AidEx Brussels

The largest international event for the sector 

The world’s leading humanitarian aid and disaster relief event - AidEx is featuring high-level conference sessions, workshops, discussion groups, impact sessions, training programmes geared to solving the challenges in aid and relief. The exhibition is the largest of its kind in the world and the event offers many opportunities to see all the latest innovations, meet new suppliers, share your experiences with your peers, build meaningful relationships and continue the conversation afterwards.

Each year, over 2,500 representatives of the humanitarian aid and development community from over 65 countries, attend an AidEx event. Participants come from UN Agencies, the EU, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, local and international NGOs, government and the private sector.


Theme for 2021

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 2020 webinar series theme was 'Response, recovery and resilience: optimising humanitarian responses to manage global crises’.You can listen back to the series here.

The 2021 conference theme is 'Global growth in authoritarian and populist government is shrinking the space for civil society – how have the world’s most powerful movements countered this trend and what lessons can be learnt?'. Speakers will be announced shortly.