4 August 2015
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe4th World Congress of Clinical Safety of the International Association of Risk Management in Medicine, 28-30/09/15, Vienna +++ 3rd Conference of the European Society of Pharmacogenomics and Personalised Therapy, 07-09/10/15, Budapest +++ 19th Annual Conference of the European Foundation for Chinese Music Research, 21-25/10/15, Geneva
Asia13th Biennial Congress of the Urological Association of Asia, 03-06/09/15, Shanghai +++ 17th Congress of the Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology, 06-09/09/15, Chennai +++ 9th Congress of the International Society for Hemodialysis, 13-16/09/15, Kuala Lumpur
America16th World Conference on Lung Cancer of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, 06-09/09/15, Denver CO +++ 14th World Congress of the Human Proteome Organization, 27-30/09/15, Vancouver +++ 33rd Congress of the Confederation of Latin American Societies of Anesthesiology, 21-24/09/15, Lima
Africa19th Biennial Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association, 09-11/09/15, Cape Town +++ 21st Triennial Congress of the International Public Relations Association, 27-29/09/15, Johannesburg +++ 5th Annual Conference of the African Accounting and Finance Association, 02-04/09/15, Balaclava
Pacific17th Triennial Congress of the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association, 13-18/09/15, Wellington +++ 8th Pacific Water Conference of the Pacific Water and Wastes Association, 14-17/09/15, Port Moresby +++ 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, 09-12/09/15, Adelaide
Manage your association like a football club
by Isabel Bardinet, CEO of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Association management. Associations have a lot in common with football clubs. It is this observation that has led me to believe that as CEOs we can learn from the way they manage their organisations. I also believe that managing your association like a football club can turn the potential threat posed by new technology into an opportunity.

A SWOT analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats posed by new technology tells us that we need to manage new distance relationships. Is this a threat or an opportunity?

Why and how can we learn from football clubs? First of all they bring together the best players. And then, based on this promise, they attract an audience who either pays to attend or pays to watch the match on television while dreaming of being there in person one day. The potentially damaging distance relationship has not only been managed, it has been made positive and fostered. From this model has emerged a fantastic marketing and brand exercise: the football club concept...
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UIA Round Table Asia-Pacific 2015

Bangkok. The 3rd UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific will take place at Bangkok at the Centara Grand at CentralWorld on 29/30 September 2015. learn through networking and through practice. Read more!
ibtm world invites you to Barcelona

My Association | My Club. ibtm world (formerly EIBTM) will deliver an international Hosted Buyer Programme dedicated to Association Meeting Planners at the show in Barcelona from 17-19 November. 2015. Click here!
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Welcome Saint Petersburg!

New Associate Member. UIA welcomes Saint Petersburg Convention Bureau as New Associate Member. Saint Petersburg's vision is to get into European Top 10 and World Top 20 business meetings destinations by 2020.
Meetings Statistics Report 2015

UIA. The UIA International Meetings Statistics Report 2015 has just been released. For UIA Associate Members: to access the report please login to the UIA website and your dashboard. For the public: the report will be available in September 2015.
Why Vienna?
Christian Mutschlechner, Director of the Vienna Convention Bureau (VCB)

Did you know, that...?
+ Vienna is the largest German speaking university city with over 160.000 students?
+ The University of Vienna has an inhouse full service PCO serving the members of the university?
+ Vienna hosts one of the most famous medical museums, the Josephinum?
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"The prevalence of obesity will inevitably rise"

Karl Miller, Congress President of the 20th World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

In your word of welcome you refer to our modern world epidemic that Obesity and Metabolic Disorders have come to represent. Could you please explain this observation in more detail?
The global nature of the obesity epidemic was formally recognized by a World Health Organization consultation in 1997. Obesity threat became the 21st century’s leading health problem. As more nations become industrialized and urbanized, the prevalence of obesity will inevitably rise. The cause of this increasing prevalence is that food is more available to everyone, and the physical activity is reduced with increasing urbanization. Recent breakthroughs...
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Number of the month

Top 3 cities. The UIA’s annual International Meetings Statistics Report tells us the most popular cities for international associations meetings in 2014 were Brussels (7.3% of the world’s association meetings in 2014), Singapore (7.2%), and Vienna (3.4%).
New associations
European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR)
w w w. epcrugby. com
International Society for Academic Research on Shamanism (ISARS)
w w w. isars. org
Mladiinfo International
http: //network. mladiinfo. eu/
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