17th Round Table Europe – 24 November 2023 – Brussels


Thursday 23 November afternoon

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 Washington 40, Brussels.

Friday 24 November 2023


Registration opens

9.30 – 11.00

Round Table session 1:

Introductory presentations of the workshop programme (all speakers):

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30

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

  1. Virginie De Visscher, Executive Director, Business Events, Destination Canada: “Event sustainability – 10 small changes that will inspire”
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  2. Cyril Ritchie, President of UIA, First Vice-President of CoNGO: “The relations between the United Nations and Associations/NGOs: Why? How? What? What future?”
  3. Ryan Brubaker, Web and Database Developer, UIA: “Achieving goals, finding partners: UIA’s Global Civil Society Database”
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  4. Frédéric Destrebecq, Executive Director, European Brain Foundation / European Brain Centre: “Expanding the outreach and capacity of your association’s community – how to reach out to sponsors and funders”
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12.30 – 13.45


13.45 – 15.45

Round Table session 3

15.45 – 16.15

Coffee break

16.15 – 17.15

Round Table session 4: four parallel workshops in break-out rooms

  1. Philippe Noirhomme, European VAT Desk: “VAT and related issues concerning international associations”
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  2. Juan Simoes Iglesias, Secretary General, YMCA Europe & Olga Lukina, Executive Secretary for Movement Strengthening and Strategy, YMCA Europe: “Empowering the Next Generation: How to Make Your Association Youth-Friendly”
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  3. Marijke Roelants, Managing Partner BoldLAW: “How to capture your association’s cooperation in a contract”
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  4. Chloé Menhinick, Association & Legacy Advisor: “Time for a Membership Strategy Health Check”
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17.45 – 19.15

Cocktail reception

Meet in the registration area for a short walk to:

  • The Beerlab

    4th floor of the Bourse-Beurs building / the Belgian Beer World (across the street of the Marriott)

    Address: Rue de la Bourse 21, 1000 Bruxelles (use the entrance by Rue du Midi, opposite the Church Saint-Nicholas and take the elevator to the 4th floor)