August 2020


61st International Meetings Statistics Report from the Union of International Associations

by Joel Fischer, UIA Statistics Coordinator, Co-editor of the Yearbook of International Organizations and the International Congress...

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Project "Make Yourself at Home in Prague" with Free Admission.

Incentive. The aim of this new project is to support tourism in the capital and make the stay of visitors more attractive. A benefit point system will be used for this purpose, which will enable visitors to use points for free admission to the participating attraction such as museums, galleries, etc.

For each night spent in an accommodation facility, the guest will be entitled to 2 points, which can be converted into free admission. The maximum number of nights is set to 4, i.e. 8 points / stay / person. The time to use the points is limited by the time of the guest's stay (maximum 8 days).

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UIA Welcomes New Associate Member: Washington DC Convention and Tourism

Associate Member. The UIA extends a warm welcome to its newest Associate Member, Washington DC Convention and Tourism. Destination DC serves as the lead organization to successfully manage and market Washington, DC as a premier global convention, tourism and special events destination, with a special emphasis on the arts, cultural and historical communities.

By developing and executing centralized and cohesive sales and marketing strategies, Destination DC generates economic development for the city through tourism and meetings. Destination DC is a private, non-profit corporation with a membership of 1,000+ businesses and organizations that support the DC travel and tourism sector.

For more details on UIA Associate Membership, visit the UIA website or contact

Save the Dates: 2020 UIA Associations Round Tables

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

Questions about the Round Tables, or about joining us as a partner?
We are happy to hear from you!

Clara Fernández López:

Take part in the UIA 2020 Survey on the meetings of international associations

Meetings behavior. The Union of International Associations (UIA) conducts its Survey on International Meetings Issues every two years. It’s the largest survey looking into the meetings behavior of all the diverse types of international associations representing civic, charitable, commercial, or industrial interests around the world. By conducting the survey on a regular basis, those involved in the process of organizing international meetings can get a sense of changes over the years as well as the challenges of the current environment.

The Report will be released on 12 November 2020 and will be freely available to the public on the UIA’s website.

For the 2020 Survey, the UIA is supported by its sponsors Busan Tourism Organization, Seoul Tourism Organization and Singapore Tourism Board.

For more information, please contact Clara Fernández López:

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“The changed world of COVID-19”

By Prof. Dr. Richard GF Visser, President EUCARPIA

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Why Rotterdam?

By Mirjam van de Kamp, Account Manager Congresses, Rotterdam Partners Convention Bureau

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Spotlight on associations

The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)

World Subud Association (WSA)

Nordic History Studies (NHS)

Convention Highlights – going virtual!

56th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)
21-25 September 2020

International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
12-14 October 2020

Number of the month

The new Volume 6 of the Yearbook of International Organizations, entitled Global Civil Society and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals looks at the link between international associations and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By producing this innovative publication, the UIA is putting its extensive research and information capacities at the further service of the global civil society community and of the UN System, contributing thus in its specialist domain to the broader implementation of the SDGs.

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