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Associations World Congress unveils new focus for 2016

Now in its 18th edition, the event continues to grow with more than 240 delegates expected this year

Pictured: Damian Hutt

Associations Network has announced what’s in store for delegates at the Associations World Congress in April.

The event, formerly entitled the International and European Associations Congress, has changed its name for 2016 to indicate that is for all association types. 

Taking place at the Estrel Hotel and Convention Centre in Berlin on 10-12 April and now in its 18th edition, the event continues to grow with more than 240 delegates expected this year. 

Association Network’s executive director Damian Hutt said: “This year’s congress has been designed to be bigger and better than ever before and we are really excited about the packed programme of content and events on offer.

“The congress is a great opportunity for delegates to meet their peers from Europe's leading associations, engage with strategic suppliers to associations and glean invaluable advice in events, membership, technology and marketing and learn a wealth of information.”

Along with a long list of key speakers, the programme of events includes:

The Executive Director’s Meeting on April 10, exclusively for executive heads of associations to address strategic issues.

The Event Strategy Day on April 11, developed for the needs of event directors, heads of departments and senior directors with event responsibility. The day’s content will look at the future of events as a business and as a revenue generator for an association.

Expert Briefing sessions on April 12: in-depth sessions with experts and consultants, followed by questions and answers in small groups.

Young Executives Pow-wow on April 10, designed for ambitious young executives with a strong desire to make a difference. 

Association Success Stories on April 11 will see associations shortlisted for the Association Awards discuss their projects and how they have been successful with them.

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