Association forum will address 'a world in motion'

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Capitol Hill, Washington DC Photo Credit: Harold Mendoza, Unsplash.

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’, October 19-20.

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) and Brussels 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 the Washington 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."

Kai 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 America."


James Lancaster
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