March 2020


4th Meeting of the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
25-28/03/2020, Adelaide, Australia

3rd Quadrennial Congress of the World Public Health Nutrition Association
31/03-02/04/2020, Brisbane, Australia

36th Biennial Congress of the World Veterinary Association
06-08/04/2020, Auckland, New Zealand

UIA’s 8th Survey on International Meeting Issues! The Union of International Associations (UIA) launches its 2020 Survey on the meetings of international associations

By Clara Fernández López, External Relations Manager of the Union of International Associations and Member of the Executive Board of the...

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Save the Date! UIA invites you to its

SUPERCENTENARY: 110th Anniversary of the First World Congress of International Associations

Monday 15 June 2020
Salle de Guichets, BIP, Rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels

09.00-15.00 Seminar on association archives
15.30-18.30 Supercentenary Celebration
18.30-20.00 Reception

With the support of and University College London.

IMEX Association Focus

11 May 2020
Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel

Education and networking exclusively for association professionals. Part of EduMonday.

Join us. Whether 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. Led by expert global speakers, our collaborative programme offers insight, inspiration and real-world recommendations and resolutions.

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Migration Data for the Sustainable Development Goals

SDGs. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes for the first time the contribution of migration to sustainable development. Migration is a cross-cutting issue, relevant to all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 10 out of 17 goals contain targets and indicators that are relevant to migration or mobility. The Agenda's core principle to "leave no one behind", including migrants, requires data disaggregation by migratory status, opening up significant migration data needs but also the opportunity to improve migration data.

Bruges welcomes prestigious conference UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) with the support of the Government of Flanders co-organize the 6th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism on 1-4 June 2020 in Bruges, Belgium. This Forum will bring together Ministers of Tourism, representatives from National and Local Tourism Administrations, chefs, entrepreneurs, academia and related stakeholders from tourism and gastronomy.

Under the theme ‘Gastronomy Tourism: Promoting Rural Tourism and Regional Development’, and having the UNWTO 2020 Year of Tourism and Rural Development as a backdrop, the Forum will focus on the contribution of gastronomy tourism to social and economic integration, job creation and regional cohesion.

The conference will take place in the Concertgebouw, and will be attended by approximately 500 participants from all over the world.

‘Supporting human life and social development’

By Qiuming Cheng, President of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)

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Why Delhi?

By Prasant Saha, CEO, CIMGlobal and Madhu Dubey, Executive Director, India Convention Promotion Bureau

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Spotlight on associations

Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA)

European Association for Electromobility (AVERE)

International Developmental Pediatrics Association (IDPA)

Convention Highlights

Global Solutions Summit
20-21 April 2020, Berlin, Germany

Biennial African Regional Forum Conference of the International Bar Association
1-3 April 2020, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Important shows

European Association Summit
10-11 March 2020, Brussels, Belgium

European Cities Marketing Spring Meeting
11-14 March 2020, Graz, Austria

World Travel Market Africa
6-8 April 2020, Cape Town, South Africa

Number of the month

13.6% of the currently active non-governmental organizations listed in the 56th edition of the Yearbook of International Organizations have members in African countries.
17.9% have members in Asian countries, 3.7% in countries in Oceania, 17.3% in the Americas, and 47.5% in Europe.

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