6 August 2019
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe21st International Congress for Analytical Psychology of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, 25-30/08/19, Vienna +++ 17th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, 19-24/08/19, Turku +++ 7th European Phycological Congress of the Federation of European Phycological Societies, 25-30/08/19, Zagreb
Asia15th International Congress of the Asian Planning Schools Association, 22-24/08/19, Seoul +++ 20th Annual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Arthroplasty Society, 28-31/08/19, Xiamen +++ 12th Asia Pacific Coaching Conference of the Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches, 22-24/08/19, Mumbai
America35th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology, 24-28/08/19, Philadelphia PA +++ 25th International Congress of Refrigeration of the International Institute of Refrigeration, 24-30/08/19, Montréal QC +++ 27th Conference of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation / Regional Association for The Americas, 21-23/08/19, Mendoza
Africa4th African Epilepsy Congress of the International League Against Epilepsy and of the International Bureau for Epilepsy, 22-24/08/19, Entebbe +++ 11th Pan African Literacy for All Conference, 20-22/08/19, Kampala +++ 2nd Africa Associations Congress of the Association of Association Executives, 18-20/08/19, Pretoria
PacificAnnual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society, 23-25/08/19, Sydney +++ 23rd Annual Congress of the Australasian Menopause Society, 06-08/09/19, Hobart +++ 30th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, 03-07/09/19, Perth
From conference concept to design to delivery – PCOs do it all
From conference concept to design to delivery – PCOs do it all
Jan Tonkin is the Managing Director of The Conference Company. She will be speaking on the topic of PCOs at the upcoming UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific in Pattaya, Thailand taking place 19 & 20 September 2019.

When asked about the work my company (The Conference Company) does as a professional conference organiser (PCO), I’m always reminded of a conversation I had with Rose, an Association Executive Officer who I’ve known for many years.
She said “I love the way an experienced PCO brings order to the organisation of our conference ...

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Save the Dates: 2019 UIA Associations Round Table

Education. The UIA Associations Round Table aims to promote and facilitate the work of international associations by providing training and networking opportunities.

•The 7th Round Table Asia-Pacific will take place in Pattaya, Thailand on 19 & 20 September 2019.
•The 13th Round Table Europe will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 4 November 2019.

Topics which are set to be covered include: UN Accreditation, networking, event organization, external communications strategy, membership, governance, legal statutes, and accounting. The full programmes can be found online.

If you wish to receive an invitation, contact

UIA Welcomes New Associate Member

Associate Member. UIA is delighted to welcome its newest Associate Member: MaestroMeetings!

MaestroMeetings is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting academic and social change collaborations by supporting its partners to plan, organize, and manage high-quality events around the world. From small symposia in Washington, DC, to large-scale conferences in Rio de Janeiro, MaestroMeetings leverages its competencies in site selection, contract negotiation, and on-site event management to adapt to its partners' needs. Its specialization in the academic and social change sectors, combined with a purpose-oriented mission, allows MaestroMeetings' multicultural team to understand the importance and specific needs of any event.

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IAPCO launches CSR Campaign: Not Just a Drop in the Ocean

Sustainability. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. As humans, we are all collectively responsible for this startling statistic. To this end, IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) is launching a CSR campaign for its 50th anniversary asking organizations and businesses around the world to take action. Its mission: To rid the meetings industry of single-use plastic. Campaign mascot Ticky the Turtle shares simple steps that can be taken to improve the sustainability of your office and events. Find out more and sign the IAPCO Plastics Pledge here!
Save the Date: Legal and tax webinar for intl. associations in Belgium

Education. On 27 September 2019, international associations in Belgium have the opportunity to participate in a morning webinar during which three recognized experts will focus on the must-knows for organizations. The topics which will be covered are:
- Session I. What is the impact of the new Code of Companies and Associations on international associations? By Sarah Verschaeve, partner at Curia.
- Session II. What are the main direct tax issues and obligations for international associations and where can they optimize? By Hendrik Putman, partner at Mythra.
- Session III. What are the most relevant VAT issues that international associations are facing and how to deal with them? By Rob Van Den Plas, partner at VAT-square.
To find out more, and learn how to register, click here.

Why Budapest?
By Karolina Farkas, Senior Expert, Hungarian Convention Bureau

Did you know, that…?

+ in gastronomy – everything from fine dining to homely pubs – Hungary is a land of creative recipes, quality ingredients, and friendly service, providing a vivid fusion of authentic and modern meals. A gastronomic revolution has taken place here in the past few years. New restaurants, coffee houses, bistros, rooftop terraces and street food places have opened on every corner of the capital city. Fine dining enthusiasts can find six Michelin star restaurants in Budapest that offer outstanding food presented in an artistic and spectacular way, with excellent service. Besides, countless gastronomical festivals await inquirers ...

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Predicting the consequences

Miklos Telek
By Miklós Telek, Chair, 31st International Teletraffic Congress

On 27 August, you are going to kick off the 31st International Teletraffic Congress. What are the main goals and outcomes you hope to achieve?

The ITC conference series is a primary forum for the latest research in a wide range of telecommunication related fields. ITC 31 intends to be a vivid forum for latest results on these actively investigated research fields, where researchers from academy and industry find answers for current research problems ...
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At the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) discussion on how the UN can contribute effectively to achieving the SDGs on 8 July 2019, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reminded delegates the world is “lagging behind” on the SDG timetable. While the fourth industrial revolution, in which AI is changing the future of work, is already taking place, 40% of people in the world are still not connected to the internet. Simona Petrova, CEB Secretary called for education, retraining and true innovation.
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