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 10386 meetings since 2001.

Top 10 in 2021

Brussels is ranked #1 in 2021, with 319 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 Council for Laboratory Animal Science Est. 1956

EDU Est. 2011

World Association of Public Employment Services Est. 1989

World Employment Confederation Est. 1967

International Zinc Association Est. 1990

Worldwide Vending Association Est. 2006

International Union of Property Owners Est. 1923

World Business Angels Association Est. 2007

World Apple and Pear Association Est. 2001

World Federation of Industrial Research Associations Est. 2013

World Solar Thermal Electricity Association Est. 2012

Global Federation of Insurance Associations Est. 2012

International Food and Beverage Alliance Est. 2008

Vacuum Insulation Panel Association Est. 2014

Global Alliance of Pet Food Associations Est. 2014

Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT, and Radiation Therapy Trade Association

Independent Music Publishers Forum Est. 2013

Collagen Casings Trade Association

European Association for the Streamlining of Energy Exchange-gas Est. 2002

World Federation of Insurance Intermediaries Est. 1999


European Snacks Association Est. 1965

APPLiA - Home Appliance Europe Est. 1959

World Federation for Laser Dentistry Est. 1988

Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst Est. 1985

View More profiles (3226 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Brussels

2025 Associations Round Table - EuropeUnion of International Associations

2024 Annual MeetingMeteoritical Society

2024 World Cocoa ConferenceInternational Cocoa Organization

2024 CongressInternational Institute of Sugar Beet Research

2023 Associations Round Table - EuropeUnion of International Associations

2023 European Cancer SummitEuropean Cancer Organisation

2023 Annual CongressEuropean Society of Gene and Cell Therapy

2023 EARPA ForumEuropean Automotive Research Partners Association

2023 Energy Storage Global Conference (ESGC)European Association for Storage of Energy

2023 World CongressFédération internationale des associations de transitaires et assimilés

2023 EUROCORR - European Corrosion CongressEuropean Federation of Corrosion

2023 International Pragmatics ConferenceInternational Pragmatics Association

2023 Annual Conference (CEAC)Cosmetics Europe - The Personal Care Association

2023 CongressEuropean Specialist Nurses Organisation

2023 WONCA Europe ConferenceEuropean Society of General Practice/Family Medicine

2023 International Heritage Rose ConferenceWorld Federation of Rose Societies

2023 Annual AgoraEuropean Hospital and Healthcare Federation

2023 GlobalSkin Conference ELEVATE 2023International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations

2023 Annual ConferenceEuropean Association for Distance Learning

2023 European Conference on Connected Automated DrivingEuropean CommissionCCAM Association

2023 Spring MeetingInternational Union of Credit and Investment Insurers

2023 Technical SeminarEuropean Adhesive Tape Association

2023 ConferenceEcologic Institut

2023 Spring MeetingEuropean Automotive Research Partners Association

2023 Annual ConferenceCropLife Europe

View More Future Events (27 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in 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
2022 European Value-Based Procurement Conference – MedTech Europe
2022 Symposium on Adult Vaccination and Vaccine Hesitancy – Federation of European Academies of Medicine
2022 Plenary Session – European Economic and Social Committee
2022 High Level Expert Forum for Sustainable Finance (HLEF) – BETTER FINANCE
2022 Annual General Meeting – European Business Organisation Worldwide Network
2022 Leadership and Organisation for Teaching and Learning at European Universities – European University Association
2022 Deepening, Widening, Focusing - How to Navigate Transnational University Cooperation into the Future? – European University Association
2022 Enhancing Patient-Centric Outcome Measures and Clinical Trials with Digital Health Technologies – European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
2022 International Conference on Adhesive Dentistry and Esthetics / Congrès Internationale de dentisterie esthétique & adhésive (CIDAE)
2022 Meeting – European Committee of the Regions
2022 Annual Conference – European Defence Agency
2022 European Health Summit – European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
2022 European Cancer Forum – Lung Cancer Europe
2022 EU-Western Balkans Summit – Friends of Europe
2022 Where is Corporate Reporting Heading? – European Financial Reporting Advisory Group
2022 Cybersecurity Summit – Centre for European Policy Studies
2022 Annual Event – Association of European Research Establishments in Aeronautics
2022 Winter Conference – Public Safety Communication Europe
2022 Trusted Chips: The Standardization Landscape and Opportunities for Europe – European Committee for Electrotechnical StandardizationComité européen de normalisation
2022 General Meeting – RECS International
2022 Winter Meeting – European Academy of Paediatrics
2022 Annual Conference on EU Financial Regulation and Supervision – Europäische Rechtsakademie
2022 European Reward Management Conference – European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management

View More Past Events (16920 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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