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26th of November 2021

Union of International Associations (UIA) holds hybrid Associations Round Table Europe in Prague

UIA’s 14th Associations Round Table Europe took place at the Prague Congress Centre in Prague, Czech Republic on 18 & 19 November – hosted by Prague Convention Bureau (PCB)

The Associations Round Table Europe event of the Union of International Associations (UIA) was held in the Prague Congress Centre on November 18 & 19. This 14th Round Table Europe, hosted by the Prague Convention Bureau, took place in a hybrid format, which provided an excellent solution for those delegates unable to attend the event in-person.

26th of November 2021

The UIA welcomes its newest Associate Member Live Riga.

22nd of November 2021
27th of October 2021

The UIA welcomes its newest Associate Member Xi'an International Convention and Exhibition Center.

22nd of October 2021
14th of October 2021
Marina Bay Sands is thrilled to launch our new Virtual Meeting Place, a first for MICE venues. A fully customisable platform, the Virtual Meeting Place allows event organisers to build their virtual venue set to replicate their real-life event space.

From virtual meeting pods to livestreams, the Virtual Meeting Place is an all-purpose-built solution offering multiple touchpoints to continuously drive engagements and interactions all year round.
27th of September 2021
Dear colleagues,

I am writing on behalf of the Liaison Committee to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances, we took the decision to delay the NGO Forum on
Global Citizenship which will now be held on 6 and 7 December 2021.
6th of August 2021
UIA CIM World of Associations News released on 3 August, featuring:
The Meetings Show welcomes associations to 2021 event
The Meetings Show, the UK’s leading show for the meetings, events and incentives
20th of July 2021
UIA CIM World of Associations News released on 9 June, featuring:
Strategic Plans – A Roadmap to Success
By Belinda Moore, Consultant, Strategic Membership Solutions (SMS)
Associations which are successfully
9th of July 2021


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26th of October 2023

Visitors who come to Busan for MICE events also look for opportunities to experience the city’s culture and natural beauty. Every year, the Busan Tourism Organization (BTO) discovers and designates Busan Unique Venues, which are distinctive MICE assets found only in Busan. In 2023, three new Busan Unique Venues, each with its own unique charms, were selected to be the face of Busan’s MICE industry.

23rd of October 2023

Busan is a leading marine city that is growing into a global MICE center thanks to its rich natural heritage of beaches, mountains, and rivers, not to mention an advanced infrastructure that is only befitting of the second largest city in Korea. Over the past 20 years, Busan has successfully hosted a string of international events. Today, the city is working to qualitatively improve its MICE standing and enhance the value of its core industries.

16th of October 2023

The 35th European Congress on Molecular Spectroscopy was organized in Jyväskylä, Finland in August 2023.

Jan Lundell, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, shares his thoughts after the congress:

11th of October 2023
The world’s largest multi-sport participatory event - the World Masters Games, founded in 1988 in Toronto, will have its eleventh edition in 2025, marking its historic debut in Asia, as it lands in Taipei and New Taipei City, Taiwan. The recent World Masters Games occurred in 2017 but were suspended for 8 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During these 14-day games, over 20,000 international athletes are expected to gather and compete in 35 different sports.
20th of September 2023

If you’re planning to visit Busan for business or other events, don’t forget to bring along your loved ones! Busan offers a wide array of attractions and entertainment options for travelers. In this newsletter, we will introduce you to a broad range of tour courses—from kid-friendly family activities and seaside tours filled with colorful buildings to dazzling nightscapes that are perfect for a romantic date.

18th of September 2023

The Busan Tourism Organization hosted seminars and familiarization tours (FAM tours) during the second week of September, which was the designated official promotional period for MEET IN BUSAN 2023. Some 20 MICE event officials from Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world attended the promotional events, designed to show off Busan’s many advantages as an ideal host city for global MICE events.

23rd of August 2023

The Busan Tourism Organization (BTO) has once again demonstrated the allure of Busan as an attractive MICE destination by securing both the hosting rights of the Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) Annual Conference 2025 and the World Statistics Congress (WSC) 2027 for the city. The APTA is an international academic society that includes some 450 tourism experts and professionals from 25 countries in the Asia-Pacific, including Korea, the US, China, and Canada.

21st of August 2023

The 45th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association was organized in Espoo, Finland in May 2023.

Seppo Ikäheimo, Chair of the Organizing Committee, shares his thoughts after the congress:
The congress was a success. The Finnish local context was very much present in the congress as we treated the delegates with local food like fish, vegetables and reindeer sausage.

21st of August 2023

A “Unique Venue” is a venue other than a convention center, hotel, or other conventional MICE venue that offers exclusive features and represents the city or country in which it is located. Event planners typically choose a venue based on the theme or purpose of the event, and many planners prefer Unique Venues over hotels and convention centers because they offer a special atmosphere and come with their own special stories.

18th of August 2023
Taipei welcomed over 4,000 financial and insurance elites and senior managers from more than 20 financial insurance companies in the Asia-Pacific region at the Nangang Exhibition Hall on August 16 for the "2023 International Dragon Award" - the highest honor one can receive in the world's Chinese financial and insurance industry.


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