IMEX 2015
6 January 2015
Upcoming International Congresses
EuropeAnnual Conference of the Nordic Network of International Schools, 24-26/04/15, Copenhagen +++ 13th International Multidisciplinary Congress of the European Research Organization on Genital Infection and Neoplasia, 04-07/02/15, Sevilla +++ 12th Annual Conference of the Fibre-to-the-Home Council Europe, 10-12/02/15, Warsaw
Asia34th Forum of the ASEAN Tourism Association, 22-29/01/15, Nay Pyi Taw +++ 10th Conference of the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education, 23-26/03/15, Beijing +++ 17th Annual Meeting of the Asian Musculoskeletal Society, 14-15/03/15, Hyderabad
AmericaWorld Congress of Modern Languages, 26-28/03/15, Niagara Falls +++ 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, 04-07/02/15, Denver CO +++ 62nd Annual Congress of the Union Internationale des Concierges d'Hôtels Les Clefs d'Or, 10-15/04/15, Mendoza
AfricaWorld Congress of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle, 14-17/04/15, Cape Town +++ 12th International Meeting of the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa, 26-30/03/15, Durban +++ 16th African Regional Conference of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 27-30/04/15, Hammamet
Pacific14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry of the Australasian Federation of Family History Organizations, 26-30/03/15, Canberra +++ Annual Meeting of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases, 18-21/03/15, Auckland +++ 44th Annual Scientific Meeting of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society, 16-23/05/15, Malakai, Palau
The United Nations 70th anniversary
by Cyril Ritchie, Vice President UIA, President of CoNGO (the Conference of UN NGOs)

Relevance to the world. Why is the UN's 70th Anniversary in 2015 of particular relevance to the world of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)? Here are some considerations.

The Anniversary is an occasion to underline the fundamental synergy between UN VALUES and NGO/CSO ETHICS, and to focus on TOGETHER preparing the world to be a better place for future generations. To that end, let us deliberately and enthusiastically cooperate throughout the UN's 70th Anniversary!

Thousands of NGOs/CSOs have a consultative, operational or other working relationship with one or more parts of the United Nations System worldwide. These are international/regional/national NGOs/CSOs of all sizes, and spread throughout all continents...
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Be our guest

Association Day. UIA and IMEX, the international meetings show, are inviting association executives to join the IMEX Association Day 2015 on 18 May at the Kap Europa Congress Centre, Frankfurt. For registration, please click here: from Europe, from Asia.
Open data

Free service. The Open Calendar is a free service of the Union of International Associations' subscription-based International Congress Calendar Online (ICCO) with more than 350,000 meetings. Its open version includes 7,000 international meetings.
UIA Round Table

Brussels. The UIA Round Table Europe 2015 will take place on 12 November at the Crowne Plaza Brussels. The UIA Associations Round Table is an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice. Please join us!
Tool box

Crowdfunding. Digitalisation enables the mass financing of projects. Crowdfunding is still in its infancy, but taking its first steps among events such as the World Congress of Junior Chamber International (JCI).
Why Kraków?
Krzysztof Celuch, Head of Poland Convention Bureau Polish Tourist Organisation

Did you know, that Kraków ...
+ was the historical capital of kings?
+ invested in the ICE Congress Center, Kraków Arena and International Exhibition and Convention Centre EXPO Kraków?
+ has special events venues such as Wieliczka Salt Mine, Tyniec Abbey, Korzkiew Castle and Wawel Castle?
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“We consider each of our events a laboratory of risk and experiment”

Paul Van Deventer, President and CEO of Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

In three weeks your Meeting Professionals International (MPI) 2015 European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC) will start. Why should meeting planners of European associations attend?
Each year EMEC showcases the latest in innovative and creative approaches to successful meeting and event management. Planners and suppliers who attend EMEC will learn the latest industry best practices, establish new contacts and gain insights and ideas. They will enhance their own professional development through the 50+ education sessions offered...
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Important conferences
European Association Summit5-7/5/2015 BrusselsMore
UIA RT Europe12/11/2015 BrusselsMore

Important shows
Meetings Africa23-25/02/2015 JohannesburgMore
IMEX19-21/5/2015 FrankfurtMore

Number of the month

Gender balance. 29.6% of the people holding key positions in international associations are women, according to this year’s edition of the Yearbook of International Organizations, Volume 6, almost 2% more since Volume 6 was first added to the Yearbook series in 2007.
New associations
United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
http: //ias. unu. edu
Bridging Europe (BREF)
w w w. bridgingeurope. net
Search & Information Industry Association (SIINDA)
w w w. siinda. com
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