6 March 2012
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe73rd Annual Spring Conference of the International Atlantic Economic Society, 28-31/03/12, Istanbul +++ 31st Annual Meeting of the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, 18-21/04/2012, Helsinki +++ 22nd Congress of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 31/03-03/04/12, London
Asia10th Teachers Conference of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools, 28-31/03/12, Bangkok +++ 27th Biennial Conference of the International Fire Chiefs' Association of Asia, 20-23/06/12, Sapporo +++ 27th Congress of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, 13-16/04/12, Busan
America12th Latin American Congress of Probability and Mathematical Statistics of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability, 26-30/03/12, Viña del Mar +++ World Congress of the Society of Automotive Engineers International, 24-26/04/12, Detroit, MI +++ 20th World Congress of the International Family Therapy Association, 21-24/03/12, Vancouver
Africa2nd African Conference on Health Informatics of the International Association of Science and Technology for Development, 03-05/09/12, Gaborone +++ 6th Conference of the Global Communication Association, 09-12/07/12, Lusaka +++ 39th Conference of the African Insurance Organization, 27-30/05/12, Khartoum
Pacific20th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 05-11/05/12, Melbourne +++ Annual International Conference of the Licensing Executives Society International, 01-04/04/12, Auckland +++ 43rd Annual Forum of the Pacific Islands Forum, 27-31/08/12, Rarotonga
More conferences on the UIA Congress Calendar Online
A rising need for associations
Dr. Hubert Koch, Dr. Koch Consulting e.K., Berlin/Brussels

Lobbying in Brussels. Why engage on the European level? The last decades have seen a constant rise in importance of the European Union. Nowadays there are hardly any associations whose interests are not affected by EU decisions.

Therefore countless associations as well as companies and NGOs – both European and national – act on the European level creating a fierce competition of interests. Associations not taking part in this competition risk that their interests are not considered by decision-makers...
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Conventa 2012
It´s all about you
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Study / Check list

Congress Budget. How to set up a budget? See Part 1 Expenses at the website of the German Convention Bureau (GCB).
New Technology

Mobile registration. Cvent introduces mobile-friendly online registration and event websites.
Best deals/offers

Invitation to Abu Dhabi. If you organise international meetings and conferences, then you could be eligible to attend the trade show GIBTM, 26 -28 March 2012, in Abu Dhabi, as a Hosted Buyer.

Hybrid Events. Organisers combine more and more on- and offline meetings. But how? More

Burn-out. Workloads are growing, our expectations are rising. How to find fulfilment not frustration? More
After the meeting in Philadelphia
Jack Ferguson, President and CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, PCVB

My favourite spots: Top three restaurants:

R2L, located on the 37th floor of Liberty Two, the restaurant offers a breathtaking view of Philadelphia.
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“Intercultural communication starts with self-awareness”

Rosa Aronson, PhD, CAE, Executive Director of TESOL International Association

What impact does globalization have on English language teaching and learning?
Globalization has seen the greater interconnection of countries and peoples around the world through business, technology, and culture. This has helped fuel the growth of English as a common language of communication. In many places around the world, English is used as the language of communication among people of different language backgrounds. In fact, there are more non-native speakers of English than native English speakers globally...

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Important trade shows and congresses
ITB07-11/03/2012 BerlinMore
GIBTM26-28/03/2012 Abu DhabiMore
IMEX22-24/05/2012 FrankfurtMore

Number of the month

Climate impact. The Yearbook of International Organizations lists 109 currently active international organizations (84 non-governmental and 25 intergovernmental) with a focus on climate and its impact.
New Associations
Global Tamil Forum
http: //globaltamilforum. org
Europeans for Fair Roaming
http: //fairroaming. org
Food Security Cluster
http: //foodsecuritycluster. org/
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