|Upcoming International Congresses|
by Marijke Roelants, Lawyer, Contrast-Law
|Back to basics: The legal framework of an international non-profit association|
Everybody is free to associate himself or herself with others to pursue a common goal. But why would you, as an association gathering together organizations and persons from different countries, go to the trouble of forming a separate legal entity? Doesn't it just lead to administrative burden, extra rules to comply with and an overall complexity in governance?
Well, the answer is 'no'.
First of all, while you are indeed free to associate yourself with others, this also means that you are responsible for the acts of others when they act in association with you. If all goes as planned, this is not necessarily a downside but in reality mistakes happen, be it intentionally or not. It is evidently undesirable that a party should claim to be prejudiced by an act of your associate and hold you personally liable. This can be avoided if you work within a legal entity which safeguards members from acts of the association. Members of a legal entity are not personally liable because the legal entity carries the liability. This is one major reason to go for a legal entity...
|Welcome Luxembourg for Tourism|
New Associate Member. UIA welcomes Luxembourg for Tourism. Strategically located in the heart of Europe, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is the ideal MICE destination. It is a country with a human dimension, located within easy reach of numerous major European business centres, which limits the need for extensive travel.
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|Welcome Daegu Convention & Visitors Bureau|
New Associate Member. UIA welcomes The Daegu Convention & Visitors Bureau. Daegu CVB provides comprehensive and detailed convention-related assistance to customers based upon their needs. Daegu’s rich cultural heritage, state-of-the-art science and technology industries, and fashion scenes are popular with visitors from around the world.
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Service. Open Yearbook is a free service of UIA's subscription-based Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO). It includes profiles of non-profit organizations working worldwide in all fields of activity. The information available in Open Yearbook is limited in comparison to YBIO. Information in the profiles includes organizations' name(s), history and aims, and search is available by organization name.
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|Sam Johnston, Manager, Dublin Convention Bureau|
Did you know?
+ Dublin is described by Lonely Planet as ‘oozing personality – a city whose soul and sociability makes it the most charismatic of capitals… a contender for greatest city in Europe. Garrulous, amiable and witty, Dubliners at their ease are the greatest hosts of all.’
+ People – we have an English speaking population who, according to Conde Nast Traveler, are among the most friendly in the world!
+ Dublin typically sees an increase of 10% on delegate numbers for International Association Conferences
+ Ease of doing business – over 1200 companies have chosen Ireland as their European base in sectors such as ICT, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Financial and International Services...
|The unique and evolving needs of the incentive travel market|
|Kevin Hinton, CIS, Chief Excellence Officer, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE)|
On 20 January you will kick off the SITE Executive Summit. Is there a specific theme for your conference?
The SITE Executive Summit is an annual education event that takes the SITE International Board of Directors and SITE Foundation Trustees to a destination that has the potential to grow its incentive travel business and can leverage the experience and knowledge of this group of global industry leaders. The goal of the Summit is to assist destinations by broadening the local community's understanding of the unique and evolving needs of the incentive travel market. During the education day, participants from the Irish incentive travel community will learn from an unparalleled panel of experts how to market their destination, gain insight on the latest incentive travel trends and receive practical knowledge that they can immediately apply to grow their business...
|European Association Summit 2017||30-31/05/2017 Brussels||More|
|UIA 5th Round Table Asia-Pacific||21-22/09/2017 Chiang Mai, Thailand||More|
|Best of Events International||18-19/01/2017 Dortmund||More|
Brussels. 13% of the currently active non-governmental organizations listed in the 53rd edition of the Yearbook of International Organizations have members in African countries. 18% have members in Asian countries, 4% in countries in Oceania, 17% in the Americas, and 48% in Europe.