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Brussels is the headquarters of 2.000 international associations. In order to strengthen its position as the first international organization city in the world, visit.brussels has set up the Association Bureau (AB) in order to help international associations to meet their business goals by providing valuable support in 4 keys areas:

  • One-stop shop: the AB acts as a single point of contact for associations, steering them to the right direction to reach their business goals and assist them with any information related to the setting up or the running of an organization in Brussels.

  • Global Association Hubs Partnership (GAHP). With the strategic partnership Brussels has set up with Destination DC, Dubai and Singapore, the European Capital provides a unique platform assisting international associations in their development strategy.

  • Training opportunities: the AB centralizes all information related to training initiatives and continuous education for associations. Visit.brussels is also supporting the Executive Master in International Association Management set up by Solvay Business School. It is also organizing the annual peer to peer “European Association Summit”.

  • Networking project: the AB will create a formal framework for association executives to meet, converse and exchange information: the “International Associations Club”.

Useful info: the Association Bureau is open from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 5.30 p.m.

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