5 March 2019
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe24th Annual Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, 27-29/03/19, Barcelona +++ 13th Conference of the European Proteomics Association, 24-28/03/19, Potsdam +++ Annual Meeting of the Nordic Society of Gynecological Oncology, 28-29/03/19, Copenhagen
Asia38th Annual Meeting of the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, 03-06/04/19, Tel Aviv +++ 23rd Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Fertility Societies, 11-14/04/19, Shanghai +++ 8th Congress of the Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies, 11-14/04/19, Kuching
America24th Congress of the Asociación Iberoamericana de Ortodoncistas, 03-06/04/19, La Paz +++ 24th Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, 07-10/04/19, Mérida +++ 1st Conference of the Schizophrenia International Research Society, 10-14/04/19, Orlando FL
Africa21st Conference of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, 08-12/04/19, Livingstone +++ Invitational Conference of the Association of International Schools in Africa, 30-31/03/19, Lagos +++ 16th Conference of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, 01-05/04/19, Nairobi
Pacific8th World Glaucoma Congress of the World Glaucoma Association, 27-30/03/19, Melbourne +++ 23rd World Conference on Health Promotion of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education, 07-12/04/19, Rotorua +++ 21st Congress of the Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology, 08-11/04/19, Brisbane
Murray Mai
High quality of life and affordability in an international cosmopolitan city: Why so many international associations and organizations choose Montréal as their host city
By Maï Murray, Project Director for International Organizations at Montréal International (MI). Two of MI’s partners, Tourisme Montréal and Palais des congrès de Montréal, are Associate Members of the Union of International Associations.

Funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of Québec, the Montréal Metropolitan Community as well as the private sector, Montréal International (MI) is Montréal’s investment promotion agency. Non-profit and independent, MI’s mission is to contribute to Montréal’s economic development and international status by attracting international associations and organizations, strategic international workers and international investment. More than 30 international associations and organizations have received financial support from MI since it was created in 1996.

That Montréal International is the result of a private-public partnership is quite unusual. But this kind of strategy has proved very effective. Since its creation, Montréal International has helped to attract $15.5 billion in foreign direct investments to Greater Montréal. From these investments, more than 65,000 jobs have been created or maintained...

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IMEX Association Day, 20 May 2019, Frankfurt

IMEX Association Day.
If you’re an association leader or an association events professional looking for innovative solutions to the challenges facing associations across the world today, this is the event for you.

Hear from expert global speakers and discuss topics on talent management, creating visionary boards, event design, GDPR compliance, plus more!

Register your interest today.

Book on history of UIA and global civil society to be released

Associations History. The UIA was founded in 1907, aiming to record the relations and interests of international organizations across the world. Its long history makes it a prism through which to study the field of international organizations.
Bringing together many cross-disciplinary experts, International Organizations and Global Civil Society is the first scholarly book to cover both the UIA's early years and its more recent past. Key issues explored include the UIA's importance for the field of scientific internationalism, the relations between the UIA and other international organizations, and the changing position of the UIA when facing geopolitical challenges such as totalitarianism, the World Wars and the Cold War.
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Save the Date: ISCT 2019, Melbourne

ISCT Conferences.
The International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy (ISCT) is holding its Annual Scientific meeting in Melbourne on 29 May to 1 June 2019.

This year’s program features plenary sessions that include immunotherapy, tissue engineering, pluripotent stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells and a session focused on novel technologies.

ISCT aims to bring participants the latest clinical trials and developments in cell and gene therapy, with sessions and dedicated tracks to delve into the technical, quality, regulatory, ethics and commercialization frontiers.

UIA Yearbook lauded for academic excellence

UIA Yearbook. The UIA Yearbook of International Organizations Online has been selected by Choice Reviews for its 2018 list of Outstanding Academic Titles for its scholastic excellence.
Choice's reviewers write: "The Yearbook of International Organizations is the definitive directory of more than 75,000 governmental and non-governmental nonprofit organizations worldwide, including both active and dormant entities. [...] The fact that the organizations themselves are the principal sources speaks to the credibility of the information in the profiles [...] the annual subscription to the digital version is the obvious choice [...] Summing Up: Highly recommended."

Kuala Lumpur
Why Kuala Lumpur?
By Datuk Zulkefli Hj. Sharif, Chief Executive Officer, MyCEB

Did you know, that…?

Malaysia is increasingly becoming the destination of choice for meetings, conferences and events in Asia thanks to the ease with which business events can be staged here. Being a multilingual nation with English widely spoken has also contributed to the growth of events. With its strategic location at the heart of Asia, great value for money and world-class infrastructure, it’s easy to see why more and more conferences are being held in Malaysia.

Where to meet?

Malaysia is well endowed with all the right ingredients of infrastructure, IT, connectivity and human capital to be able to host or stage MICE of any scale or scope. Whether indoor, or outdoor, there is a plethora of suitable world-class mega venues throughout the country to meet, or exceed, expectations with the desired space and creative flexibility ...

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Strong leadership and community spirit

April Roslani
By April Roslani, APFCP Congress President

On 14 March, you are going to kick off the 17th Congress of the Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology (APFCP). What are the main goals and outcomes you hope to achieve with this congress?

The membership of the APFCP is unique in that it does not comprise of individuals, but of societies representing the colorectal surgical fraternity of each member country. Currently, 12 countries are represented through 14 societies, reaching as far east as New Zealand and west as Iran. Nevertheless, ASEAN is not fully represented, in a geographic area where availability of colorectal surgical services is extremely variable. We hope that by holding this congress in the ASEAN region, we can provide inspiration and mentorship for those wishing to drive the development of state-of-the-art services in their country.

What will be the highlight of this year’s congress?

Colorectal diseases are increasingly managed in multi-disciplinary fashion, with a patient-centred approach. In addition, there are distinct differences in disease patterns and treatment approaches between the East and West. By bringing together experts in diverse fields from around the world to discuss current therapeutic challenges, we hope that participants appreciate how shared care leads to better patient outcomes ...
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Convention Highlights
Geospatial World Forum02-04/04/19, Amsterdam, NetherlandsMore
Pan-American Congress of Rheumatology 201927-30/04/19, Quito, EcuadorMore

Important shows
ITB Berlin06-10/03/19 Berlin, GermanyMore
IBTM Arabia25-27/03/19 Abu Dhabi, UAEMore
Heavent Meetings Cannes26-28/03/19 Cannes, FranceMore

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In January, the Federation of European & International Associations based in Belgium (FAIB) celebrated the centenary of the 1919 Belgian law granting international organizations civil personification. It remains one of the few laws in the world on non-profit associations with an international dimension and served as an example for the drafting of European Convention on the recognition of the legal personality of non-governmental organizations.
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