Global civil society activity in Belgium

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Northwestern Europe. The country is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the south, and the North Sea to the west. It covers an area of 30,689 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.5 million, making it the 22nd most densely populated country in the world and the 6th most densely populated country in Europe, with a density of 376/km2 (970/sq mi). Belgium is part of an area known as the Low Countries, historically a somewhat larger region than the Benelux group of states, as it also included parts of northern France. The capital and largest metropolitan region is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, and Leuven.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 10 over 20 years

Belgium is ranked #3 over a 20 year period,
with 12443 meetings since 2001.

Top 10 in 2021

Belgium is ranked #4 in 2021, with 384 meetings.

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Things happen in Brussels! There’s always a buzz. Not just because it’s the capital of 500 million Europeans and political decisions are made here, but also because Brussels offers you an exciting cultural, artistic and social scene... at sensible prices. All in a city with historical beauty and a multicultural soul. No wonder Brussels is the n°1 destination for congresses in Europe and world's n°1 for international associations headquarters. is the Brussels tourism and culture agency with a multitude of services adressed to international associations. 

The Convention and Association Bureau o develop the range of choices and opportunities in Brussels for conferences, trade shows, meetings and events. And furthermore to support the professionals and bring together the stakeholders from the Brussels "meetings industry" as well as international associations community in order to develop a strong, coherent offering.

Our approach is to listen carefully to you, understand your objectives, and then give you the services you need to achieve your goals. From your first request for information through to your event’s closing speech, the VISITBRUSSELS team will accompany you with professional and proactive help. Because our mission is always to make your event as successful as it can possibly be or help you in setting up your association in Brussels thanks to the large network of professionals. 

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VISITFLANDERS Convention Bureau


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Visit Antwerpen


Visit Antwerp offers professional and independent complimentary support for each stage of your conference process, from the preparation phase to hiring  the venue, finding accommodation to social programmes.

The Antwerp team has years of experience combined with unique skills and can provide you with the right services or put you in contact with a local partner or stakeholder. Our local and international network is put to use in order to give you the perfect solution.

We work closely with Antwerp Convention Bureau who is your guide for any practical assistance and is happy to put you in touch with the right local suppliers,

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Meeting in Brugge


Meeting in Brugge is the official Convention Bureau of the City of Bruges. They offer free professional advice to the organisers of conventions, seminars, meetings, incentives, product launches and training courses.

Meeting in Brugge helps you find the right venue, introduces you to the right people and suggests events for your social programme as well as restaurants and caterers. The city's many assets serve to enhance the unique and authentic experience that convention attendees are looking for.

Organizations based in Belgium

EDU - Brussels
International Council for Children's Play - Mechelen
International Union of Property Owners - Brussels
Bureau international d'audiophonologie - Liège
Union of Socialist Local and Regional Representatives in Europe - Anthisnes
World Federation for Laser Dentistry - Brussels
European Street Rod Association - Berchem
European International Business Academy - Brussels
European Calcium Silicate Producers Association - Brussels
International Society for Construction with Alternative Materials - Leuven
World Carillon Federation - Averbode
European Confederation of Search and Selection Associations - Brussels
European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organizations - Wemmel
European Radiation Research Society - Mol
European Performance Co-Extruders - Brussels
European Operations Management Association - Brussels
International Sweeteners Association - Brussels
European Animal Protein Association - Brussels
Association of Universities for Textiles - Zwijnaarde
Confederation of European Computer User Associations - Brussels
European Ceramic Society - Mons
European Society for Social Drug Research - Ghent
European Federation of EPR Groups - Wilrijk
International Diamond Council - Antwerp
European Landscape Contractors Association - Brussels

View More profiles (4033) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Belgium

2028 Annual CongressInternational Union of Marine Insurance - Brussels

2027 Annual General AssemblyEuropean Vegetable Protein Association - Brussels

2027 European Control Conference (ECC)European Union Control Association - Brussels

2027 World Tunnel CongressInternational Tunnelling and Underground Space Association - Antwerp

2026 World Conference on Marine BiodiversityWorld Conference on Marine Biodiversity - Bruges

2026 Annual Scientific MeetingInternational Society for Hip Arthroscopy - Bruges

2026 ConferenceEuropean Society for Biomaterials - Ghent

2025 Annual ConferenceInternational Management Assistants - Ghent

2025 CongressEuropean Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability - Ghent

2025 Associations Round Table - EuropeUnion of International Associations - Brussels

2025 CongressInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering - Ghent

2025 ICSA : International Conference on Structures and ArchitectureInternational Association of Structures and Architecture - Antwerp

2025 Annual Scientific MeetingEuropean College of Veterinary Surgeons - Antwerp

2025 International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR)Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee - Ghent

2025 International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC)International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques - Bruges

View More Future Events (69) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Belgium

2024 Green Deal Leather Project - Final Conference – Confédération des associations nationales de tanneurs et mégissiers de la Communauté européenneindustriAll European Trade Union
2024 General Assembly – International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee - Brussels
2024 International Conference – European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs - Brussels
2024 Spring Conference – European International Contractors - Brussels
2024 EARMA Ethics and Research Integrity Officer Network (ERION) Meeting – European Association of Research Managers and Administrators - Brussels
2024 ECRD: European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products – EURORDIS - Rare Diseases Europe - Brussels
2024 Congress – European Committee for the study of corrosion and protection of pipes and pipeline systems - Leuven
2024 Annual EUFASA Conference – European Union Foreign Affairs Spouses' Associations - Brussels
2024 Conference – European Masterbatchers and Compounders - Brussels
2024 Conference – PensionsEurope - Brussels
2024 World Cocoa Conference – International Cocoa Organization - Brussels
2024 Annual General Assembly – European Women's Lobby - Brussels
2024 Annual Conference – European Multiple Sclerosis Platform - Brussels
2024 ETRA Conference on Tyre Recycling – European Tyre Recycling Association - Brussels
2024 Launch of the CER Rail Manifesto On Track For Europe – Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies - Brussels

View More Past Events (23764) in The International Congress Calendar

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