The Goal is to Get Better
It can get lonely when you work in an association; face-to-face meetings address this
The second Geneva International Associations Forum (GIAF) took place earlier this week at the Intercontinental Geneva. Building on the success of the first edition last September - and after the Brussels International Associations Forum (BIAF) in March - ASSOCIATIONWORLD made sure it was a good combination of keynote presentations and hands-on workshops designed for peer-to-peer exchange.
“It can get lonely when you work in an association,” said Barbara Koelman, event manager at SETAC Europe. “It’s good to be able to get out of the office and meet with people who face the same challenges as you. I believe a lot can be solved by sharing best practices and discussing issues some of us are facing. This is exactly what this forum provided: a platform where association leaders could freely express themselves and find solutions together.”
Bringing together Geneva-based and international and European associations and non-profit organizations, GIAF was indeed the perfect place for knowledge transfer and peer-to-peer exchange. During two days, delegates could choose among a wide variety of topics – from communication and hybrid events to revenue diversification and event pricing models – in addition to inspiring keynote speeches. In fact, there was something for everybody, whether you are on the management or the operation side.
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