The largest international event for the sector
Now in its 8th year, AidEx is established as the leading platform for the international aid and development community to come together and improve the efficiency of aid.
AidEx is a two day event, which encompasses a conference, exhibition, meeting areas, awards and workshops. Its fundamental aim is to engage the sector at every level and provide a forum for aid & development professionals to meet, source, supply and learn.
AidEx was created to help the international aid and development community engage the private sector in a neutral setting, drive innovation and support the ever-growing need for emergency aid and development programmes.
AidEx is a unique, world-renowned event that works hard to genuinely improve the situation on the ground. Our aim is to bring the international aid community to Brussels. From major NGOs and global policy makers through to innovative suppliers of specialist products, AidEx facilitates relationships that would be otherwise unachievable.
The two-day programme of events has been specially designed with networking in mind. The drinks reception, exhibition tours and other organised activities encourage our audience to build long-lasting relationships that will enrich their future in the sector.
Theme for 2018
Each year the AidEx Steering Committee discuss a topic that the event should focus on to make sure it remains current and delivers what our visitors and suppliers need. Our past conference themes have included Localisation, Sustainable Development, Innovation and Collaboration. The 2017 theme was 'Aid and Development Effectiveness: Results through transparency and accountability.' The 2018 theme will be announced shortly.
Over 200 suppliers from around the world will exhibit at AidEx. The exhibition floor is organised into various zones; Medical, Food & Water, Shelter, Logistics & Communications, as well as many country pavilions.
Thought-leaders and policymakers from across the international humanitarian community will discuss the latest issues affecting the sector.
Aid Innovation Challenge
The Aid Innovation Challenge aims to find the next big invention to impact the delivery of Aid and is judged live at the event by an expert panel.
Humanitarian Hero Award
The AidEx Humanitarian Hero of the Year Award aims to recognise and celebrate individuals from any area of the humanitarian and development aid community.