2 July 2019
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe36th Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health, 21-26/07/19, Rome +++ 15th European Ecological Federation (EEF) Congress, 29/07-2/08/19, Lisbon, Portugal +++ 53rd Annual Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology, 05-09/08/19, Bergen
Asia22nd Asian Congress of Surgery of the Asian Surgical Association, 02-04/08/19, Kuala Lumpur +++ 8th Asia Pacific Congress on Catalysis of the Asia-Pacific Association of Catalysis Societies, 04-07/08/19, Bangkok +++ Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Society for Materials Research, 26-29/07/19, Sapporo
America10th Conference on HIV Science of the International AIDS Society, 21-24/07/19, Mexico City +++ 63rd Congress of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists, 26-31/07/19, Minneapolis MN +++ 27th Biennial Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, 31/07-04/08/19, Calgary AB
AfricaAfrica Conference of the International Bunker Industry Association, 31/07-01/08/19, Cape Town +++ 4th Conference of the Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa, 22-24/07/19, Nairobi +++ 65th World Congress of the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation, 30/07-08/08/19, Kigali
Pacific4th International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structure, 22-26/07/19, Cairns +++ 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society of Diagnostic Genomics, 03-06/08/19, Wellington +++ 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 05-09/08/19, Melbourne
Thailand takes aim at driving its policy with international conventions
Thailand takes aim at driving its policy with international conventions
Having won 10 bids since October 2018, TCEB stays focused on conventions serving the 10 industries under Thailand 4.0 policy and the country’s development

The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is s tasked with promoting and developing the business tourism sector in Thailand. TCEB is an Associate Member of the UIA and is hosting the upcoming UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific on 19-20 September 2019 in the city of Pattaya.

The Conventions Department of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is making great strides in attracting conventions to Thailand that serve the 10 priority industries under Thailand 4.0, the government’s economic transformation masterplan ...

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Save the Dates: 2019 UIA Associations Round Table

Education. The UIA Associations Round Table aims to promote and facilitate the work of international associations by providing training and networking opportunities.

•The 7th Round Table Asia-Pacific will take place in Pattaya, Thailand on 19 & 20 September 2019.
•The 13th Round Table Europe will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 4 November 2019.

Topics which are set to be covered include: UN Accreditation, networking, event organization, external communications strategy, membership, governance, legal statutes, and accounting. The full programmes can be found online.

If you wish to receive an invitation, contact nancy@uia.org.

Solvay Executive Master in International Association Management

Training. The Solvay Executive Master in International Association Management resumes in January 2020, offering a unique platform for mastering the fundamental skills in key management areas with a special focus on the association executives’ needs.

The executive master is operated by Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management in cooperation with European Society of Association Executives (ESAE), the Union of International Associations (UIA), the Federation of European and International Associations (FAIB) and visit.brussels.

For more information, contact Programme Manager Asja Kamenica at asja.kamenica@solvay.edu or + 32 2 650 38 94.
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UIA Welcomes New Associate Member: Hungarian Tourism Agency

Associate Member. UIA is delighted to welcome its newest Associate Member: the Hungarian Tourism Agency!

Hungary is becoming increasingly popular among business travelers. Year in year out statistical data prove that Budapest is one of the most attractive meetings and events destinations both in Europe and in the world, but there is also a growing demand for destinations outside the capital city. This is no coincidence: an inspiring environment, reliable infrastructure and professional services await those who organize their business meetings in Hungary. It’s easily accessible in the heart of Europe, with a diverse landscape as well as culture, and a living folk heritage well worth exploring.
Save the Date: Summer University on European Citizenship

Citizenship education.
The IV edition of the Summer University on European Citizenship will bring together participants from different backgrounds – students, academics, as well as representatives of the European Institutions and civil society organizations – to debate the new agenda for European Citizenship following this year's European elections. It takes place in Brussels at the ULB Institut d'études éuropéennes on 2 and 3 September. Following the European Union elections, there is a real chance for organizations to influence the European agenda. Space is also available for displaying information about organizations and/or publications for those wishing to do so.

Why Glasgow?
By Aileen Crawford, Head of Conventions, Glasgow Convention Bureau

Did you know, that…?

Glasgow, Scotland, hosts more international delegates than any other UK city, outside London, making Glasgow a natural hub for international association conferences in Europe.

Glasgow is a city steeped in medical history and innovation, it is the city that gave the world brain surgery, a first by Sir William McEwan, Joseph Lister and his antiseptic techniques and Professor Ian Donald’s ultrasound technology. Today Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Teaching Hospital is Europe’s largest campus hospital, so it comes as no surprise that over 50% of the city’s association meetings are in the field of Life Sciences, where meeting in Glasgow is supported by today’s world-leading academics and medical professionals who are proud to invite their peers to convene in their city ...

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Recognising the difficulties we all face

Derek Gallen
By Derek Gallen, President, Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME)

On 3 July, you are going to kick off the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting. What are the main goals and outcomes you hope to achieve with this meeting?

The main goal of the conference is to raise the profile of medical education and ASME as an organisation. We aim to bring together those that are interested in medical education and encourage a wide range of participants to attend. Our key note speakers have international reputations and will provide inspiration to all that sign up for this exciting and interesting conference ...
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According to the UIA’s International Meetings Statistics Report, a recorded 11,240 international organization meetings took place in 2018. These meetings took place across 167 different countries, in 1197 different cities.
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