8th Round Table Asia-Pacific – 17 & 18 September 2020 – Seoul




Questions about the Round Table?

We are happy to hear from you!

Clara Fernández López, clara@uia.org

Frequent Questions


How much does it cost?

The registration fees are:

Payment by Foreign Credit Card Payment by Korean Credit Card
International associations & Local associations USD 40 KRW 50,000
UIA Associate Members USD 80 KRW 100,000
Other Industry USD 165 KRW 200,000

* All registration fees will be donated to support local MICE industry.

What is included in the registration fee?

All topics listed under “Programme” are included:
Thanks to the generous support of our host, Seoul Tourism Organization, we are able to offer a high-level educational programme in a virtual environment for a low fee.
Seoul Tourism Organization provides the technology platform, where you will meet the UIA staff and the host, be able to listen to the speaker’s presentations and discuss in groups in virtual break-out rooms.

How can I pay the registration fee?

Payment in advance by credit card is required. When you register you will be directed to a payment site.

How do I register?
(1) Go to www.uia.org after you have received your invitation
(2) Click on “login” in the upper right corner
(3) Fill in your username – if you don’t have a username, contact clara@uia.org
(4) Fill in your password – if you don’t have a password, contact clara@uia.org
(5) This will take you to a list of options. Select “Register for the Round Table Asia-Pacific”.

What is the deadline for registration?
We accept online registrations until 7 September. After that date, it may be possible, space permitting, to register by email to clara@uia.org.


What are the topics?
See the page “Programme” for an overview of the programme, and the page “Presenters” for descriptions of sessions and biographies of the speakers.

What is the format?
The virtual Round Table is an exciting new experience for UIA. See page About Virtual Round Table for more details.
You will virtually meet with experts as speakers, and there will be experts in the virtual room listening: you! In the presentations and the workshops, the speakers will tell us about challenges they are facing in their association and how they are dealing with it. Then we split into virtual break-out rooms with three parallel workshop groups, where each speaker gives a workshop on his or her topic. In the break-out rooms you can discuss with the speaker and with all your peers in the room.

Are there sightseeing tours?
You can choose to join a virtual tour through Seoul @ Theater.


Our host, Seoul Tourism Organization, and UIA are confident, that in a future UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific, we will have the opportunity to meet face to face in the wonderful and hospitable city of Seoul.

Now, you can see the page “About Seoul” for suggestions – and you can join the virtual tour as proposed in the programme.


Who attends the UIA Round Table?
We expect about 200 participants, mostly representatives of international not-for-profit associations. For a list of organizations which have sent representatives to past Round Tables, click here.

About the UIA
UIA - Union of International Associations - is a research institute founded in 1907 to promote and document the work of international associations. Its primary task is the collection and dissemination of information on international associations, fulfilled largely by its Global Civil Society Database, the basis of its two main publications: the Yearbook of International Organizations and the International Congress Calendar.

International organizations are described in the Yearbook of International Associations. With absolutely no charge, fee, or obligation. This is what we do, and what we have been doing for over 100 years.

The Yearbook of International Associations is used mostly by international associations wishing to contact other associations active in their field, by academics studying global civil society, and by governmental offices (usually the tourist boards) wishing to be informed of international association activity in their area.

The UIA also promotes the work of international associations by organizing educational activities, such as the Round Table.

I represent a convention bureau or other service industry. Am I welcome at the virtual Round Table?
Yes! Join the UIA team, the speakers and all associations delegates in learning and discussing. This is a unique opportunity to learn about associations’ work, challenges and meet associations’ people from throughout the world. And there's a special session for these “industry” delegates: an introduction to UIA and UIA's Yearbook of International Organizations and International Congress Calendar on Thursday 17 September. Please contact clara@uia.org for more information.