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14th of May 2020
23rd of April 2020

The Union of International Associations (UIA) has invited 25,000 international associations to participate in its 8th edition of the Survey on International Meetings Issues to uncover how they organize their meetings and conferences. The Report will be released on 12th November 2020 at the annual UIA Associate Members Meeting in Prague and be freely available to the public on the UIA’s website.

23rd of April 2020
10th of March 2020
29th of January 2020

The UIA welcome's it's newest Associate Member, the Davos Convention Bureau.

The Convention Bureau Davos (CB) represents and markets the Destination Davos Klosters international and national as meeting place for congresses, meetings, incentives and events.

13th of December 2019
25th of November 2019

Boardroom has published an article about UIA's Round Table Europe 2019 entitled "Getting in Shape with UIA Round Table Europe".

"The UIA Round Tables are organized annually by the Union of International Associations, the Brussels-based research institute and documentation centre. They lie at the very core of UIA’s education project, and provide an opportunity to learn through networking and practice how to better run associations. UIA has been a pioneer in monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since its establishment in 1907."

You can read the full article here: https://boardroom.global/getting-in-shape-with-uia-round-table-europe/

21st of November 2019

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7th of December 2020
Eco-friendly City of Busan Builds 'Sustainability'  
30th of November 2020

The city of Hamburg has been named as “Germany’s strongest city brand”. Hamburg claimed the top spot in a number of categories: attractiveness, future development, city break destination, likeability, uniqueness and standard of living. Discover the city, its meeting and event facilities and innovative economic clusters at IBTM World Virtual, taking place 8 – 10 December 2020.

27th of November 2020
Our world is rapidly changing and we have to adapt and move with these changes as they happen. The events industry is also finding itself in a rapid transformation. One of the key questions is 'how can we plan for, and organise events with the current uncertainty of being able to get our audience together in a physical location?' During the 1st Rotterdam Experiment we will discover the exciting possibilities mixed reality offers the events industry in a living experiment connecting the virtual & live sphere to each other.
26th of November 2020

In response to the prolonged COVID-19 situation, Korea MICE Bureau, under the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), released an updated COVID-19 support program for International Conventions to provide extra assistance to groups affected by the pandemic.

11th of November 2020
Finland is seen as a sustainable and reliable destination, where everything is sure to work without a hitch - for conference organizers and expats alike. 

Finland ranks #1 in the Sustainable Expat Living Report
4th of November 2020

Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre is increasingly committed to promoting responsible travel & events by joining Visit Finland’s Sustainable Travel Finland program.

29th of October 2020
If there is something that Covid-19 has told us is that university lifelong learning (ULLL) will be from now on even more relevant and needed than ever.
23rd of October 2020
Korea MICE Expo <https://www.koreamiceexpo.com> (KME), Korea’s largest trade show for meeting professionals and incentive planners, returns this year as a hybrid event for the first time, held offline at Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon with a corresponding virtual event from November 24-27, 2020.
22nd of October 2020
September and October are usually the busiest months for association meetings in Finland. This year is no exception - only the formats are different: there are dozens of online and hybrid meetings and conferences this autumn in all Finnish congress cities. 

21st of October 2020

The ESG / SRI Market grows at a stable pace in the last years, becoming a global market trend. The 5th ESG Investments & Sustainable Finance Forum, powered by Global Sustain, is more relevant than ever before, bringing forward issues related to the current COVID-19 crisis and the mainstreaming of an ESG culture. This year, for safety reasons, the 5th ESG Investments & Sustainable Finance

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