Vienna Convention
4 April 2017
Upcoming International Congresses
EuropeAnnual Conference of the European Social Enterprise Law Association, 28/04/17, Brussels +++ 22nd Congress of the Federation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand, 21-21/06/17, Budapest +++ 19th European Congress of Endocrinology of the European Society of Endocrinology, 20-23/05/17, Lisbon
AsiaAnnual Asia Pacific Accreditation Conference of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, 18-20/05/17, Bangkok +++ Conference of the South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute, 22-25/05/17, Singapore +++ 5th Congress of the Asia-Pacific Society for Alcohol and Addiction Research, 31/05-03/06/17, Taipei
America30th Annual Symposium of the International Society for Laboratory Hematology, 04-06/05/17, Honolulu HI +++ 16th World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association, 29/05-03/06/17, Cancun +++ Annual Meeting of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories, 09-12/05/17, Toronto ON
Africa11th World Hydropower Congress of the International Hydropower Association, 09-11/05/17, Addis Ababa +++ 4th Africa Congress of Accountants of the Pan African Federation of Accountants, 02-05/05/17, Kampala +++ 10th Africa Conference of the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research, 07-09/06/17, Eldoret
PacificAnnual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 08-12/05/17, Adelaide +++ 50th Annual Meeting of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, 06-09/05/17, Sydney +++ Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 08-10/05/17, Melbourne
Workshop at the UIA Associations Round Table Europe 2017 with Association Adviser Michel Ballieu
“Finding – and keeping – the right people”

Associations exist to serve important missions, and, in addition to volunteering experts, our organisations need and deserve to work with talented staff, people having the required experience, people who want to be involved and to work hard. Whether an association has 5 or 100 employees, a strong team is its most important asset.

Recruitment of staff members is thus key to the success and sustainability of our associations, but this important task requires not only experience, but also time, a lot of time, and rare are the associations benefiting from a dedicated HR specialist ...

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Save the date: OECD Forum 2017

Valuable. Join the OECD Forum, 6-7 June 2017, Paris (France). This public event has emerged as a major international conference where policies and ideas are shared between governments, business, civil society and academia.

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5th UIA Round Table Asia-Pacific

Meet, learn, share. The UIA Round Table 21-22 September 2017 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, at Le Méridien, is an opportunity to meet representatives of other international associations and share knowledge on topics such as the role of international associations in a politicized world, membership engagement and using technology to expand activities.

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IMEX Association Day

Frankfurt. IMEX Association Day on 15 May is an afternoon of tailored education exclusively for association professionals. The programme has been redesigned and will feature a new Association Management Stream, covering topics like understanding why members leave and how to persuade them to stay. There will be two Meetings & Events Streams, discussing issues such as how to maximise participation at events, and how to identify and approach new sponsors.
Welcome, Goyang CVB

New Associate Member. UIA welcomes Goyang Convention & Visitors Bureau. Goyang CVB promotes Goyang as an international M.I.C.E.(Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibitions) leading city. Goyang CVB was established in 2016 as a department of the Goyang Tourism & Convention Association, with the assistance of Goyang City.

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Why Warsaw?
... Krzysztof Celuch, POT Director, Poland Convention Bureau, tells us

Did you know?

+ By using the synergy of public and private entities associated within Warsaw Tourism Organisation, we strive to continually extend the support offer and we will do our best to make your possible Warsaw event a great success.

+ Warsaw's eclectic character may be seen and enjoyed through its very diversified offer of accompanying programmes. Unique historical sites, avant-garde post-industrial spaces, or those in the ponderous socialist realism architectural style, all of them can make great venues for banquets, fashion shows or anniversary galas. Forging a link between business and pleasure has never been easier.

+ Be inspired by Warsaw citizens’ commitment to rebuild their city after WWII destruction. The reconstruction effort, unprecedented on a European scale, gained the appreciation of UNESCO so that in 1980 UNESCO included it on the World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. We invite you to come and admire the historical soul of the city ...

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Thailand Connect
The Power of Challenge

Dominic Tidey, COO of European Relocation Association (EuRA)

The EuRA Congress will take place from 25 to 28 April in Warsaw. Is there a specific theme for your congress?
Our theme for our 2017 event is The Power of Challenge. The past year has seen a huge geo political shift in Europe and the USA, the two driving regions for international mobility. Our industry is one of the first to see changes in the patterns of MNC’s moving their employees around the world when political shifts occur. The potential growth of protectionism has spooked many companies, but where there is challenge there is also opportunity and we want to examine that from the point of view of our industry.

Is your conference also of social and cultural resonance?
Very much so. As an organisation we subscribe to the philosophy of Conscious Capitalism ...

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Important conferences
European Association Summit 201730-31/05/2017 BrusselsMore
UIA 5th Round Table Asia-Pacific21-22/09/2017 Chiang Mai, ThailandMore

Important shows
IBTM Africa20/04/2017 Cape TownMore
IMEX16-18/05/2017 FrankfurtMore

Number of the month

Leaders. 94% of people in association leadership positions are over 55 years old, according to the 53rd edition of the Yearbook of International Organizations. 27% were born in the 1930s, 35% in the 1940s, 23% were born in the 1950s. 0.6% are younger than 40.
New associations
Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO)
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Wild for Life Campaign
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Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities
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