June 2020

Hanna Lee, International PR Manager - MICE Planning Team, Seoul Tourism Organization
PLUS SEOUL - customized support for associations from Seoul Convention Bureau

By Hanna Lee, International PR Manager - MICE Planning Team, Seoul Tourism Organization.

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Virtual Community. Hosting over 2300 international associations on its territory, the Brussels Capital Region has taken immediate actions towards international associations. A consultation working group has been set up, cooperation has been established at different levels and with various association representatives locally and internationally, and the visit.brussels Association Bureau has been monitoring the situation and providing specific guidance resources.

Those resources have been gathered HERE in order to spread the information, events and initiatives of interest to any international association with the aim of helping them continue their activities as efficiently as possible.

UIA Welcomes two new Associate Members: Daejeon International Marketing Enterprise (DIME) and Turkey Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA)

Daejeon International Marketing Enterprise (DIME) is a city-government’s marketing institution created to invigorate the local economy and enhance the city identity. The DIME aims to help create jobs and increase incomes by discovering and promoting cultural, historical heritages and resources, which are the key factors to social and economic revitalization.
By promoting Daejeon as a culture city and a travel destination city through diversified marketing activities, it seeks not only to enhance globalization of local economy but to improve local residents’ quality of life.

Turkey Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) is dedicated to delivering Turkey as a brand and a popular destination in both domestic and international tourism markets; discover, develop and promote tangible and intangible natural, cultural, biological and manmade heritage assets; boost the tourism capacity of Turkey, increase the rate of tourism investments in the national economy and raise the quality of service with short, medium and long-term communication and marketing activities.

For more details on UIA Associate Membership, visit the UIA website or contact clara@uia.be

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.

• The 8th Round Table Asia-Pacific, the first Virtual UIA Associations Round Table, will take place on 17 & 18 September 2020. Host partner: Seoul Tourism Organization.
• The 14th Round Table Europe will take place at the Vienna House Diplomat in Prague, Czech Rep on 12 & 13 November 2020. Host partner: Prague Convention Bureau

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

UIA 2020 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 8th edition of the Survey on International Meetings Issues to uncover how they organize their meetings and conferences. 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.
The UIA conducts the survey every two 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 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

‘We will see an increase in virtual meetings and conferences’

By Kristinn Halldór Einarsson, CEO Blindrafélagið, Icelandic Association of the visually impaired (BIAVI)

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Why Reykjavík?

By Sigurjóna Sverrisdóttir, Managing Director, Meet in Reykjavik

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Spotlight on associations

Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREi)

International Silk Union (ISU)

European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP)

Convention Highlights – going virtual!

28th European Congress of Psychiatry of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA)
4 - 7 July 2020

21st World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control
13 - 17 July 2020

Number of the month

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is the global alliance of regional associations, national federations, zoos and aquariums, dedicated to the care and conservation of animals and their habitats around the world.

Since 1935, the goal of WAZA has been to guide, encourage and support the zoos, aquariums and like minded organisations of the world in animal care and welfare, environmental education and global conservation.

The membership consists of nearly 400 leading institutions and organisations around the world, and this number continues to grow.

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