Austria Center Vienna
3 May 2016
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe13th Conference of the European Association of Science Editors, 10-12/06/16, Strasbourg +++ 10th Annual Conference of the International Sustainable Campus Network, 13-15/06/16, Siena +++ 3rd Pan-Asia Pacific Congress on the International Committee of Military Medicine, 08-12/08/16, Saint Petersburg
Asia33rd World Congress of Internal Medicine of the International Society of Internal Medicine, 22-25/08/16, Bali +++ 10th Conference of the Aseanian Membrane Society, 26-29/07/16, Nara +++ 16th Congress of the International Association of Catalysis Societies, 03-08/07/16, Beijing
America12th Annual Forum of the World Social Forum, 09-14/08/16, Montreal +++ 11th World Congress of the International Stuttering Association, 05-10/07/16, Atlanta GA +++ 14th Conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions, 20-22/07/16, San José
Africa77th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association, 07-11/08/16, Sandton +++ 7th Conference of the African Association for the Study of Religions, 26-29/07/16, Accra +++ 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa, 25-29/07/16, Victoria Falls
Pacific35th Biennial Congress of the International Board on Books for Young People, 18-21/08/16, Auckland +++ 7th Quadrennial Congress of the International Maritime Economic History Association, 27/06-01/07/16, Perth +++ 21st International Conference of the International Vocational Education and Training Association, 23-25/08/16, Suva

The door opener to each city, region or country!
by Christian Mutschlechner, Director, Vienna Convention Bureau

More and more destinations – cities, regions and countries – are establishing Convention Bureaux to serve better the needs of the association meeting planner.

A Convention Bureau is a dedicated 'company' (basically not-for-profit) to promote and market a city, region or country to the meetings industry, mostly covering association meetings and corporate events. The Convention Bureau is not always a stand-alone entity, quite often it is a dedicated and specialized department of the related tourist board or city/regional marketing body and sometimes also part of the local chamber of commerce.

Funding of Convention Bureaux is not standardized: very often one will find a mixture of private membership and public funding or even completely public funding, but also totally commercial structures can be found. It is recommended to ask a Convention Bureau about its structure when you get in touch with it.

If the meeting planner of an association or the association's secretary general or CEO is interested in a destination, the local Convention Bureau should be the first point of contact to seek information about the meeting infrastructure of that destination. Convention Bureaux have...

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Our right to knowledge

Joint publication. Download the summary of Our right to knowledge: Legal reviews for the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities in Asia and the Pacific, a joint publication by the UN Development Programme and the World Blind Union – Asia Pacific.

Welcome Quito Tourism

New Associate Member. UIA welcomes Quito Tourism as a new Associate Member. Quito Tourism is committed to develop and promote tourism in the Metropolitan District of Quito and to promote best practices of quality, sustainability and innovation in the community and the city.

Boost impact of your association
Training. Executive Master in International Association Management will resume in January 2017. This 16-day modular training for association professionals is operated by the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management in cooperation with UIA , FAIB, ESAE and Visitbrussels. Contact Asja Kamenica for more information.
The right strategy for associations

Interview in CIM. Wolfgang Lietzau, chief executive of the German Society for Association Management (DGVM), on the social and political relevance of associations. Read the full interview about the strategy of associations here.

Why Lisbon?
Paula Oliveira, Executive Director of Lisbon Visitors & Convention Bureau

Did you know?

+ Lisbon is a key business centre and MICE powerhouse. Its ever growing choice of world class venues, hotels and incentives options make it a popular choice for major international events.
+ Visitors to the city will discover a major cultural centre blessed with a mild, sunny climate, a fascinating melting pot where historic influences such as its rich maritime past are interlaced with modern trends and lifestyles.
+ Thanks to its close proximity to other tourism highlights such as coastal Cascais, the World Heritage Site of Sintra village and the Arrábida Mountains Lisbon is often called a ‘resort city’.

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Seoul Convention Bureau
"Societies seem unable to control changes that fall upon their cities"

Manuel Couceiro da Costa, Chairman of the EAAE/ARCC 2016 International Architectural Research Conference.

Your EAAE/ARCC 2016 International Architectural Research Conference will kick off on June 15. The theme for the congress is “Societal Challenges”. Why?
The full title of the EAAE/ARCC International Conference – Lisbon 2016, “Architectural Research addressing Societal Challenges”, was decided in late 2014. Our main concern was the escalating of interdependency of nations driving global geopolitics to shift ever more quickly. Today, societies seem unable to control changes that fall upon their cities. Believing that these challenges are global but that solutions need to be implemented locally...
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Important conferences
UIA Round Table Asia-Pacific28-29/09/2016 BusanMore
UIA Round Table Europe03-04/11/2016 MonacoMore

Important shows
ibtm america15-17/06/2016 NashvilleMore
ibtm latin america07-08/09/2016 Ciudad de MéxicoMore

Number of the month

Media. 40% of international associations read specialized magazines from the meetings industry media, according the UIA’s 2015 UIA Survey on International Meeting Issues. http: //w w w. uia. org/publications/meetings-survey
New associations
Foundation on European Citizens' Rights, Involvement and Trust (ECIT)
http: //w w w. ecit-foundation. eu/
International Society for Fish Endocrinology (ISFE)
https://isfendo. com
Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders (SEUD)
http: //seud. org/
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