July 2022


Becoming a SMART association

By Ivo J. Franschitz, Founder and Owner of ENITED business events

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Take part in the UIA Survey on International Meeting Issues – 2022 (continued COVID 19 Impact on International Association Meetings)

Impact on meetings behavior. The Union of International Associations (UIA) invites you to participate in its special COVID 19 Impact Survey.

The COVID 19 pandemic has a tremendous impact on the global travel and meetings industry and on the meetings behaviour of international associations. The UIA Survey on International Meeting Issues – 2022 - (continued COVID 19 Impact on International Association Meetings) will continue to explore the changed approach of associations, when planning and organizing their international events. The Survey has 19 questions, 15 of these with multiple choice answers, and takes about 10 minutes to complete. You will be able to choose the language of the Survey: English, French or Spanish.

All participants will receive a PDF of the final report.

For more information on this project please visit https://uia.org/publications/meetings-survey

For the UIA Survey 2022 and the Report the UIA is being supported by its sponsors: Seoul Tourism Organization and and Kraków Convention Bureau.

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

International Meetings Statistics Report, 63rd edition available to UIA Associate Members and to associations

Rankings & Trends. The Report provides two views of a sector now facing multiple challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic; data for meetings in the year 2019 are presented in full, the “last good year” before the crisis, in addition to an analysis of what took place in 2020 and in 2021.

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

UIA Round Tables: Sign Up for Outreach, Mutual Learning, and More!

Education and Networking. The UIA Association Round Tables promote, facilitate and enable expanded dynamism in the work of international associations. In each of their varied and attractive locations, the Round Tables focus on structured training, educational and networking opportunities. They are famous for opening up the mind and the senses to local cultural events; they invariably provide outstanding food and beverage experiences.

The Round Tables bring association participants into friendly and productive contact with Convention Bureaux and with leaders of significant international institutions.

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16th UIA Associations Round Table Europe – Rotterdam
24 & 25 November 2022, Rotterdam, Netherlands – Postillion Convention Center Rotterdam – WTC

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


Save the date! The UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development – MONDIACULT 2022 will be convened by UNESCO 40 years after the first Mondiacult World Conference on Cultural Policies held in Mexico City (Mexico) in 1982, and 24 years after the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies for Development held in Stockholm (Sweden) in 1998. The UNESCO-MONDIACULT 2022 World Conference will be hosted from 28 to 30 September 2022 by the Government of Mexico.

Marine debris – an urgent, global problem

Interview with Dr Young Nam Kim, Senior Researcher in Oceanography, Marine Litter Management Center, Korea Marine Environment Management...

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Why Busan?

Sunny Lee, Team Leader Convention Bureau of Busan Tourism Organization

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Spotlight on associations

Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI)

Asia Maritime & Fisheries Universities Forum (AMFUF)

Institut Afrique Monde (IAM)

Convention Highlights

18th International Conference on Clean Energy (ICCE)
27-28 July 2022, Kuching, Malaysia

World Conference on Computers in Education (WCCE)
20-24 August 2022, Hiroshima, Japan

Number of the month

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): over 6.5 million refugees estimated to have fled from Ukraine to neighbouring countries since 24 February.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.
UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes.

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