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


ABN AMRO Ackermans & van Haaren Acumen public affairs Afore Consulting Allianz SE Arcelor Mittal Barclays Bank BCG (Boston Consulting Group)  BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe) BDO Global Boeing BSEF Brunswick Group CECCEM (Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers) Coca-Cola European Partners  Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) CVC Capital Partners Dekra Deloitte  Discovery Communications Dow Chemical Company ECPA (European Crop Protection Association)  EDSO for Smart Grids
Eli Lilly  EMOTA (The European eCommerce Trade Association)ENGIEEuroCommerce European Aluminium Expedia ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemicals FleishmanHillard Front Partners sa FTI Consulting  HSBC Group IBM Indra ING Bank International Paper  Intesa Sanpaolo John Deere Johnson & Johnson JTI LafargeHolcim L'Oréal MasterCard Merifin Capital Microsoft Moody’s Corporation
MPA (Motion Picture Association) MSD NautaDutilh NBB (National Bank of Belgium) Novartis OLX Group ORGALIME  Pangea Public Affairs  Pfizer Philip Morris International (PMI) P&G (Procter & Gamble) Russell Reynolds Associates Sanofi  SAP  Siemens Total TUI Group TÜSİAD (Turkish Industry & Business Association) UGent (Universiteit Gent) Umicore UPS Van Bael & Bellis VEOLIA Volvo Group  V.U.B. (Free University Brussels)

10 reasons why joining AECA makes sense:

1. Exclusive programme of high-level round-table meetings in the political capital of Europe
2. Top quality speakers addressing key topics and global, transatlantic and EU policy issues
3. A neutral forum for senior business leaders and policy-makers to meet and discuss in confidence (“Chatham House Rule”)
4. Candid insights, informative discussions with a select group of participants
5. Cross-sector membership - unrivalled opportunity to build a network
6. Platform to provide a sounding-board to policy-makers
7. Opportunity to shape and host future events
8. Punctual lunch-time meetings organised to AECA’s renowned high standards
9. Bi-annual ambassadorial briefings on the priorities of the incoming EU Presidency in the presence of incoming and outgoing ambassadors
10. Annual Receptions held in prestigious venues around Brussels
The annual membership fee contributes to the costs of preparing and organizing the events of the association and to the management of the AECA secretariat.
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