FAQ Asia 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

How much does it cost?
The registration fee for delegates from international associations is 2000 Thai Baht, for delegates from local Thai associations it is 1000 Thai Baht.

What is included in the registration fee?
All activities listed under “Programme” are included:

  • on Wednesday 18 September: the reception, the KAAN show
  • on Thursday 19 September: the morning activities, lunch, the Round Table sessions, dinner
  • on Friday 20 September: the Round Table sessions, lunch, the afternoon tours

Thanks to the generous support of our host Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), we are able to offer a high-level educational programme for a low fee. All other elements of the programme are complimentary.

Delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and expenses. See “Getting there” and “Staying overnight” for suggestions.

How can I pay the registration fee?
Payment in advance is required. Bank transfer information will be given in the email confirming your registration. Under some conditions payment on site is also possible but only if requested in advance. Write to nancy@uia.org

How do I register?
(2) Click on “login” in the upper right corner of this page
(3) Fill in your username – if you don’t have a username, contact nancy@uia.org
(4) Fill in your password – if you don’t have a password, contact nancy@uia.org
(5) This will take you to a list of options. Select “Register for the Round Table”.

What is the deadline for registration?
We accept online registrations until 9 September. After that date, it it may still possible to register by email to nancy@uia.org.

Is there financial support?
We regret UIA is unable to assist with travel and accommodation expenses as we are ourselves a small, self-funded research institute. We are able to keep the registration fee low thanks to the assistance of our host partners.

Some associations have received assistance for this or similar conferences from their national or regional tourist boards or chamber of commerce, where there is a programme to support the work of international associations.

If requesting assistance from a convention bureau or chamber of commerce, you can perhaps underline the networking and promotional opportunities of attending an international associations conference: you will meet representatives of international associations from around the world and can tell them about the benefits of operating an association in your city, or of holding an association event in your city. For a list of organizations which have sent representatives to past Round Tables, click here.

Programme

What are the topics?
See the page “Programme” for an overview of the programme, and the page “Speakers” for descriptions of sessions and biographies of the speakers.

What is the format?
There are experts on the stage speaking, and there are experts in the room listening: you! Six people working in international associations tell us about a challenge they are facing and how they are dealing with it. Then we split into smaller groups, according to interest, for questions and answers and discussion with the speakers.

Are there pre-tours?
Yes! See the page “Extras” for the special extra activities.

Are there post-tours?
Yes! See the page “Extras” for the special extra activities.

In Pattaya

How do I get to Pattaya?
Delegates are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses. See the page “Getting There” for useful information.

Where can I stay in Pattaya?
Delegates are responsible for their own hotel arrangements and expenses. See the page “Staying Overnight” for suggestions.

Where is the Round Table?
In the Head of State Ballroom at the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel

What is the dress code?
Delegates are asked to dress for business. The meeting room, the Head of State Ballroom at the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel, is air-conditioned. Temperatures outside are expected to be 25 to 30 Celsius. For Thursday 19 September choose flexible clothing. There will probably not be enough time to change clothes between the different parts of the day (morning activity, afternoon Round Table sessions, evening dinner).

What else is there in Pattaya?
See the page “About Pattaya” for suggestions.

Other

Who attends the UIA Round Table?
We expect about 100 participants, mostly representatives of international not-for-profit associations. For a list of organizations which have sent representatives to past Round Tables, click here.

About the UIA
UIA - Union of International Associations - is a research institute founded in 1907 to promote and document the work of international associations. Its primary task is the collection and dissemination of information on international associations, fulfilled largely by its two main publications: the Yearbook of International Organizations, and the International Congress Calendar.

International organizations are described in the Yearbook. With absolutely no charge, fee, or obligation. This is what we do, and what we have been doing for over 100 years.

The Yearbook is used mostly by international associations wishing to contact other associations active in their field, by academics studying global civil society, and by governmental offices (usually the tourist boards) wishing to be informed of international association activity in their area.

The UIA also promotes the work of international associations by organizing educational activities, such as the Round Table. It is the only activity for which UIA charges a - nominal - fee.

I represent a convention bureau or other service industry. Am I welcome at the Round Table?
Yes! We reserve a certain number of spaces for delegates representing offices providing services to international associations. While some of the extra activities are reserved for association delegates, there is also a special session for these “industry” delegates: an introduction to UIA and its database, on Thursday 19 September from 11.00 to 12.00. Please contact nancy@uia.org for more information.