July 2020


1st Asia Pacific Conference of PIANC

30/11-04/12/2020, Fremantle, Australia

5th World Conference of the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

13-16/12/2020, Auckland, New Zealand

Conference of the Australasian Tunnelling Society

29/11-02/12/2020, Melbourne , Australia

Association Business Model Innovation

The coronavirus pandemic has brought to the fore the importance of reviewing an association’s business model. By Octavio B. Peralta

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International Meetings Statistics Report, 61st edition available to UIA Associate Members and to associations on 10 July

Rankings & Trends. Since 1960 the UIA has prepared statistics on the international meetings that have taken place worldwide in the preceding year. This work is based on routine research and surveys undertaken by the UIA. Meetings taken into consideration include those organized and/or sponsored by international organizations, i.e. the sittings of their principal organs, congresses, conventions, symposia, regional sessions grouping several countries, as well as some national meetings with international participation organized by national branches of international associations.

For more information and for non-members to order: https://uia.org/publications/meetings-stats

Save the date! The 34th ECM Summer School will be held in Turin, Italy, from 22 – 26 August 2020.

Join us. The Summer School organized by European Cities Marketing (ECM) is an unmissable learning opportunity for all professionals working in Convention Bureaux, Tourist Offices, Congress Centres, Airlines, Hotels, DMCs, PCOs & Meeting Planners!

The aim is to equip professionals with the latest marketing tools and to help them to develop the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in conference, meetings and event management.

  • Meet professional leaders of the industry
  • Gain knowledge and skills for a successful career in the Meetings Industry
  • Develop a network with new colleagues and peers from all over Europe
  • Get tools to acquire clients in the Meetings Industry
  • Gain CMP professional credits to acquire/confirm your CMP certification
Save the Dates: 2020 UIA Associations Round Tables

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

Questions about the Round Tables, or about joining us as a partner?
We are happy to hear from you!

Clara Fernández López: clara@uia.org

Take part in the UIA 2020 Survey on the meetings of international associations

Meetings behavior. The Union of International Associations (UIA) conducts its Survey on International Meetings Issues every two years. It’s the largest survey looking into the meetings behavior of all the diverse types of international associations representing civic, charitable, commercial, or industrial interests around the world. By conducting the survey on a regular basis, those involved in the process of organizing international meetings can get a sense of changes over the years as well as the challenges of the current environment.

The Report will be released on 12 November 2020 at the annual UIA Associate Members Meeting in Prague and be freely available to the public on the UIA’s website.

For the 2020 Survey, the UIA is supported by its sponsors Busan Tourism Organization, Seoul Tourism Organization and Singapore Tourism Board.

For more information, please contact Clara Fernández López: clara@uia.org

Complete the survey now

“Ensure the safety of participants”

By Prof. Pam Maras, IUPsyS President

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Why Prague?

By Michaela Smetanova, Senior Association Meetings Manager, Prague Convention Bureau.

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Spotlight on associations

Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE)

International Federation of Pedestrians (IFP)

Australasian Wildlife Management Society (AWMS)

Convention Highlights – going virtual!

79th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association (ILA)
29 November - 13 December 2020

12th World Congress of the Econometric Society
17-21 August 2020

Number of the month

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that more people than ever before are teleworking – using information and communications technologies to do their work away from the office.

Jon Messenger, Working Time expert at the International Labour Organization (ILO) explains how to get the best out of teleworking.

Keys for effective teleworking

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