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

VISITFLANDERS Convention Bureau



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

International Co-operative Alliance Est. 1895

World Veterinary Association Est. 1959

International Diabetes Federation Est. 1950

Education International Est. 1993

International Federation of Landscape Architects Est. 1948

Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition Est. 2004

International Customs Tariffs Bureau Est. 1890

International Union for Housing Finance Est. 1914

International Society for Military Law and the Law of War Est. 1988

PIANC Est. 1894

International Society of Nephrology Est. 1960

International Council for Laboratory Animal Science Est. 1956

World Organization of Workers Est. 1921

International Association of Young Lawyers Est. 1962

International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Est. 1929

Conseil international du sport militaire Est. 1948

International Association of Public Transport Est. 1885

International Association of Democratic Lawyers Est. 1946

International Association of Student Affairs and Services Est. 2000

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

View More profiles (3095 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Brussels

2024 Annual MeetingMeteoritical Society

2024 World Cocoa ConferenceInternational Cocoa Organization

2023 Associations Round Table - EuropeUnion of International Associations

2023 Annual CongressEuropean Society of Gene and Cell Therapy

2023 International Pragmatics ConferenceInternational Pragmatics Association

2023 WONCA Europe ConferenceEuropean Society of General Practice/Family Medicine

2023 Technical SeminarEuropean Adhesive Tape Association

2023 Annual MeetingEuropean Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society

2023 Annual CongressFédération internationale des associations de transitaires et assimilés

2023 Associations Round Table - Asia PacificUnion of International Associations

2022 Brussels Annual ConferenceEuropean Water Association

2022 European Business SummitEuropean Business Summit

2022 Annual ConferenceEuropean Biogas Association

2022 Annual General MeetingConfederation of European Security Services

2022 International ConferenceRoyal Academy of Overseas Sciences

2022 European Heat Pump ForumEuropean Heat Pump Association

2022 ForumInternational Disability Management Standards Council

2022 SRB Conference 2022Single Resolution Board

2022 EPA CongressEuropean Parking Association

2022 Annual MeetingEuropean Thyroid Association

2022 World CongressInternational Committee of Military Medicine

2022 Assemblée généraleFédération francophone et germanophone des associations de coopération au développement

2022 CongressInternational Balint Federation

2022 ForumProtocol and Diplomacy International - Protocol Officers Association

2022 Quadrennial CongressInternational Association for Coptic Studies

View More Future Events (46 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Brussels

2022 Congress – European Business and Innovation Centre Network
2022 General Assembly – Bureau of European Design Associations
2022 Associations Round Table - Europe – Union of International Associations
2022 Annual Sales Meeting – Insurope
2022 TechNet Annual Conference – Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International
2022 Half-Yearly Assembly – European Union of General Practitioners / Family Physicians
2022 CFE Forum – CFE Tax Advisers Europe
2022 Conference / Business Conference – European Machine Vision Association
2022 Conference on European Advanced Studies (IDEAS) – Institut d'études européennes, ULB
2022 European Direct Selling Conference – European Direct Selling Association
2022 Meeting – International Actuarial Association
2022 General Assembly – European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
2022 Congress – International Congress on Catalysis and Automotive Pollution Control
2022 DIA Europe – Drug Information Association
2022 International Conference – Computers, Privacy and Data Protection
2022 International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) – International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine
2022 Annual Conference – CropLife Europe
2022 Spring Meeting – European Automotive Research Partners Association
2022 Spring Volunteering Congress – Centre for European Volunteering
2022 General Assembly – European Nuclear Education Network
2022 International Congress on Innovative Approaches in Head and Neck Oncology (ICHNO) & European Congress on Head and Neck Oncology (ECHNO) – European SocieTy for Radiotherapy and OncologyEuropean Head and Neck SocietyEuropean Society for Medical Oncology
2022 Aftermarket Conference – European Association of Automotive Suppliers
2022 Mentoring Seminar – Institut d'études européennes, ULB
2022 Historic houses in the green transition – European Historic Houses Association
2022 European Policy Seminar – Academic Cooperation Association

View More Past Events (16344 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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