An event taking place in Brussels that may be of interest to readers:

AidEx 2012 is the leading event in Europe for professionals in humanitarian and development aid. The event, will take place on 24-25 October in Brussels, expects to bring together 2,000 aid experts from all over the world to address key issues in the humanitarian aid and development space.

Entitled “The Changing Face of Aid”, AidEx 2012 will bring together major humanitarian aid and development agencies, organizations and suppliers from across the world to uncover new strategies for optimizing aid resources and discuss how to adopt more innovative approaches within the sector in times of economic crisis.

AidEx 2012 comprises an exhibition space where over 200 suppliers of relief products and services representing the sector will showcase innovative and cost-effective tools that can guide development professionals in their purchasing strategies. This platform is created under the patronage of major NGOs to address humanitarian aid and development issues, to facilitate expertise and knowledge sharing among partners from a practical, on-the-ground perspective.

AidEx 2012 exhibition and conference is free to attend, on either or both days. To receive a free entry badge to the event, please register at

AidEx2012 takes place at : Hall 6, Brussels Exp,  Belgiëplein 1 – Place de Belgique | B-1020 Brussels | Belgium

Wednesday 24 October: 09:30 – 17:00 Thursday 25 October: 09:30 – 16:30

For more information about the event programme and location, please visit