European Conference nearing success before launching

The CMAE Board has taken the decision to focus on one Conference every two years instead of annually. This means more time leading up to the event, allowing us to focus more strongly on securing great presenters as well as spectacular venues, reports CEO Torbjorn Johansson, who will announce the 2026 venue at this years conference in London on 22-24 September.

Experience London’s elite club scene

The first conference in the new era will be set in London where some of the most prestigious city clubs will be hosting the three days of education as well as the networking events. Delegates attending will have the unique opportunity to explore and network at The Caledonian Club, Lansdowne Club, RAC Club, and the Travellers Club. Besides these experiences, other clubs are available for the Wednesday activity – such as AELTC (Wimbledon), Sunningdale, The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Royal Wimbledon where you will be able to either play a round of golf or do a tour.

A Hub of Cutting-Edge Knowledge

European Conference brings together the most influential thought leaders and experts in club management and by attending you will have access to a wealth of innovative presentations. Topics range from leadership practices and technological advancements to employee engagement and human resources. This comprehensive curriculum ensures that no matter your area of focus, you’ll gain valuable insights that can be directly applied to your club’s operations.

Focus on Networking

One of the focus areas for us at European Conference is to make sure all delegates are given the opportunity to connect with all members of the CMAE Family from across Europe and beyond. There will be networking events each evening during the conference, including a fantastic boat ride across the Thames which will mark the opening of the conference, a drinks reception at the Travellers Club and not forgetting our grand finale – the Gala dinner, hosted at the fabulous RAC Club. These events will provide you with a platform for sharing experiences, challenges, and solutions. Then we have activities for you on the day after where you also can spend quality time with people you get to know – or already know.

Inspirational Speakers

We have taken a lot of time to make sure the lineup of speakers come from both within and outside the club industry. Many of them are pioneers in their fields. From international sports stars to experienced club managers from across the globe, all of our sessions are designed to inspire and motivate as well as offer fresh perspectives and innovative ideas.

Hear from England Rugby star Maggie Alphonsi MBE on how to create a winning mindset, Listen to the touching story of Gustav Putter on his 30 years as a Club Manager and surviving a stroke, or learn how to Eliminate Destructive Habits & Build New Super Habits in 4 Science-Based Steps from Dr Jon Finn. Or why not spend time with Damon J. Diorio CCM, CCE, Chief Executive Officer of Desert Mountain Country Club.

See the full schedule with speakers on this page

Professional Development and Certification

European Conference offers opportunities to earn credits towards the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation. This globally recognized certification demonstrates your commitment to excellence and continuous improvement in club management. Attending the conference can be a significant step towards achieving or maintaining this prestigious credential since it both will tick a box in what is required to be able to sit the exam, plus awards a number of Education Credits as well as Association Credits. An event not to be missed for anyone keen to progress towards CCM.

There is a maximum number of delegates that can participate in this event. There has been a good start of people signing up, don’t wait too long – there might be a sold out event.

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