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ABOUT AC FORUM

About AC Forum

What is AC Forum?

The Associations Conference Forum (AC Forum) is Europe’s only networking platform established exclusively for and by associations.

AC Forum is a not-for-profit association with the aim of advancing association leadership and management. It provides its 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.

Members are associations aiming for excellence in association and conference management. Many members come from the healthcare sector, but membership is open to not-for-profit associations in any sector. To fulfil the AC Forum membership criteria, an organisation and its activities, including conferences, must be self-managed.

 

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 utilises the expertise from among its members, and external experts, to deliver quality, cost-effective, needs-led educational offerings that support both association and congress leadership, management and innovation.

AC Forum is well governed and financially stable, ensuring it is fit for purpose, and its members feel included and valued.

AC Forum’s purposes are:

  • to serve as a platform for communication and networking amongst association executives in relation to conference and association management and related activities;
  • to enable the exchange of information between members in order to improve the standards of both association management and organisation of conferences and related activities;
  • to increase the level of professionalism, in-house knowledge and expertise available within associations and association executives in association and conference management;
  • to contribute and work towards better organised associations and conferences;
  • to act as a platform to represent the joint interests of members in their dialogue with suppliers, clients, peer groups, regulatory and other bodies, in their field.

 

What does AC Forum do?

AC Forum provides its members with a number of platforms to exchange knowledge, expertise and experiences with peers.

Annual Meeting:

Yearly meeting with general educational programme focused on developments in association management and congress organisation.

Workshops & webinars:

Targeted, small-scale meetings on a specific topic aimed at in-depth discussion.

Task Forces:

Expert groups established to work on key issues.

Website & online discussion forum:

Online member community for the discussion of member questions related to association management and congress organisation.

 

By-laws

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In this resources library, you can find the AC Forum by-laws.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
By-Laws PDF (122.92 KB) Administration 28/02/2020
AC Forum Secretariat

Finola Quinn
T: +353 51644040
E: secretariat@acforum.net

Registered Address

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

Corresponding Address

AC Forum
c/o Finola Quinn
Templeorum
Piltown
Co Kilkenny
E32 H729
Ireland