February 2021


27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Sonographers Association

28-30/05/2021, Brisbane QLD, Australia

Symposium of the Australasian Lymphology Association

14-16/05/2021, Gold Coast QLD, Australia

17th Triennial Conference of the Australasian Tunnelling Society

10-13/05/2021, Melbourne VIC, Australia

TravelRevive – Reimagining the future of business events

By Singapore Tourism Board

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Share your association's societal impact with UIA

Invitation. Associations contribute massively to the wellbeing of society every day through their innovation and creativity. However, these contributions can sometimes pass under the radar.

As part of UIA's mission to increase the visibility of the societal impact generated by associations, we are conducting a survey by means of a short questionnaire.

We ask you to tell us how you see the major societal impact of your association over the past five years. This questionnaire will take about three minutes to complete. The results will not only benefit your association's visibility, but will also increase exposure for associations across the board.

UIA thanks you for your time!

UPDATE - Postponement information – 14 th UIA Associations Round Table Europe

Education. The UIA Associations Round Table aims to promote and facilitate the work of international associations by providing training and networking opportunities.

  • NEW DATES! In view of the sanitary situation associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the UIA and Prague Convention Bureau, Host Partner of the UIA Round Table Europe, have decided to postpone this event, to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, into late 2021. The 14th UIA Associations Round Table Europe is planned to take place as a hybrid meeting on 18 and 19 November 2021 at the Prague Congress Centre.

Questions about the Round Tables, or about joining us as a partner?

We are happy to hear from you!

Clara Fernández López: clara@uia.org

International Meetings Statistics Report, 61st edition

Rankings & Trends. Since 1960 the UIA has prepared statistics on the international meetings that have taken place worldwide in the preceding year. This work is based on ongoing research and surveys undertaken by the UIA. Meetings taken into consideration include those organized and/or sponsored by international organizations, i.e. the sittings of their principal organs, congresses, conventions, symposia, regional sessions grouping several countries, as well as some national meetings with international participation organized by national branches of international associations.

Highlights include:

• Number of meetings per city and per country, with indications of their market share
• Top international meeting countries and cities per year
• Trends in participant numbers and meeting dates
• Top 10 ranking

Download 61st Edition Press Release

Look inside 61st Edition

For more information and for non-members to order: https://uia.org/publications/meetings-stats

Rotterdam will host World Energy Congress in 2025

Save the Date. The World Energy Congress 2025 will be organised in Rotterdam. A Dutch bid by World Energy Council The Netherlands, together with proposed host city Rotterdam and several bid partners, was announced the winner of an international bid process for the 2025 edition of this event by the World Energy Council (London). The world's largest energy event will take place 6-9 October 2025 with Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre as main venue. The congress will bring an estimated 4,000 delegates and a global ministerial representation from all over the world to the Netherlands.

‘The MICE industry has already developed an efficient way to move on’

By Professor Dimitris Kaliampakos, Dean of the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens,...

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Why Helsinki?

By Leena Lassila, Director, Global Sales, Helsinki Marketing

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Convention Highlights – going virtual!

Annual Arctic Science Summit
19 – 26 March 2021, Lisbon, Portugal

13th Asia Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology
19-21 March 2021, Mumbai, India

Spotlight on associations

Mundus Maris

Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA)

Red de Autoridades en Medicamentos de Iberoamérica (Red EAMI)

Number of the month

According to the UIA’s 2020 UIA Survey on International Meeting Issues 33% 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). 18 % know what a CVB offers but have never consulted one, 12% have consulted a CVB in the past five years.

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