07 February 2012
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe17th Annual Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, 21-23/03/12, Milan +++ Networking Conference of the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association, 21-24/05/12, Reykjavik +++ 63rd Annual World Congress of the International Real Estate Federation, 12-16/05/12, Saint Petersburg
Asia14th Triennial International Conference of the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists, 13-18/05/12, Sendai +++ 17th Annual Conference of the Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia Association, 25-28/04/12, Chennai +++ 16th Annual Conference of the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors, 07-10/07/12, Bandar Seri Begawan
America29th Annual Conference of the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading, 18-20/03/12, Scottsdale AZ +++ 7th World Congress of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics, 26-29/05/12, Halifax +++ 1st Latin American Regional Meeting of the International Osteoporosis Foundation, 24-27/05/12, Sao Paulo
Africa2nd African Conference on Health Informatics of the International Association of Science and Technology for Development, 03-05/09/12, Gaborone +++ 6th Conference of the Global Communication Association, 09-12/07/12, Lusaka +++ 4th Annual Wind Power Africa Conference, 28-30/05/12, Cape Town
Pacific6th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, 30/05-02/06/12, Brisbane +++ 8th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, 26-30/03/12, Tumon +++ 31st Annual Meeting of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, 30/03-04/04/12, Queenstown
More conferences on the UIA Congress Calendar Online
A socially responsible economy
Bernard Miche, Treasurer of the Union of International Associations, UIA

Performance. Our economic system based on liberalism and competition is showing its limitations. Consumers search for the lowest prices and investors seek the highest profit margins: financial indicators have become the sole performance objectives.

The role of associations will be critical, as they are a source of knowledge.The present economic system has overemphasised short-term profit in a context of overconsumption...
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Conventa 2012
It´s all about you
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Study / Check list

The state of CSR. A three-year research study into the value and importance of Corporate Social Responsibility to the meeting industry commissioned by MPI.
New Technology

Technology Trends. 12+ Meetings Technology Trends to Watch for 2012 compiled by IT expert Corbin Ball. Follow me.
Best deals/offers

Nonprofit Marketer. “Helping Your Staff and Board Become Great Nonprofit Marketers”. Free Webinar on Thursday, 16 February 2012, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern by Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com

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. More
After the meeting in Paris
Cécile Mairaville, Congress Manager, Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau

My favourite spots: Top three restaurants:

A restaurant doesn't become a legend by accident, and “Bouillon Chartier” certainly can't stay that way by resting on its laurels. Chartier is over 100 years old and still in the very prime of life. In 1896, the Bouillon Chartier was born out of a very simple concept: provide a decent meal...
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“Guard the quality of science and education”

Prof. Per-Anders Abrahamsson, Secretary General of the European Association of Urology, EAU

For your 27th Annual EAU Congress from 24 - 28 February you expect 11,000 delegates in Paris. Why is your congress a “must attend”?
Our congress is Europe’s leading event in the field of urology: we engage top speakers from around the world and there is always a strong emphasis on practical courses.

However, what truly makes us stand out is the European perspective on science and practice. Here we work with very different systems in terms of health care and medical training...

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Important trade shows and congresses
IAPCO16-19/02/2012 ParisMore
AIME21-21/02/2012 MelbourneMore
ITB07-11/03/2012 BerlinMore
GIBTM26-28/03/2012 Abu DhabiMore

Number of the month

Regular publications. According to the Yearbook of International Organizations of the UIA international organizations have an average of 2 regular publications, such as newsletters, journals, conference reports, and reference works.
New Associations
Rewilding Europe
http: //w w w. rewildingeurope. com
African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA)
http: //w w w. alma2015. org
Mediterranean Policy Centre (MPC)
http: //bit. ly/zvVL94
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