We are delighted to announce our host, Mark Mardell, who will join us for the inaugural European Association Awards on February 24th. The European association community will gather together for an afternoon of celebration and networking. Guests will be treated to a drinks reception, lunch and entertainment, followed by the awards presentation host by Mark at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels.

Mark Mardell has been at the forefront of reporting and analysing major world events for radio and TV for 25 years.

Mark currently presents The World This Weekend on Radio 4.  Previously he was the North American Editor for BBC News, and has also served as the BBC’s Europe editor based in Brussels. 

Before moving to Brussels Mark was the BBC’s Chief Political Correspondent based in Westminster.

Starting out in local then national radio, he moved to the BBC in 1989 as a political correspondent. He spent eight years as political editor of the corporation’s flagship late night current affairs programme Newsnight, during which time he covered many political stories including the fall of Margaret Thatcher and the rise of Tony Blair.

We would like extend our congratulations to the shortlisted finalists of the European Association Awards 2017. The quality of entries has been outstanding, setting the benchmark for European associations who wish to reward achievements, best practice and celebrate the impact their organization has on behalf of its members. The European Association Awards are set to become a firm fixture in the diary for years to come.

See the shortlist of finalists here →

Tickets for the ceremony are now on sale – click here to see the full range of options. Seating is limited so don’t delay – the best tables will sell out fast.

If you didn’t take part this year but plan to in 2018, do come along to experience the excitement of the awards ceremony, and celebrate the achievements of your peers. It’s a great opportunity to network and find out what you need to aim for in 2018. To receive advance notice of the 2018 European Association Awards please complete this short form here.

About the Awards

Winning one of the 13 award categories at the inaugural European Association Awards Brussels will be a fantastic achievement, a benchmark of success and achievement, bringing pride, peer acknowledgement and advantage to the deserving recipient.

The European Association Awards judging panel is comprised of highly respected professionals from  European Associations. 25+ judges scrutinise the entries through our rigorous and transparent online judging process. 

The European Association Awards have quickly gained the respect and backing of the industry that they were designed to serve and celebrate. These awards build on the success of the UK Association Excellence Awards, which attracts 450 + association professionals including more than 40 C-level association leaders from UK associations.

The European Associations Awards ceremony will be held in Brussels on 24th February 2017 at The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. The ceremony starts at lunchtime, and guests will be treated to a drinks reception, lunch and entertainment. 

Today, the European Union is undergoing major institutional change and policy shifts including growth, sustainability and membership. While Brussels is navigating stormy waters with huge uncertainties, Trade Associations are entering into a new phase of innovative engagement, digital communications and corporate management. Such transformations are shaping public affairs and business representation. For this reason, I am pleased to become a judge in the Association Excellence Awards 2017, join other important associations’ leaders in town and make sure that we recognise the excellence needed to succeed in today’s tricky bubble.
Dr Gerd
Götz, Director General, European Aluminium