2 August 2011
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe58th Biennial Session of the International Statistical Institute, 21-26/08/11, Dublin +++ Biennial World Congress of the International Solar Energy Society, 28/08-02/09/11, Kassel +++ 11th Triennial World Congress of the World Endometriosis Society, 04-07/09/11, Montpellier
AsiaAsian Credit Union Forum of the Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions, 19-21/09/11, Subang Jaya +++ 23rd Convention of the Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers Associations, 22-24/09/11, Goa +++ 12th Annual Congress of the Asian Society for Vascular Surgery, 29/09-02/10/11, Taipei
America39th Annual Meeting of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, 08-11/09/11, Rochester NY +++ 20th Congress of the Federacion Latinoamericana de Sociedades de Obstetricia y Ginecologia, 05-09/09/11, Managua +++ 38th Quinquennial International Convention of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 19-23/09/11, Vancouver
AfricaCongress of the International Association of Students in Economics and Management, 20-29/08/11, Nairobi +++ 20th Biennial Congress of the World Federation of Neurology, 12-17/11/11, Marrakech +++ 18th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Fertility Society, 16-18/11/11, Sharm el Sheikh
Pacific14th Biennial Conference of the Pacific Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives, 22-27/08/11, Apia +++ 21st Annual Conference of the Pacific Islands Association of Libraries and Archives, 14-17/11/11, Kosrae +++ 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, 26-28/09/11, Canberra
More conferences on the UIA Congress Calendar Online
Artists of the politically possible
By Cyril Ritchie, Vice President, Union of International Associations, UIA

Encouragement. In the short life of the World of Associations News, readers have been "entertained" by introductory articles illustrating Pertinence, Practicality, Prattle, Pathos, Philosophy, and Predicaments. So what better way to keep up the momentum than by introducing in this issue another dreaded "P Word": Politics. Some other P Words may creep in.

For those who are still reading, let me explain that my purpose is to help the Great Meeting Industry readers of this newsletter understand that they need not be apprehensive about dealing with associations/NGOs...
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IMEX America
Survey of the month: Political activity

Awareness. Is political awareness a priority for your association?

» Yes

» No
» Maybe
Best deals/Best offers

Virtual events. The International Association of Exhibitions and Events, IAEE, has launched a Virtual Event Study. It is available free to IAEE members and costs $295 to non-members. Read more +++ Marriott. The campaign Three for free offers for events in Europe booked by 31 October 2011 to be held before 29 February 2012 with a minimum of 10 delegates a choice of benefits.
Hungarian Convention Bureau
Results: July survey

Risk assessment. Have you prepared a crisis management plan for your organisation?

Not yet.

Protest. Solidarity with political reforms in Arabic countries. But what about safety? More

Logistics. Shorter lead times, fragile traffic chains: How do event managers meet deadlines? More

Share. What do your participants know? New interactive meeting formats show. More

After the meeting in Tallinn
Kadri Karu, Acting Managing Director of the Estonian Convention Bureau

My favourite spots: Top three restaurants:

„Ö“ – This cutting edge restaurant is located just outside Old Town, easily accessible by car or public transport. The atmosphere of stylish, charcoal-coloured furniture...
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Expoforum St. Petersburg
"Stories make us feel"

Pat Johnson, International President of Toastmasters International

Speeches are important to our life and career, and we must perform them well. What is a good speech?
A good speech is primarily about the audience; about meeting their needs and delivering on your purpose for speaking – whether it is to entertain, inform or inspire. A good speech uses language that listeners can relate to. It is well-researched and typically on a topic that the speaker is passionate about. A good speech transitions from one idea to another and is easy to follow. It moves the audience emotionally by...
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Important trade shows and annual congresses 2011
CIBTM30/08-01/09/11 BeijingMore
IT&CMA04-06/10/11 BangkokMore
UIA Annual RoundTable17/10/11 BrusselsMore

Number of the month

Continuity. The 48th edition of the (printed) Yearbook of International Organizations has just been released, building on more than a century of data collection. The 1909 edition described 213 organizations. This 48th edition describes 64,442!

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