May 2021


31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

01-03/09/2021, Perth WA, Australia

44th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia

14-17/08/2021, Adelaide SA, Australia

17th International Congress of the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association

30/06-03/07/2021, Auckland, New Zealand

Athens, a city with forward-thinking heritage

When it comes to laying out the welcome mat for conferences and corporate events, Athens is an all-around star performer. After all, what...

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Tokyo welcomes you

Interview with Kana Nomoto, Director of Sales of Business Events Team at the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB)

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UIA Welcomes New Associate Member: Gyeongnam Tourism Organization

Associate Member. The UIA is delighted to welcome its newest Associate Member Gyeongnam Tourism Organization (GNTO).


• Develops and supports growth of the tourism & MICE industry in the region;

• Advertises Gyeongnam as a MICE destination including international marketing and promotional activities;

• Assists hosting and organizing MICE and offers tourist & MICE information.

For more details on UIA Associate Membership, visit the UIA website or contact

Take part in the UIA Survey 2021 – COVID 19 Impact on International Association Meetings behaviour

Meetings behaviour. The Union of International Associations (UIA) invites you to participate in its extraordinary COVID 19 Impact Survey.

The COVID 19 pandemic has a tremendous impact on the global travel and meetings industry and on the meetings behaviour of international associations. This special UIA Survey 2021 - COVID 19 Impact on International Association Meetings explores the impact of the pandemic and the consequences for the future of association events.

The Survey has 19 questions, 15 of these with multiple choice answers, and takes about 10 minutes to complete. You will be able to choose the language of the Survey: English, French or Spanish.

The Report will be released on 18 November 2021 at the annual UIA Associate Members Meeting in Prague and be freely available to the public on the UIA’s website.

All participants will receive a PDF of the final report.

For more information on this project please visit

For the UIA Survey 2021 and the Report the UIA is being supported by its sponsors Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Seoul Tourism Organization, Polish Tourism Organisation - Poland Convention Bureau and VisitBritain.

For more information, please contact Clara Fernández López:

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UIA Round Tables: Sign Up For Outreach, Mutual Learning, and More!

The UIA Association Round Tables promote, facilitate and enable expanded dynamism in the work of international associations. In each of their varied and attractive locations, the Round Tables focus on structured training, educational and networking opportunities. They are famous for opening up the mind and the senses to local cultural events; they invariably provide outstanding food and beverage experiences.

The Round Tables bring association participants into friendly and productive contact with Convention Bureaux and with leaders of significant international institutions.

The UIA is delighted to invite you to:

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 Associations Internationales (M.A.I.) has adapted its offer to support you in the best possible way in these special times with:

• a 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 comfortable 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

“We count on most of the presentations to be delivered in person”

Interview with Professor Kirill Rozhdestvensky, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Vice President of the Science & Technology...

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Why Saint Petersburg?

By Ekaterina Volkhonskaya, Director-General of Saint Petersburg Convention Bureau

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Convention Highlights – going virtual!

World Ports Conference
21 - 25 June 2021

World Conference of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
28 – 30 June 2021

Spotlight on associations

International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA)

European Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ESHNR)

Global Ecotourism Network (GEN)

Number of the month

Soroptimist International of the Americas was formed in 1921 in Oakland, California, at a time when women were not permitted to join service organizations. Today the federation has about 1,300 clubs in 21 countries and territories who work to economically empower women and girls. Soroptimist clubs receive assistance in their volunteer efforts by participating locally in programs developed and sponsored by the Soroptimist organization.

Soroptimist International of the Americas is one of four federations that make up Soroptimist International, which has clubs in more than 120 countries throughout the world.

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