5 February 2019
Upcoming International Congresses
EuropeWorld Air Traffic Management Congress of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation, 12-14/03/19, Madrid +++ 31st Congress of the European Society of Radiology, 27/02-03/03/19, Vienna +++ 47th Annual Congress of the Nordic Educational Research Association, 06-08/03/19, Uppsala
AsiaAnnual Ferry Safety and Technology Conference of the World Ferry Safety Association, 20-22/02/19, Bangkok +++ 11th Congress of the Asian Society of Stoma Rehabilitation, 22-23/02/19, Osaka +++ 28th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, 20-24/02/19, Manila
America13th World Congress on Brain Injury of the International Brain Injury Association, 13-16/03/19, Toronto ON +++ Summit Latin America of the European Society for Medical Oncology, 22-24/03/19, Sao Paulo +++ 50th Annual Conference of the World Aquaculture Society, 07-11/03/19, New Orleans LA
Africa19th Congress of the African Seed Trade Association, 04-07/03/19, Mombasa +++ 5th Biennial Scientific Conference of the African Health Economics and Policy Association, 11-14/03/19, Accra +++ 23rd Conference of the Regional Commission for Africa of the World Organisation for Animal Health, 25/02-01/03/19, Hammamet
Pacific22nd Congress of the International Farm Management Association, 03-08/03/19, Launceston +++ 52nd Annual Meeting of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, 10-14/03/19, Wellington +++ 21st Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, 20-23/03/19, Sydney
Giulia Funari
SHARE AND CO-CREATE: The 2019 European Association Summit sets a new approach for a sustainable education event
By Giulia Funari, Associations Advisor at visit.brussels Association Bureau. visit.brussels is an Associate Member of the UIA.

For its seventh edition, the European Association Summit (EAS), an annual meeting for exchanges and networking between international associations, has chosen an evocative theme: “share and co-create”. A great way to breathe new life into the world of international associations based in Brussels as well as those established elsewhere in the world.

From 28 February to 1 March 2019, visit.brussels is organizing the European Association Summit (EAS) at the SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre. During the event international associations can share their best practices and case studies in a spirit of cooperation, creativity and innovation. More than ever, EAS aims to foster the community by bringing together associations, especially since, over its seven years, the summit has become the reference event for peer-to-peer exchanges ...

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Bernard Lietaer

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Bernard Lietaer yesterday. Lietaer was internationally known for his promotion of alternative currencies, the topic of his book The Future of Money. We are grateful for the support he gave UIA as an Active Member since 2005. We will miss him.
IMEX Association Day, 20 May 2019, Frankfurt

IMEX Association Day.
If you’re an association leader or an association events professional looking for innovative solutions to the challenges facing associations across the world today, this is the event for you.

Hear from expert global speakers and discuss topics on talent management, creating visionary boards, event design, GDPR compliance, plus more!

Register your interest today.

UIA welcomes new Associate Member Tourism Toronto

New Associate Member. The UIA is delighted to welcome its newest Associate Member Tourism Toronto! Client Services at Business Events Toronto 360° Service to organizations from around the world meeting in Canada’s Downtown. It offers tools, resources and connections, all highly valuable assets for clients hosting their meetings in Toronto. From large city-wide conventions, conferences, trade shows and everything in between, the Business Events Toronto team offers market insight, industry experience, personal attention, with access to the best and brightest the city has to offer.
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Human Rights Watch - World Report 2019

Human Rights.
World Report 2019 is Human Rights Watch’s 29th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from late 2017 through November 2018.

Human Rights Watch is an independent, international organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all.

Download the full report here.

The Second WHO Africa Health Forum

Health Forum. The Government of Cabo Verde and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa will jointly host The Second WHO Africa Health Forum on the theme: Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Health Security in Africa: The Africa we want to see.

The Forum is a unique opportunity to strengthen collaboration between WHO and its stakeholders on Africa’s health agenda. It will facilitate engagement with all partners to kick start new partnerships for improving the health of Africans across the region. The Forum is scheduled to take place in Praia, Cabo Verde from 26 to 28 March 2019.
Why Paris?
By Cécile Mairaville, Director, Marketing Division Paris Convention Bureau

Did you know, that…?

+ Olympic city, business city, city of culture… Paris is constantly reinventing itself to offer visitors the very best experience.

+ The destination offers you a wide choice of products and services to add dynamism to your events and make them unique. Whether you want to organize an upscale incentive or a large convention, a conference for researchers or a sales meeting, a trade show or a private tour, Paris will draw together all its expertise and surpass your expectations.

+ To gear up for the 2024 Olympics and retain its ranking as a world leader in the MICE industry, the destination is modernizing its airports and developing new urban transport solutions. It also has a brand new congress centre, the biggest in Europe, designed to host major international events. Renovations and revamps are underway in hotels and 12,000 additional guest rooms will be created by 2020 ...

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Sharing experience and expertise

Christian Chabannon
By Christian Chabannon, Chair, 1st European CAR T Cell Meeting

On 14 February, you are going to kick off the 1st European CAR T Cell Meeting. What are the main goals and outcomes you hope to achieve with this meeting?

The goal is to provide a forum for European investigators that develop preclinical and clinical projects in this emerging field of the immunotherapy of cancers. Sharing experience and expertise will accelerate access of EU patients to these treatments.

What is your long-term vision for this premiere meeting?

The development and access to CAR-T Cells raise unprecedented challenges: CAR-T Cells are simultaneously gene therapy medicinal products, genetically modified organisms, personalized medicines, manufactured by the industry from human living cells. This combination of unique features creates a need for innovative solutions in the manufacturing process ...
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Convention Highlights
8th World Summit on Arts and Culture11-14/03/19, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaMore
ILGA World Conference18-22/03/19, Wellington, New ZealandMore

Important shows
European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC)09-12/02/19 The Hague, NetherlandsMore
Convene13-14/02/19 Vilnius, LithuaniaMore
MCE Central & Eastern Europe17-19/02/19 Prague, Czech RepublicMore

Number of the month


UIA’s statistical data on international associations meetings show that events in 2017 were on average 3.2 days long. In 2003 the average duration was 3.8 days. This represents a decrease of half a day in just fifteen years.
Spotlight on associations

European Thrombosis and Haemostasis Alliance (ETHA)

Global Forest Coalition (GFC)

World Stevia Organisation (WSO)
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