|Upcoming International Congresses|
by Wim Desloovere, Manager Association Bureau, visit.brussels
|One-stop-shop for Associations|
In order to strengthen its position as the #1 international organization city in the world, visit.brussels has set up the Association Bureau, a unique resource providing specific services to those wishing to develop their activities in Brussels. This strategic initiative will help international associations meet their business goals by providing valuable support in four key areas:
1. One-stop-shop: the Association Bureau acts as an single point of contact for associations, steering them in the right direction to reach their business goals and connecting them to the right people who will be able to assist them with any information related to the setting up or the running of an organization in Brussels (financial or legal issues, human resources, office space, meetings facilities, living in Brussels, etc.).
2. Global Association Hubs Partnership (GAHP): with the strategic partnership Brussels has set up with Destination DC, Dubai Association Centre and Singapore, the European capital provides a unique platform assisting international associations in their development strategy. The GAHP aims to drive the growth of international associations by helping them expand their reach and presence globally, on top of supporting them in building their capabilities.
3. Training opportunities: the Association Bureau centralizes all information related to training initiatives and continuous education for associations. Additionally, visit.brussels is also supporting the Executive Master in International Association Management set up by Solvay Business School. It is also organizing the annual peer-to-peer “European Association Summit”.
4. Networking project: the Association Bureau will create a formal framework for association executives to meet, converse and exchange information. By sharing their experience, expectations and vision with key protagonists, associations will learn and develop...
|Yearbook Online data refreshed|
3,387 organizations. The Yearbook Online data have been refreshed again. 3,387 organization profiles have been edited since last update, 357 organization addresses changed, 120 new organization profiles added.
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|Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific|
Meet, learn, share. The UIA Round Table Asia-Pacific on 28 and 29 September in Busan, South Korea is an opportunity to meet representatives of other international associations, to learn from their experience, and to share knowledge on: the challenges of first establishing then expanding an association, the tools available to drive growth and engagement, and ways to stay relevant and on track.
|Welcome Visit Antwerpen|
New Associate Member. UIA welcomes Visit Antwerpen as a new Associate Member.
Visit Antwerp is the tourist board of the City of Antwerp. On the website, you will find all the information you need to prepare your visit to Antwerp like tips for sightseeing, museums, an Event-Calendar or public transportation. The Website is offered in Dutch, French, German and English.
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|Tracy Halliwell MBE, director of major events and business tourism at London & Partners|
Did you know?
+ You can host your event in a former prison: the Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was built in 1066 and is one of London’s oldest buildings. From fortress to prison, the building has an incredible history and provides a great backdrop to any event.
+ The Tanks, one of the major new event spaces at the newly built Tate Modern extension, Switch House, is where oil used to be stored when the museum was still a power station. Today it is the world’s first gallery space to be dedicated to live art and a venue which can accommodate up to 600 people.
+ The Great Room at Grosvenor House (a JW Marriott Hotel) was initially built as an ice rink, which is where Queen Elizabeth II learnt to ice skate. Today, the five star hotel offers 496 guests rooms and 31 event spaces.
|“Academics and practitioners working on European Studies”|
|Dr Rebecca Zahn is Secretary of the academic association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES).|
Yesterday you kicked off the UACES 46th Annual Conference. Is there a specific theme for your congress?
This year’s theme is ‘London as a European City’.
Is your conference also of social and cultural resonance?
Yes, our conference brings together academics and practitioners working on European Studies in many different countries and in different social and cultural settings. There are lots of opportunities for networking so that the conference truly allows for interdisciplinary exchange on an academic and personal level. As part of the conference programme we always organize cultural excursions on the last day which delegates can choose to participate in and we aim to hold our drinks reception (open to all delegates free of charge) and conference dinner in venues which have local cultural significance. Academically, our plenary sessions engage with topical debates which are taking place in the conference host’s country or region...
|UIA Round Table Asia-Pacific||28-29/09/2016 Busan||More|
|UIA Round Table Europe||03-04/11/2016 Monaco||More|
|ibtm latin america||07-08/09/2016 Ciudad de México||More|
|ibtm world||29/11-01/12/2016 Barcelona||More|
Brussels. According to the 57th edition (published June 2016) of the UIA International Meetings Statistics Report, 25.1% of international association meetings held between 2001 and 2015 had fewer than 101 participants, 75.5% had fewer than 501 participants; while 1.3% had more than 7000 participants.