GAHP 2018 PRESS UPDATE – BARCELONA – NOVEMBER 2018

GAHP MEMBERS SEE ASSOCIATION GROWTH OUTPACE GLOBAL RATE AS PARTNERSHIP MARKS 3RDANNIVERSARY

The four members of the Global Association Hubs Partnership – Brussels, Dubai, Singapore and Washington DC – saw a 2.5% increase in the number of association headquarters and regional offices in 2018, almost three times the growth witnessed globally

November 27, 2018, Barcelona, Spain: As the Global Association Hubs Partnership marks its third anniversary, its members – Brussels, Dubai, Singapore and Washington DC – are experiencing growth in the number of associations located in their cities at a significantly faster rate than global averages.

In 2018, according to the Union of International Associations (UIA), the number of association headquarters and regional offices located in the four cities grew by 2.5%. This compares to worldwide growth of 0.9%. The GAHP cities are now home to 3,769 association headquarters and regional offices which is 9.8% of all association secretariats worldwide, up from 9.6% in the previous year.

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Frédéric Trauwaen, Sales & Marketing Director, visit.brussels; Jeannie Lim, Executive Director, Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau; Melissa Riley, Vice President, Convention Sales & Services, Destination DC; and Steen Jakobsen, Executive Committee Member, Dubai Association Centre; Hervé Bosquet, International Advisor, GAHP