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Associations & Conference Forum (AC Forum)

Aims & Objectives

AC Forum is a not-for-profit association with the aim of advancing association leadership and management. We provides our members with a variety of opportunities to network and exchange experiences in environments that are confidential, trust-based and free from commercial influence. All activities are led by members.

AC Forum Membership

Members are associations aiming for excellence in association and congress management. Many members come from the healthcare sector, but membership is open to not-for-profit associations in any sector. To fulfil our membership criteria, an organisation and its activities, including conferences, must be self-managed. AC Forum is exclusively for and by associations and currently has 35 full members and 2 provisional 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 management 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. Membership is open to any self-managed organisation legally registered as a non-profit association according to the laws of the country in which it is constituted.


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.

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15/07/2021 » 17/07/2021
AC Forum Annual Meeting

Hosting the Annual Meeting 2022MORE INFORMATION

Applications are invited from European cities interested in hosting the AC Forum Annual Meeting & General Assembly 2022. The meeting will take place on 20-22 January.

22nd AC Forum Annual Meeting - Rotterdam 2021


The 22nd AC Forum Annual meeting and General Assembly will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, 15-17 July 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