Association Leaders Invited to Discuss Global Future for Associations

Leaders of professional and trade associations from across India are being invited to shape the future this August as registration opens for the 2019 India Association Congress.

Around 300 key association stakeholders will attend this year’s IAC, which is returning for its 7th edition, and delegates can now take advantage of early bird discounts.

This year’s congress will be themed around the ‘Interconnected World of Associations’ and will focus on the global market to find out how associations can handle the future. Through the wide and varied program of keynotes, panel discussions and sectorial roundtable, the goal is to identify and manage the difficulties that exist in forming strong international links in an uncertain world.

Prasant Saha, IAC Chairman, said, “There is an increasing amount of political and economic instability across the world, and trade protectionism is a real threat. So we have specially designed the program of the 7th edition of the IAC to address these challenges, along with many others.

“Our aim is to give association leaders the chance to strengthen worldwide alliances and shape the future. We want to make sure that our delegates leave us this year with the tools and contacts they need to face whatever the future holds.”

The congress has grown over the years to become the biggest of its kind in India. Around 300 key association stakeholders will attend, and 72% of those delegates are decision makers, providing the ideal opportunity for networking with the people who matter. It is also proving to be a great CPD opportunity for up-and-coming industry professionals, who will benefit from an additional training session.

Prasant added, “Whatever level you are at, we welcome your input and ideas to build a strong future for associations in India.”

Meanwhile, delegates can also look forward to the annual Association Excellence Awards. Delivered as part of the event’s Gala Dinner, the awards aim to recognise those who strive for brilliance in their everyday activities.

The India Association Congress will take place at the Aravalli Range, Le Meridien Gurgaon, Delhi NCR on 23 and 24 August 2019. Special early bird rates apply for delegates registering before 15 July. Registration is open online now at