Vienna Convention Bureau
7 May 2013
Upcoming International Congresses
EuropeConference of the European Association for Heritage Interpretation, 15-18/06/13, Sigtuna +++ 7th Biennial Congress of the European Polymer Federation, 16-21/06/13, Pisa +++ European Communication Summit of the European Association of Communication Directors, 27-28/06/13, Brussels
Asia22nd Annual World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association, 25-29/06/13, Taipei +++ 11th World Congress of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry, 23-27/06/13, Kyoto +++ 20th Quadrennial World Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 23-27/06/13, Seoul
America6th Biennial Congress of the International Society for Vascular, Behavioural and Cognitive Disorders, 25-28/06/13, Toronto +++11th Quadrennial Conference of the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability, 16-20/06/13, New York NY +++ 11th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, 24-27/06/2013, Mexico
Africa9th Triennial Congress of the African Potato Association, 30/06-04/07/13, Naivasha +++ 17th Annual Conference of the International Association of Convention Centres, 30/06-03/07/13, Cape Town +++ 7th Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference of the International Ecotourism Society, 24-27/09/13, Nairobi
Pacific19th Annual International Congress of the International Liver Transplantation Society, 12-15/06/13, Sydney +++ 5th Global Botanic Gardens Congress of Botanic Gardens Conservation International, 20-25/10/13, Dunedin +++ 24th Biennial Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, 25-29/08/13, Perth
More conferences on the UIA Congress Calendar Online
What if...? Insurance – a dilemma!
by Judy Wickens, Union of International Associations, UIA

Cover for events. What if our conference is cancelled? Or someone is injured or ill? Our star speaker doesn't turn up? Nobody books? We plan for the best, but should we – or could we – insure against the worst?

Cover for 'events' is available from companies or brokers, and it is in the interest of associations to investigate this, judging for themselves whether policies are appropriate.

The entire event is cancelled? The greatest risk, but insurance normally covers cancellation only for reasons beyond the control of the organiser and which could not be foreseen, not because he decided not to proceed...
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New jobs

Career. Workforce Humanity is recruiting for a Liaison Officer. UIA's International Associations Jobs Board offers World of Associations News readers one free job listing, use the coupon code WAN2013 at checkout.
Meet UIA

IMEX Frankfurt.The UIA, Union of International Associations, is exhibiting at the IMEX show from 21 to 23 May in Frankfurt. Visit us at booth G475. Contact Clara for an appointment:
Studies/case studies

Hybrid events. Of the 41 conferences the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) will produce this year, 26 will have a virtual component. Half of those will take place in Asia or Europe. Here's how.

Mobile. Anytime and anywhere connected via cloud computing. Blessing or curse? More

Live Communication. Using digital potential. More
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After the meeting in Montréal
Lynda Cadieux, Director, Meeting and convention sales – International market at Tourisme Montréal

My favourite spots: Top restaurants:

Toqué! is one of Montréal's top restaurants, the place to go if you are looking for an amazing culinary experience. It is located just across from the Palais des congrès.
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"Reach out to more professionals"

Carla Slawson, Executive Director of the Academy for Eating Disorders, AED

Last week you held your International Conference in Eating Disorders (ICED). Are Eating Disorders a rising issue?
Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses. Eating disorders are not choices, passing fads or phases, and they can be severe and even fatal. Our international conference held last week in Montreal attended by close to 1,000 eating disorder professionals showcases the commitment by medical and health professionals around the globe to...
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Important conferences
EAS16-17/05/2013 BrusselsMore
GRI Conference22-24/05/2013 AmsterdamMore
UIA Asia23-24/10/2013 SingaporeMore
UIA Europe12/11/2013 BrusselsMore

Important trade shows
IMEX21-23/05/2013 FrankfurtMore
AIBTM11-13/06/2013 ChicagoMore

Number of the month

Yearbook. Between April 2012 and March 2013 UIA added 898 international organizations to its Yearbook of International Organizations. The Yearbook now lists 66,298 organizations, of which 35,706 are currently active.
New associations
Missio Nexus
http: //w w w. missionexus. org
European Scientific Association on Schizophrenia and other Psychoses (ESAS)
http: //w w w. esasnet. eu
Pan African University (PAU)
http: //w w w. pau. edu. ng
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