Boardroom has formed a strategic alliance with the Associations Conference Forum (AC Forum), one of Europe’s only peer-to-peer networking platforms for the associations market.
The two organisations share a strong alignment of interests. Both are focused on delivering high quality, educational content for the associations sector. Boardroom persistently drives the global conversation on the most important topics, trends and destinations and prides itself on its position as an expert source of information for association professionals. AC Forum meanwhile strives to inspire and encourage its members to achieve excellence in association and congress organisation through the open exchange of information. Together they will jointly explore the benefits of peer-to-peer learning through a series of articles, to be featured in each issue of Boardroom commencing this February.
As part of the alliance, AC Forum will leverage Boardroom’s international audience to extend its reach within the sector and draw attention to its membership benefits. Adrian Ott, President, AC Forum, commented: “A partnership with the Boardroom Magazine means that AC Forum can highlight our educational offerings to a broader audience based on a diverse association sector, helping us build on new opportunities and greater interaction. It means that more associations can learn about the value of peer-to-peer education and networking, free of commercial influence.”
AC Forum will also utilise the union to share details of it alternative approach to learning and the sharing of information. “We have developed two Collaborative Learning Experience (CLE) workshops. One with the Leading Centres of Europe, which will take place in July, and another with the Switzerland Convention and Incentive Bureau for this autumn. Both of these will reflect the societal changes in learning and personal development by challenging us to move out of our comfort zones and discover new opportunities and challenges put into context with partners that many of us work with,”added Ott.
Remi Deve, Chief Editor, Boardroom said: “I’m delighted to have agreed this strategic partnership with the AC Forum. Boardroom’s vision and mission are all about the education of associations based globally, and we feel there is a strong alignment between our two organisations.”
This latest partnership marks another step forward in Boardroom’s broader strategy to collaborate with experts from leading industry associations around the world. Thanks to existing partnerships with organisations including the European Society of Association Executives (ESAE), the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), and the government-controlled and sponsored China Social Organization, the publication reaches more than 7,500 associations across the globe as well as more than 10,000 industry professionals, in the major languages of English, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
Photo: Members of the AC Forum at the 20th anniversary of the organisation, in Vienna, in January.