7 August 2018
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe9th Meeting of the European Network of Living Labs, 22-24/08/18, Geneva +++ 45th Congress of the International Society for Oncology and BioMarkers, 24-27/11/18, Hamburg +++ 56th Annual Congress of the International Association of Young Lawyers, 28/08-01/09/18, Brussels
Asia24th Congress of the International Association for Disability and Oral Health, 31/08-02/09/18, Dubai +++ 8th Asia Pacific Stroke Conference of the Asia Pacific Stroke Organization, 06-09/09/18, Jakarta +++ 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Arthroplasty Society, 06-08/09/18, Bangkok
America15th World Leisure Congress of the World Leisure Organization, 28/08-01/09/18, Sao Paulo +++ 37th World Congress of the International Society of Hematology, 13-16/09/18, Vancouver BC +++ 17th World Congress on Pain of the International Association for the Study of Pain, 12-16/09/18, Boston MA
Africa2nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the African Society of Dermatology and Venerology, 30/08-02/09/18, Durban +++ 11th Conference of the African Society of Human Genetics, 19-21/09/18, Kigali +++ 5th African Regional Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association, 06-09/09/18, Tunis
PacificAnnual Scientific Meeting of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, 29-31/08/18, Gold Coast +++ 9th All Together Better Health Conference of the World Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Coordinating Committee, 03-06/09/18, Auckland +++ 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, 05-08/09/18, Canberra
Stacey Huang
Going from 0 to 1: PARIMA’s Certification Challenges
By Stacey Huang, Executive Director of the Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association (PARIMA).
Stacey manages overall planning and development, and is in charge of the day-to-day operations of PARIMA. Since joining PARIMA, she has grown the association more than five-fold and introduced new initiatives such as certification, partnerships, competency modelling and self-assessments.

There were a few raised eyebrows when the Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association (PARIMA) announced our intention to launch a certification program within six months. Other similar associations which have been around for more than 40 to 60 years have yet to launch theirs and such a statement coming from one which was just three years of age seemed overly ambitious ...

Read more
Solvay Executive Master in International Association Management

Training. The next intake of the Executive Master in International Association Management starts in January 2019. Register for the next information session taking place at Solvay (Brussels, Belgium) on 11 September at 18:30.

This 17-day executive training for association professionals is operated by the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. The teaching faculty, drawn from Solvay academic experts, is teamed up with association executives from the programme's supporting partners, Union of International Associations (UIA), Federation of European and International Associations (FAIB), European Society of Association Executives (ESAE) and Visitbrussels. For more information: Contact Asja Kamenica at or + 32 2 650 38 94.
UIA Round Tables 2018

Meet, learn, share. The UIA Round Tables provide an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice, to meet other international associations and share experience and knowledge to help you run your organization better.

6th Round Table Asia-Pacific
Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September 2018
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

12th Round Table Europe
Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November 2018
Lyon Convention Centre, Lyon, France

Please tell us your news!
Feel free to get in touch. We would like to hear about you.
WESTM 2018 – 24-25 October 2018, Belgrade, Serbia

MICE & Technology. Discover the new MICE destinations in Europe - Each year, there are more and more rising stars among destinations in South-East Europe. Meet the regional MICE industry stakeholders at 5th WESTM 2018 MICE Exhibition & Conference in Belgrade (24-25 October, 2018), the capital of Serbia, and discover new and fresh destinations in Europe for your next event. Enjoy Belgrade and Serbian hospitality, meet just the right people at one-to-one meetings, and be part of an international conference with special focus on MICE industry and technology use.

Register now or contact:

CEEMAN EdTech - Seminar on Digital Technologies in Teaching and Learning

Learning experience. The CEEMAN EdTech Seminar on Digital Technologies in Teaching and Learning will take place from 15 to 18 October 2018 in Bled, Slovenia. This seminar is an intensive and highly interactive four-day program where international faculty and renowned experts provide an overview of the trends of digitalization in management education and how participants can use them to their institutions’ advantage. The seminar is intended for decision makers and administrative and academic staff of management development institutions who would like to learn more about strategies, practices and tools for embedding digital technologies in teaching and learning.

Early bird deadline: 1 September
Register now.
Why Brussels?
By Filippo Ardito, Project Coordinator & Community, Visit Brussels

Did you know, that…?

Brussels is the natural home for international associations. With its highly-skilled multilingual workforce and depth of support services, Brussels is the best spot for building membership and getting up close to European decision-makers. Ranked by the Union of International Associations (UIA) as a global association headquarters leader with over 2,250 headquarters, and as a leading international associations meeting city in Europe for 20 years.

Where to meet?

Brussels Expo

The architectural façade features a unique mix of innovative 20th-century technologies. Brussels Expo is just 20 minutes from the city centre and covers approximately 115,000m² of space divided into 12 imposing halls, five of which date from the Universal Exposition of 1935 ...

Read more
'Facing the Threats of Globalisation'

De Vries
Wiebe de Vries, President,
AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers)

On 28 August, you are going to kick off the 56th International Young Lawyers’ Congress. What are the main goals and outcomes you hope to achieve with the congress?

Globalisation will be the central theme of the scientific programme during this year’s International Young Lawyers’ Congress. Every legal practice with active international lawyers is facing the opportunities as well as the threats of globalisation. Our aim will be to see to what extent the latest economic and political developments in today’s globalised world can be perceived as a game changer in the legal practice ...

Read more
Convention Highlights
Bio Africa Convention27-29/08/18, Durban, South AfricaMore
ICOPA 201819-24/08/18, Daegu, KoreaMore

Important shows
GBTA Convention11-15/08/18 San DiegoMore
SuisseEMEX28-29/08/18 ZurichMore
ibtm americas05-06/09/18 Mexico CityMore

Number of the month


According to the 59th edition (published June 2018) of the UIA International Meetings Statistics Report, for 2017 there are 10,786 meetings of international associations recorded, in 166 countries and 1,104 cities. With 1,105 recorded meetings South Korea lays claim to the number one spot of host countries in the Report for the first time ever.
Spotlight on associations

Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (The Alliance)

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)

Association Defending Victims of Terrorism (ADVT)
feedback print unsubscribe subscribe imprint