European Association Summit (EAS)

Speakers & Content announced
18th Dec, 2014

Organised in Brussels on 5, 6 and 7 May 2015 by Brussels Convention Bureau, the EAS is the annual education & networking forum for international association executives and senior staff. Now in its 3rd edition, the Summit has launched an open call for presentations, and has received an impressive spontaneous input. As such, it is the first scientific congress that gives a voice to the associations sector.

Association executives will share their vision among peers during the EAS. The choice for the cutting-edge topics and the proficiency of the selected speakers are to create a stimulating debate.

Below, discover the 10 selected speakers and their presentations. All have in common to be related to the theme “PIONEERS OF CHANGE, New Association Models for the Future”.

Adrian Harris - Director General of Orgalime, the European Engineering Industries Association
Title: Orgalime- Diversifying Financial Resources in membership organisation to strengthen the network
Field: Means of financing

Ann Delmiche - Director of Events at the UITP - & Silke Schlinnertz - Head of Operations, Communications & Events at Euroheat & Power
Title: How to build and retain your dream team?
Field: Human resources

Daniel Pataki - former President of Hungary’s National Communications Authority, the European Regulators Group (ERG) and the EU’s Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG)
Title: ETNO in 2014: a change in style, a change in substance
Field: Communication

Giuseppe Marletta - Association Manager of AIJA, the International Association of Young Lawyers
Title: When running for Human Rights is as fast as Twitter
Field: Governance / new technologies

Michael Delle Selve - Senior Communications Manager in the European Container Glass Federation
Title: How to communicate the same message in different countries  - Friends of Glass Campaign Example
Field: Member relations

Soraya Belghazi - Secretary General of ECSDA aisbl (European Central Securities Depositories Association) since 2010
Title: "Association Bootstrapping": tips & tricks to impress your members when you have little money and no expertise in communications
Field: Member relations / communication

Philip Springuel - Director of Communications & Business Development for the European Food Information Council (EUFIC)
Title: Leveraging the association's European expertise to develop projects in neighboring regions: Case study - Focus on Turkey
Field: Communication

Tanguy van de Werve - Director General of Leaseurope and Eurofinas, the European Federations representing, respectively, the leasing and consumer credit industries in Europe
Title: European Federations of national associations: embracing the future with confidence by getting the CEOs of the pan-european industry players directly involved
Field: Governance

Marlene Sibley - Senior Manager Events, Sponsorship and Advertising for SEMI Americas.
Title: Increasing Revenue: Closing the Loop with your sponsor while growing relationship and repurchases
Field: Means of financing

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