December 2019



Biennial Conference of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment
12-15/01/20, Adelaide

26th Annual Conference of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society​​​​​​​
19-22/01/20, Canberra

9th World Congress of the World Congress of Herpetology​​​​​​​
05-10/01/20, Dunedin

UIA Round Table: the teacher as student

What does UIA learn by organizing its Associations Round Tables? Nancy Carfrae has been with the Union of International Associations (UIA)...

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Solvay Executive Master in International Association Management

Training.The Solvay Executive Master in International Association Management resumes in January 2020, offering a unique platform for mastering the fundamental skills in key management areas with a special focus on the association executives' needs.

The executive master is operated by Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management in cooperation with European Society of Association Executives (ESAE), the Union of International Associations (UIA), the Federation of European and International Associations (FAIB) and

For more information: Contact Programme Manager Asja Kamenica at asja.kamenica[at]
or + 32 2 650 38 94.

UIA welcomes three new Associate Members:

Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre - BITEC

BITEC is a world-class venue for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions located in the heart of Bangkok. Offering several large scale, multi-purpose event halls and comprehensive exhibition services, BITEC is the first choice for exhibition and conference organisers around the world.


GainingEdge has an excellent track record in association management consulting, establishment of new convention & visitor bureaus, capability development of existing bureaus, destination strategy, convention centre feasibility studies and in-market convention and incentive sales representation.

Strategic Research & Insight

Strategic Research & Insight is a full-service research and evaluation agency based in Cardiff, Wales. With many years of experience across a large number of projects and sectors, it offers assistance in a wide range of research areas.

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

Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) - Toolkit

OECD. The PCSD online toolkit provides practical guidance, self-assessment checklists, good practice examples and tools to analyse, enhance and track progress on policy coherence in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

It aims to guide decision-makers and practitioners in:

  • Conducting analysis to improve understanding on the interactions among SDGs and targets (synergies and trade-offs) and their implications;
  • Strengthening existing institutional mechanisms which can support a more coherent and integrated implementation of the SDGs;
  • Identifying options for monitoring, assessing and reporting progress on policy coherence for sustainable development.

This tool is supplemented by thematic analysis developed by the OECD on three cross-cutting areas: food security, illicit financial flows and green growth.

FAIB Lunch-debates

Share knowledge. The Federation of European and International Associations Established in Belgium (FAIB) has released its calendar for the upcoming lunch-debates. FAIB brings together associations and its experts for engaging sessions diving into a broad range of challenging topics which are sure to appeal to anyone seeking to gain useful education on how to run an association.

19/12/2019 Lunch-debate: “Year-in review of legal developments impacting INPA activities”, by Bird & Bird

20/02/2020 Lunch-debate: Code for Associations and Companies (CAC) update by Antoine Druetz, Associate Member, Koan Law Firm

19/03/2020 Lunch-debate “Visual thinking”, adapted to the managing of international associations by Antoine Henry de Frahan, Consultant in Management Advice

23/04/2020 Lunch-debate: “International Mobility of Personnel”, by Eric Laurent, Fiscal Advisor and Hugues Thibaut, International Affairs Manager at Groupe S offices.

For more details, visit the FAIB website!

The will to fight for a better Europe

By Malin Acckolt of the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT)

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Why Zagreb?

By Mrs Martina Bienenfeld, PhD., CEO Zagreb Tourist Board & Convention Bureau

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Spotlight on associations

World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH)

European Language Industry Association (ELIA)

Future Earth Coasts

Convention Highlights

4th Baltic Sea Conference on Literacy
16-21 Jan 2020, Tallinn, Estonia

ESSMA Summit (European Stadium & Safety Management Association)
21-22 Jan 2020, Budapest, Hungary​​​​​​​

Important shows

08-11/12/19, Copenhagen, Denmark

M&I Forum Europe
11-14/12/19, Tenerife, Spain

The Associations UK Congress
16-17/12/19, Birmingham, UK

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