Headline Sponsor

Hiscox is an international specialist with over 30 years’ experience of insuring conferences. We understand that no two events are the same. We proactively contact clients if we foresee a potential problem, such as extreme bad weather. We’ll also help to keep your event running wherever possible and pride ourselves on our service. Our tailored covers include:

  • Public liability and employers’ liability – protecting you against the legal risks you may face when running an event
  • Cancellation and abandonment – protecting your financial investment in the event
  • Property cover – for your property, venue fixtures and fittings, or hired property at the event



The EICC is located right in the heart of vibrant Edinburgh; a city recently voted number four in the Rough Guide’s ‘Most Beautiful City in the World’ award.

Inside the EICC the impressive facilities include a series of spacious event suites, adaptable auditoria and stunning reception areas, all of which offer clients incredible flexibility and world-leading technology to design an inspirational event.

Having recently expanded, the EICC has strengthened its position as one of the world’s most technologically-advanced event spaces. The new 1,600m2 Lennox Suite boasts unique moving-floor technology, allowing it to easily adapt from a flat-floored exhibition space into arena, raked auditorium and tiered cabaret modes.

Every event at the EICC is allocated with a dedicated Event Designer whose role it is to expertly manage the logistics whilst maximising the use of the venue’s remarkable facilities and services.

Join the many global organisations, including the European Space Agency, Virgin Atlantic and NATO, which have entrusted the EICC to host successful and memorable events for their delegates.

Edinburgh International Conference Centre www.eicc.co.uk

Media Partner

EURACTIV is the media network for Europe. We speak your language, publishing online news free of charge and facilitating EU debates for policy professionals across 12 European countries. With 2,1 million page views and 783,986 unique visitors per month, EURACTIV is a leader among online media specialised in EU policy. Together with its media partners, EURACTIV reaches 1.7 million users across Europe and beyond, every month.

EURACTIV sparks and nourishes policy debates among stakeholders, including government, business and civil society. EURACTIV covers policy processes upstream of decisions, summarising the issues without taking sides. EURACTIV provides a ‘one-stop shop’ where users can compare major stakeholder positions, original source documents, videos and informed opinion from guru bloggers.


Ellwood Atfield is the specialist in European association leadership recruitment.  Ellwood Atfield is committed to improving the professionalization of association leadership through our work, and our investment in pioneering research and educational activities. We publish the widely read report “Key Success Factors for European Associations”, host the annual Association Leadership Forum and run the Association Leadership Academy, the pre-eminent educational institution for leaders, members and secretariat staff of European associations. Through these insights and engagement, we hope to contribute to the pool of knowledge that helps association leaders run high-performing organisations and pursue rewarding careers.  Hence, we are proud to support the 2017 European Association Awards. www.ellwoodatfield.com


Martin’s Brussels EU is a trendy business hotel, ideally located in the middle of Brussels’ European district fully renovated in 2016.  The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a modern bathroom, a work desk and a minibar. Each room also features a seating area with a flat-screen cable TV, and a bottle of Spa water is provided & Of course free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.  Martin’s Brussels EU hotel is less than 500 meters from the European Commission, The European Parliament is a 15-minute walk away. Jubelpark is just over a 5 minutes’ walk from Martin’s Brussels EU. The center of Brussels is only a 5-minute metro journey.  The Icones restaurant serves International and Belgian fusion cuisine with the recommendation of the European commission in a film-inspired dining room with mood lighting. There is also a spacious dining terrace for light lunches and meals. http://www.martinshotels.com/brussels


Marriott International welcomes guests to Brussels with three hotels and one apartments complex in three unique locations. The Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place is located downtown, just minutes from the Grand Place. The Renaissance Brussels Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments are located adjacent to each other in the heart of the European Quarter. Courtyard by Marriott Brussels is located near the airport. When the occasion calls for a visit to Brussels, Marriott offers the exceptional stay you deserve. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/brudt-brussels-marriott-hotel-grand-place/


Established in 1986, with 6 nationwide offices employing over 80 full-time, multi-disciplined, passionate event specialists, Sounds Commercial is one of the UK’s leading event production companies. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and with everything under one roof, we create amazing events for some of the world’s top brands. As an industry leader, we offer access to state-of-the-art technology, and pride ourselves on managing all aspects of event production. Our unrivalled experience and expertise with every aspect of event production – from photo-quality printing to full stage design and build – means that, whether big or small, Sounds Commercial will make your event succeed. www.sounds-commercial.co.uk

Trophy Partner

Gaudio have a reputation as the UK’s most trusted designer and manufacturer of bespoke awards to the events industry. Our experienced and friendly project management team guide our clients expertly through the process from initial brief to delivery of the finished product.

Our cutting edge award designs are carefully tailored to your event theme, brand and budget and are provided entirely free of charge. With an emphasis on using only the highest quality materials Gaudio guarantee to deliver unique and individual awards that will delight your winners, your sponsors and attract the attention your event deserves.

If you are looking for inspiration for your award event visit www.gaudio.co.uk

Headline Sponsor

Overlooking most prominent Avenue Louise, the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s is stunningly located for stylish shopping, historical visits and the EU Centre. Our 267 elegant and refined bedrooms offer the perfect hideaway. From board meetings to lavish ballroom, the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s is the perfect setting for your events. With 13 meeting rooms, and the biggest column free Ballroom in town for up to 600 persons, this Belgian luxury hotel offers an outstanding location for social occasions, and all the modern technological equipment to make business events a resounding success.

Drinks Reception Sponsor

London & Partners, London’s official convention bureau, are the experts who can unlock the city so you can enjoy its endless possibilities.  As part of the Mayor of London’s promotional organisation, our team of association experts can help you access the widest range of venues, hotels and support services available in London. There is no charge for our services.

Our associations team offers:

  • Free, impartial advice about venues, hotels, PCOs and DMCs
  • Accommodation housing service
  • Bid production
  • Group discounts on travel to/in London
  • Delegate offers and visitor information
  • Use of London & Partners’ boardroom

Whether medical congress, cultural gala night or formal board meeting, London will ensure your guests love the event, and love the experience.



Since being established in 1999, Kruger Cowne has grown to become one of the most respected, full-service talent representation companies in the world today. Kruger Cowne continue to attract, develop and retain iconic talent from the arts, industry, commerce, sports and politics from around the globe.

We believe in honesty and professionalism and abide by the constitution and rules of IASB, EASB and The Agents’ Association.

Every day, Kruger Cowne provide incredible talent for a variety of events in more than 70 countries around the world. We specialise in assisting, advising and supporting both retail customers and the wholesale trades of advertising agencies, public relations companies, speaker bureaus and event companies with some of the most well-known names in commerce, business, music, the arts, design, broadcasting and fashion.

Our legendary talent include Sir Bob Geldof, Boris Becker, Dave Stewart, Cher, Elle Macpherson, Sir Richard Branson, John Simpson CBE and Fatima Bhutto, among others,



Tag Digital are event PPC specialists, focusing on the fields of pay per click, analytics, paid social, and SEO – generating returns for our clients of up to 1500%. We currently operate campaigns in 26 countries and work with many of the event and publishing leaders including UBM, Messe Frankfurt, Informa & Reed Business Information.  Drop us a line today, for your free PPC audit – info@tagdigital.co.uk to find out how we can get you the best possible results. tagdigital.co.uk


The FAIB is the Federation of European and International Associations established in Belgium, founded in 1949. It is an a-political not-for-profit association currently representing approximately 280 international associations from all walks of life.

Our support is deliberately pragmatic and our daily services, regular lunch-debates and newsletters provide information related directly to our members‘ concerns.

Amongst others, we :

  • Are a platform for exchange: when you struggle with a problem, it is likely that others have struggled with the same problem in the past. Most of the time, you will be able to find a solution within our network.
  • Pursue every initiative to encourage European and International Associations to settle and remain in Belgium;
  • Represent our members vis-à-vis third parties and defend their interests towards all public and private bodies.
  • Work at obtaining legal recognition of associations and the association-movement by Belgian, European and international authorities.
  • Facilitate our members’ activities in every possible way within our remits and assist them with joint studies, administrative and auxiliary services, etc.
  • Keep our members informed of developments in legal, administrative and all relevant matters impacting them in Belgium.



Towering high above the Brussels skyline on the Boulevard de Waterloo, the high-end fashion-shopping street of Brussels, The Hotel lets you escape the city rush and relax. Regularly praised for its impeccable service, elegantly appointed rooms and vibrant atmosphere, guests are invited to enjoy the spectacular views from the iconic building while meeting for business, as it is the perfect venue for high-level conferences and meetings  The Hotel is superbly located and is merely a few minutes away from the main attractions of the city: the famous fashion Boulevard de Waterloo, the historic Grand Place and the European Parliament buildings.


AwardsPro is a full circle platform to manage and streamline the entry and judging process for any Awards event. AwardsPro has been created and road-tested by those who know best what an easy-to-use, reliable and robust platform looks and feels like.

Contact aileen@globalconferencenetwork.co.uk to find out more.

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