IMEX 2016
1 March 2016
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe6th International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance-Rejection of the International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection, 07-10/06/16, Madrid +++ 20th Congress of the European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 23-28/04/16, Estoril +++ 58th Congress of the Nordic Orthopaedic Federation, 27-29/04/16, Linkoping
Asia38th Congress of the Asia Pacific Dental Federation, 17-19/06/16, Hong Kong +++ 6th Congress of the Asia-Pacific Initiative on Reproduction, 08-10/04/16, Jakarta +++ 72nd World Foundry Congress of the World Foundry Organization, 22-25/05/16, Nagoya
America22nd World Congress of the International Society for Heart Research, 18-21/04/16, Buenos Aires +++ Global Summit of the Association for Childhood Education International, 31/03-03/04/16, San José +++ 12th Biennial Congress of the International Society for Neuroethology, 29/03-03/04/16, Montevideo
Africa34th Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa, 25-29/07/16, Victoria Falls +++ 14th Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association, 09-13/05/16, Cape Town +++ 43rd Conference of the African Insurance Organization, 08-11/05/16, Marrakech
Pacific20th Annual Conference of the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors, 20-24/05/16, Christchurch +++ Asia Pacific Lymphology Conference of the Australasian Lymphology Association, 26-28/05/16, Darwin +++ 22nd Biennial Conference of the Pacific History Association, 19-21/05/16, Tamuning
An Incubator for International Associations?
by Tony Venables, Director at MAI (Maison des Associations Internationales).

Magnet. In the world of international associations Brussels occupies a very special place, because of the presence here of the European Institutions, which act as a magnet. A less well known but much more significant factor is the special role always played by Belgium in the fore-front of the movement for international associations. The MAI owes its existence to this tradition with 3000 square meters of space available for conferences, permanent and temporary offices, exhibitions or receptions. Associations cover every aspect of our lives and aspirations, but we attract here clusters round certain key sectors, such as health, environment or migration.

A particularly strong point is the alliance of MAI, FAIB and UIA in the same building, providing respectively resources, representation and scientific research. The MAI covers all the needs of international associations for meeting rooms for different purposes and office space. Networking is encouraged by making a common room for tenants available. The FAIB can help associations with issues relating to legal structure and employment in Brussels, whilst advocating on their behalf with the Belgian authorities. FAIB is also an important organiser...

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Association Management

Valuable. Join your colleagues in Hong Kong on 10–12 April 2016 for ASAE’s Great Ideas in Association Management Conference, Asia Pacific. Register today and elevate the association profession in the region.

Association Day: Invitation to IMEX

Association Day. UIA and IMEX, the international meetings show, are inviting association executives to join the IMEX Association Day 2016 on 18 April at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel, Frankfurt. For registration, please click here: from Europe, from Asia.

Welcome Tourism Ireland

New Associate Member. UIA welcomes Tourism Ireland as a new Associate Member.
Tourism Ireland is responsible for marketing the island of Ireland overseas as a holiday and business tourism destination.

Save the date for EAS 2016

Brussels. The European Association Summit (EAS) is the annual peer-to-peer education and networking forum for international association executives and senior staff. The fourth EAS will take place 31 May - 2 June 2016 in Brussels.

Why Madrid?
David Noack, Director, Madrid Convention Bureau

Did you know that…?

+ Madrid is the second city in the world in terms of green spaces.
+ Madrid has six Unesco World Heritage Sites within one hour's drive.
+ There are new Tax benefits associated with congresses, conferences and exhibitions in the city of Madrid.
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"Translate academic innovation to practical application"

Professor Giorgio Walter Canonica, President of Interasma.

Your World Congress of Asthma will kick off on March 12. Is there a specific theme for the upcoming congress?
As a congress most interested in bridging the gap from academia to practice, the overarching theme of the WCA2016 is “Asthma Research in Practice”.

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Important conferences
ASAE's Association Management Conference10-12/04/2016 Hong KongMore
European Association Summit31/05-02/06/2016 BrusselsMore

Important shows
IT&CM China06-08/04/2016 ShanghaiMore
IMEX19-21/04/2016 FrankfurtMore

Number of the month

Women. 30.6% of people in association leadership positions are women, according to the 52nd edition of the Yearbook of International Organizations. Five years ago, in the 47th edition, that number was 29%.
New associations
Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
http: //w w w. eaeunion. org/?lang=en
GÉANT Association
http: //w w w. geant. org/
International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD)
http: //w w w. iard. org/
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