Dubai Convention Bureau
1 February 2011
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe3rd World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport of the International Olympic Committee, 07-09/04/11, Monte Carlo +++ 38th Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology, 02-07/08/11, Glasgow +++ 4th EUROSOIL Congress of the European Confederation of Soil Science Societies, 02- 06/07/12, Bari
Asia4th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference of the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies, 14-17/03/11, Dubai +++ 4th Global Meeting of Associations of Universities of the International Association of Universities, 11-12/04/11, New Delhi +++ 18th Congress of the Asian Surgical Association, 12-14/05/11, Cebu City
America33rd Congress of the Inter-American Society of Psychology, 26-30/06/11, Medellin +++ 48th Conference on Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 25-29/07-11, Las Vegas +++ 40th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship, 07-11/08/11, Kingston
Africa8th Conference of the Eastern African Fine Coffees Association, 17-19/02/11, Arusha +++ Congress on Local Climate Solutions for Africa of the Local Governments for Sustainability, 27/02-03/03/11, Cape Town +++ 31st Annual Conference of the Poetics and Linguistics Association, 05-09/07/11, Windhoek
Pacific20th Congress of the International Research Society for Children's Literature, 04-08/07/11, Brisbane +++ Conference of the Australasian Evaluation Society, 29/08-02/09/11, Sydney +++ 14th World Congress of the International Desalination Association, 04-09/09/11, Perth
More conferences on the UIA Congress Calender Online
Partner for major events!
By Joel Fischer and Judy Wickens, UIA

Together. Associations are formed for a great variety of reasons: people group together because they can achieve more by associating their efforts than alone, in pursuit of a cause or common purpose, or for mutual benefit. By finding partners, associations further increase their strength and effectiveness. Partnerships may be formal and strict or fleeting and flexible. Their value will become clear in the context of an issue or an operating environment, as an association can not exist independently of its world...
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Survey of the month: How social 2.0 are you?

Web 2.0. Do you think that social media can improve your association's business?

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Glasgow Model. The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) and Glasgow City Marketing are sharing the risk of "poor" attendance numbers... more +++ For download. ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) and AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) launched a new guide to contracting with convention centres
Austria Center Wien
Results: January survey

Climate change. In January we asked: Should international associations reduce travel?

I am not sure.

Web 2.0. More and more meeting planners try to blend their real and virtual forums. More

Green. How can we organise more sustainable international congresses? More

ROI. How to measure the Return on Investment of events? More
After the meeting in Melbourne
Sandra Chipchase, CEO Melbourne Convention Bureau

In Melbourne, you are really spoilt for choice, which makes it really hard to choose only three restaurants; however, for first time visitors to Melbourne I would suggest The Stokehouse (upstairs) in St Kilda. I love the spectacular views...
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Expoforum St. Petersburg
“Sibos is moving 8,000 people”

Panos Tzivanidis is Head of Sibos and Events, SWIFT.

You attended the UIA annual assembly when a crucial question about sustainability came up: “Should international associations reduce travel?” What is your point of view?
There are many different dimensions to ‘travelling’ for an event and making an international event more sustainable. In my view, international associations can make an effort to reduce travel, but the benefits of bringing members together in a physical event far outweigh...
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Important trade shows and annual congresses 2011
AIME15 - 16 Feb 2011 Melbournemore
EMIF15 - 16 Mar 2011 Brusselsmore
GIBTM28 - 30 Mar 2011 Abu Dhabimore

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NGOs. 5% of the offices of the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) listed in the current Yearbook of International Organizations are in Africa, 9% Asia, 3% in Oceania, 28% in the Americas, and 55% in Europe.
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