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3 May 2011
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe17th Congress of the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People, 20-29/05/11, Copenhagen/Malmo +++ 62nd Annual Meeting of the Nordic Microscopy Society, 08-11/06/11, Oulu +++ 13th Conference of the Comparative International Governmental Accounting Research Network, 09-10/06/11, Ghent
Asia11th Congress of the Asian Pediatric Nephrology Association, 02-04/06/11, Fukuoka +++ 15th Meeting of the European Hair Research Society, 06-09/07/11, Jerusalem +++ 12th International Conference in Asia of the International Union of Materials Research Societies, 19-22/09/11, Taipei
AmericaConference of the International Association for Information and Data Quality, 27-30/06/11, San Diego CA +++ 20th World Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration International, 21-25/08/11, Merida +++ 70th Annual Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee, 04-10/09/11, Buenos Aires
AfricaSeminar on Sustainable Tourism of the World Tourism Organization Commission for Africa, 06-08/06/11, Ouagadougou +++ 5th Violence and Injury Prevention Meeting of the World Health Organization, 06-07/09/11, Cape Town +++ International Conference of the Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 21-23/09/11, Pretoria
Pacific25th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, 28/06-07/07/11, Melbourne +++ Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference of PIANC, 28-30/09/11, Perth +++ 8th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, 05-09/12/11, Koror
More conferences on the UIA Congress Calendar Online
Challenges for us all
By Marilyn Mehlmann, Vice President of the UIA and General Secretary of Global Action Plan International

Complex situation. The major threat to humans one hundred years ago, as perceived by UIA founders Otlet and Lafontaine, was war. And indeed, though they could not know it, the world was headed into probably the most war-torn half-century in history.

In retrospect it seems incredible that the world has managed nearly 70 years without a ‘world war’. The ongoing armed conflicts are of course a tragedy for those involved – still, it seems as though all those peace conferences bore some fruit...
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Cologne Convention Bureau
Survey of the month: World Environment Day

UNEP. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is calling upon all of us to be part of the World Environment Day (WED) on June 5, 2011. Should associations support WED?

» Yes

» No

» Maybe
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Complimentary. Meetings in Budapest now come with a complimentary gala venue - from royal castles to spectacular museums. Book your event for the chance to hold your gala at an exclusive venue open to only a selected few. +++ For download. The specialist search and selection firm Ellwood and Atfield (E&A) has launched a brand new report on “Key Success Factors for European Associations”
Davos Congress Centre
Results April survey

Access. Associations implement technology to make education more accessible. Do you blend your conferences and/or seminars with e-learning-modules?

Maybe in the future.

Logistics. Shorter lead times, fragile traffic chains: How do event managers meet deadlines? More

Share. What do your participants know? New interactive meeting formats show. More

Best agers. Life expectation is rising, delegates are getting older. Demand for new formats. More

Hungarian Convention Bureau
After the meeting in Singapore
Ms Melissa Ow, Assistant Chief Executive, Industry Development Group II, Singapore Tourism Board

My favourite spots in Singapore:
Top three restaurants:
Iggy’s is one of the few restaurants to make it to the S. Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant list, and it also tops the list...
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“On this day we want everyone to get involved"

Achim Steiner, UN Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UNEP, United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP is calling upon all of us to be part of the World Environment Day (WED). What will happen on June 5, 2011?
June 5 is a special day in the international calendar and a special day for UNEP, which is coordinating the World Environment Day (WED) on behalf of the UN system.
It is a moment for citizens, communities, organizations and companies across the globe to find their voice, exercise their commitment, register their concern and take action at the level of the citizen and the community towards a more sustainable future...

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Important trade shows and annual congresses 2011
IMEX24 - 26 May 2011 FrankfurtMore
AIBTM21 - 23 June 2011 BaltimoreMore
Association Congress18 - 19 July 2011 LondonMore

Number of the month

Females. 29% of the people holding key positions in international associations are women. Of the 19,051 biographees in the Yearbook of International Organizations, Volume 6 (47th edition), 5,520 (29%) are female.
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