A Campaign Workshop with ASSOCIATIONWORLD

November 14, 2018

A Campaign Workshop with ASSOCIATIONWORLD

A unique workshop is taking place on 19 November between 9.00 and 17.oo at The Hotel Brussels. In the framework of the ONE Campaign – an international, non-profit, advocacy and campaigning organisation that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease – and in collaboration with ASSOCIATIONWORLD foundation, of which Boardroom is a privileged partner, the workshop will focus on improving girls’ education and health, securing more and better aid and fighting for anti-corruption laws. 

Under the theme ‘Advocating for Systemic Change’, the program will comprise of mini-presentations that present the key elements of successful advocacy and campaigning approaches illustrated with case-studies, applied group work and a panel discussion. 

The workshop will explore how to identify policy influencing opportunities and the decision makers you should target as well as strategies that combine policy evidence with politics and public opinion to shape debates and create a positive outcome and the role of strategic communication in influencing debates and creating the right environment for reform.

You can register for the event here.

November 13, 2018

Registration Is Open for the European Association Summit 2019

The European Association Summit (EAS) will be held from 28 February to 1 March 2019 at the SQUARE – Brussels Convention Centre under the theme “Share and Co-Create”. International associations can share their good practices and textbook cases in a cooperative, creative and innovative environment.

This year, the summit’s objectives are to enable participants to forge links with other international associations so as to expand their networks and develop short and long-term initiatives and to implement new models of cooperation and resource use through learning, networking and implementing new projects.

Apart from the objective of co-creation, the visit.brussels Association Bureau also invites associations to make a joint contribution to preserving the environment through their actions making this a responsible event to demonstrate that it is possible to organise an environmentally responsible summit in Brussels.

The summit is organised in close cooperation with the sector’s major partners: ESAE (European Society of Association Executives), FAIB (Federation of European & International Associations Based in Belgium), UIA (Union of International Associations) and GAHP (Global Association Hubs Partnership), the Solvay Brussels School – Economics & Management, PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) and the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association).

Online enrolment is now open.

Photo : Square – Brussels Convention Centre

November 12, 2018

Oncology Pharmacists Confer in Nantes

The 4th edition of the European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy (ECOP4), organized by European Cancer Organisation (ECCO), was held from Oct 25 – 27, 2018 at Convention City of Nantes. The conference provided a distinct multi-professional setting and multidisciplinary approach to promote the highest standards of pharmaceutical care in the management and support of patients with tumors.

Oncology pharmacists, hospital pharmacists, community pharmacists, medical oncologists, oncology physicians, pharmacy nurses and pharma industry received knowledge about recent developments with the aim to advance the effectiveness of healthcare delivery and increase the quality of patient care. State-of-the-art advances in research, patient management and practice were showcased in keynote lectures, scientific symposia and poster sessions in two well-defined tracks: clinical and practical.

Photo : La Cité Nantes Congress Centre 

November 8, 2018

ESAE and Cambre Associates Join Forces

The European Society of Association Executives (ESAE) recently announced their partnership with Cambre Associates. Cambre is a leading Advocacy and Communications Consultancy that brings a collective approach to government relations and public affairs. Their expertise in anticipating and managing policy and reputation needs will add valuable knowledge to ESAE members as Associations develop new tools and invest in expertise.

ESAE and Cambre are preparing a series of workshops on digital advocacy and the multifaceted ways that Digitalisation affects Associations. The first Event will take place on November the 28th, while three more will follow in 2019.

November 6, 2018

ASSOCIATIONWORLD Teases Advocacy Workshop

Systemic change requires going beyond great programs and requires influencing public investments, business incentives, regulation and public opinion. Even identifying the barriers to progress can be a challenge. Yet strategies backed by evidence, public opinion and smart political analysis can lead to dramatic changes for society.

In this workshop, ASSOCIATIONWORLD, with whom Boardroom has an exclusive partnership with, will explore the necessary tools needed to identify policy influencing opportunities, and to design strategies that combine policy evidence with politics and public opinion to shape debates and create a positive outcome.

More information and registration here.

November 5, 2018

The AAE Kicks It Up a Notch

The Association of Association Executives (AAE) is introducing a new structure for educational content and emphasising the re-focusing the participation of suppliers at the event by introducing specific exhibitors that can solve challenges and meet the needs of the delegates provided on registration.
The event, which will take place 7-9 April 2019 at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden, has been renamed to the Associations World Congress & Expo and the opening times are being increased. The educational content of the 2019 event will include, aside from the keynote sessions, seven parallel talks on different topics and formats so delegates can easily select according to their very precise needs and not feel they need to attend only one stream. This new approach is more flexible, includes much more choice and more speakers and topics, increasing the value to delegates.
The AAE’s Executive Director, Damian Hutt, says: “Introducing exhibitors according to delegates challenges and needs is a whole new approach and will be of great value. There is so much time wasted with delegates having to do this research with each exhibitor themselves and we can jump that stage and make their time much more efficient as well as helping them solve challenges they wouldn’t without the investment we are making and the new technology.”

November 1, 2018

Neurosurgeons Discuss the Future in Brussels

The European Congress of Neurosurgery, organised by AIM Group International for the fourth consecutive year, is a key event for the medical community. The 2018 congress took place earlier this month (21-25 October) at the Square Brussels Convention Centre.
More than 1,500 European neurosurgeons arrived in Brussels for the EANS2018 Congress to share current best practices and look at future developments, through a combination of interactive courses, plenary sessions and high-level discussion platforms. This edition focused on improving the congress effectiveness and the participants engagement.
Some key areas of the congress was, firstly, powerful learning through Masterclasses and Scientific Sessions with small audiences, focus on digitalisation through e-posters and several scanning stations, the creation of  more valuable partnerships to attract new and more sponsors and increase sponsorship revenues and, finally, more networking through the collateral social programme which AIM had organised.
Photo : Square Brussels Convention Centre

October 31, 2018

La Cité Nantes Congress Centre Is Keeping Busy

The international development strategy implemented by La Cité Nantes Congress Centre is paying off. This season boasts a significant number of international conventions, like the Association of Embryo Technology in Europ Congress, the 13th FIAPAC Conference, the 40th IABSE, and the IPIN 2018, the 7th international conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production, the International Conference on Human Sea, the 18th ICHA, the 4thECOP (European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy organised by Ecco), the 32nd International conference EFFOST (on Food Science and Technology) among others. In 2018, La Cité Nantes Congress Centre will have hosted 24 international conventions, sixteen of which meet the ICCA requirements.

For more than 12 years, La Cité Nantes Congress Centre has developed partnerhsips with all the local higher education and research establishments as well as with competitiveness centres. It also actively works with the regional centres of excellence promoting the international outreach of the excellence sectors in the region and thus offering event organisers an appealing choice beyond big capital cities.

These trends should be confirmed by the ongoing strengthening of the quality of the regional infrastructure : 10 new direct air routes to open in 2019 (over 100 destinations currently served by 26 companies), hotel facilities with 8 795 rooms, a creative cultural offer and a most welcoming destination.

October 30, 2018

Hong Kong Builds World’s Longest Sea Crossing

After nine years of construction the Hong Kong- Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HKZM) opened on 24th October 2018. Spanning 55km across the Pearl River Estuary, HKZM is a series of interconnecting bridges and tunnels, supported by a small artificial island, and said to be the longest bridge and tunnel sea crossing in the world.

The bridge has been designed as a pivotal land transport link between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao and includes a dual three lane carriageway starting from the artificial island near Hong Kong International Airport to the eastern shores of Macao. Expected to last 120 years, HKZM will cut land transport time between Hong Kong and Macao to just 45 minutes, down from four hours and is within easy reach of Hong Kong’s tourism attractions.

Dr Peter Lam, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board said: “Following last month’s commencement of the High Speed Rail Hong Kong Section, which connects Hong Kong to the Mainland’s High Speed Rail network and further reinforces our position as China’s southern most gateway, the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge marks a significant milestone in the establishment of a one-hour living circle in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and creates new opportunities for tourism development in the region.”


October 29, 2018

The Hague Clears Its Lungs

World Forum The Hague has just hosted the influential 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health from 24-27 October 2018, showcasing the venue’s support in the struggle against lung diseases, air pollution and anti-smoking policy. The international World Conference on Lung Health, organized by the Union, is the largest gathering of recognised global experts ranging from clinicians and public health workers to policymakers and researchers, with a common aim to find solution to “the White Plague”.

The conference theme “Declaring Our Rights” highlights the fact that every individual has the right to health, and that elimination of Tuberculosis and achievement of the respective health-related UN Sustainable Development Goals requires a coordinated response driven by the human rights.

World Forum The Hague was a perfect fit for the conference as it is constantly introducing various initiatives when it comes to health and vitality. Through its programs, delegates and employees already enjoy the healthy nutrition, power walking, yoga, surfing, SUP and bootcamps. Moreover, with a strong anti-smoking policy, World Forum fights for fresh air in and around the venue.

Photo : World Forum The Hague