Dubai Convention Bureau
5 August 2014
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe17th World Congress of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences, 01-07/09/14, Burgos +++ 12th Congress of the European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids, 14-17/09/14, Montpellier +++ Annual Meeting of the Association of European Migration Institutions, 25-27/09/14, Riga
Asia37th International Conference of the Water, Engineering and Development Centre, 15-19/09/14, Hanoi +++ EuroCHRIE Conference of the European Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education, 06-09/10/14, Dubai +++ 32nd Conference of the International Committee for the Study of Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium, 12-16/10/14, Zhengzhou
AmericaBiotechnology Summit of the International Foundation For Biotechnology Research and Early Stimulation in the Culture of Health, Nutrition, Sport, Art, Science, Technology and Society, 08-10/10/14, Sta Maria Huatulco +++ 20th Congress of the International Society of Biometeorology, 28/09-01/10/14, Cleveland OH +++ 52nd Annual Training Conference of the International Association of Women Police, 28/09-02/10/14, Winnipeg
Africa10th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment, 27-31/10/14, Johannesburg +++ 7th Congress of the International Society for Pathophysiology, 04-07/09/14, Rabat +++ 21st Quadrennial Congress of the International Mineralogical Association, 01-05/09/14, Sandton
Pacific54th Annual Conference of the Australasian Corrosion Association, 21-24/09/14, Darwin +++ 3rd International Conference on Small Island Developing States of the Small Island Developing States Network, 01-04/09/14, Apia +++ 4th Congress of the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research, 29/09-03/10/14, Sydney
Learning experience for association leaders
by Alessandro Cortese, President of the European Society of Association Executives (ESAE) and CEO of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)

Executive Master program. January 2015 will see the light of a new initiative. The Solvay Brussels School Economics & Management, with the partnership of ESAE (European Society of Association Executives), UIA (Union of International Associations) and FAIB (Federation of European and International Associations established in Belgium), will launch an Executive Master program in International Association Management.

In order to further build the leadership capacities, strategic planning and management skills of association managers and thus enhance the reputation of the association management profession, ESAE, UIA and FAIB seek to develop a learning experience in Brussels with the Executive Education branch of the Solvay Brussels School Economics & Management (SBS-EM).
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Job opportunity

Brussels. Victim Support Europe (VSE) is looking for a dynamic and experienced Executive Director with a track record of delivering at national or international level. The post will be based in the VSE head office in Brussels.
Open journals

Past journals - open access now. UIA's journals such as Transnational Associations, La Vie internationale can be found at w w w. uia. org/journals. They can be filtered by Journal Name, Theme, and text search.
New Associate Member

ICC Durban. The Union of International Associations (UIA) welcomes the Durban International Convention Centre as new Associate Member. The Durban ICC Arena and Durban Exhibition Centre offer 33,000sqm of exhibition and meeting space.
International Meetings Statistics

Singapore. The Top Ten meeting cities in 2013 are according to the International Meetings Statistics of the Union of International Associations (UIA): Singapore, Brussels, Vienna, Seoul, Tokyo, Barcelona, Paris, Madrid, Busan and London.
Why Singapore?
Jeannie Lim, Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau (SECB)

Did you know that...
+ Singapore is one of the smallest countries, but it has been recorded as the Top International Meeting Country by UIA.
+ Singapore is able to reach out to close to 4 billion people within a 7 hour flight radius.
+ Singapore is the home base of thought-leadership across various knowledge industries.
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"Education is key to improving the social condition of people with epilepsy"

Athanasios Covanis, President of the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE)

On average, one person in every 100 has epilepsy. Many people with epilepsy are suffering from the stigma attached to the disease. What should everybody know about it?
Several years ago, an Indian doctor who was a former member of the IBE board, summarised the history of epilepsy as 4,000 years of ignorance, superstition and stigma followed by 100 years of knowledge, superstition and stigma. This still holds true today. Epilepsy is much more than seizures and the stigma and discrimination that people with epilepsy face throughout the world can often be more difficult to deal with than the seizures themselves. When it comes to epilepsy, every nation is still a developing nation in terms of its knowledge...
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Important conferences
IAC22-23/08/2014 JaipurMore
UIA RT Asia22-23/10/2014 SeoulMore
UIA RT Europe13-14/11/2014 DublinMore

Important shows
IBTM India03-05/09/2014 ChennaiMore
CIBTM17-19/09/2014 BeijingMore

Number of the month

Association income. A survey by the FAIB (Federation of European and International Associations established in Belgium) of its members shows that 51% have an annual income of less than 620,000 euros.
New associations
Greenheart International
w w w. greenheart. info
University Space Engineering Consortium (UNISEC Global)
w w w. unisec-global. org
Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST)
w w w. ancst. org
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