The much-expected two-day event will bring together representatives of international and European associations, non-profit organizations, federations, professional societies, NGO’s and universities. Its primary goal is to establish an annual international leading platform for knowledge sharing in one of the world’s flagship host destinations for associations, Geneva.
Speakers will be announced on a weekly basis from next week on. The program includes topics highly relevant to the moment in time covering the following four pillars:
- CEO IN ACTION: Emphasis will be placed on association leadership such as CEO’s, Secretary General’s, Managing Directors, etc. who will share best practices and solutions focused on Membership Change, new required Membership Models, Finances, HR Governance & Board Development, Board Succession Planning, Leadership & Management, Organizational Development.
- COMMUNICATIONS / ADVOCACY / CAMPAIGNING: A reach-out to specialists in the fields of Strategic Communications, Advocacy, Campaigning and Lobbying and how Governments, Legislators, Institutions, High-level External Stakeholders with their calls to action can be influenced.
- INCOME GENERATION / RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT: Addressing experts working in the fields of Fundraising, Sponsorship Development, Exhibitions, Donor Development, High-Net-Worth Individual Donor Development, Foundation Funding, Corporate Business Development, Licensing, Diversification of Income Streams and/or other income generation-related topics.
- INNOVATION / SUSTAINABILITY: Covering the needs of professionals active in innovative solutions related to sustainability, such as SDG’s, Events, Technology, Digitalization, Environment, Health, Operations.
GIAF, as one of the very first events to take place after the imposed measures over the last few months, will be that opportunity to get back to business and kick off the association gatherings once more.