Since 2011, the FAIB has concluded sponsoring agreements with selected partners.

The number of representatives per category has been fixed at three, except for destinations (unlimited).

Interested in finding out more and details?

Please open the Master Sponsorship Agreement and/or contact Danièle VRANKEN, Secretary General FAIB.

The following sectors are represented:

  • Association Management
  • Convention bureaus
  • Destinations
  • Hotel chains
  • Language services
  • Law firm
  • Pay-roll bureau and mutuality
  • Professional Congress Organizers
  • Public relations & public affairs
  • Rental of temporary housing facilities

And these are our sponsors:

  • AccorHotels

    Taking the pain out of Congress organisation
    For Associations, most of the time, negotiating with hotels is a nightmare - they often find hotels will struggle to understand why they can’t guarantee the room blocks while at the same time demanding huge deposits!

    To avoid such situation, we then have built the “Success in Congress” programme specifically to make associations aware of the AccorHotels strategy.

    The aim of this programme is to develop innovative measures to meet the particular hospitality requirements of associations organising congresses. As volunteers undertaking the responsibility of both running their associations and managing their events, our clients are looking for personalised, practical and highly cost-effective solutions. In response, AccorHotels country and hotel experts have made 11 commitments for any size of organisation.

    AccorHotels not only ensures the need for excellent accommodation is met in destinations worldwide, but with half of the AccorHotels network offering meeting space, also offers an outstanding solution to conference requirements.

    In order to keep understanding the Association market, AccorHotels is proud to become a partner of the FAIB.

    The AccorHotels group
    AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group with more than 4,100 hotels and operates in 95 countries. With an unmatched collection of brands (from economy to luxury) and a rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 240,000 dedicated people, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome


    AccorHotels Global Sales – Congress Market
    T. +33(0)1 41 33 71 10



  • Advanced Fair
    Professional Congress Organizers

    Advanced Fair is a Brussels-based agency specialised in the organisation of congresses, meetings, corporate events and trade fairs on behalf of third parties.

    With more than 13 years of experience as an event service provider, we realise creative and personalised projects for our clients, which are mainly Belgian and European associations or companies.

    Our company is a member of the Belgian Association of Professional Conference Organisers (BAPCO). As a Professional Congress Organiser (PCO), our agency assists associations in the realization of their project and ensures them a successful event.

    Advanced Fair is also a member of FEBELUX, an association whose aim is to improve the image of the exhibition and trade fair sector in Belgium and abroad.

    We are proactive and continuously searching for innovative solutions, and thus act as a real partner. We are oriented to the objectives of our clients, their budget and specific needs in order to meet their expectations the best we can. We develop a personal relationship with the associations we work for and we get deeply involved in the projects that are entrusted to us. Our team is flexible, enthusiastic and professional.

    Our in-depth knowledge of meeting locations in Brussels allows us to give the best advice in choosing a suitable location. Thanks to our central situation, we also organise congresses abroad (Berlin, Barcelona, Nice…).

    Among the associations and companies who trusted Advanced Fair for the organisation of their congress/meeting:

    • Academia Ophthalmologica Belgica vzw-asbl for the congress EUPO (European University Professors of Ophthalmology)
    • Erasme for the congress Live-Endoscopy
    • ECR Europe for European Consumer Response Forum
    • VELUX for the Healthy Buildings Day meeting

    For more details on our services, please contact:

    Frederic Francois
    02 773 50 27

  • Atout France
    The Convention Bureau for France

    Atout France, the Agency for the touristic development of France


  • Brussels Business Flats
    Rental of Serviced and Residential Apartments


    BBF has been specialised in the rental of serviced apartments since 1992.
    Today we are leader in the market of temporary housing with a portfolio of over 1500 apartments in Brussels. We also offer corporate housing in other cities such as Budapest.

    Our flexible rental packages include excellent solutions for short and long term accommodation for personal and business travellers. For long term accommodation, minimum one year, we can offer serviced apartments which are unfurnished and where you have the choice to install your own furniture. You can find more information in the apartments menu.

    Our furnished apartments come with housekeeping and other services. We have a wide range of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Our professional team of multilingual people will assist you during your booking until the end of your lease. They will make sure that you find the serviced apartment best suited to your needs.

    Together with our expertise this guarantees a hassle free stay.
    For any further information concerning our serviced apartments, please use the booking tool on the left side or simply call one of our BBF consultants.


  • Cambre Associates
    Communication and Public Affairs

    Cambre Associates has released the third edition of its #DigitalAssociations report, an ongoing research project that has been tracking the social media activity of almost 600 European industry groups. Twitter and LinkedIn continue to lead the charts but YouTube is the platform growing the fastest. In 2017, European associations posted more than 2,000 new videos attracting well over 3 million new views. The percentage of associations active on at least one channel has now reached 67%. The downside is that there are still 33% which do not use any social media… Time to join the conversation?
    Take a look at the full report on http://www.cambre-associates.com/archive/328:digital_associations_report_2017_social_media.html and join the conversation using #DigitalAssociations.

  • Corinthia Hotel
    Hotels & Resorts

    More info coming soon...

  • Group S
    Human Resources

    Business Portal

    Formalis will guide you through the registration process for starting up your business in Belgium. All legal obligations related to doing business in Belgium will be explained and fulfilled by Formalis, so you can be certain that your activities in Belgium will start up smoothly and correctly. Formalis will register your company
    with the Belgian Crossroads Bank for Enterprises and get you a company number.

    Social Security Insurance for the Self-Employed

    Self-employed persons in Belgium need to register with a Social insurance provider. Group S offers you that possibility in-house. We will calculate your social security contributions. The payment of these contributions give you the right to receive child benefits, pension, social insurance in case of bankruptcy and access to legal sickness and incapacitation benefits.

    External Payroll Office

    Whatever the size of your business, Human Resources Management is a complex issue. An error in implementation of social legislation can be very costly. So most employers entrust administration of salaries to an authorized external payroll office. Your personal payroll manager, who is your first point of contact,
    keeps careful watch and provides you with day-to-day advice. He calculates wages and social contributions correctly, ensuring that you fully comply with social legislation.

    Legal Assistance

    As an employer, you have to deal with complicated social legislation. We offer you :

    • assistance and advice on individual and collective work regulations ;
    • legal defense in the event of a conflict with an employee or with the Social Security authorities ;
    • template documents.

    Child benefit

    Your staff members with children are entitled to allowances. Group S handles the formalities and settles child benefits and other bonuses when a child is born or adopted.

    Group S International Division

    In response to the growing number of international enterprises and associations active in Belgium, Group S has set up an English-speaking division for its international clients.

    Group S services for international clients include the following :

    • An English-speaking payroll manager ;
    • Pay slips issued in English ;
    • Salary simulations ;
    • Legal assistance in English ;
    • Specific expertise on matters relating to foreign workers (posting of workers, work permits, expat status, etc.) ;
    • Assistance with setting up a fringe benefits policy ;
    • Pro-forma documents and documentation in English ;
    • Statutory and extra-statutory insurance ;
    • Partnership with the National Health Insurance: Euromut.

    Group S is growing internationally. In France we operate through our subsidiary Group S – Management Services. We can meet the needs of companies active in Belgium and/or in France by offering them the same services in both countries.

    We also currently work with partners for payroll management of employees of companies based in the following countries: Austria, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Dubai, Egypt, Germany, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Netherlands, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA.

    Special Rate:

    As a member of FAIB, your association can benefit from a specific rate at GroupS (up to 30 % discount on handling fees).


  • Hilton International
    Hotels & Resorts


    Objectives: We understand that your organisations needs are key. With this in mind, Hilton has created a 24/7 online booking link for you to get the last available room and benefit from a 10% discount on our best available rate in over 150 hotels across Big Europe. Visit our dedicated Associations reservations page and unlock discounted Association Travel Rates http://stay.hilton.com/associations/

    For your group bookings, Hilton has adapted its events booking conditions* especially for you:

    • EASY – a reduced deposit.
    • FAST – access to a Web based tool allowing travellers to book directly. No Association deposit is required.
    • FLEXIBLE – reduce the number of delegates until 45 days prior arrival without charge.

    Cecile Potut – Director of Sales Operations
    Email: cecile.potut@Hilton.com
    Phone: +32 496 598 167

    Association Flyers:
    Individual rate offer
    Groups rate offer



  • idloom
    Effortless event creation and management

    Effortless event creation and management

    Thanks to the partnership recently concluded with idloom - Belgium the FAIB has access to the event registration tool developped by idloom.

    idloom-events® is a complete and professional tool that manages and automates all key aspects of event management: creation of a dedicated website, registrations, reservations, payments, etc.




  • Kellen NV/SA
    Association Management

    Kellen provides association management, strategic advice, global consulting, government affairs, market research and European representation services to associations and corporations worldwide.

    Our Europe-based Kellen team includes 35 experienced professionals with a variety of complementary backgrounds, industry knowledge and skills. Each of whom has extensive experience in the management and representation of national, European and global associations and is competent in at least three European languages

    Kellen Clients benefit from specialized association management knowledge, enriched service offering and privileged links with EU and US-based decision-makers.

    Kellen has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Denver, Kansas, New York and Washington D.C.

    Our 350 professionals around the globe are specially trained in areas ranging from engineering to nutrition, from integrated communications to global consulting, and of course, in association management and meeting planning. And while association management is what we’re best known for – it’s just one part of what we do.


  • Presence
    Translate & Interact

    Presence Translate & Interact - Makes languages, meetings and cultures work for you in live and virtual environments.

    We are Luxemburg-based communications agency that combines linguistic expertise with top-notch technologies to offer a wide range of meeting formats to fit our customers’ needs.

    Translation and Interpretation

    For associations communication is essential, both internally with their member organisations, and with the outside world. In today’s globalized multilingual environment, it is essential to have the right language professionals to bring these messages across. We screen our clients’ needs and design the language solution that suits them best, in terms of field of expertise, technology and price. Our interpreters and translators have a proven track record and are trained to work with the latest live and virtual translation technologies.

    Live and Virtual Meetings

    Our meeting organisers will assist you in finding a venue and organising the whole or certain aspects of your meeting or event, whether it is held externally or at your premises. We can also offer our virtual platforms to hold multilingual webinars or phone calls, or set up hybrid meetings, where live and virtual participation are combined. This way, our clients save time, money and effort, and help safeguard the environment by holding a green event.

    Crowd Intelligence

    Engage event participants by empowering them to make decisions. With our audience scan and voting systems you can fine-tune your messages and events to match your target group.

    Contact details

    Peter Van Den Steene is the Director of the Board and legal representative of the company.

    For more details on our services or to request a demo of our multilingual webinar platform (free for FAIB members), contact us at:

    Tel: +352 26 19 60 54

  • PwC Legal

    More info coming soon...

  • Symbio
    Mutualité Neutre

    Symbio Business, the partner who will guide your co-workers through Belgian social security

    Symbio is the first mutual insurance company ever established in Belgium, and has more than 150 years of experience. Unlike many other European Countries, in Belgium you need to be registered with a mutuality to be able to have your health care costs reimbursed. Also, in case of incapacity to work, the mutual insurance company acts as an intermediary to allow their members to get sickness/maternity benefits.

    Symbio is experienced in providing a personalized service to expats. Our team is multilingual and composed of experts in matters relating to international conventions. We offer you the best benefits suiting your personal situation and tailor-made compulsory and hospitalization insurances.

    From now on, Symbio Business is there for Belgian companies, offering them the best business solutions and a win-win situation for both sides. For foreign businesses set up in Belgium, we can be a reliable partner who takes care of the entire administration regarding health insurance and assures the well-being of the company’s employees. The employer gets fiscal benefits and becomes more attractive for their current and potential employees, while the employees have less worries and are more motivated.

    What’s more, Symbio has a great network of partners, such as Group S, Justine Henin, KV Oostende, Topvolley Antwerpen, Brussels Philharmonic… We work multiregional and we have the most comprehensive package on the market. With our specific business offer, we will work out a customized package for your company and streamline the administration. You and your employees will simply get support in every stage of their life and benefits according to their personal situation. Symbio Business will make your life easier!

    Get in touch with us and find out more about what we can do for you!

    Avenue de Tervuren 68-70, 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels
    +32 2 733 97 40
    Email: expat@symbio.bebusiness@symbio.bewww.symbio.be

  • Travel Alberta
    Alberta is a convenient hub for international association meetings

    Travel Alberta is the tourism marketing organisation for the province of Alberta, Canada. A team of youthfully spirited adventurers, we lead the Canadian tourism industry in marketing Alberta’s extraordinary experiences around the world. Located in the heart of Western Canada, Alberta is a globally competitive meeting and convention destination aligning with key Alberta industries including energy, architecture, engineering and construction, life sciences (health and biotech), environmental products and services, agi-food and financial services.

    With meeting facilities that span two international gateway cities, Calgary and Edmonton, the Rocky Mountains including world-famous Banff and Jasper National Parks, Alberta delivers unparalleled meeting and convention possibilities. Add to this spectacular scenery, non-stop international flights, and no provincial sales tax, and it’s easy to imagine Alberta as a destination for future events.

    Travel Alberta offers free, impartial information, advice and support with planning meetings and congress in our destinations. We can also assist International Associations identify potential local hosts and organising committees in the province and facilitate engagement with local government, business and academic communities to further enhance their meeting content.

    Meet Travel Alberta in 2017:

    - CETA seminar at Federation of Enterprises in Belgium, Brussels Monday 25th September
    - FAIB lunch debate on Thursday 28 September in Brussels
    - The Union of International Associations (UIA) Roundtable in Brussels Thursday 9th November
    - IBTM tradeshow, Barcelona 27-30 November
    - Discover Banff and Lake Louise at the Transatlantic M&I Forum December 9-14

    Contact nicola.alexander@travelalberta.com for more information or to meet at the above events


    We are delighted to be a sponsor and hope to connect with you at a future FAIB event. For more information on Alberta visit www.travelalberta.com/meetings or email Nicola Alexander, Travel Alberta representative in the UK at nicola.alexander@travelalberta.com



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