3 April 2018
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe37th Annual Congress of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology, 20-24/04/18, Barcelona +++ 32nd Congress of the International Commission on Occupational Health, 29/04-04/05/18, Dublin +++ 11th Conference of the Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials, 25-27/04/18, Fiskebäckskil
AsiaAsia-Pacific Conference of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, 24-27 May 2018, Kagoshima +++ 47th Annual Conference of the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine, 27-29/04/18, Tokyo +++ Spring Conference of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, 25-27/04/18, Kuala Lumpur
America92nd Annual Meeting of the International Anesthesia Research Society, 28/04-01/05/18, Chicago IL +++ 24th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Cellular Therapy, 02-05/05/18, Montréal QC +++ 12th Congress of the Latin American Association of Immunology, 14-18/05/18, Cancún
Africa17th Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 21-25/05/18, Cape Town +++ International Congress of the International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy and of the African Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy, 23-27/04/18, Yaoundé +++ Africa Internet Summit of the AfriNIC and African Network Operators Group, 29/04-11/05/18, Dakar
Pacific8th Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, 02-05/05/18, Waitangi +++ 87th Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 07-11/05/18, Sydney +++ 5th Pacific Media Summit of the Pacific Islands News Association, 07-11/05/18, Nuku'Alofa
Isabel Amaral
Communication in a global market
By Isabel Amaral, President and founder of the Portuguese Association of Protocol Studies (APorEP)

Isabel Amaral will talk about cross-cultural communication at the UIA Round Table Europe, 15 and 16 November 2018 in Lyon, France.

Our world has been transformed into a global village and international associations must often work with a multicultural team. Thanks to the new technologies available it is easier to organize meetings all over the world, but we still need to be aware of cultural differences in order to avoid faux pas ...

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44th and 45th CICA Intl. Conferences

Interdisciplinary. Join the 44th and 45th CICA International Conferences on the Future of Security and Defence in Europe, taking place in Cracow, Poland (5-7 June 2018) and Madrid, Spain (11-13 June 2018). CICAs 2018 provide an interdisciplinary forum to discuss and exchange ideas on the hottest topics and progress on the field of security and defence.

Registration and Call for Papers:

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45th CICA in Madrid:,
IMEX Association Day, 14 May 2018

Frankfurt. If you organise international meetings and events for an association, then Association Day is a free career-boosting experience you can’t afford to miss.
You’ll be able to discuss strategic governance, managing volunteers, negotiating the best hotel rates, how to develop compelling content and giving your event the WOW factor. You can also swap ideas, make contacts, listen to experts, ask questions and discuss answers.

Develop your knowledge and register today.

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Keep it moving

In motion. “It’s not that we are all here because we are happy, but it’s because we want to achieve more,” says Malgosia Bartosik, Deputy CEO of WindEurope. She has worked her way up at European Association Summit (EAS) “from attendee to speaker to moderator to chair for 2018.” With this summit Brussels offered all association professionals – from the executive to the secretary general - a dazzling event from 8 to 9 March. After all, more than 2,500 organisations are headquartered in the European capital. And with its own association bureau, one-stop services and the summit, Visit Brussels wants to increase that number. ... More
Benefit from outsourcing

Potential. 86 percent of conference chairs greatly underestimate the amount of work involved in organising a research conference. This was concluded in a survey carried out by ExOrdo, who delivers services to associations worldwide in abstract and paper management. Apart from the work load, certain skills – not necessarily included in the curriculum of the typical association (staff ) member – is often mandatory. The question is, whether it can all be solved by hiring a PCO, a Professional Congress Organiser? That depends on the sort of assistance needed and whom you ask ... More

Why The Hague
Why The Hague?
By Nienke van der Malen – van der Horst, Director The Hague Convention Bureau

Did you know, that…?

+ The Hague is home to the Dutch Royal Family?

+ The Hague has 11km of coast line?

+ The Hague is the second largest UN City worldwide, after New York?

+ The Hague is the third biggest city of The Netherlands?

+ The Hague is only 30 minutes away from Schiphol Airport, one of Europe’s main airports?

+ The Hague is one of the greenest cities in Europe?

+ The Hague’s main knowledge focus areas are Peace & Justice, IT & Telecom, Energy & Renewables, Safety & Security and Legal & Finance?...
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The Hague
"All of us play a part"

Neven Marinovic
Neven Marinovic,
Euclid Network

On 11 April 2018, you are going to kick off the Euclid Summit 2018 in The Hague. What are the main goals and outcomes you hope to achieve with the summit?

We host the Euclid Summit every two years. This year’s event marks the start of a new phase in our work, with a stronger focus on social entrepreneurship, social finance and impact investment.

Lots of governments want to encourage initiatives that have a positive social impact on people and the planet. But so far, this is happening to varying degrees. In Brussels, there has been much discussion about EU policies and infrastructure to support social enterprise and social innovation ...
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Convention Highlights
42nd IAHS World Congress10-13/04/2018, Naples, ItalyMore
ITA-AITES Word Tunnel Congress 201821-26/04/2018, Dubai, UAEMore

Important shows
COTTM16-18/04/2018 BeijingMore
Incentive Travel Exchange18-21/04/2018 Las VegasMore
ibtm africa19-20/04/2018 Cape TownMore

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A salary benchmark survey carried out by the FAIB (Federation of European and International Associations based in Belgium) shows that only 65% of the organizations have a pension scheme for all employees. This survey is unique as much as it covers the full range of staff within (I)NPAs and NGOs.
For more information or to obtain the full survey, please contact
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