Europe Today: What Associations Need to Know

Europe Today:  What Associations Need to Know

Event Information


Apr 06, 2017 - Apr 06, 2017 Eastern


9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


J.W. Marriott, Jr.–ASAE Conference Center / ASAE Building

1575 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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Keeping abreast of the current political and legislative changes at the European Union level is critical for U.S. associations. Current and future priorities relating to the recently passed Brexit, burgeoning relations with the current U.S. administration, updates on data privacy laws, and the status on trade policies within the E.U. could all potentially impact your organization’s business.

Learn more by attending this free, half-day workshop. Our speakers will represent both the EU regulators’ and the association practitioner's points of view. The VisitBrussels Convention Bureau will provide lunch. Register today to enjoy a taste of Europe while learning about key E.U. issues.

  • Agenda

    • Thursday, April 6, 2017

      9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

      9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

      11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

  • Speakers

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      Alfons Westgeest, FASAE

      Alfons Westgeest has more than 30 years of experience in association management, serving pan-European and global individual member societies and trade associations in a variety of industry sectors and professions. As a group VP for Kellen, he is responsible for global development and offices in Beijing, Singapore, and the Middle East and for alliances in India, Japan, Korea, and other countries. A Fellow of ASAE, Alfons holds a master’s degree in European and commercial law from Leiden University in the Netherlands.

      Karnel Thomas

      Karnel Thomas has worked for the Utilities Technology Council since September 1991, holding a variety of leadership positions, including frequency coordinator, system analyst, business development manager, director of membership development, and most recently, vice president of membership and meetings. In his current role, Karnel is a trusted senior member of UTC's executive management team and oversees the organization's membership, regions, meetings and events, sales, and other related activities for all UTC domestic and international entities.

      Geraldine Emberger

      Geraldine Emberger studied Law, with a specialization in EC Law and Public International Law, at the University of Vienna, the Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands, as well as in Salzburg and Washington. She started her professional career at the European Commission. After some years at the Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Austria, where she worked at the Department for International Law and at the EU Affairs Department, Geraldine returned to the European Commission in Brussels in 1998.

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    • Registration is complimentary but required.