AidEx Brussels

The largest international event for the sector 

Now in its 10th 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, networking and workshops. Its fundamental aim is to engage the sector at every level and provide a forum for humanitarian aid professionals to meet, source, supply and learn. AidEx was created to help the international aid community engage the private sector in a neutral setting, drive innovation and support the ever-growing need for emergency aid and development programmes.


Theme for 2020

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 2019 theme was 'The importance of inclusiveness to global progress – is the aid and development sector doing enough?'

The 2020 conference theme is ‘Innovating humanitarian aid delivery to optimise responses' – the full conference programme will be announced later in the year.

  • Exhibiting

    Why AidEx? AidEx is the world’s largest annual event for aid and development. Welcoming over 2,500 delegates from international NGOs, UN agencies, Government, Consultants, academia and media over...
  • Conference

    The 2020 AidEx conference theme is, ‘Response, recovery and resilience: optimising humanitarian responses to manage global crises’. The conference will focus on how COVID-19 has changed the world...
  • Workshops

    At AidEx we have a number of workshops and breakout events focusing on specific topics. Highlights from AidEx 2019 included, a workshop on Building Bridges - The Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus...
  • Ideas Hub

    Continue the conversation at the Ideas Hub. This is the place to further build on your key learnings from the main conference programme and create solutions to complex issues. After each conference...