|Upcoming International Congresses|
by Jaana Koivistoinen, Business Events Specialist, Finland Convention Bureau
|Bringing new Congresses to Finland|
Finland Convention Bureau (FCB) is one of the oldest Convention Bureaus (CVB) in Europe, established in 1974. In the beginning the name was Helsinki Congress Bureau and in 1982 it changed into Helsinki-Finland Congress Bureau, then in 2002 the name changed to its current form, Finland Convention Bureau.
FCB is part of Visit Finland which is in turn part of Finpro, a public organization that helps Finnish SMEs go international, encourages foreign direct investment in Finland and promotes travel to our country. In order to support international growth of Finnish companies, Finpro operates several growth programs whose goal is to boost internationalization of Finnish SMEs. The co-operation between Finpro and FCB has the benefit of bringing new congresses to Finland in such fields as education, medical science, cleantech, Arctic competence, just to mention a few of the areas covered...
|Welcome Hamburg Convention Bureau|
New Associate Member. UIA welcomes Hamburg Convention Bureau. The HCB is Hamburg’s official, non-partisan agency for marketing Hamburg as a destination. Its Conventions unit comprises experienced experts who will navigate you through all planning stages. HCB is well acquainted with the local industry, and will support you in achieving your objectives as swiftly as possible.
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|Welcome Rotterdam Partners|
New Associate Member. UIA welcomes Rotterdam Partners. Rotterdam Partners Convention Bureau offers free, objective and professional advice to organizers of congresses or business meetings about the opportunities on offer in Rotterdam. It can help decide on venues, leisure programmes and communication choices to ensure that a congress, fair, meeting or business trip is a success.
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|Association programme hotel Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace|
Offer. The historic landmark hotel Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace offers a special associations’ room rate which includes complimentary access to the fitness and sauna area and complimentary Wi-Fi on up to three devices. Breakfast is available at a special rate.
The hotel is located in the city centre, with views over one of Brussels’ nicest parks. It is only a 5-minute walk from Brussels North station. For more information: Click here or contact Juan Martinez-Vermeire, Sales Account Manager, via E-mail.
|Ms. Vichaya Soonthornsaratoon, Director of Conventions Department, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau|
Did you know?
+ Bangkok is in the world's top ten meeting cities in UIA Statistical Report 2015 and is the world's top destination most visited by international travelers in 2016 MasterCard Index of Global Destination Cities. Meeting in Bangkok is, undoubtedly, a vibrant journey to tap into the opportunity for both professional development and taking in pleasure.
+ The charming mix of old and new. This character is reflected in the venue environment in Bangkok, making your imagination much easier in selecting a venue. The city has two broad clusters of venue hotels. One is riverside venues where majestic river views are easily affordable and shuttle boat from the hotels to connect you with BTS Sky Train heading to and from downtown is in service. The other one is hotels along the route of BTS Sky Train in the city center with easy access to shopping centers, restaurants, entertainment venues and modern facilities.
+ Sustainability practice is now one key management element of venues in Bangkok. Plaza Athenee Bangkok, A Royal Meridien Hotel is the world’s first ISO 20121 accredited hotel. It is certified for Sustainability Event Management System for planning and delivery of sustainable meetings.
|"The supreme decision-making organ"|
|Hilligje van 't Land, Deputy Secretary General, International Association of Universities (IAU).|
Your 15th IAU General Conference will kick off on 13 November. Is there a specific theme for the upcoming congress?
The General Conference is the supreme decision-making organ of the International Association of Universities (IAU). It meets once every four years and it is on this occasion that all IAU Members in Good Standing elect the IAU President as well as the Administrative Board Members.
The 15th IAU General Conference will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 13-16 November 2016. Co-organized in partnership with a Consortium of Thai universities lead by Siam University, this 15th General Conference will focus on Higher Education: a catalyst for innovative and sustainable societies.
The programme of both the Conference and the business sessions are availableonline and via the general webseite...
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