The launch of the first edition of the Brussels International Association Forum (BIAF) has moved from 6-7 December to 14-15 March 2022. The decision was taken after careful considerations in consultation with all BIAF partners, speakers and workshop leaders.
All delegates were personally informed and have the option of either transferring their purchased BIAF ticket or receiving a full refund. BIAF was always promoted as a risk-free event when purchasing tickets and that will also remain the case for any ticket purchases related to the new date.
Kai Troll, President of ASSOCIATIONWORLD, the association movement and platform organizing BIAF, said: “A large number of delegates raised concerns about attending public in-door events given the current COVID-19 climate in Belgium. Many associations have issued new internal guidelines that changed people’s behaviour in the last two weeks. The true value of BIAF lays in the workshops, peer-to-peer exchange, in-person networking and the experiential learning experience. BIAF is not a commercial event as such and we had to listen to our community. We felt that it was, therefore, most appropriate and sensible at this moment in time, to move BIAF into spring. We are thankful to the attendees, of which 92% of them have chosen to transfer their ticket to the March event.”
All BIAF speakers have committed their ongoing involvement, allowing the organizers to deliver the full programme. In addition, two other theme pillars will be added, as well as hybrid elements for some parts of the programme.
ASSOCIATIONWORLD is very thankful for the team at our partner venue Maison de la Poste, Tour & Taxis Venues, for actively supporting the change and moving the date without any hassle and complications.