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

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 Zinc Association Est. 1990

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

View More profiles (3016 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Brussels

2024 Annual MeetingMeteoritical Society

2023 Associations Round Table - EuropeUnion of International Associations

2023 Technical SeminarEuropean Adhesive Tape Association

2023 Annual MeetingEuropean Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society

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 ForumInvestment Migration Council

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 SummitCouncil of the European UnionEuropean CommissionLeague of Arab States

2022 Triennial CongressInternational Association of Lyceum Clubs

2022 Biennial CongressEuropean Deaf Sport Organization

2021 Biennial CongressInternational Diabetes Federation

2021 ForumInternational Disability Management Standards Council

2021 General AssemblyBiomedical Alliance in Europe

2021 CongressEuropean Coil Coating Association

2021 Stakeholder Plenary MeetingEuropean Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy

2021 NEST-et ConferenceEuropean Nuclear Society

2021 Future Of Road Mobility ForumEuropean Automotive Research Partners Association

2021 General AssemblyPlastics Recyclers Europe

View More Future Events (43 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Brussels

2021 Plenary Session – European Economic and Social Committee
2021 World Forum – World Committee for Lifelong Learning
2021 European Conference on Head and Neck Oncology – European Head and Neck Society
2021 European Research and Innovation Days – European Commission
2021 New GWP Standard – EXCiPACT
2021 Forum – Association of European Automative and Industrial Battery Manufacturers
2021 Annual General Assembly – Federation of European and International Associations Established in Belgium
2021 Plenary Meeting – European Energy Information Sharing and Analysis Centre
2021 Making Sustainable Products the Norm – Environmental Coalition on Standards
2021 Annual General Assembly – DIGITALEUROPE
2021 Quadrennial Joint Congress – European Bitumen AssociationEuropean Asphalt Pavement Association
2021 Annual Conference – Cosmetics Europe - The Personal Care Association
2021 European Development Days – European Commission
2021 Summit – North Atlantic Treaty Organization
2021 General Assembly – Federation of European Cinematographers
2021 Annual General Assembly – Culture Action Europe
2021 Annual General Assembly – European Foundation Centre
2021 Plenary Session – European Economic and Social Committee
2021 General Assembly – European Association of Dairy Trade
2021 Blockchain for Europe Summit – Blockchain for Europe
2021 Instant payments: Forcing a breakthrough in European market integration? – Centre for European Policy StudiesEuropean Credit Research Institute
2021 Annual Conference – International Association for Business and Society
2021 Annual Conference – PET Container Recycling Europe
2021 Annual Transatlantic Conference – Association Européenne des Institutions Paritaires de la Protection Sociale
2021 Forum – The Brewers of Europe

View More Past Events (16009 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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