Global civil society activity in UK

Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 10 over 20 years

UK is ranked #7 over a 20 year period,
with 9363 meetings since 2001.

Top 10 in 2021

UK is ranked #6 in 2021, with 230 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

London & Partners


We are the home of London’s official convention bureau; helping meetings, events and congresses come to London. 

We attract association congresses and business meetings to London and facilitate with all aspects of set up. We offer a total event solution service for clients and event organisers, including free and impartial advice on planning meetings, conferences, events, exhibitions, incentives and launch parties in London. We are the experts on opening up London for all business audiences and work in partnership with key providers across the city.

Local UIA Partner

Visit Belfast


Over a billion pounds has been invested in the city’s tourism product over recent years, from world-class venues and experiences, to brand new hotels, bars and restaurants . The Belfast business tourism product is trusted and the team at Visit Belfast always go the extra mile for clients, that is why Belfast was crowned Best Events destination by C&IT two years in a row.

Lonely Planet hailed the city the ‘Best region to visit in the World’. The city loves winning awards, but the best accolade of all is the happiness and success of clients who place their trust in us to deliver outstanding experiences.

Visit Belfast has an experienced team of business tourism professionals who offer free and impartial advice and support on all aspects of organising your conference, meeting or event in Belfast. 

To support tourism recovery, Tourism Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council and Visit Belfast have launched a major new £1m scheme to help associations to host their conference and meetings in Belfast. 

Organizations based in UK

Associated Country Women of the World - London
International Bar Association - London
Association for the Promotion of the International Circulation of the Press - London
International Windsurfing Association - London
International Institute of Communications - London
World Animal Protection - London
International Federation of the Phonographic Industry - London
International Society for Fungal Conservation - Egham
World Nuclear Association - London
World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies - Nottingham
International Federation of Airworthiness - East Grinstead
Metalock International Association - Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Commonwealth Medical Trust - Folkestone
Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers - Liverpool
International Hydropower Association - London
International Society for Free Radical Research - London
International Society for the Study of Drug Policy - Heslington
Professional Squash Association - Leeds
International Society of Geographical and Epidemiological Ophthalmology - London
International Dendrology Society - Kington
Commonwealth Organisation for Social Work - London
Commonwealth Pharmacists Association - London
Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism - London
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association - London
International Society of Hypertension - Colchester

View More profiles (3589) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in UK

2029 IRC : International Rubber ConferenceInternational Rubber Conference Organisation - Colchester

2028 World Congress of AudiologyInternational Society of Audiology - Edinburgh

2027 Annual CongressEuropean Society of Paediatric Radiology - Harrogate

2027 International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry (IBIC22)Society of Biological Inorganic ChemistryInternational Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry

2026 World Conference on Women & SportInternational Working Group on Women and Sport - Birmingham

2026 CongressSyndicat international du décolletage - Birmingham

2025 European Powder Metallurgy CongressEuropean Powder Metallurgy Association - Glasgow

2025 Triennial CongressEuropean Society for Translation Studies - Leeds

2025 CongressEuropean Organization for Caries Research - Leeds

2024 Annual MeetingEuropean Society for Paediatric Endocrinology - Liverpool

2024 EANO MeetingEuropean Association for Neuro-Oncology - Glasgow

2024 MeetingInternational Society of Electrochemistry - Manchester

2024 Annual CongressEuropean Society of Cardiology - London

2024 Biennial ConferenceInternational Congress of Infant Studies - Glasgow

2024 World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal DiseasesInternational Osteoporosis FoundationEuropean Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases

View More Future Events (67) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in UK

2023 European Meeting – International Society for Medical Publication Professionals - London
2023 European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry – European Network for Qualitative Inquiry - Portsmouth
2023 International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology (SysMus) – International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology - Sheffield
2023 Annual Conference – Transatlantic Studies Association - Plymouth
2023 Annual Meeting – European Delirium Association - Birmingham
2023 LESICO - Sign Language Teachers Conference – European Network of Sign Language Teachers - Edinburgh
2023 Congress – International Association for Aerobiology - Worcester
2022 Decolonising and Diversifying Biosciences Education – Society for Experimental Biology - Cambridge
2022 Annual Scientific Meeting – Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases - London
2022 Conference – Plainsong and Medieval Music Society - Cambridge
2022 Biennial Global Immigration Conference – International Bar Association - London
2022 FIDIC International Contract Users' Conference – International Federation of Consulting Engineers - London
2022 Strategic Sourcing Symposium – Global Sourcing Association - London
2022 International Conference – Diabetes Self-Management Alliance - Belfast
2022 Young People and the Future of Cooperation in Europe – Cooperatives Europe - Cardiff

View More Past Events (26408) in The International Congress Calendar

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