Wien Convention
8 May 2012
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe10th Conference of the European Opiate Addiction Treatment Association, 25-27/05/12, Barcelona +++ 20th European Signal Processing Conference of the European Association for Signal Processing, 27-31/08/12, Bucharest +++ 21st Biennial Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, 11-15/09/12, Dubrovnik
Asia34th Annual Conference of the International Association for Time Use Research, 22-24/08/12, Matsue +++ 5th Biennial Conference of Women's Education Worldwide, 08-10/06/12, Nanjing +++ 25th Triennial Congress of the International Gas Union, 04-08/06/12, Kuala Lumpur
AmericaAnnual Summer Conference of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 03-05/06/12, Asheville NC +++ 22nd Biennial Congress of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, 08-12/07/12, Edmonton AB +++ 15th Congress of the International Society for Medical Shockwave Therapy, 04-07/07/12, Cartagena
Africa21st Biennial International Conference of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, 17-21/07/12, Stellenbosch +++ 29th Quadrennial Congress of the International Publishers Association, 12-14/06/12, Cape Town +++ Conference of the West African Research and Innovation Management Association, 21-26/10/12, Ile Ife
PacificAnnual International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, 02-05/07/12, Hobart +++ 4th Annual Conference of the Australasian Philosophy of Religion Association, 22-24/06/12, Melbourne +++ 5th Biennial Conference of the Independent Learning Association, 30/8-02/09/12, Wellington
More conferences on the UIA Congress Calendar Online
We all add value
by Judy Wickens, Union of International Associations, UIA

VAT. Value Added Tax is of concern to all associations: when they pay it or reclaim it, if they are registered or exempt, it affects them all. Two recent changes have occurred which are a major upheaval, so international associations with any EU connections need to take them into account.

One concerns the effect which the place where an event is held has on the tax rates and regulations governing payments for that event. The other, new in 2012, modifies the ground rules for the registration of associations in Belgium, where many are founded or operating for proximity to the European institutions.
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It´s all about you
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Study / Check list

USA. Top 50 medical meeting list based on all healthcare events reported to the Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association, HCEA, held during 2010 in the United States.
New Technology

Wi-Fi. The International Association of Exhibitions and Events, IAEE, has released its White Paper: Wi-Fi and Mobile Challenges in the Exhibitions and Events Industry.
Convention Bureau Düsseldorf
Best deals/offers

Register now. International trade show IMEX welcomes Association Executives to register for free for the Association Day on 21 May 2012 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

Webinars. The demand for interactive seminars in the internet is on the rise. More

Hybrid Events. Organisers combine more and more on- and offline meetings. But how? More
Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau
After the meeting in Bangkok
Thongchai Sridama, Acting President of Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, TCEB

My favourite spots: Top three restaurants:

Blue Elephant: Housed in a 100-year old building, Blue Elephant is not only an innovative restaurant but also...
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“Addressing important issues”

Kalyan Banerjee, President of Rotary International

You are just holding your 103rd Rotary International Convention from 6 to 9 May, at the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok. Why did you choose Thailand as destination?
Thailand is a spectacular destination, truly the Land of a Thousand Smiles. Bangkok is a fantastic gateway to explore Southeast Asia and a wonderful experience on its own for a shorter trip. By participating in the Rotary International Convention, Rotary club members will gain a broader appreciation of Rotary’s global impact and strengthen their commitment to service.
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Important trade shows and congresses
IMEX22-24/05/2012 FrankfurtMore
BTC21-22/06/2012 RiminiMore
Association Congress15-17/07/2012 LiverpoolMore

Number of the month

International Organizations. Between April 2011 and March 2012 UIA added 958 international organizations (71 intergovernmental, 887 non-governmental) to its Yearbook of International Organizations.
It now lists 65,400 organizations.
New Associations
Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI)
http: //w w w. gpfi. org
International Barcode of Life (iBOL)
http: //ibol. org/
World Health Care Networks
http: //whcnetworks. com/
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