high level dialogue for a globalised world


AECA is principally a membership organization. It is usual for us to invite a small number of non-members to each AECA meeting, providing an opportunity to experience our organization’s events, which have a particular format and quality. AECA members are senior members of the international business, political, government, diplomatic and academic communities.   Members and supporters represent a wide variety backgrounds and functions within their companies and organisations. This, together with the richness of the cultural mix, makes the networking opportunities at AECA events much sought-after and highly-valued.  
“AECA is clearly a unique forum where business leaders can meet not only their colleagues, but also – which is rare – the heads of the large European and American multinationals, together with government officials, politicians and members of the diplomatic corps. It is a meeting place which represents a variety of cultures, making it an interesting and valuable experience for business leaders."   Baron Luc Bertrand, Chairman of the Board Ackermans & van Haaren, Board Member AECA


AB InBev ABN AMRO Ackermans & van Haaren Acumen public affairs Afore Consulting AIG Allianz SE Arcelor Mittal AT&T Barclays Bank BCG (Boston Consulting Group) Biogen Brunswick Group Capricorn Venture Partners CECCEM (Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers) Coca-Cola European Partners  Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) CVC Capital Partners Dekra Deloitte DIGITALEUROPE Discovery Communications
Dow Chemical Company ECPA (European Crop Protection Association) Eli Lilly ENGIE European Aluminium EuSalt (European Salt Producers' Association) Expedia ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemicals FleishmanHillard Front Partners sa FTI Consulting G 4 S IBM Indra International Paper Johnson & Johnson JTI LafargeHolcim MasterCard Merifin Capital Microsoft Moody’s Corporation MPA (Motion Picture Association)
MSD Naspers NautaDutilh NBB (National Bank of Belgium) Novartis NXP Semiconductors ORGALIME PA Europe Pappas & Associates Pfizer Philip Morris International (PMI) P&G (Procter & Gamble) Russell Reynolds Associates Sanofi  SAP Statoil SWIFT Total Teva Pharma UGent (Universiteit Gent) Umicore UPS Volvo Group

8 reasons why joining AECA makes sense:

1. High level networking opportunities in intimate settings 2. Quality speakers on hot topics and emerging issues 3. Candid insights from senior decision-makers and business leaders 4. Fruitful and informative discussions with a select group of participants 5. Platform to provide a sounding-board to policy-makers 6. Opportunity to shape and host future events 7. Bi-annual ambassadorial briefings on the priorities of the incoming EU Presidency 8. Cross-sector membership
For information about membership, please contact the AECA office either by e-mail: info@aeca.org or by telephone: +32 (0)2 344 59 49