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 southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. 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 per square kilometre (970/sq mi). The capital and largest city 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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VISITFLANDERS Convention Bureau


Local UIA Partner


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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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

International Co-operative Alliance - Brussels
International Diabetes Federation - Brussels
International Committee of Military Medicine - Brussels
International Pragmatics Association - Antwerp
Education International - Brussels
International Association of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology - Diegem
Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition - Brussels
International Customs Tariffs Bureau - Brussels
International Life Saving Federation - Leuven
PIANC - Brussels
International Council for Laboratory Animal Science - Brussels
World Organization of Workers - Brussels
International Association of Young Lawyers - Brussels
Service Civil International - Antwerp
International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - Brussels
World Federation of Advertisers - Brussels
Conseil international du sport militaire - Brussels
International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation - St-Genesius-Rode
International Association of Democratic Lawyers - Brussels
International Association of Student Affairs and Services - Brussels
EDU - Brussels
International Association of Professional Numismatists - Brussels
International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences - Leuven
Skolta Esperanto-Ligo - Kraainem
International Federation of Employees in Public Services - Brussels

View More profiles (4363) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Belgium

2028 Annual CongressInternational Union of Marine Insurance - Brussels

2026 World Conference on Marine BiodiversityInternational Association of Biological OceanographyWorld Conference on Marine Biodiversity

2024 ConferenceInternational Society for Third-Sector Research - Antwerp

2024 Annual MeetingMeteoritical Society - Brussels

2024 Annual CongressEuropean Association of Tax Law Professors - Antwerp

2024 Annual MeetingEuropean Academy of Childhood Disability - Bruges

2024 World Cocoa ConferenceInternational Cocoa Organization - Brussels

2024 European Lupus MeetingEuropean Lupus Society - Bruges

2024 Annual MeetingEuropean Eye Bank Association - Antwerp

2023 Associations Round Table - EuropeUnion of International Associations - Brussels

2023 Annual CongressEuropean Society of Gene and Cell Therapy - Brussels

2023 CongrèsSociété Francophone de Néphrologie Dialyse et Transplantation - Liège

2023 Conference and Annual General MeetingInternational Corrections and Prisons Association for the Advancement of Professional Corrections - Antwerp

2023 International Conference on Industrial PackagingInternational Confederation of Container Reconditioners - Ghent

2023 European Congress on Assertive OutreachEuropean Assertive Outreach Foundation - Leuven

View More Future Events (36) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Belgium

2022 European Rivers Summit – World Wide Fund for NatureWetlands InternationalRiverWatchEuroNatur - European Nature Heritage Fund
2022 Forum – International Disability Management Standards Council - Brussels
2022 European Heat Pump Forum – European Heat Pump Association - Brussels
2022 Enhancing the Anti-trafficking Identification, Prevention and Support Mechanisms - Brussels
2022 Annual Conference – European Teratology Society - Antwerp
2022 Annual Conference – European Institute of Social Security - Leuven
2022 International Ethnological Food Research Conference – Société internationale d'ethnologie et de folklore - Antwerp
2022 Congrès International – Réseau international francophone pour la responsabilité sociale en santé - Brussels
2022 International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference – Public Health Palliative Care International - Bruges
2022 Annual Colloquium – Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas - Leuven
2022 Congress – European Society for Veterinary Virology - Ghent
2022 Silent Leges Inter Arma Conference – International Society for Military Law and the Law of War - Bruges
2022 SRB Conference 2022 – Single Resolution Board - Brussels
2022 International Conference on Cultural Policy Research – International Conference on Cultural Policy Research - Antwerp
2022 Annual Conference – European Council of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering - Brussels

View More Past Events (22142) in The International Congress Calendar

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