Vienna Convention Center
4 March 2014
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe35th Annual Conference of the Conference of the European Association of Geographers, 15-17/05/14, La Valletta +++ 6th European Congress on Head and Neck Oncology of the European Head and Neck Society, 24-26/04/14, Liverpool +++ 54th Annual Congress of the European Regional Science Association, 26-29/08/14, St Petersburg
Asia18th World Congress of the World Association for Bronchology, 13-16/04/14, Kyoto +++ 16th Annual Meeting of the Asian Musculoskeletal Society, 24-25/04/14, Beijing +++ 5th International Conference on Plants and Environmental Pollution of the International Society of Environmental Botanists, 03-06/12/14, Lucknow
America55th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 26-29/03/14, Toronto +++ 30th Quadrennial Congress of the International Actuarial Association, 30/03-04/04/14, Washington DC +++ 2nd World Dyslexia Forum of Dyslexia International, 17-20/08/14, Belo Horizonte
Africa7th International Congress of the African Society for Blood Transfusion, 30/07-02/08/14, Victoria Falls +++ 83rd Congress of the International Wool Textile Organization, 28-30/04/14, Cape Town +++ 11th Conference of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, 01-02/04/14, Lagos
Pacific23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, 22-24/04/14, Lorne +++ 19th World Congress of Cardiology of the World Heart Federation, 04-07/05/14, Melbourne +++10th Conference of the Australasian Lymphology Association, 03-05/04/14, Auckland
Open Yearbook and Open Calendar
By Ryan Brubaker, Webmaster and Online Database Programmer, and Judy Wickens, Volunteer Adviser

Data sharing. The UIA is keen to share its vast information resource more widely, as part of its efforts to promote the activities of associations in all their variety. So it is now offering two free products: the Open Yearbook and the Open Calendar.

The Open Yearbook is freely accessible and includes basic profiles of over 65,000 non-profit organizations working worldwide in all fields of activity, with the names, history and aims of organizations, and a useful search facility.

The Open Calendar shows some 7,000 international events in the near future, and includes a possibility to search this free service for essential information...
Read more!
Singapore Tourist Board
It´s all about you
Would you like to share your questions/articles?
Registration open

Association Summit. Registration has opened for the European Association Summit 2014 “Shaping Your Association for the Future - Inspire, Connect, Empower” on 14 and 15 May at the SQUARE in Brussels.
Social Media Strategy

Webinar. Nonprofit Marketing Guide runs the webinar Advanced Social Media Strategies: Running Campaigns and Building Engagement on Multiple Social Networks on 26 March 2014. Registration fee $75.
Invitation to IMEX

Association Day. UIA and IMEX, the international meetings show, are inviting association executives to join the IMEX Association Day on 19 May 2014 at the Sheraton Airport Hotel, Frankfurt. For registration, please click here.
Save the date

Round Table Europe. The next UIA Associations Round Table Europe will take place for the first time in Dublin, Ireland on 13 and 14 November 2014. 2013 more than 200 associations attended the UIA Round Table in Brussels.
After the meeting in Dubai
Steen Jakobsen, Director of the Dubai Convention & Events Bureau (DCEB)

My favourite places:
Three restaurants:

For a taste of traditional Arabian cuisine try Reem Al Badawi, one of the city’s most popular chains which offers a fantastic atmosphere and beautiful views of the Burj. There you can try a traditional sheesha water pipe and people-watch while experiencing a huge array of really great menu items...
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"The key is to identify two main issues: trends and influencers"

Mazen Nahawi, President of the Federation Internationale des Bureaux d’Extraits de Presse, FIBEP

Your Pre-congress on 12 March 2014 kicks off with a speech about "The Interplay of the World Economy and Media Intelligence Industry". How do they interact?
The health of the world economy has a direct impact on the fortunes of our industry. If the world economy is thriving then we will thrive as well. Similarly, the use of excellent data, analysis and communications are important drivers of good economic growth...
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Important conferences
EAS14-15/05/2014 BrusselsMore
UIA RT Asia22-23/10/2014 SeoulMore
UIA RT Europe13-14/11/2014 DublinMore

Important shows
GIBTM24-26/03/2014 Abu DhabiMore
IMEX20-22/05/2014 FrankfurtMore
AIBTM10-12/06/2014 OrlandoMore

Number of the month

Trade shows. The recent UIA Survey on International Meeting Issues shows that 80.1% of the international associations surveyed are not familiar with “hosted buyer” programmes at meetings trade shows, such as IMEX. Only 7.3% are familiar with, and have profited from, “hosted buyer” programmes.
New associations
International Society for Atmospheric Research Using Remotely Piloted Aircraft (ISARRA)
w w w. isarra. org
European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)
w w w. europol. europa. eu/ec3
w w w. lightingeurope. org
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