4 February 2014
Upcoming International Congresses
EuropeColloquium of the International Colloquium on Conflict and Aggression, 22-25/06/14, Zielona Gora +++ 16th International Conference of the Society for Phenomenology and Media, 12-15/03/14, Freiburg im Breisgau +++ 28th Conference of the European Schools Project Association, 19-23/03/14, Bolzano
Asia11th World Congress on the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, 22-27/03/14, Seoul +++ 14th Biennial Congress of the Asian and Oceanian Association of Neurology, 02-05/03/14, Macau +++ 24th Annual Meeting of the International Police Executive Symposium, 16-21/03/14 Thiruvananthapuram
America22nd World Congress of the International Association of Asthmology, 29/03-01/04/14, Mexico +++ 58th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, 10-15/03/14, Toronto +++ Corrosion Conference of NACE International, 09-13/03/14, San Antonio TX
AfricaAnnual Conference of the African Society of Forensic Medicine, 03-07/03/14, Abuja +++ 7th Conference of the African Evaluation Association, 03-07/03/14, Yaounde +++ 11th World Congress of the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists, 28-31/05/14, Hammamet
PacificConference of the Australasian Lymphology Association, 03-05/04/14, Auckland +++ 5th Congress of the Asia-Pacific Initiative on Reproduction, 04-06/04/14, Brisbane +++ 22nd Velo-City Conference of the European Cyclists Federation, 27-30/05/14, Adelaide
Fresh innovations you need to monitor
by Maarten Vanneste, President Meeting Support Institute

Cyborg participants. If you compare conferences and meetings that you organized or just attended a few years ago to present examples of events, you are definitely aware of the fact that there are several innovation "streams" that congress planners need to monitor today. There are hybrid meetings where remote participants can gather in new and "bigger" ways online.

There are innovations making participants "present while at home" in new ways. There are social media, Conference Content Capturing technology and there are presentation techniques, co-creation systems and mobile apps all growing and changing and making more things possible. All those innovations can help to make congresses more effective. The Fresh Conference in Copenhagen is a conference for conference professionals about conference innovation. Participants experience hundreds of things they can apply to improve their own conferences...
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Association Summit

EAS 2014. The European Association Summit 2014 will take place on 14/15 May in Brussels; on the first day at the Square, the second day along with the European Business Summit at Egmont Palace. Over 80 associations attended EAS 2013.
IMEX 2014

Invitation to Frankfurt. UIA and IMEX, the international meetings show, are inviting association executives to join the IMEX Association Day on 19 May 2014 at the Sheraton Airport Hotel, Frankfurt. For registration, please click here.
Save the date

Round Table Asia. The second UIA Associations Round Table - Asia takes place on 22 and 23 October 2014 in Seoul, Korea. 155 associations met at the first Round Table in Singapore. More information will follow soon.
New open databases

Yearbook and Calendar. The new Open Yearbook and Open Calendar projects provide free, public access to limited versions of UIA's flagship publications. Please click here for the Open Yearbook and Open Calendar.
After the meeting in Barcelona
Christoph Tessmar, Director of the Barcelona Convention Bureau

My favourite places: Restaurants

Tickets La Vida Tapa: Sharing, talking, tasting, exciting, that’s Tickets. A way of understanding life through gastronomy. The premises consists of different areas. Comments: Bookings can only be made on the website...
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"Ideas and solutions for the future of Family Medicine"

Tobias Freund, Secretary of the Vasco da Gama movement, the WONCA Europe working group (VdGM)

The Vasco da Gama Movement will launch on Friday its first PanEuropean meeting for Trainees and Junior Family Doctors. Why?
VdGM aims to offer a platform for General Practitioner trainees and junior General Practitioners to meet and exchange ideas for practising and promoting Family Medicine in the 21st century. In addition to our annual preconference meetings at WONCA Europe Conferences the Forum provides the unique opportunity to enhance the relationships...
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Important conferences
MPI EMEC23-25/02/2014 IstanbulMore
EAS14-15/05/2014 BrusselsMore

Important shows
GIBTM24-26/03/2014 Abu DhabiMore
IMEX20-22/05/2014 FrankfurtMore

Number of the month

CVBs? The recent UIA Survey on International Meeting Issues shows that 47.8% of the international associations surveyed are not familiar with the services Convention & Visitors Bureaus (CVB) offer for organizing events. Only 16% have used a CVB in the past five years.
New associations
Philanthropy Impact
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Linear Collider Collaboration (LCC)
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