7 January 2014
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe14th Quadrennial Winter Road Congress of the World Road Association, 04-07/02/14, La Vella +++ 5th Conference of the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Mental Health, 05-07/02/14, Utrecht +++ 23rd Annual European Congress of Veterinary Dentistry of the European Veterinary Dental Society, 06-10/05/14, Marseille
Asia4th Congress of the Fédération Internationale du Béton, 10-14/02/14, Mumbai +++ 8th Conference of the International Academy Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights, 11-14/02/14, Haifa +++ 9th Congress of the Asian Oceanian Society of Neuroradiology and Head and Neck Radiology, 12-14/02/14, Cebu City
America10th World Congress of the International Brain Injury Association, 19-22/03/14, San Francisco CA +++ Annual General Meeting of the International Association of Human Biologists, 09-10/04/14, Calgary +++ 41st Annual Congress of the International Systemic Functional Linguistics Association, 14-19/04/14, Mendoza
Africa10th Annual Meeting of the Pan Arab Continence Society, 06-08/02/14, Hurghada +++ 16th Congress of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, 02-05/04/14, Cape Town +++ Africa Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 19-25/05/14, Lusaka
Pacific45th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers, 13-16/02/14, Melbourne+++ Scientific Meeting of the Association Internationale des Ecoles Supérieures d'Education Physique, 10-13/02/14, Auckland +++ 24th Annual Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, 12-15/03/14, Brisbane
Paving the Path to a Better Event Experience
by Thorben Grosser, eventmobi Europe

Event apps. The past year was full of excitement and opportunity as the true power of event technology came to light. From new presentation tools to event apps, associations across Europe and around the world drastically cut costs, won sponsorship and created a more engaging experience for members. Leading the way, EventMobi supports over 1,500 association planners with mobile event apps.

Initially, event apps were developed to replace printed materials – members could use the app instead of a paper guide to retrieve session details and other information. But planners and suppliers quickly realised the potential of mobile and looked for new ways to integrate this familiar experience...
Read more!
Singapore Tourist Board
It´s all about you
Would you like to share your questions/articles?
UIA Round Table

Speakers' presentations. Please click here for the presentations held at the UIA Associations Round Table Europe 2013 in Brussels, e.g. Ensuring value for your members by Susan Robertson, ASAE – American Society of Association Executives.
Save the date

EAS 2014. The European Association Summit 2014 will take place on 14/15 May in Brussels; on the first day at the Square and the second day at the Autoworld along with the European Business Summit. At EAS 2013 over 80 associations discussed trends and exchanged ideas.
New open databases

Yearbook and Calendar. The new Open Yearbook and Open Calendar projects provide free, public access to limited versions of UIA's flagship publications. Please click here for the Open Yearbook and Open Calendar.

Youth. Generation Y has its own ideas. If we want to win them, we need to listen to them.

Gamification. Playful elements in conferences are to help turn attendees into participants.
After the meeting in Boston
Stephanie Pappas, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Top Three Neighborhoods for Food:

The North End is Boston’s Italian neighborhood and home to some of the most traditional Italian food in the country. Vinoteca di Monica makes its own pasta; Mare specializes in seafood; and Bricco and Lucca offer upscale regional Italian cuisine and extensive wine lists...
Read more!
"Revolutionize the way the world thinks about meetings"

Deborah Sexton, President and CEO of the Professional Convention Management Association, PCMA

For your annual conference Convening Leaders in a few days you have chosen "Starting the [R]evolution" as theme. Why?
It’s clear that the business of meetings and events continues to evolve. What was important 15 years ago is not necessarily important at all in today’s environment. At Convening Leaders in Boston, we want to work together, as industry leaders, to revolutionize the way the world thinks about and engages with meetings. In Boston, we’ll think differently about the ways we’ve always done things and explore new opportunities to continue to evolve our industry for the better...
Read more!
Important conferences
MPI EMEC23-25/02/2014 IstanbulMore
EAS14-15/05/2014 BrusselsMore

Important shows
GIBTM24-26/03/2014 Abu DhabiMore
IMEX20-22/05/2014 FrankfurtMore

Number of the month

Relationships. The Yearbook of International Organizations documents working relationships between international associations. Of the 14,214 international associations categorized as “Cluster 1” type, 81% have documented relationships with other associations. Just over 1% have relationships with over 50 other associations.
New associations
European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE)
http: //w w w. epde. org
TEEB For Business Coalition
http: //w w w. teebforbusiness. org
Sports Union for athletes with Down Syndrome (SU-DS)
http: //w w w. su-ds. org
feedback print unsubscribe subscribe imprint