Korea Convention
5 June 2012
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe10th World Conference of the World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling, 08-12/07/12, Antwerp +++ 5th Quadrennial World Congress of the International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics, 11-14/07/12, Warsaw +++ 10th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Third-Sector Research, 10-13/07/12, Sienna
Asia7th Meeting of the World Congress of African Linguistics, 20-24/08/12, Buea +++ Asia-Pacific Conference of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 02-04/09/12, Taipei +++ 6th Congress of the Asian Society of Toxicology, 17-20/07/12, Sendai
America21st Biennial Conference of the International Planetarium Society, 22-26/07/12, Baton Rouge LA +++ 17th Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society, 09-12/09/12, Banff AB +++ 61st Annual General Assembly and Congress of the International Press Institute, 23-26/06/12, Port of Spain
Africa21st Biennial International Conference of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, 17-21/07/12, Stellenbosch +++ Annual International Conference of the African Theatre Association, 12-15/07/12, Cape Town +++ 17th Annual Conference of the African Econometric Society, 25-27/07/12, Kampala
Pacific16th Quadrennial Congress of the International Confederation of Dietetic Associations, 05-08/09/12, Sydney +++ 4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment of the International Society of Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 22-27/07/12, Cairns +++ Biennial Conference of the Oceania Development Network, 12-13/09/12, Suva
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The planet is ours
By Cyril Ritchie, Vice President Union of International Associations, UIA

Rio+20. It is very widely accepted that this month's United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), commonly known as Rio+20, constitutes a crucial rendezvous for the world's governments, the world's parliaments, and the world's Civil Society. It will also hopefully be considered crucial by the world's media.

UNCSD in Rio in June 2012 follows on from UNCHE (the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment) in Stockholm in 1972; from UNCED (the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development) in Rio in 1992; and from WSSD...
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Generation Y. Our world is changing, and so is the event industry. A new generation is rising to the fore and young people don’t just want to sit around and be talked at. In his book Events 3. 0 Shuli Golovinski discusses issues of the 21st century.
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Twitter. Download a free sample of The Tweeting Meeting and decide if you want to get your copy of this book in paper or PDF. 14 authors worked together to create a comprehensive work about Social Media and Networks for events and meetings.
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UN. Participate in the Millennium Project's forthcoming Global Futures Collective Intelligence System by contributing to the 15 Global Challenges. Contact: jerome.glenn@millennium-project.org

Apps. How to use the little mobile assistants for your conference? More

Webinars. The demand for interactive seminars in the internet is on the rise. More
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After the meeting in Rio
Paulo Senise, Executive Director of the Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau, RCVB

My favourite spots: Top restaurants:

Casa da Feijoada is one of Rio's most traditional restaurants, and has been in Ipanema for 18 years offering its specialty - Feijoada - every day of the week. One possible origin of the feijoada is that it was first created by slaves...
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“A historic opportunity”

Nikhil Seth, Head of the Secretariat for Rio+20 and Director, Division for Sustainable Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Rio+20 - the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) - will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 20 to 22 June. What will happen at Rio+20?
The United Nations, in convening the Rio+20 Conference, aim at accelerating sustainable development. Over 130 heads of State and Government, along with thousands of business leaders, parliamentarians, mayors, UN officials, civil society representatives, academics, renowned artists and representatives from many other groups will come together for Rio+20. Some 60,000 people are expected to participate in the official discussions and the nearly 600 side events...
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Number of the month

Association events. The UIA Meetings Statistics Report for 2011 includes 333,329 events in 255 countries and 11,261 cities: 317,440 in 2010 or earlier, 10,344 took place in 2011. 5,545 are scheduled for 2012 or later.
New Associations
Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS)
http: //w w w. slas. org/
International Confederation of Cardiorespiratory Physical Therapists (ICCrPT)
http: //w w w. wcpt. org/ICCPrT/
Africa Asia Scholars Global Network (AASGON)
http: //w w w. aasgon. net/whoweare. htm
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