6. February 2018
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe23rd Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, 21-23/03/18, Gothenburg +++ 6th Congress of the Internationale Arbeitsgemeinschaft Sozialmanagement, 28/02-02/03/18, Dresden +++ 30th Congress of the European Society of Radiology, 28/02-04/03/18, Vienna
Asia27th Annual Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, 14-18/03/18, Delhi +++ 12th Congress of the Asia Pacific Travel Health Society, 21-24/03/18, Bangkok +++ 16th Asian-Pacific Congress of Nephrology, 27-31/03/18, Beijing
America20th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, 07-10/03/18, Mexico City +++ 18th Congress of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, 01-04/03/18, Buenos Aires +++ 35th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, 24-26/03/18, Chicago IL
Africa9th Biennial Conference of the African Association of Women in Geosciences, 20-24/03/18, El Jadida +++ 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 07-09/03/18, Cape Town +++ 57th Annual Conference of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Associations, 19-23/03/18, Accra
Pacific13th Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, 08-11/03/18, Auckland +++ Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the UroGynaecological Society of Australasia, 14-18/03/18, Adelaide +++ 15th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry of the Australasian Federation of Family History Organizations, 09-12/03/18, Sydney
European Association Summit 2018, 8-9 March 2018, Square, Brussels
By Jan Lichota, Visit. Brussels

A leading meeting for Europe's non-profit sector professionals, to be held on 8-9 March 2018 in Brussels, gets ready to show key interesting trends and cases for international associations.

The 6th edition will be held at the Square in Brussels with a lot of new partners, a reshaped schedule and sessions tailor-made for everyone. Simplicity reigns to enhance the possibility to "engage, collaborate and innovate" among associations and apply this year’s theme directly on site.

Concise and appropriate interventions from association representatives in short sessions will drive this year’s event. Gathered in thematic workshops, the presenters will show the experience of their associations’ achievements and be challenged by their peers from other associations ...
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Welcome Meeting in Brugge

New Associate Member. UIA welcomes Meeting in Brugge, the official Convention Bureau of the City of Bruges. The Convention Bureau offers free professional advice to the organizers of conventions, seminars, meetings, incentives, product launches and training courses. Meeting in Brugge helps you find the right venue, introduces you to the right people and suggests events for your social programme, restaurants and caterers. The city's many assets enhance the unique and authentic experience that convention attendees are looking for.

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FRESH18: Curing allergy for interaction at congresses

Meeting design. Association congresses are top of the list of dullest events. PCO’s and planners try, but educational committees seem allergic to interaction. The young members don’t believe in congresses, so everyone wonders where this will end… EAACI (EU Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology) have taken the bull by the horns. For three years now, they have a successful project called “Making workshops work”. Interaction is the theme of FRESH18, where you will discover their case. Register here.
IMEX Association Day, 14 May 2018

Frankfurt. If you organize international meetings and events for an association, then Association Day is a free career-boosting experience you can’t afford to miss. You’ll be able to discuss strategic governance, managing volunteers, negotiating the best hotel rates, how to develop compelling content and giving your event the WOW factor. You can also swap ideas, make contacts, listen to experts, ask questions and discuss answers. Develop your knowledge and register today.
Why Washington DC
Why Washington, DC?
By Tara Miller, Senior Manager of International Sales, Destination DC

Did you know, that…?

+ Washington, DC offers a value-added approach for meetings and conventions, especially for organizations within the technology, biotech/pharmaceutical, education and medical spaces.

+ DC is a leader in technology, social entrepreneurship and innovation, ranking highest in the U.S. for high-tech employment (Bureau of Labor Statistics) as well as the most educated city in the U.S. (U.S. Census). Meeting planners can also support their delegate base and grow their sponsorship dollars and exhibitor footprint with access to DC’s robust assets.

+ DC provides unmatched access to U.S. government and policy leaders and more than 180 embassies ...

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"How we stay true to our mission"

Hilary Kahn
Dr. Hilary Kahn,
Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)

On 18 February 2018 you are going to kick off the 2018 AIEA Annual Conference. What convinced you to meet in Washington, DC this year?

Meeting in Washington DC has always allowed us to have more involvement from the policymakers and staffers that are based in the area. We recognize the importance of advocacy, and having our conference in DC allows us to advance that agenda ...
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Convention Highlights
Aid & Development Africa Summit 201827-28/02/2018 NairobiMore
International Conference on Nanoscopy 201827/02-02/03/2018 Bielefeld, GermanyMore

Important shows
Convene14-15/02/2018 VilniusMore
AIME20-21/02/2018 MelbourneMore
IT&CMA China20-22/03/2018 ShanghaiMore

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