Registration has opened for a two-day gathering of association executives in Washington, DC., next month, which will
discuss the challenges of a turbulent age.
The inaugural Washington
International Association Forum (WIAF) will meet under the banner ‘A World in Motion’,
Its aim is to take discussion of international developments 'to the next level' with 'real life scenarios'.
The event adds to the Geneva
International Association Forum (GIAF)
International Association Forum (BIAF), organised by Brussels-based AssociationWorld.
Tommy Goodwin, VP of the Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance and member of the WIAF Advisory Committee, said: "Washington,
DC is home to many remarkable international associations that create value and
drive impact for their members each and every day. That's why I'm thrilled that
International Association Forum
will be taking place this October to bring the international association
community together for two days of learning and networking in one of the
world's foremost intellectual capitals."
Troll, president of AssociationWorld, added: “WIAF is for International and domestic organizations based in
the North America that want to expand and improve their international
operations and activities to create more impact as well as for domestic
organizations that are just exploring opportunities and are interested in
discussing and defining their very own potential international approach and strategy.
Learning about the does and don’ts on the international scene, understanding
cultural barriers and learning how to overcome them."
He added: "WIAF will always be a boutique type of knowledge sharing forum. We are not
seeking to becoming the biggest association meeting in North America, but the
most holistic and best knowledge sharing platform and peer-to-peer exchange
that drives the successful internationalization of our community in North
AMI editor James
Lancaster is a familiar face in the meetings industry and international
association community. Since joining AMI in 2010, he has gained a reputation
for asking difficult questions and getting lost in convention centres. Proofer, podcaster, and panellist - in his spare time, James likes to walk,
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