7 June 2017
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration, 23-27/07/17, London +++ 31st European Meeting of Statisticians of the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability, 24-28/07/17, Helsinki +++ Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, 31/07-04/08/17, Ghent
Asia17th International Congress of Myriapodology of the Centre International de Myriapodologie, 23-26/07/17, Krabi +++ 19th Biennial International Congress of the Asian Regional Association for Home Economics, 06-10/08/17, Tokyo +++ 15th Congress of the Urological Association of Asia, 04-06/08/17, Hong Kong
America21st Quadrennial World Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 23-27/07/17, San Francisco CA +++ 23rd Congress of the Latin American Society for Interventional Cardiology, 02-04/08/17, Buenos Aires +++ 23rd Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children's Literature, 29/07-02/08/17, Toronto ON
Africa30th Biennial Congress of the Société Ouest-Africaine de Linguistique, 31/07-05/08/17, Winneba +++ 6th Biennial Conference of the East African Association for Paleoanthropology and Paleontology, 30/07-02/08/17, Addis Ababa +++ Annual Conference of the Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society, 25-27/07/17, Livingstone
Pacific20th Congress of the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions, 08-11/08/17, Funafuti +++ 17th International Congress of Speleology of the International Union of Speleology, 23-29/07/17, Sydney +++ 17th Biennial Congress of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies, 23-28/07/17, Melbourne
What is the role of a convention bureau?
By Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)

A convention bureau is generally established either as a city-level organization or a national one. Both types, however, share the same mission of attracting meetings to their destination. In this respect, they will support and help facilitate the organization of meetings, especially in the planning stage, in order to enable their smooth running and make the meetings successful.

The supporting role of the convention bureau usually covers a broad range of areas. These may include support to local associations or meeting organizers in preparing a bid or the offer of incentives to attract meetings. In general, associations can expect a convention bureau to help with planning, consultation and coordination on key essentials to ensure that every step towards the success of the meeting is secure, or any uncertainty is minimized ...

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UNESCO publishes first status report on ocean sciences around the world

Key resource. Ocean sciences are led by a small number of industrialized countries although collecting data and taking the measure of the ocean’s health is a global priority considering the economic and environmental stakes involved, according to the Global Ocean Science Report, compiled by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. The Report advocates increased investment into research and calls for greater international scientific cooperation.

Status report on ocean sciences around the world
JMIC Case Study Program

Initiative.This program has been developed in order to identify and profile events that demonstrate the kinds of broader “output” values associated with meetings, conventions or exhibitions – thinks like economic, business, professional, academic and community benefits that such events create. In participating in this program you will not only be helping generate important documentation that will benefit the industry as a whole but getting important profile for both your own organization and those whose events are profiled.

JMIC Case Study Program
5th UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific

Meet, learn, share. The UIA Round Table 21 and 22 September 2017 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, at Le Méridien, is an opportunity to meet representatives of other international associations, to learn from their experience, and to share knowledge on:
the role of international associations in a politicized world, membership engagement, using technology to expand activities, accreditation with United Nations bodies, planning with and without funds, and working with volunteers.

UIA Associations Round Table
Set up your (international) association in Belgium

Practical guide. The Federation of European and International Associations established in Belgium – FAIB offers a comprehensive guide to set up and operate a (international) not for profit association in Belgium.

Practical Guide
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Why Amsterdam?
By Amsterdam Marketing

Did you know that Amsterdam…

+ has a number of unique selling points: its liveability, connectivity and a thriving business ecosystem.

+ With 180 nationalities, its overall compact size and the world's greatest museum density, Amsterdam is the ideal city for a business visit.

+ 90% of the city's inhabitants are bilingual, and Amsterdam is ranked the fifth safest city in the world.

+ Due to its navigable size, Amsterdam is easy to reach by both public transport and air. We have the world's fastest internet connection, enabling companies to connect and collaborate.

+ The result is the catalysation of co-creations: not only within but between sectors, involving scientists, marketers, entrepreneurs and producers.

+ With more than 40,000 hotel rooms and a diversity of meeting locations, Amsterdam can host congresses and events for a broad target audience ...
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Maintaining the immediacy of a Live Meeting

Elly Plooij-van Gorsel
Elly Plooij-van Gorsel, President of the NIP

On July 11th 2017 you are going to kick off the 15th European Congress of Psychology, the Congress of the European Federation of Psychologists Association (EFPA).

What convinced and convinces you to meet in Amsterdam this year?

The ECP2017 takes place every other year and the organisation of the ECP is granted through a tender procedure to participating member countries ...

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Convention Highlights
41st World Scout Conference14-18/08/2017 BakuMore
83rd IFLA General Conference and Assembly19-25/08/2017 WrocławMore

Important shows
asae - annual meeting & exposition12-15/08/2017 TorontoMore
Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange13-16/08/2017 Montego BayMore

Number of the month

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Volunteerism is an essential part of the Girl Guide and Girl Scout educational method. Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting could not exist without 1.5 million volunteer leaders.

Girl Guide and Girl Scout educational method
Spotlight on Associations
Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children
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Action for Sustainable Development (Action4SD)
action4sd. org/
European Disability Forum (EDF)
w w w. edf-feph. org/
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