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 30,528 km2 (11,787 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 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.

Local UIA Partner

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,

Local UIA Partner

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 Association of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology - Diegem
International Council for Laboratory Animal Science - Brussels
EDU - Brussels
World Association of Public Employment Services - Brussels
International Council for Children's Play - Mechelen
World Employment Confederation - Brussels
International Zinc Association - Brussels
Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center - Lasne
Worldwide Vending Association - Brussels
Fédération cynologique internationale - Thuin
International Union of Property Owners - Brussels
World Business Angels Association - Brussels
World Apple and Pear Association - Brussels
World Federation of Industrial Research Associations - Brussels
World Solar Thermal Electricity Association - Brussels
Global Federation of Insurance Associations - Brussels
International Food and Beverage Alliance - Brussels
Vacuum Insulation Panel Association - Brussels
Global Alliance of Pet Food Associations - Brussels
Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT, and Radiation Therapy Trade Association - Brussels
Independent Music Publishers Forum - Brussels
Collagen Casings Trade Association - Brussels
AgroCare - Borchtlombeek
Association internationale de formation et de recherche en éducation familiale - Mons
European Association for the Streamlining of Energy Exchange-gas - Brussels

View More profiles (4420) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Belgium

2028 Annual CongressInternational Union of Marine Insurance - Brussels

2026 ConferenceEuropean Society for Biomaterials - Ghent

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

2025 Annual ConferenceInternational Management Assistants - Ghent

2025 Associations Round Table - EuropeUnion of International Associations - Brussels

2024 International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES)International Conference on Digital Preservation - Ghent

2024 International ConferenceInternational Society for Third-Sector Research - Antwerp

2024 Annual MeetingMeteoritical Society - Brussels

2024 Velo-City ConferenceEuropean Cyclists' FederationVelo-city

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 CongressInternational Institute of Sugar Beet Research - Brussels

2024 Annual MeetingEuropean Eye Bank Association - Antwerp

View More Future Events (44) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Belgium

2023 Annual Congress on Regulations and Compliance for Cosmetics – European Cosmetic Responsible Person Association - Brussels
2023 Summit of the Organic and organo-mineral Fertilisers Industries in Europe (SOFIE) – European Organic Fertilizers Manufacturers AssociationEuropean Consortium of the Organic-Based Fertilizer IndustryEuropean Sustainable Phosphorus PlatformFertilizers Europe
2023 Annual Meeting – European Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society - Brussels
2022 European Value-Based Procurement Conference – MedTech Europe - Brussels
2022 Plenary Session – European Economic and Social Committee - Brussels
2022 Symposium on Adult Vaccination and Vaccine Hesitancy – Federation of European Academies of Medicine - Brussels
2022 High Level Expert Forum for Sustainable Finance (HLEF) – BETTER FINANCE - Brussels
2022 Leadership and Organisation for Teaching and Learning at European Universities – European University Association - Brussels
2022 Enhancing Patient-Centric Outcome Measures and Clinical Trials with Digital Health Technologies – European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations - Brussels
2022 Deepening, Widening, Focusing - How to Navigate Transnational University Cooperation into the Future? – European University Association - Brussels
2022 Annual General Meeting – European Business Organisation Worldwide Network - Brussels
2022 International Conference on Adhesive Dentistry and Esthetics / Congrès Internationale de dentisterie esthétique & adhésive (CIDAE) - Brussels
2022 Meeting – European Committee of the Regions - Brussels
2022 European Health Summit – European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations - Brussels
2022 Annual Conference – European Defence Agency - Brussels

View More Past Events (22695) in The International Congress Calendar

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