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.

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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. 

VISITFLANDERS Convention Bureau


Organizations based in Brussels

International Co-operative Alliance Est. 1895

International Diabetes Federation Est. 1950

International Committee of Military Medicine Est. 1921

Education International Est. 1993

Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition Est. 2004

International Customs Tariffs Bureau Est. 1890

PIANC Est. 1894

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

World Federation of Advertisers Est. 1953

Conseil international du sport militaire Est. 1948

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 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

World Association of Public Employment Services Est. 1989

Bureau international pour la standardisation de la rayonne et des fibres synthétiques Est. 1928

World Employment Confederation Est. 1967

International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations Est. 1980

View More profiles (3174 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 EUROCORR - European Corrosion CongressEuropean Federation of Corrosion

2023 International Pragmatics ConferenceInternational Pragmatics Association

2023 WONCA Europe ConferenceEuropean Society of General Practice/Family Medicine

2023 Annual ConferenceEuropean Association for Distance Learning

2023 Spring MeetingInternational Union of Credit and Investment Insurers

2023 Technical SeminarEuropean Adhesive Tape Association

2023 Associations Round Table - Asia PacificUnion of International Associations

2023 World CongressFédération internationale des associations de transitaires et assimilés

2023 Annual MeetingEuropean Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society

2022 Winter MeetingEuropean Academy of Paediatrics

2022 General MeetingRECS International

2022 Annual European Government Bond ConferenceAssociation for Financial Markets in Europe

2022 EU Health SummitEU Health Coalition

2022 World CongressInternational Society for Fertility Preservation

2022 World Ethanol & BiofuelsWorld Ethanol & Biofuels

2022 Brussels Annual ConferenceEuropean Water Association

2022 General AssemblyEuropean Alliance for the Social Sciences and Humanities

2022 Members PlenaryEuropean Energy Information Sharing and Analysis Centre

2022 European Business SummitEuropean Business Summit

2022 CongressEuropean Federation of Local Energy Companies

2022 Annual ConferenceEuropean Biogas Association

View More Future Events (28 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Brussels

2022 International Conference – Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences
2022 World Planning Congress – International Society of City and Regional Planners
2022 Annual Conference – World Steel Association
2022 European Rivers Summit – World Wide Fund for NatureWetlands InternationalRiverWatchEuroNatur - European Nature Heritage Fund
2022 Forum – International Disability Management Standards Council
2022 European Heat Pump Forum – European Heat Pump Association
2022 Enhancing the Anti-trafficking Identification, Prevention and Support Mechanisms
2022 Congrès International – Réseau international francophone pour la responsabilité sociale en santé
2022 Annual Conference – European Council of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering
2022 SRB Conference 2022 – Single Resolution Board
2022 EPA Congress – European Parking Association
2022 Annual Meeting – European Thyroid Association
2022 International Conference – European Society for the History of Science
2022 Assemblée générale – Fédération francophone et germanophone des associations de coopération au développement
2022 World Congress – International Committee of Military Medicine
2022 Congress – International Balint Federation
2022 Congress – International Environmental Modelling and Software Society
2022 Forum – Protocol and Diplomacy International - Protocol Officers Association
2022 Quadrennial Congress – International Association for Coptic Studies
2022 European Meeting of Young Ophthalmologists – European Meeting of Young Ophthalmologists
2022 International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases – International Congress of Neuromuscular DiseasesWorld Federation of Neurology
2022 Congress – Association Internationale pour la Formation, la Recherche et l'Intervention Sociale
2022 Young Investigators Conference – European AIDS Clinical Society
2022 Annual Safety Forum – EUROCONTROLFlight Safety FoundationEuropean Regions Airline Association
2022 Brussels Forum – German Marshall Fund of the United States

View More Past Events (16415 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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