6 December 2011
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe27th Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology, 24-28/02/12, Paris +++ 5th Congress of the European Federation of the Associations of Professional Congress Organisers, 12-14/01/12, Estoril +++ 18th ENTER International Conference on Information Technology and Travel and Tourism, 24-27/01/12, Helsingborg
AsiaMiddle East Regional Congress of the International Road Federation, 09-11/01/12, Manama +++ 12th Quadrennial Congress of the Society for the Advancement of Breeding Researches in Asia and Oceania, 13-16/01/12, Chiang Mai +++ 50th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists, 03-08/06/12, Hamamatsu
America38th Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society, 07-11/01/12, Phoenix AZ +++ 8th Congress of the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology, 31/01-04/02/12, Cancun +++ 18th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, 12-16/02/12, Recife
Africa5th Conference of the International Society for Arabic Papyrology, 28-31/03/12, Carthage +++ 3rd Africa Chapter Conference of the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists, 21-23/05/12, Johannesburg +++ 21st Annual Meeting of the International Union of Economists, 04-12/01/12, Mahe Is
Pacific16th Annual Meeting of the Human Genome Organization, 11-14/03/12, Sydney +++ 57th Annual Conference of the International Council for Small Business, 10-13/06/12, Wellington +++ 41st Annual Scientific Meeting of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society, 20- 27/05/12, Madang
More conferences on the UIA Congress Calendar Online
Into the future
by Jacques de Mévius, Secretary General, Union of International Associations, UIA

The Union of International Associations is remarkably modern for an institute which has been in existence for over one hundred years. The services and data it offers to associations and other bodies working with associations are extensive and can be tailored to the needs of every user. This monthly newsletter in partnership with CIM is a lively and exciting venture extending our online offer.

As the Secretary General of the UIA, I oversee the daily work of the institute, as it continues to make every effort to provide up-to-date, reliable and comprehensive information on global civil society...
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Ask the associations
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Survey of the month: Trade shows

Participation? Times are tough: Should international associations spend their marketing dollars at trade shows?

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Best deals/Best offers

Trends Report 2012. Share your Predictions for the 2012 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and receive a free copy at end of December. +++ Toolkit. Tourism Australia has launched the Delegate Boosting Toolkit. It provides `hints and tips´ for associations to attract more delegates.
Results November survey

Work-life-balance. More work, less budget, social media, more travelling. Do you feel more and more a lack of sleep?


Burn-out. Workloads are growing, our expectations are rising. How to find fulfilment not frustration? More

KPIs. Key Performance Indicators for events are rarely given though sought after. But who identifies them and how? More

Energy. Energy change: Feverish quest for new concepts. Congresses help. More
After the meeting in Valencia
José Salinas, CEO of the Valencia Conference Centre and Valencia Tourism

My favourite spots: Top three restaurants:

Firstly I would suggest tasting the delight of Mediterranean and International cuisine at La Sucursal restaurant, distinguished with a Michelin star. The delicacy of its kitchen, its selective ambiance and perfect service will make the dinner a perfect evening...
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“You meet real people”

Paul Woodward, Managing Director of UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry

You just held your 78th UFI Congress “Bridging Continents – Linking People” from November 9-11, 2011 at the Feria Valencia. Did it fulfil your expectations?
I am delighted to say that the Valencia event exceeded all our expectations. It was the best attended UFI event ever in Europe with almost 400 participants from 52 countries. They responded very positively to the great networking opportunities that such a diverse group presents as well as to speakers and other meetings we organized throughout the week. To me, it’s a clear testament to the importance of international associations when times are tough that people come together like this...
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Important trade shows and congresses 2012
FRESH Conference15-17/01/2012 Copenhagen, DenmarkMore
Conventa Show18-19/01/2012 Ljubljana, SloweniaMore
MPI EMEC29-31/01/2012 Budapest, HungaryMore

Number of the month

Centenaries. The Yearbook of International Organizations lists 97 international organizations founded in 1911 (66 non-governmental and 31 intergovernmental). 58 of them are still active (29 non-governmental and 29 intergovernmental).
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International Research Center for Legal Solutions (IRCLS)
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