3 February 2015
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe21st Conference of the International Society for Skiing Safety, 08-13/03/15, San Vito di Cadore +++ 28th Annual Conference of the European Psychoanalytical Federation, 27-29/03/15, Stockholm +++ 16th World Congress of the International Academy of Human Reproduction, 18-21/03/15, Berlin
Asia3rd East Mediterranean Epilepsy Congress of the International League Against Epilepsy, 19-21/03/15, Amman +++ 6th Pan Commonwealth Conference of the Commonwealth Veterinary Association, 23-27/03/15, Kuala Lumpur +++ 5th World Congress of the Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations, 03-06/03/15, Fukuoka
America3rd Latin American Conference of the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology, 29/03-01/04/15, Curitiba +++ 89th Annual Congress of the International Anesthesia Research Society, 21-24/03/15, Honolulu HI +++ 10th Congress of the International Society for Apheresis, 13-16/05/15, Cancun
Africa19th Biennial Congress of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, 21-24/04/15, Cape Town +++ 4th Annual Conference of the African Society of Forensic Medicine, 02-06/03/15, Nairobi +++6th Congress of the Pan African Burn Society, 12-15/05/14, Abidjan
Pacific25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Brachytherapy Group, 12-14/03/15, Sydney +++ Annual Meeting of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases, 18-21/03/15, Auckland +++ New Leaders Conference of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 23-24/03/15, Kalgoorlie
Redefining an association to meet changing needs
by Christoph Raudonat, Director of European Society of Association Executives ( ESAE)

Change of perception. For a long time, associations have been the repository of information on best practice, common grounds for ideas and influencing professional bodies to advance civil society interaction with decision makers and society at large. Associations’ agendas are formulated and directed by their members and members’ needs. Despite a prevailing sentiment that this may have changed, it isn’t so.

The current perception is that while associations attempt to adapt to a more client-oriented approach in order to counteract drops in membership, looking at their members as customers, we cannot forget that it should indeed be exactly these customers that steer the strategic direction of associations.

How did this change of perception arrive?
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Pioneers of change

EAS 2015. The European Association Summit (EAS) in Brussels from 5 to 7 May 2015 is open for registration. This year’s focus will be on how associations can be “pioneers of change” within society.
UIA Round Table

Brussels. The UIA Round Table Europe 2015 will take place on 13 November at the Crowne Plaza Brussels. The UIA Associations Round Table is an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice. Please join us!
IMEX 2015
Invitation to IMEX

Association Day. UIA and IMEX, the international meetings show, are inviting association executives to join the IMEX Association Day 2015 on 18 May at the Kap Europa Congress Centre, Frankfurt. For registration, please click here: from Europe, from Asia.
Open calendar

Free service. The Open Calendar is a free service of the Union of International Associations' subscription-based International Congress Calendar Online (ICCO) with more than 350,000 meetings. Its open version includes 7,000 international meetings.
Why Paris?
Cécile Mairaville, Congress Director, Paris Convention Bureau

Did you know, that ...?
+ Paris is a small city: it can be crossed by foot in less than 2 hours!
+ 1,055 congresses were hosted in Paris in 2013?
+ The British were the first “frog eaters” before the French! It has been scientifically proved!
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"Promote a global vision of European clinical research as a dynamic economic sector"

Yoani Matsakis, Conference Chair of the EUCROF Conference 2015, Board member of AFCROs (French Clinical Research Association)

Your 2nd European Conference on Clinical Research has just kicked off. Why did you choose the theme: “Regulations, technologies, risk management, data sources, patients' role ... Will reality match expectations?”
The new EU Clinical Trials Regulation will come into effect in 2016. The European Agency has also released a reflexion paper on risk based approach quality management. New perspectives for clinical research in children are also emerging and patients become actors...
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Important conferences
European Association Summit5-7/5/2015 BrusselsMore
UIA RT Europe13/11/2015 BrusselsMore

Important shows
Meetings Africa23-25/2/2015 JohannesburgMore
IMEX19-21/5/2015 FrankfurtMore

Number of the month

Languages. Almost 90% of the people holding key positions in international associations speak English, according to this year’s edition of the Yearbook of International Organizations, Volume 6, followed by almost 53% speaking French and 27% speaking German.
New associations
European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC)
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International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP)
twohomes. org/en
Caribbean Evaluators International (CEI)
caribbeanevaluatorsinternational. org
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