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 for Prosthetics and Orthotics Est. 1970

World Organization of Workers Est. 1921

International Federation of Journalists Est. 1952

Conseil international du sport militaire Est. 1948

International Young Christian Workers Est. 1945

International Association of Democratic Lawyers Est. 1946

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

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

NATO Parliamentary Assembly Est. 1955

International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Est. 1981

World Federation of Friends of Museums Est. 1975

North Atlantic Treaty Organization Est. 1949

International Association for the Distributive Trade Est. 1952

Conseil international des radios-télévisions d'expression française Est. 1978

CropLife International Est. 1967

World Movement of Christian Workers Est. 1961

International Academic Union Est. 1919

International Federation of Film Archives Est. 1938

View More profiles (2988 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 CongressEuropean Society of Gene and Cell Therapy

2023 International Pragmatics ConferenceInternational Pragmatics Association

2023 Technical SeminarEuropean Adhesive Tape Association

2023 Annual MeetingEuropean Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society

2022 ForumInternational Disability Management Standards Council

2022 EPA CongressEuropean Parking Association

2022 Annual MeetingEuropean Thyroid Association

2022 World CongressInternational Committee of Military Medicine

2022 CongressInternational Balint Federation

2022 ForumProtocol and Diplomacy International - Protocol Officers Association

2022 Quadrennial CongressInternational Association for Coptic Studies

2022 General Assembly and ForumAssociation of European Automative and Industrial Battery Manufacturers

2022 ForumInvestment Migration Council

2022 Annual AgoraEuropean Hospital and Healthcare Federation

2022 European Direct Selling ConferenceEuropean Direct Selling Association

2022 MeetingInternational Actuarial Association

2022 Associations Round Table - EuropeUnion of International Associations

2022 CongressInternational Congress on Catalysis and Automotive Pollution Control

2022 DIA EuropeDrug Information Association

2022 Spring MeetingEuropean Automotive Research Partners Association

2022 Aftermarket ConferenceEuropean Association of Automotive Suppliers

2022 Annual Congress on Regulations and Compliance for CosmeticsEuropean Cosmetic Responsible Person Association

2022 SummitCouncil of the European UnionEuropean CommissionLeague of Arab States

View More Future Events (45 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Brussels

2021 International Conference – European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs
2021 Annual Congress – European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy
2021 Conference – Association of European Vehicle Logistics
2021 Board meeting – International Union of Property Owners
2021 Energy Storage Global Conference – European Association for Storage of Energy
2021 European Direct Selling Conference – European Direct Selling Association
2021 International Symposium – International Map Collectors' Society
2021 European Week of Regions and Cities – Committee of the RegionsEuropean Commission
2021 Conference – European Turbine Network
2021 Annual General Meeting and Conference – European Haemophilia Consortium
2021 Congress – European Commission of the Nobility
2021 Data and Research Seminar – European State Lotteries and Toto Association
2021 European Heat Pump Forum – European Heat Pump Association
2021 Congress and General Assembly – Jeunesses Musicales International
2021 Annual Event – European Association of Guarantee Institutions
2021 World Congress – International Committee of Military Medicine
2021 Joint CSR-Responsible Gaming Seminar – European State Lotteries and Toto Association
2021 Annual Meeting – Continental European Division of the International Association for Dental Research
2021 Council for Doctoral Education Annual Meeting – European University Association
2021 Inspiring groundwater – International Association of Hydrogeologists
2021 Workshop – International Workshop on Baryon and Lepton Number Violation
2021 European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications – European Power Electronics and Drives Association
2021 Annual Conference – International Liver Cancer Association
2021 Congress – International Balint Federation
2021 Virtual Congress – Liquid Gas Europe

View More Past Events (16104 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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