The launch of the first Brussels International Association Forum (BIAF)
has been moved from 6-7 December 2021 to 14-15 March 2022. The decision was taken after careful considerations, in consultation with partners, speakers and workshop leaders.
All delegates were informed early this week and have the option of either transferring their purchased BIAF ticket or to receive a full refund. BIAF was always promoted as a risk-free event when purchasing tickets and that will also remain the case for any ticket purchases related to the new date.
,,A large number of delegates raised concerns about attending public in-door events given the current COVID-19 climate. Many associations have issued new internal guidelines that changes people's behavior. The true value of BIAF lays in the workshops, peer-to-peer exchange, in-person networking and the experiential learning experience. BIAF is not a commercial event as such and we have to listen to our community," said Kai Troll, President of AssociationWorld. The organizer of BIAF added: "We feel it is therefore most appropriate and sensible at this moment in time, to move BIAF into spring, and we would be delighted to welcome all association peers and friends who are then interested in the exchange”.
„A large number of delegates raised concerns about attending public in-door events given the current COVID-19 climate.“
All BIAF speakers have committed their ongoing involvement so far, so that we plan to deliver the same programme. We are adding a new theme track and some extra topics that will be relevant for us to discuss in March, as well as adding hybrid elements to BIAF. AssociationWorld is very thankful for the team at our partner venue Maison de la Poste, Tour & Taxis Venues
, for actively supporting the change and to move the date without any hassle and complications.
In between, two complementary online session are planned in preparation to BIAF, discussing some additional topics and to ensure that our association community already connects prior to BIAF.