April 2022


Strengthening your digital presence

By Katarina Oja, Digital communications consultant at SEC Newgate EU

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Take part in the UIA Survey on International Meeting Issues – 2022 (continued COVID 19 Impact on International Association Meetings)

Impact on meetings behavior. The Union of International Associations (UIA) invites you to participate in its special COVID 19 Impact Survey.

The COVID 19 pandemic has a tremendous impact on the global travel and meetings industry and on the meetings behaviour of international associations. The UIA Survey on International Meeting Issues – 2022 - (continued COVID 19 Impact on International Association Meetings) will continue to explore the changed approach of associations, when planning and organizing their international events. The Survey has 19 questions, 15 of these with multiple choice answers, and takes about 10 minutes to complete. You will be able to choose the language of the Survey: English, French or Spanish.

All participants will receive a PDF of the final report.

For more information on this project please visit https://uia.org/publications/meetings-survey

•    Complete the survey
•    Répondre à l’enquête
•    Complete esta encuesta

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Clara Fernández López: clara@uia.org

UIA Round Tables: Sign Up for Outreach, Mutual Learning, and More!

Education and Networking. The UIA Association Round Tables promote, facilitate and enable expanded dynamism in the work of international associations. In each of their varied and attractive locations, the Round Tables focus on structured training, educational and networking opportunities. They are famous for opening up the mind and the senses to local cultural events; they invariably provide outstanding food and beverage experiences.

The Round Tables bring association participants into friendly and productive contact with Convention Bureaux and with leaders of significant international institutions.

Register now!

15th UIA Associations Round Table – Brussels
Friday 20 May 2022
Brussels, Belgium – Marriott Grand Place

Save the date!

16th UIA Associations Round Table Europe – Rotterdam
24 & 25 November 2022
Rotterdam, Netherlands – Postillion Convention Center Rotterdam – WTC

Questions about the Round Tables, or about joining us as a partner?

We are happy to hear from you!
Clara Fernández López: clara@uia.org

European Association Summit 2022

Celebrating its 10th edition, the European Association Summit will gather international associations’ professionals on 3-5 May in Brussels.

Held in a hybrid format the event invites association leaders to discuss and shape the future of the sector with its motto “better – together”.

The 2022 summit aims at delivering unique ideas, smart case studies, interactive workshops and engaging exchanges in five areas:

•    be.smarter – how to lead efficient, strategy-focussed and impactful associations
•    be.closer – how to deliver member value and shape vibrant communities of practice
•    be.fresher – how to create engaging association events in the area of hybrid
•    be.brighter – how to stand out through positive advocacy and social communication
•    be.brussels – explore the unique infrastructure of Europe’s premier association city   

Registration and detailed information: www.easummit.brussels

Association Focus at IMEX in Frankfurt, 30 May 2022

Join us. If you're an association leader or an association events professional looking for solutions to the challenges facing associations across the world today, this is the event for you. Hear from expert global speakers and discuss topics on event design in a post covid world, diversity, equity and inclusion for associations, venue contracting and negotiation, 365 content creation, the association workplace of the future, plus more!

Register your interest today.


“Safety must always be a priority”

Interview with Ewa Abramiuk-Lété, General Manager of the European LPG Association

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Why Barcelona?

By Christoph Tessmar, Director Barcelona Convention Bureau

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Spotlight on associations

HelpAge International

Inclusion Europe

Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF)

Convention Highlights!

Global Privacy Summit of the IAPP
12-13 April 2022, Washington DC, USA

Annual Congress of the International Federation of Film Archives
24-29 April 2022, Budapest, Hungary


Number of the month

UNICEF reports: the war in Ukraine poses an immediate and growing threat to the lives and well-being of the country’s 7.5 million children. More than 1 million children have fled Ukraine as families desperately seek safety and protection.

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

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