10 January 2012
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe7th European Zoo Nutrition Conference of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, 27-30/01/12, Zurich +++ 40th Annual Congress of the Nordic Educational Research Association, 08-10/03/12, Aarhus +++ 14th Congress of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology, 24-29/04/12, Tartu
Asia4th Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies, 02-07/09/12, Yokohama +++ 13th World Conference of the League of Historical Cities, 16-18/04/12, Hue +++ 6th General Assembly of the Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention, 26-29/04/12, Kuching
America46th Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 28-31/03/12, Philadelphia +++ 13th Conference on Global Spatial Data Infrastructure, 14-17/05/12, Quebec +++ 17th Biennial Congress of the Pan American League of Associations for Rheumatology, 17-21/04/12, Punta Cana
Africa16th Congress of the African Water Association, 20-23/02/12, Marrakech +++ 21st Biennial International Conference of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, 17-21/07/12, Stellenbosch +++ 13th Triennial Congress of the World Federation of Public Health Associations, 23-27/04/12, Addis Ababa
Pacific19th Biennial Congress of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists, 19-23/04/12, Adelaide +++ 31st Annual Meeting of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, 30/03-04/04/12, Queenstown +++ 21st Annual Conference of the Pacific Power Association, 16-20/07/12, Port Vila
More conferences on the UIA Congress Calendar Online
The Year of...
by Judy Wickens, Union of International Associations, UIA

A New Year, the year 2012: may it bring you success, readers.

The Year of...? 2011 was declared the Year of Forests by the UN, and the Year of Volunteering by the EU. Are these 'Years' effective, do they make a difference? The Year of Forests evoked a late flurry of interest and activities, and in 2011 we heard of efforts to preserve, maintain or enlarge woodlands appreciated by local communities, but we heard yet more about the destruction of natural forest, mostly to make way for oil-palm plantations destined to produce agro-fuel. Our wish to counter...
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Conventa 2012
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Study / Check list

Association Meetings. The "Planning Assistant" of the German Convention Bureau (GCB) helps international associations to plan their international conventions.
New Technology

Social Media. Amiando published its "Social Media and Events Report 2011": How is the events industry using social networks? Get the whole report for free!
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Creative Fundraising. "No More Fundraising Thermometers" - Download the Free E-Book for do-it-yourself nonprofit marketers of Nonprofit Marketing Guide +++


Burn-out. Workloads are growing, our expectations are rising. How to find fulfilment not frustration? More

KPIs. Key Performance Indicators for events are rarely given though sought after. More
After the meeting in Estoril
Maria José Alves, Executive Director, Estoril Convention Bureau

My favourite spots: Top three restaurants:

The 5 Senses Restaurant - located in a unique landscape and cultural area in Cascais is based on the current success of the concept of gastro-pubs in London that breathes creativity. The emblematic restaurant, near the Church, embodies the draft from the owners Isabel Pinheiro...
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"We need to do better"

Nicolas Le Brun, European Federation of the Associations of Professional Congress Organisers

Shortly you will open your Annual Congress “The World Has Changed – Start Acting” from 12 to 14 January in Estoril, Portugal. How has the world changed in terms of conference organisation?
A number of aspects have impacted our sector. Everyone speaks of new technologies, new meeting formats, sustainability issues and we can read about these changes on a regular basis. I tend to underline further how our clients‘ approach has changed and the perception they have (and want to give) of the meetings...
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Important trade shows and congresses
FRESH Conference15-17/01/2012 Copenhagen, DenmarkMore
Conventa Show18-19/01/2012 Ljubljana, SloveniaMore
MPI EMEC29-31/01/2012 Budapest, HungaryMore

Number of the month

Languages. English, French and Spanish are the languages most frequently used by international organizations according to the Yearbook of International Organizations: 94% use English; 36% use French; 18% use Spanish.
New Associations
Caribbean Public Health Agency
http: //w w w. carpha. org
International Research Center for Legal Solutions (IRCLS)
http: //w w w. ircls. org/
Active House Alliance
http: //w w w. activehouse. info/
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