Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting, a 2½-day conference focusing on developments in association management and congress organisation, is held in January each year. The Annual Meeting programme is designed with input from members and the Education Working Group.

Contemporary topics and debates are supplemented with case studies to share experiences and innovations. External experts contribute on specialist topics. The principal governance meeting of AC Forum, the General Assembly, usually takes place during the Annual Meeting.

As the educational programme for each Annual Meeting is being built, members are invited to submit case studies to be considered to form part of the programme. All submitted case studies are reviewed by the Education Working Group and the Board.

The Annual Meeting is hosted by a different European city each year.

Annual Meeting 2025

The AC Forum Annual Meeting 2025 will take place in Glasgow, 16-18 January.

Aileen Crawford, Head of Glasgow Convention Bureau, says: “For Glasgow it is an absolute honour and a privilege to be partnering with the SEC as the hosts of the AC Forum Annual Meeting 2025. We look forward to welcoming the AC Forum community of industry professionals and friends to our city next year!”

Kathleen Warden, Director of Conference Sales, Scottish Event Campus, says “We are excited to be hosting the AC Forum Annual Meeting in 2025. This is one of the most influential groups in our industry, and it is an enormous privilege to be setting the scene for the Annual Meeting. AC Forum is recognised world over for their member’s leadership and innovation in association management. We are looking forward to working together to deliver an impactful few days, where we work collaboratively to support the goals of the AC Forum. We will also have a lot of fun welcoming many friends and clients to our city and venue during the course of the event.”

Annual Meeting 2026

The AC Forum Annual Meeting 2026 will take place in Gothenburg,  22-24 January.

Previous Annual Meetings

2024 | Hamburg, Germany 2011 | Valencia, Spain
2023 | Rotterdam, Netherlands 2010 | London, United Kingdom
2020 | Helsinki, Finland 2009 | Vienna, Austria
2019 | Vienna, Austria 2008 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
2018 | Paris, France 2007 | Berlin, Germany
2017 | Frankfurt, Germany 2006 | Barcelona, Spain
2016 | Copenhagen, Denmark 2005 | Monaco
2015 | Barcelona, Spain 2004 | Madrid, Spain
2014 | Munich, Germany 2003 | Dublin, Ireland
2013 | Istanbul, Turkey 2002 | Vienna, Austria
2012 | Dublin, Ireland 2001 | Sophia Antipolis, France