Welcome to

the Associations Conference Forum (AC Forum)

Aims & Objectives

The aim of AC Forum is to advance association leadership and congress management. It provides its members with a variety of opportunities to network and exchange experiences in environments that are confidential, trusting and free from commercial influence. All activities are led by members.

AC Forum Membership

If you are an association aiming for excellence in association and congress management AC Forum is the association to join. To fulfil our membership criteria you should have salaried staff and organise your congresses in-house. AC Forum is exclusively for and by associations and currently has 35 members.

AC Forum Education

AC Forum provides platforms for knowledge exchange for association peers facing comparable challenges in the association and congress industry. Led by its members it organises workshops, educational activities and an annual two-day meeting in January.

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Who We Are?

AC Forum is Europe’s only networking platform established exclusively for and by associations. Through peer to peer sharing of good practice and expanding thinking, in a confidential environment, free of commercial influences, members are engaged to exchange knowledge to advance association leadership and congress management.


The aim of AC Forum is to attain the highest level of association and congress organisation through an open exchange of information between its members. To ensure a fruitful and open exchange of information, membership is subject to various organisational criteria, including the legal status of the association, the number of staff members it employs, the number of participants and frequency of the congresses, as well as the level of in-house planning in relation to the organisation of its congress. In addition, members must respect that all discussionS within AC Forum are confidential.


The beginnings of AC Forum date back to 1999. Three prominent medical associations, each organising large conferences in Europe, decided to meet on a regular basis to exchange ideas and experiences, and establish common targets. Since then AC Forum has grown into an established not-for-profit association with 35 members that inspires and encourages its members to achieve excellence in association and congress organisation.

Calendar more

12/09/2020 » 15/09/2020
33rd ECNP Congress Vienna 2020

10/10/2020 » 14/10/2020
UEG Week Amsterdam 2020

02/10/2021 » 05/10/2021
34th ECNP Congress Lisbon 2021

08/10/2022 » 11/10/2022
35th ECNP Congress Munich 2022

Hosting the Annual Meeting 2022MORE INFORMATION

Cities and convention bureaus interested in hosting the AC Forum General Assembly and Annual Meeting are welcome to apply. The meeting always takes place the third week of January, from Thursday to Saturday.

22nd AC Forum Annual Meeting - Rotterdam 2021


We are please to announce that the 22nd AC Forum Annual meeting and General Assembly will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, 14-16 January 2021. The Rotterdam Convention Bureau and the local meetings industry partners are honored to host the AC Forum Annual Meeting, and we look forward to seeing our members in Rotterdam.

Our Members Include

AC Forum Secretariat

Finola Quinn
T: +353 51 644020
E: secretariat@acforum.net

Registered Address

AC Forum
c/o Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Dr. Karl Lueger-Platz 5
A-1010 Wien

Corresponding Address

AC Forum
c/o Finola Quinn
Co Kilkenny
E32 H729