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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
17th of June 2021
UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report has been released to Associate Members.
A tri-lingual press release and a "look inside" document are available to the public:
7th of June 2021

Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize 2022

3rd of June 2021
UIA CIM World of Associations News released on 1 June, featuring:
Finding the purpose of association meetings in a changed world
By Mathias Posch, Immediate Past President of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers
26th of May 2021

The UIA welcomes its newest Associate Member, Conferli.

7th of May 2021
UIA CIM World of Associations News released on 4 May, featuring:

Tokyo welcomes you - Collaborating with Business Events Tokyo to maximize the success of your next meeting
26th of April 2021

There is still time to register for FAIB's webinar on

Visual Leadership – A Practical Approach for International Associations
Thursday April 29 | 13:00 – 14:30

16th of April 2021


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20th of November 2023


Watch how local entrepreneurs, together with the Mayor of Maastricht, step up to create meaningful change in the 'Maastricht Goes Green' documentary

The Maastricht Convention Bureau studied on which sustainability practices have been embraced by local entrepreneurs within the meeting industry in Maastricht. We found out which 4 Sustainable Developoment Goals are particularly relevant in Maastricht and we’d love to share our industry members' sustainable initiatives!

Local entrepreneurs like Château St. Gerlach, MECC Maastricht conference centre, Eden Hotels Maastricht and Van der Valk Hotel Maastricht engaged in this enlightening short video. They opened doors that normally remain closed and gave a glimpse behind the scenes, where it comes to local sourcing, waste management, energy reduction, decent work and community building.

Witness the best sustainable practices in action through this captivating documentary: https://youtu.be/LCDpJ-ffv20?si=fDtWqvWZXXF8JjKj

20th of November 2023

Since industrialization, many business sectors, including manufacturing and transportation, have contributed to the acceleration of global warming, and the MICE industry is no exception. Events such as exhibitions and conventions generate large amounts of waste, and carbon dioxide is emitted as visitors travel to event locations, further polluting the environment.

10th of November 2023

The 19th European Geriatric Medicine Society Annual Congress was organized in Helsinki, Finland in September 2023.

Timo Strandberg, Chair of the EuGMS 2023 Local Organizing Committee, shares his thoughts after the successful congress:

30th of October 2023

In late August 2023, the international ICESS conference (The 15th International Conference on Electronic Spectroscopy and Structure) was held in Oulu. The conference, that was held in Finland for the first time, gathered 190 participants from 24 different countries.

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.


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