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AC Forum Membership

AC Forum membership supports the highest level of association and congress management through an open exchange of knowledge, expertise and experiences. It does this by providing its members with a number of opportunities to freely exchange knowledge, expertise and experiences with peers facing comparable challenges in the association and congress industry in an environment that is confidential, trusting and free from commercial influence.

Members must respect that all discussions within AC Forum are confidential.

Members are the core of AC Forum, with peer-to-peer learning at the heart of the organisation. Active member participation, both in the organisation of activities and the attendance of such activities, is a requirement.

Membership Categories
There are two AC Forum membership categories: full membership and provisional membership. 

Full membership
Full membership is for associations meeting all of the following criteria:

  • The organisation has a permanent office in Europe with salaried staff;
  • The organisation does not contract an external association management company to manage its organisation;
  • The organisation organises conferences on a regular basis, e.g. every 4 years, with a minimum of 2000 registered participants;
  • The organisation manages the majority of organisational activities (scientific programme, abstract handling, registration, financial control, commercial sponsorship, hotel accommodation, exhibition, social events, venue contracts and price control) of its conference under the executive responsibility of a senior member of staff having substantial responsibility for the day-to-day management of the organisation's conference.

Provisional membership
Provisional membership is for those organisations that currently fail to meet all criteria for full membership but have the intention to fulfil these criteria in the near future.

Provisional membership is granted for a period of one year, after which it is subject to renewal. Renewal shall be considered only in cases where sufficient interaction with the AC Forum exists, thus making further collaboration useful.

Provisional members do not have voting rights and are not eligible for positions on the AC Forum Board.

Membership Fee
The annual AC Forum membership fee is €1,500. 

AC Forum Secretariat

Nina Nürnberger
T: +41 21 343 4400

Registered Address

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

Corresponding Address

AC Forum
c/o EFORT Head Office
La Pièce 2
1180 Rolle (VD)