European Association Summit 2019 reveals sharing theme

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‘Share and co-create’ will be the theme of the European Association Summit (EAS) 2019.

The exchange and networking event for international associations takes place on 28 February-1 March 2019 at the SQUARE – Brussels Convention Centre.

A spokesperson for the event said: “This year, the summit’s objectives are as follows: to enable participants to forge links with other international associations so as to expand their networks and develop short and long-term initiatives; and to implement new models of cooperation and resource use through learning, networking and implementing new projects.”

The event showcases a series of workshops and speakers from different backgrounds, including representatives of the solar energy sector with Solar Power Europe, coaching with Veronica Lysaght from the International Coach Federation and non-profit organisations with Patrick Debucquois of the European Council of Non-Profit Organizations.

Apart from the objective of co-creation, the summit also invites associations to make a contribution to preserving the environment through their actions. For the 2019 edition, the Association Bureau wants to make this a responsible event to demonstrate that it is possible to organise an environmentally responsible summit in Brussels.

The spokesperson added: “The purpose of this edition is not to be a 100 per cent green summit; the real driving force is to identify all the local and green resources and prove that it is possible to create quality events by using more responsible, alternative solutions.”

Associations will also be able to calculate their carbon emissions and compensate them by making a donation to Sun For Schools, a Brussels project that aims to raise schools’ awareness of environmental challenges.

James Lancaster
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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, read, listen to music, and drink beer.

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