2 April 2013
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe3rd Biennial Congress of the European College of Sports Medicine and Exercise Physicians, 25-27/04/13, Frankfurt +++ 13th Congress of the Nordic Spinal Cord Society, 22-24/05/13, Helsinki +++ 21st European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 26-29/05/13, Birmingham
Asia52nd Annual Congress of the International Congress and Convention Association, 02-06/11/13, Shanghai +++ 5th Conference of the Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies, 02-05/05/13, Singapore +++ 35th Congress of the Asia Pacific Dental Federation, 07-12/05/13, Kuala Lumpur
AmericaInternational Congress of Meningeal Disease Vaccines of the Latin American Association of Immunology, 19-24/05/13, Varadero +++ 12th Annual Conference of the European-American Consortium for Legal Education, 21-23/05/13, Baltimore MD+++ Quadrennial World Conference of BirdLife International, 19-22/06/13, Ottawa
AfricaAfrica and Middle East Regional Conference of the Junior Chamber International, 08-11/05/13, Gaborone +++ 69th Annual General Meeting of the International Air Transport Association, 02-04/06/13, Cape Town +++ Africa Conference of the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education, 03-05/06/13, Kigali
PacificAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society of Zoo Keeping, 19-23/05/13, Auckland +++ 11th Biennial Convention of the International Confederation of Principals, 29/06-04/07/13, Cairns +++ Annual Conference of the Renal Society of Australasia, 05-08/06/13, Hobart
More conferences on the UIA Congress Calendar Online
First European Association Summit
by VisitBrussels

Brussels. Directors, volunteers and active staff of international associations have a new date on their agendas: the first-ever European Association Summit (EAS), in Brussels on 16 and 17 May 2013.

Under the banner “New Horizons, Fresh Ideas – Taking Associations to the Next Level” EAS 2013 aims to give association operatives a vital educational platform, help them add value to their organizations, and create a dynamic meeting point.

EAS is packed with working sessions and top panelists from industry, institutions and the academic world. A unique opportunity for association professionals, not to be missed. Register now or ...
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Leipzig Tourismus
It´s all about you
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New jobs

New entry. UIA's International Associations Job Board: Chief Executive - European Policy Centre, Brussels, Belgium. UIA offers World of Associations News readers one free job listing, please use the coupon code WAN2013 at checkout.
IMEX 2013

Frankfurt. The UIA, Union of International Associations, invites international and European associations to the IMEX Association Day 2013 and the IMEX show in Frankfurt from 20 to 22 May. Please register here.
Studies/check lists

Globalization. More than 340 associations in over 20 countries completed the 2013 Global Association Trends survey, sharing how they are facing globalization. The full report here.

Mobile. Anytime and anywhere connected via cloud computing. Blessing or curse? More

Live Communication. Using digital potential. More
After the meeting in Amsterdam
Marlies Steinebach-Verstoep, Manager Business Development at Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre

My favourite spots: Top restaurants:

Izakaya, Amsterdam’s new it-place takes the Japanese dining experience to the next level...
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"Reporting is a fundamental part of this sustainability journey"

Marjolein Baghuis, Director Marketing and Communications at Global Reporting Initiative, GRI

Your Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting will take place from 22 to 24 May. What makes it "the must-attend sustainability event of 2013"?
GRI’s global conference is the largest event on sustainability and reporting in the world, bringing together 1,500 thought leaders and practitioners from over 80 countries. There are sessions for a diverse range of people: learning sessions for those new to reporting, policy sessions for those interested in the forces shaping the reporting environment...
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Important conferences
EAS16-17/05/2013 BrusselsMore
GRI Conference22-24/05/2013 AmsterdamMore
UIA Asia23-24/10/2013 SingaporeMore
UIA Europe12/11/2013 BrusselsMore

Important trade shows
IT&CM China17-19/04/2013 ShanghaiMore
IMEX21-23/05/2013 FrankfurtMore

Number of the month

European Union. 15,258 international associations have an address in an EU member country, according to the Yearbook of International Organizations. That is 47% of all active international associations.
New associations
Developing Education (DevEd)
http: //deved. org
European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD)
http: //w w w. myessd. org
UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)
http: //w w w. unu-flores. org
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