There’s something about Antwerp

With the holding of the Associations World Congress in March 2018 and the AIPC Annual Conference in 2019, it seems like Antwerp is not only in the mind of association planners in particular but also in that of the industry itself in general. The second largest harbour city in Europe and the second largest petrochemical cluster in the world, it indeed might have a few assets up its sleeves worth being looked at… beyond the diamonds and the fashion. Boardroom reports

In about 4 months, a few hundreds of association executives will converge to Antwerp from across Europe to attend at the Associations World Congress, one of the largest conferences of this kind, at the recently-launched Flanders Meeting & Convention Centre, located within the Antwerp Zoo. The event will once again be co-located alongside the Association Leaders’ Forum for Executive Directors, focusing on critical issues of importance for association leaders.

Later, in 2019, AIPC, the international association of congress centres, will hold its annual conference in the exact same place, bringing together its members to consider key industry issues and hear from top professionals in a variety of business events related fields.

Being host to so many associations who will experience the city and its many offers lie at the core of Antwerp’ ambitions As an emerging international meeting destination, it wants to compete on the global scene and its strengths to do so are numerous: a good location only half an hour from Brussels, a compact, human size, an easy transport system, accommodation options for all kinds of budgets, and an excellent mix of traditional and modern facilities overall.

The Flanders Meeting & Convention Center (FMCCA) within walking distance of the historic city centre is the latest addition to the already rich portfolio of Antwerp meeting infrastructure: it’s adjacent to a beautiful historical zoo and can now welcome congresses of up to 2,000 people.

Should you need help for your next event, Antwerp Convention Bureau will ensure optimal collaboration with their local partners such as FMCCA, Antwerp Hotel Association, Antwerp Expo, Sportpaleis and others – a critical approach to be able to offer tailor-made services to association planners!

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