5 June 2018
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe69th Annual Meeting of the Nordic Microscopy Society, 26-28/06/18, Lyngby +++ 14th International Congress of the European College of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, 24-27/06/18, Wroclaw +++ 6th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine, 27-30/06/18, Verona
Asia18th Annual Melaka International Youth Dialogue of the World Assembly of Youth, 24-28/06/18, Melaka +++ 1st Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress of the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan, 25-27/06/18, Beijing +++ 10th Congress of the Asian-Pacific Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis, 28-30/06/18, Sapporo
America62nd Meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, 25-28/06/18, Panama +++ 31st Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, 20-24/06/18, Eugene OR +++ 24th Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, 01-05/07/18, Guelph
Africa2nd Conference of the Lugina Africa Midwives Research Network, 27-28/06/18, Lilongwe +++ Congress of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences, 25-29/06/18, Tunis +++ 67th World Congress of the International Press Institute, 21-23/06/18, Abuja
Pacific49th Annual Conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association, 26-29/06/18, Gold Coast +++ 5th Oceania Congress of the Society for Conservation Biology, 03-05/07/18, Wellington +++ Conference of the Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies, 26-29/06/18, Melbourne
Malaysia sits at the heart of Asia
By Ms. Ping Ho, General Manager - Business Events, Malaysia Convention & Exibition Bureau

About MyCEB

MyCEB was established in 2009 by Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia to further strengthen Malaysia’s business tourism brand and position for the international business events market. A non-profit organisation, MyCEB serves as a central hub to assist meeting and event planners to bid for and stage international business events in Malaysia and act as a conduit for national product development ...
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UIA launches 2018 survey on the meetings of international associations

Meetings behavior. The Union of International Associations (UIA) has invited 25,000 international associations to participate in its seventh edition of the Survey on International Meetings Issues to uncover how they organize their meetings and conferences. The results of the survey will be published in November 2018. The UIA conducts the survey every three years, and it is 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. For the 2018 survey the UIA is being supported by its sponsors the Singapore Tourism Board, the Monaco Convention Bureau and Seoul Tourism Organization.

UIA Round Tables 2018

Meet, learn, share. The UIA Round Tables provide an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice, to meet other international associations and share experience and knowledge to help you run your organization better.

6th Round Table Asia-Pacific
Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September 2018
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

12th Round Table Europe
Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November 2018
Lyon Convention Centre, Lyon, France

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Boost performance and impact of your association

Training. The next intake of the Executive Master in International Association Management starts in January 2019. Register for the next information session taking place at Solvay (Brussels, Belgium) on 12 June at 18:30. This 17-day executive training for association professionals is operated by the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. The teaching faculty, drawn from Solvay academic experts, has teamed up with association executives from the programme's supporting partners, Union of International Associations (UIA), Federation of European and International Associations established in Belgium (FAIB), European Society of Association Executives (ESAE) and Visitbrussels. For more information, contact Asja Kamenica at asja.kamenica@solvay.edu or
+ 32 2 650 38 94.

ECM Summer School 2018

Learning opportunity. The 32nd European Cities Marketing (ECM) Summer School will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 25 to 29 August 2018.

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.
The set-up of the event allows maximum interaction between students and the experienced meetings professionals that compose the ECM Summer School faculty.

Register here.

Why Geneva
Why Geneva?
By Didier Allaz, Director, Geneva Convention Bureau

Did you know, that…?

EXPERT – Geneva has been known for decades for banking and watchmaking but for years our city is also expert in many fields such as biotech, medtech, cleantech, microtechnologies, commodities trading, trade finance, information technology, flavors and fragrances and more. We, the Geneva Convention Bureau, work constantly with the State of Geneva, Chamber of Commerce, and scientific institutions such as the University of Geneva, Geneva University Hospitals, CERN and Campus Biotech to create strong synergies. These close relationships are an obvious added-value for your future congress that we will be glad you can benefit from.

INTERNATIONAL – Ever since the League of Nations was established here in 1920, Geneva has had a reputation as the international city. But even those well aware of this role are astounded by the number and diversity of the institutions, organisations and NGOs based here: no less than 168 nations are represented in Geneva by a permanent mission or representation. Thirty-five international organisations and 250 NGOs have their headquarters in Geneva. This is one of the reasons why Geneva and Swiss people talk naturally many languages ...

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'Showcasing Vacuum Science'

Martin Wüest
Martin Wüest,
Chair 15th European Vacuum Conference Organizing Committee,
Schweizerische Vakuumgesellschaft (Société Suisse du Vide) (Swiss Vacuum Society) c/o Pfeiffer Vacuum (Schweiz) AG

On 17 June, you are going to kick off the 15th European Vacuum Conference. What are the main goals and outcomes you hope to achieve with the conference?

The 15th European Vacuum Conference is held every two years. Here you can present the latest developments and insights in vacuum science and related areas such as surface science, coatings but also biointerfaces and nanotechnology ...
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Convention Highlights
International Conference on Ocean Energy – ICOE201812-14 June 2018, Cherbourg, FranceMore
Rotary International Convention 201823-27 June 2018, Toronto, CanadaMore

Important shows
ITE MICE14-17/06/2018 Hong KongMore
MEXCON20-21/06/2018 WiesbadenMore
The Meeting Show27-28/06/2018 LondonMore

Number of the month


Between April 2017 and March 2018 UIA added 1,007 international organizations to its Yearbook of International Organizations. The 55th edition includes 70,347 profiles of international organizations. Just over half of these organizations - 38,395 - are currently active.
Spotlight on associations

Permanent Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

African Society for Blood Transfusion (AfSBT)

European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)
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