March 2021


UIA Survey 2021– COVID-19 Impact on International Association Meetings

The Union of International Associations (UIA) launches an extraordinary Survey amongst 25,000 international associations

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Destination Poland – a new source of information about incentive travel in Poland

Poland Convention Bureau of Polish Tourism Organisation in cooperation with SITE Poland introduced a new tool dedicated to the promotion of Poland. Built around the offer of municipal and regional convention bureaux plus the resources, expertise and experience of Poland Convention Bureau and SITE Poland, it joins the Poland Online Site Inspection catalogue as the latest solution targeting the MICE sector.

Destination Poland is a technological tool in Polish and English that is based on SITE Poland’s website. In addition to practical tips, it features information about Poland’s highlights, proposals of incentive programmes, as well as a calendar of top cultural, science and sports events.

Save the Dates: European Association Summit 2021; The Future Is NOW!

Educational congress. Associations are at the crossroads for designing their future role in society and business. COVID-19 has accelerated the digital dimension, and is forcing many associations to review, rethink and redesign their organisational model.

Taking place from 20 to 22 April 2021, the 9th edition of the EAS, fully virtual, is more than ever the perfect opportunity to co-create solutions and built the future together!

This year, EAS will address the key issues that really matter for associations to excel in today's fast changing environment, focusing on cross-sector innovations that are taking place NOW! Four simultaneous tracks will address all your questions and interests: from strategic planning and business models, virtual and hybrid event management, to the merits of digital marketing, virtual advocacy and coalition building.

Registration opening on 1 March 2021. Stay tuned and check your inbox for more information coming soon!

UPDATE - 14th UIA Associations Round Table Europe

Education. The UIA Associations Round Table aims to promote and facilitate the work of international associations by providing training and networking opportunities.

Questions about the Round Tables, or about joining us as a partner?

We are happy to hear from you!

Clara Fernández López:

Hybrid Meetings Venue in Brussels

A full-service offer for your hybrid events in Brussels!

As a conference and meeting centre dedicated to international associations and located in Brussels, the Maison des Association Internationales (M.A.I.) has adapted its offer to support you in the best possible way in these special times with:

• new state-of-the-art technical equipment with video-conferencing and streaming systems for live broadcasting and/or recording of your conferences and meetings,
• a full translation service for multilingual meetings,
• spacious and confortable rooms, a real asset for hybrid events.

In short, we offer solutions that adapt to changing realities, allowing you to stay connected to your audience.

Do contact us for further information! - - +32 2 640 16 65

‘The networking aspect provides a big challenge’

By Michael Fuchsjäger, MD, President, European Society of Radiology, Professor & Chairman

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Why Vienna?

By Christian Woronka, Director, Vienna Convention Bureau

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Convention Highlights – going virtual!

Annual Arctic Science Summit
19-26 March 2021, Lisbon, Portugal

13th Asia Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology
19-21 March 2021, Mumbai, India

Spotlight on associations

Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change (GIC)

Americas Health Foundation (AHF)

European Women Lawyers Association (EWLA)

Number of the month

King Baudouin Foundation: According to the 2020 Autumn edition of the KBF’s International Newsletter 95% of associations in Belgium reporting a deteriorated financial situation attribute this largely to the COVID-19 crisis

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