ESAE and MECC Maastricht announce a 2024 strategic partnership

November 29, 2023

ESAE, the European Society of Association Executives, and MECC Maastricht, a premier exhibition and conference centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands, proudly announced their strategic partnership yesterday, on 28 November, in Barcelona, in the context of the IBTM World 2023.

MECC Maastricht is eager to contribute to ESAE mission to help raise the professionalism in Association management in Europe. This partnership will provide Association professionals with new opportunities for conferences and events, networking, idea exchange, and collaboration, while ESAE will provide exclusive knowledge on Association trends as we are collectively working towards a more sustainable and inclusive future.

‘We are proud to have MECC Maastricht joining the family of ESAE partners that support our work, that enables Association leaders and professionals to share their experience and learn from each other’– Mike Morrissey, ESAE President

‘We are proud to be a partner of ESAE and to be able to contribute and learn from the network. This partnership is fully in line with the strategic objectives that we pursue as an organization. I look forward to our collaboration.’ – Charles Beckers, Sr. Business Development Manager Associations MECC Maastricht

This strategic partnership showcases a common commitment to advancing Association management practices and foster a collaborative environment for Associations, destinations and conference centers, and it is the first of its kind in Europe.

About ESAE:
With a focus on education, collaboration and knowledge sharing, ESAE empowers its members to thrive in their roles and encourages the professionalisation of the Association sector. For more information about ESAE and its upcoming activities, visit

Photo from left to right: Charles Beckers, Sr. Business Development Manager Associations MECC Maastricht & Mike Morrissey, ESAE President

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