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16th of April 2021
15th of April 2021

The Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) NGO Branch will be conducting a Webinar on "Applying for ECOSOC Consultative Status" for NGOs on 5 May 2021, 11am - 12:30pm (NYT).

The meeting will provide answers to the following questions: 

•What is Consultative Status, which organizations are eligible and what are its benefits?

1st of April 2021

Union of International Associations (UIA) Round Table Asia-Pacific 2021 – hosted by Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB)

UIA’s 9th Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific on 21 & 22 October 2021 will take place as a hybrid event at the Congres Square Nihonbashi in Tokyo, Japan 

The Associations Round Tables are organized annually by the Union of International Associations (UIA). The Round Tables, that are the core of UIA’s education project, provide an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice, to meet other international associations and share experience and knowledge.

19th of March 2021
Save the Dates: European Association Summit 2021; The Future Is NOW!

Save the Dates: European Association Summit 2021; The Future Is NOW!
Educational congress. Associations are at the crossroads for designing their future role in society and business. COVID-19 has
26th of February 2021

GeoProgress Global Forum (GGF) 2021 on: BUILDING THE I.E.F. - International Environment Fund. For a fair International Environmental System.

This initiative - promoted since 2016 by the GeoProgress Journal, published by Geoprogress, a non-profit research organization - is focusing in 2020 and 2021 on some key issues for sustainable global development.

19th of February 2021
International Terminology Summer School 2021 Online (TSS2021)
Dates: 1-4 July 2021, plus free Bonus-Day 30 June Pre-TSS Day about Terminology Resources.

Website: https://www.termnet.eu/tss2021

The International Terminology Summer School

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15th of April 2021
Scandic Grand Central Helsinki offers a global, unique hotel experience in the stunning historic Art Nouveau building, formerly known as the head office of Finland´s railway company, designed by Eliel Saarinen. The hotel interior has an old-fashioned charm which meets a modern style in an inspirational way and will be a unique event and meeting place in the heart of Helsinki.

8th of April 2021
Finland Convention Bureau has collected practical information for those planning an event in Finland. The page includes information on general health and safety measures, arriving and moving around, safety protocols in venues, and coronavirus situation update.

8th of April 2021
Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) reaffirms their premier world-class standard by offering a comprehensive meeting package with an offer for a COVID-19 insurance by Asia Insurance. Customers will receive 30-day COVID-19 cover starting from a participated date, which including coverage of up to THB 500,000 for medical expenses due to injury or sickness from the pandemic. This comprehensive package is available
31st of March 2021
The Airport Agency announces that the 18th CONNECT Route Development Forum will be hosted by Business Tampere, from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th February 2022. Supporting the aviation industry for the past 17 years, the first and much awaited face-to-face event of 2022 is set to help drive the recovery process of the aviation industry.

22nd of March 2021
The Finns have long been considered to lead one of the happiest lifestyles, resulting in Finland having been named the happiest country in the world by the United Nations World Happiness Report in 2018, 2019, 2020 – and 2021. 

17th of March 2021
Finnish people associate the sauna with relaxation, conversation, health and connecting with nature. “Sauna culture in Finland” is now on the Unesco list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. 

11th of March 2021

To push business beyond boundaries, Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), the leading venue in Thailand and Southeast Asia, introduces full range of technology for online conference and meeting, allowing for transition into the new normal digital age, answering the needs of Thai and foreign event organisers.


10th of March 2021
Finland’s untouched and pristine nature is at the core of Finnish life and its sanctity is paramount for us Finns. Living sustainably and in harmony with the environment is deep-rooted here and is an essential element of responsible meetings and events organized in Finland.

24th of February 2021

2020 Work Report

17th of February 2021

For the first time, the international No-Dig 2022 conference brings together experts in trenchless techniques from around the world to Finland. The event, organised at Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre 3 – 5 October 2022, is hosted by the Finnish Society for Trenchless Technology.

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