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Upcoming International Congresses
Europe38th International Conference of the Water, Engineering and Development Centre, 27-31/07/15, Loughborough +++ 23rd Velo-City Conference of the European Cyclists Federation, 02-05/06/15, Nantes +++ 8th World Environment Education Congress of the WEEC International Environmental Education Network, 29/06-02/07/15, Goteborg
AsiaBiennial Congress of the International Hydropower Association, 19-21/05/15, Beijing +++ 12th Congress of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society, 07-11/06/15, Yokohama +++ 11th Congress of the Asian-Pacific Society of Hypertension, 04-07/06/15, Bali
America19th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, 14-18/06/15, San Diego CA +++ Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication, 12-16/07/15, Montreal +++ 18th Congress of the International Association of Mathematical Physics, 27/07-01/08/15, Santiago de Chile
Africa18th Biennial Conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa, 24-26/06/15, Cape Town +++ 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa, 24-28/08/15, Accra +++ 4th Africa Regional Conference on the International Association for Volunteer Effort, 08-11/06/15, Kigali
Pacific11th Biennial World Congress of the International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 07-12/06/15, Sydney +++19th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Municipal Engineering, 08-10/06/15, Rotorua +++ 3rd Conference of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law, 25-28/06/15, Wellington
Help our members to operate in Belgium
by Danièle Vranken, Secretary General FAIB, the Federation of European & International Associations based in Belgium

Brussels. It is worth highlighting that - according to the data provided by the Union of International Associations, UIA - Belgium is home to more than 2.200 international associations, a clear indicator of the essential role of these associations to society in general.

The major role of FAIB is to help its 280 members operate in Belgium by convincing Belgian authorities of the socio-economic value of this important sector. The FAIB addresses all issues of interest to all its members, whatever their field of activity, by organizing seminars, reporting in its quarterly newsletter and through occasional newsflashes notably on fiscal, legal, human resources, administrative and general matters.

As an example, the two last conferences were dedicated respectively to the European Transparency Register (17 March) and "How to deal with Brussels Media" (28 April). The FAIB General Assembly will take place on 28 May; the keynote speaker will be Mr Philippe Maystadt, former President of the European Investment Bank...
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Meet UIA

IMEX Frankfurt. UIA will be present at the IMEX Associations Day on 18 May and the trade show IMEX from 19 to 21 May at Messe Frankfurt. Make an appointment with and visit us at stand B 540 to hear about our news and projects.
Associate member

Maastricht. The Maastricht Convention Bureau (MCB) is a new Associate Member of UIA. MCB offers free of charge professional, independent and objective information, advice and mediation regarding any aspect of organising business meetings.
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Global Report 2015

UNESCO. The new, 2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report "Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges" has been published. Download your copy now.
Open data

Free service. The Open Calendar is a free service of the Union of International Associations' subscription-based International Congress Calendar Online (ICCO) with more than 350,000 meetings.
Why Valencia?
José Salinas, CEO, Valencia Tourism & Convention Bureau (TVCB)

Did you know that...?
+The University of Valencia and Polytechnic University are among the top universities in fields such as Computer Science: First class research for associations for conferences and excellent speakers.
+ Valencia's most known festival, Las Fallas, is the second biggest festival in the world.
+ Valencia is the birthplace of Paella.
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"Promote intercultural understanding generally in Europe"

Dr Livingstone Thompson, President of SIETAR Europa (Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research)

The theme for your upcoming SIETAR Europa Congress 2015 is: “Refreshing the Cultural Paradigm: Sharing Stories, Theories and Next Practices.” Why?
In the theme we find the allusion to the realisation that the framework in which issues of culture have been framed has been dominated by cultural research going back at least 30 years. This is relevant to SIETAR Europa, whose membership is dominated by cultural practitioners and professional trainers. It has been shown again and again that practitioners need to reflect the latest research...
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Important conferences
European Association Summit, EAS05-07/05/2015 BrusselsMore
UIA RT Europe13/11/2015 BrusselsMore

Important shows
IMEX19-21/05/2015 FrankfurtMore
ibtm china05-06/08/2015 BeijingMore

Number of the month

Increase. In 2013 there were almost 60% more international association meetings held in the Asia-Pacific region than there were in 2003. The oldest meeting recorded in the International Congress Calendar was the 2nd Pan-Pacific Science Congress in 1923 in Australia.
New associations
European Society for Person Centered Healthcare (ESPCH)
w w w. pchealthcare. org. uk
Long-term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA)
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Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA)
w w w. fao. org/climate-smart-agriculture/85725/en
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