are heartened by the tantalising prospect of effective vaccines being rolled out worldwide during the first half of 2021. … Continued


Brussels aiming to expand world’s leading association-friendly business ecosystem

Knowing that you possess the world’s longest-established and widest-ranging community of companies providing specialist association services doesn’t mean a city can rest easy on its reputation! Brussels’ Association Bureau is now in the process of systematically gathering detailed data on the city’s unique business ecosystem, and plans to make it significantly easier for new and … Continued


Brussels boosts meetings sector with support funds

Within a wide recovery plan for tourism and culture, Brussels has included dedicated support funds for conferences, meetings and B2B events. The aim of these funds is to assist B2B event organisers from the associations and corporate sector according to eligibility criteria. 


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