high level dialogue for a globalised world


AECA is a membership organization. Access to AECA activities is by invitation only and participation is exclusively reserved for senior members of the international business, government, institutional, diplomatic and academic communities. Most members, invitees and supporters are CEOs, senior officials and C-level public affairs professionals representing a wide variety of backgrounds and functions within their companies and organisations. It is usual for us to also 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. This, together with the richness of the content and 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


3M ABN AMRO AIM (European Brands Association) Accenture Ackermans & van Haaren Acumen public affairs Afore Consulting Allianz Amazon ArcelorMittal Barclays Bank Bartholomew Advisors BAT BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe) BDO Global Boeing  BMS (Bristol Myers Squibb)   Brussels Diplomatic Academy (VUB)  Brunswick Group BSEF (The International Bromine Council) Capgemini Coca-Cola Services Dekra Deloitte  DI (Confederation of Danish Industry) Discovery Communications
Dow Chemical Company  EDSO for Smart Grids Eli Lilly ENGIE EUROBAT EuroCommerce European Copper Institute (Copper Alliance) Expedia ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemicals FIPRA FleishmanHillard Front Partners sa FTI Consulting HSBC Group Holcim IBM IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) Illumina Indra International Paper  Intesa Sanpaolo John Deere JTI MasterCard
META MicrosoftMoody’s Corporation MPA (Motion Picture Association) MSD ORGALIM P&G (Procter & Gamble) Pangea Public Affairs Paypal Pfizer SAP  Siemens Siemens Energy Sopra Steria Benelux Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP SWIFT Syngenta Temasek Teneo Tobacco Europe TotalEnergies TÜSİAD (Turkish Industry & Business Association) Umicore Van Bael & Bellis Volvo Group   

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