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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
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

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19th of October 2021
Finland’s last restrictions on events ended at the end of September and business events were given a go-ahead to resume from October 1st. Now that Finland officially reopens, we can’t wait to welcome organizers and delegates back again for safe and successful meetings and events. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon again!

19th of October 2021

On April 14, the UN ECOSOC FfD Forum side-Event, organized by ISEA Foundation, was held under the theme of "Blockchain financial platform for automatic distribution" from 8:30 to 9:30 local time. This forum is a forum for development resources conducted by UN organizations and governments.
Blockchain financial platform for automatic distribution MobiDollar
7th of October 2021

BITEC emphasizes its position as one of APAC five leaders of MICE industry certified by TIS 22300:2551, MICE Security Management System, since 2009 by Management System Certification Institute (Thailand), Thai Industrial Standards Institute, Ministry of Industry, upon the continual development and improvement of its security system with risk and threat assessment for activities organized and areas in BTIEC such as strict petrol, comprehensive controls of the electrical

30th of September 2021

Finland’s last restrictions on events will end at the end of September and business events are given a go-ahead to resume from October 1st. 

As of October 1st, all restrictions on events will be lifted. However, the general hygiene requirements still apply to ensure the health and safety of customers and participants. In addition, restaurant operations are restricted regionally by government decree.

General hygiene requirements:

26th of September 2021

The International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS) has developed the Hydrographic Professional Accreditation Scheme (HPAS) to provide international recognition to hydrographic professionals in demonstrating their competency, educational background and career development.

24th of September 2021

Vienna is supporting organizers of congresses and corporate events through the Vienna Meeting Fund 2021-2023. Set up by the City of Vienna, the EUR 4 million fund is aimed at domestic and international organizers who are planning meetings to be held in Vienna until 31 December 2023. Applications are possible until three weeks before the starting date of the event. 

23rd of September 2021

Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) received Thailand Energy Awards in the category of excellent controlled building, organized by the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE), Ministry of Energy. BITEC has implemented building energy management as determined by law and there is a concrete energy conservation performance.

21st of September 2021

VAS 30YearsAnniversary- 18th European Angiology Days 

Yearly European Academic Meetings

Updating Scientific Workshops and International Cooperative Projects.

10th of September 2021

Mr. Chakkarin Aungpratip, Sales Director of Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), received the Thailand MICE Venue Standard Certification (TMVS) at the MICE Standard Day 2021 event by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau


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