UIA Associations Round Table Brussels, 2022

Programme

Thursday 19 May 2022

17.00 – 18.00
UIA Associate Members Meeting – for UIA Associate Members only!
Venue: Maison des Associations Internationales (M.A.I.) / International Associations Center (room: Paris)
Rue de Washington 40, Brussels


Friday 20 May 2022

8.30
Registration opens

9.30 – 11.00
Round Table session 1:

Opening keynote by Cyril Ritchie, President of UIA, First Vice-President of CoNGO: "Do Associations need a Code of Good Practices? If so, What?”

Introductory presentations of the workshop programme (all speakers):
11.00 – 11.30
Coffee break – sponsored by Visit Brussels

11.30 – 12.30
Round Table session 2: four parallel workshops in break-out rooms

  • Cyril Ritchie, President of UIA, First Vice-President of CoNGO: “Why is the United Nations relevant to YOUR Association?”
  • Edoardo Guglielmino, Business Development, visit brussels: “Associations’ life made easier – Support initiatives at your service”
  • Ryan Brubaker, Web and Database Developer, UIA: “Achieving goals, finding partners: UIA’s Global Civil Society Database”
  • Katarina Oja, Digital Consultant / Feriel Saouli, Director of Association Management & COO / Vanessa Terrier, Senior Communications Consultant, SEC Newgate EU: “The future is digital: how to stay in tune with the latest social media trends?”


  • 12.30 – 13.45
    Lunch – sponsored by Visit Brussels

    13.45 – 15.45
    Round Table session 3

    13.45 – 14.45 three parallel workshops in break-out rooms

  • Philippe Noirhomme, European VAT Desk: "VAT and related issues concerning international associations.”
  • Nienke van der Malen – van der Horst, CEO & Founder, Conferli / Bregje Frens – de Leeuw, Association Manager, Conferli: “Is there a need for a new way of tendering, after the pandemic?”
  • Marijke Roelants, Managing Partner BoldLAW: “Revising Your Association’s Statutes: How to get Started. Ready, set, go!”


  • 14.45 – 15.45 four parallel workshops in break-out rooms

  • Edoardo Guglielmino, Business Development, visit brussels: “Associations’ life made easier – Support initiatives at your service”
  • Ryan Brubaker, Web and Database Developer, UIA: “Achieving goals, finding partners: UIA’s Global Civil Society Database”
  • Katarina Oja, Digital Consultant / Feriel Saouli, Director of Association Management & COO / Vanessa Terrier, Senior Communications Consultant, SEC Newgate EU: “The future is digital: how to stay in tune with the latest social media trends?”
  • Cyril Ritchie, President of UIA, First Vice-President of CoNGO: “Why is the United Nations relevant to YOUR Association?”


  • 15.45 – 16.15
    Coffee break – sponsored by Visit Brussels

    16.15 – 17.15
    Round Table session 4: three parallel workshops in break-out rooms

  • Philippe Noirhomme, European VAT Desk: "VAT and related issues concerning international associations.”
  • Nienke van der Malen – van der Horst, CEO & Founder, Conferli / Bregje Frens – de Leeuw, Association Manager, Conferli: “Is there a need for a new way of tendering, after the pandemic?”
  • Marijke Roelants, Managing Partner BoldLAW: “Revising Your Association’s Statutes: How to get Started. Ready, set, go!”


  • 17.30 – 18.30
    Cocktail reception – sponsored by Firenze Convention Bureau