Annual Meeting & General Assembly

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 and General Assembly are hosted by a different European city each year.

Annual Meeting 2023

The AC Forum Annual Meeting and General Assembly 2023 will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, 19-21 January.

The theme of the 2023 Annual Meeting is ‘Building a sustainable future’. We are very much looking forward to the meeting and to discovering Rotterdam, the Gateway to Europe and a city of innovation and progress.

Rotterdam Partners Convention Bureau says “We are excited to welcome these esteemed guests to our city, together with our hosting venues.”

Annual Meeting 2024

The AC Forum Annual Meeting and General Assembly 2024 will take place in Hamburg, Germany, 11-13 January.

Hamburg Convention Bureau says “We are thrilled to announce that the AC Forum Annual Meeting & General Assembly will take place in Hamburg. A great honour for the city!”

Previous Annual Meetings

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