Covene 2016
2 February 2016
Upcoming International Congresses
EuropeConference of EUROGIP, 24/03/16, Paris +++ Annual Meeting of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, 16-18/03/16, Elsinore +++ 11th European Molecular Imaging Meeting of the European Society for Molecular Imaging, 08-10/03/16, Utrecht
Asia34th Congress of the International Society for Ski Traumatology and Medicine of Winter Sport,13-17/03/16, Inawashiro +++ 5th Asian and Oceanian Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, 11-13/03/16, Manila +++ 12th Triennial Conference of the Asia Pacific Orchid Conference Trust, 19-21/03/16, Bangkok
America24th International Congress of the International Association of Sexual Plant Reproduction Research, 18-23/03/16, Tucson AZ +++ 17th Annual Global Development Conference of the Global Development Network, 17-18/03/16, Lima +++ Annual Conference of the Business Association of Latin American Studies, 16-18/03/16, Guayaquil
Africa7th Congress of the African Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology, 11-14/03/16, Khartoum +++ 21st Biennial Congress of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists, 13-16/03/16, Cape Town +++ 14th Congress of the African Cotton Association, 09-11/03/16, Ndjamena
Pacific11th Annual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education, 29/02-03/03/16, Melbourne +++ Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the UroGynaecological Society of Australasia, 11-12/03/16, Auckland +++ 10th Congress of the Asian-Australasian Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, 03-05/03/16, Cairns
"Whose idea was it anyway?" - The role of "Source" in organizations
A brief introduction to the ideas on 'Source' of Peter Koenig (an Active Member of UIA), who has researched this concept for many years.

Projects. This article looks at the importance of identifying the starting point of an idea or project. Who was the original creator, the inventor, the initiator – the Source? Why do some projects simply not work? Why do we feel protective when it comes to sharing our ideas? How are hierarchies influenced? Why may teams be disrupted? Naming the source is not only important to creation of balance in teams, projects and organizations, but also in personal relationships, it is crucial. When I acknowledge the Source in someone else, we work better together and create fewer misunderstandings. If I feel and honour the Source in myself and follow its natural flow, I am more likely to succeed and to experience more well-being.

'Source' can be defined as a place or thing from which something arises or is obtained, or the place of origin of a stream or river, or as a supplier of information.

Any enterprise, project or event always goes back to a single Source: the person who gave life to an idea and was the first to take a chance in order to realise his vision. Even in instances where shared ownership is declared because 'we' had the idea together, closer investigation of the path of creation will always lead back to one particular person. This person, in the role of the Source, is not simply the person who had the idea, but the one who took the first risk and invested energy into its realization. As a result…

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ASAE’s Association Management Conference

Valuable. Join your colleagues in Hong Kong on 10–12 April 2016 for ASAE’s Great Ideas in Association Management Conference, Asia Pacific. Gain valuable ideas, build fellowship, and learn from your colleagues to help you manage your association more effectively. Register today and elevate the association profession in the region.
Meetings Africa from 22 to 24 February 2016

Johannesburg. The trade show Meetings Africa will take place from 22 to 24 February 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. The South Africa National Convention Bureau hosts a selected group of African Associations. Meetings Africa's "Bonday" with education is followed by a trade show. Please contact
18th Associations World Congress

Berlin. The Associations World Congress takes place 10 - 12 April 2016. The congress provides association executives with the opportunity to learn best practices, share knowledge and network with peers who are committed to improving their organisation.
Save the date for EAS 2016

Brussels. The European Association Summit (EAS) is the annual peer-to-peer education and networking forum for international association executives and senior staff organised by The fourth EAS will take place 31 May - 2 June 2016 in Brussels.
Why Leeuwarden?
Sabrina Slagman, Marketeer, Merk Fryslân

Did you know that…?

+ Leeuwarden is the capital of Friesland?
+ in 2018 Leeuwarden is European Capital of Culture?
+ Leeuwarden is the knowledge hub for water technology and dairy farming?

Where to meet

Leeuwarden is home to a number of surprising conference facilities. Conference facilities that offer a creative vibe, like the ‘Fries Museum’ and pop temple the ‘Neushoorn’ (Rhinoceros). Both hotspots stimulate out of the box thinking and creating innovative concepts. Other top notch conference centres are the ‘Harmonie’, Leeuwarden’s theatre...
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"Boost water innovation"

Guido Schmidt from the Secretariat of the European Innovation Partnership on Water (EIP Water)

Your EIP Water Conference will kick off on February 10. Why did you choose the theme: "How is water innovation succeeding in Europe?"?
This will be the third EIP Water Conference – and the themes of the two earlier Conferences in 2013 and 2014 respectively were “Networking and Interacting – Innovating water” and “Connecting Innovation demand and supply”. These themes already referred to one of the key functions of the EIP Water: we aim to stimulate and support Europe-wide...

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Important conferences
ASAE's Association Management Conference10-12/04/2016 Hong KongMore
Associations World Congress10-12/04/2016 BerlinMore
European Association Summit31/05-02/06/2016 BrusselsMore

Important shows
MICE Connect04/02/2016 ParisMore
Meetings Africa22-24/02/2016 JohannesburgMore

Number of the month

Untapped opportunities. 51% of international associations are not familiar with the services offered by a convention and visitors bureau (“CVB”, whether of the city, the region or the country), according the UIA’s 2015 Survey on International Meeting Issues. 14% have used the services of a CVB in the past five years.
New associations
European Federation for Freedom of Belief (FOB)
http: //freedomofbelief. net
Global Net Neutrality Coalition
http: //w w w. thisisnetneutrality. org
World Federation of Young Investors (WFYI)
http: //wfyic. org/
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