Global civil society activity in Brussels, Belgium

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 10 over 20 years

Brussels is ranked #2 over a 20 year period,
with 11274 meetings since 1999.

Top 10 in 2019

Brussels is ranked #2 in 2019, with 961 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Toerisme Vlaanderen



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. 

Organizations based in Brussels

Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition Est. 2004

International Society of Nephrology Est. 1960

International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics Est. 1970

World Organization of Workers Est. 1921

International Federation of Journalists Est. 1952

International Association of Young Lawyers Est. 1962

International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Est. 1929

Conseil international du sport militaire Est. 1948

International Young Christian Workers Est. 1945

International Association of Democratic Lawyers Est. 1946

EDU Est. 2011

International Association of Professional Numismatists Est. 1951

International Hormone Society

International Federation of Employees in Public Services Est. 1930

International School Sport Federation Est. 1972

International Council of Chemical Associations Est. 1989

International Falcon Movement - Socialist Educational International Est. 1947

Mouvement international de la jeunesse agricole et rurale catholique Est. 1954

Fédération Internationale de Camping, Caravanning et Autocaravaning Est. 1932

World Association of Public Employment Services Est. 1989

International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis Est. 1984

NATO Parliamentary Assembly Est. 1955

World Federation of Consuls Est. 1982

International Zinc Association Est. 1990

International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Est. 1981

View More profiles (3037 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Brussels

2024 Annual MeetingMeteoritical Society

2023 Associations Round Table - EuropeUnion of International Associations

2023 Annual MeetingEuropean Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society

2022 Annual MeetingEuropean Thyroid Association

2022 CongressInternational Balint Federation

2022 ForumProtocol and Diplomacy International - Protocol Officers Association

2022 Quadrennial CongressInternational Association for Coptic Studies

2022 Associations Round Table - EuropeUnion of International Associations

2022 CongressInternational Congress on Catalysis and Automotive Pollution Control

2022 SummitCouncil of the European UnionEuropean CommissionLeague of Arab States

2022 Triennial CongressInternational Association of Lyceum Clubs

2022 Biennial CongressEuropean Deaf Sport Organization

2022 World CongressInternational Committee of Military Medicine

2021 ForumInternational Disability Management Standards Council

2021 CongressEuropean Coil Coating Association

2021 NEST-et ConferenceEuropean Nuclear Society

2021 EUSEW : EU Sustainable Energy WeekEuropean Commission

2021 Annual CongressEuropean Society of Gene and Cell Therapy

2021 ConferenceAssociation of European Vehicle Logistics

2021 Biennial CongressEuropean Parking Association

2021 Energy Storage Global ConferenceEuropean Association for Storage of Energy

2021 International SymposiumInternational Map Collectors' Society

2021 European Week of Regions and CitiesCommittee of the RegionsEuropean Commission

2021 CongressEuropean Commission of the Nobility

2021 World CongressInternational Committee of Military Medicine

View More Future Events (50 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Brussels

2021 Annual Conference – Council of European Energy Regulators
2021 HR Matters under the Current Circumstances – Federation of European and International Associations Established in Belgium
2021 New market partnerships after 2020 - overcoming the obstacles – European Tyre Recycling Association
2021 International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine – International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine
2021 General Meeting & Directors' Workshop – EuroGeoSurveys
2021 Civil Society Days – European Economic and Social Committee
2021 Congress – European Specialist Nurses Organisation
2021 Meeting of the Advisers for European PES Affairs – European network of Public Employment Services
2021 HR Matters under the Current Circumstances – Federation of European and International Associations Established in Belgium
2021 Annual Excipients Forum – International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council Europe
2021 International Conference – Computers, Privacy and Data Protection
2021 Infrastructure Research Meeting – Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories
2020 Cybersecurity Certification Conference – European Union Agency for Network and Information Security
2020 Inaugural Conference – International Machiavelli Society
2020 EU Agriculture Outlook Conference – European Commission
2020 International Congress – International Institute of Administrative Sciences
2020 Annual Convention – European Crowdfunding Network
2020 Congress – European Glaucoma Society
2020 Summit – Council of the European Union
2020 Brussels Seminar – European Centre for the Development of Vocational TrainingCouncil of the European Union
2020 All in One Conference – Confédération européenne des coopératives de travail associé, des coopératives sociales et des entreprises sociales et participatives
2020 Annual Conference – European Defence Agency
2020 Plenary Session – European Economic and Social Committee
2020 Forum – International Disability Management Standards Council
2020 European Direct Selling Conference – European Direct Selling Association

View More Past Events (15770 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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