10 January 2017
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe27th Annual Meeting of the Scandinavian Society for Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery, 09-11/02/17, Geilo +++ 4th Progress in Biogas International Conference of the Internationales Biogas und Bioenergie Kompetenzzentrum, 08-11/03/17, Stuttgart +++ 10th Annual Congress of the European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders, 01-03/02/17, Paris
Asia34th Biennial Congress of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies, 05-08/02/17, Chennai +++ 26th Annual Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, 15-19/02/17, Shanghai +++ 7th Congress of the Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies, 16-19/02/17, Yangon
America6th Annual Conference of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, 04-08/02/17, Washington DC +++ 1st Latin American Conference of the Financial Management Association International, 16-17/02/17, Mexico City +++ 4th Triennial Conference of the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research, 15-18/02/17, Bogotá
Africa17th Annual Congress of the African Seed Trade Association, 28/02-03/03/17, Dakar +++ 31st Conference of the International Papillomavirus Society, 28/02-04/03/17, Cape Town +++ 2nd Annual Aid and Development Africa Summit of the Aid and International Development Forum, 28/02-01/03/17, Nairobi
Pacific26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Brachytherapy Group, 23-25/02/17, Melbourne +++ 4th Biennial Conference of the Romantic Studies Association of Australasia, 16-18/02/17, Wellington +++ 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians, 07-14/02/17, Gold Coast
Back to basics: The legal framework of an international non-profit association
by Marijke Roelants, Lawyer, Contrast-Law

Everybody is free to associate himself or herself with others to pursue a common goal. But why would you, as an association gathering together organizations and persons from different countries, go to the trouble of forming a separate legal entity? Doesn't it just lead to administrative burden, extra rules to comply with and an overall complexity in governance?

Well, the answer is 'no'.

First of all, while you are indeed free to associate yourself with others, this also means that you are responsible for the acts of others when they act in association with you. If all goes as planned, this is not necessarily a downside but in reality mistakes happen, be it intentionally or not. It is evidently undesirable that a party should claim to be prejudiced by an act of your associate and hold you personally liable. This can be avoided if you work within a legal entity which safeguards members from acts of the association. Members of a legal entity are not personally liable because the legal entity carries the liability. This is one major reason to go for a legal entity...

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Welcome Luxembourg for Tourism

New Associate Member. UIA welcomes Luxembourg for Tourism. Strategically located in the heart of Europe, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is the ideal MICE destination. It is a country with a human dimension, located within easy reach of numerous major European business centres, which limits the need for extensive travel.

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Welcome Daegu Convention & Visitors Bureau

New Associate Member. UIA welcomes The Daegu Convention & Visitors Bureau. Daegu CVB provides comprehensive and detailed convention-related assistance to customers based upon their needs. Daegu’s rich cultural heritage, state-of-the-art science and technology industries, and fashion scenes are popular with visitors from around the world.

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Save the date for EAS 2017

Brussels. The European Association Summit (EAS) is the annual peer-to-peer education and networking forum for international associations organised by visit. brussels, in collaboration with the European Society of Association Executives (ESAE), the Federation of European & International Associations (FAIB) and the Union of International Associations (UIA). The fifth EAS will take place on 30 - 31 May 2017 in Brussels.
Open Yearbook

Service. Open Yearbook is a free service of UIA's subscription-based Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO). It includes profiles of non-profit organizations working worldwide in all fields of activity. The information available in Open Yearbook is limited in comparison to YBIO. Information in the profiles includes organizations' name(s), history and aims, and search is available by organization name.

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Why Dublin?
Sam Johnston, Manager, Dublin Convention Bureau

Did you know?

+ Dublin is described by Lonely Planet as ‘oozing personality – a city whose soul and sociability makes it the most charismatic of capitals… a contender for greatest city in Europe. Garrulous, amiable and witty, Dubliners at their ease are the greatest hosts of all.’

+ People – we have an English speaking population who, according to Conde Nast Traveler, are among the most friendly in the world!

+ Dublin typically sees an increase of 10% on delegate numbers for International Association Conferences

+ Ease of doing business – over 1200 companies have chosen Ireland as their European base in sectors such as ICT, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Financial and International Services...
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Middle East Economic Forum
The unique and evolving needs of the incentive travel market

Kevin Hinton, CIS, Chief Excellence Officer, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE)

On 20 January you will kick off the SITE Executive Summit. Is there a specific theme for your conference?
The SITE Executive Summit is an annual education event that takes the SITE International Board of Directors and SITE Foundation Trustees to a destination that has the potential to grow its incentive travel business and can leverage the experience and knowledge of this group of global industry leaders. The goal of the Summit is to assist destinations by broadening the local community's understanding of the unique and evolving needs of the incentive travel market. During the education day, participants from the Irish incentive travel community will learn from an unparalleled panel of experts how to market their destination, gain insight on the latest incentive travel trends and receive practical knowledge that they can immediately apply to grow their business...

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Important conferences
European Association Summit 201730-31/05/2017 BrusselsMore
UIA 5th Round Table Asia-Pacific21-22/09/2017 Chiang Mai, ThailandMore

Important shows
Best of Events International18-19/01/2017 DortmundMore
Conventa18-19/01/2017 LjubljanaMore

Number of the month

Brussels. 13% of the currently active non-governmental organizations listed in the 53rd edition of the Yearbook of International Organizations have members in African countries. 18% have members in Asian countries, 4% in countries in Oceania, 17% in the Americas, and 48% in Europe.
New associations
Global Solar Council (GSC)
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European Community Foundation Initiative (ECFI)
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Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (HQAI)
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