May 2022


Brussels and Associations: Making the perfect match

By Jan Lichota, Editorial Team – Media Department,

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Take part in the UIA Survey on International Meeting Issues – 2022 (continued COVID 19 Impact on International Association Meetings)

Impact on meetings behavior. The Union of International Associations (UIA) invites you to participate in its special 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. The UIA Survey on International Meeting Issues – 2022 - (continued COVID 19 Impact on International Association Meetings) will continue to explore the changed approach of associations, when planning and organizing their international 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.

All participants will receive a PDF of the final report.

For more information on this project please visit

For the UIA Survey 2022 and the Report the UIA is being supported by its sponsor: Seoul Tourism Organization.

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For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Clara Fernández López:

International Meetings Statistics Report, 62nd edition

Rankings & Trends. The Report provides two views of a sector now facing multiple challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic; data for meetings in the year 2019 are presented in full, the “last good year” before the crisis, in addition to an analysis of what took place in 2020.

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

Education and Networking. 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.

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15th UIA Associations Round Table – Brussels
Friday 20 May 2022
Brussels, Belgium – Marriott Grand Place

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16th UIA Associations Round Table Europe – Rotterdam
24 & 25 November 2022
Rotterdam, Netherlands – Postillion Convention Center Rotterdam – WTC

Questions about the Round Tables, or about joining us as a partner?

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Clara Fernández López:

Association Focus at IMEX in Frankfurt, 30 May 2022

Join us. If you're an association leader or an association events professional looking for solutions to the challenges facing associations across the world today, this is the event for you. Hear from expert global speakers and discuss topics on event design in a post covid world, diversity, equity and inclusion for associations, venue contracting and negotiation, 365 content creation, the association workplace of the future, plus more!

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„More than just streaming sessions“

Interview with Dermot Ryan, Executive Director of the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS)

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Why Istanbul?

By Yalçın Lokmanhekim, General Manager, Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA)

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Spotlight on associations

Clowns without Borders

Bureau of European Design Associations (BEDA)

International REM Sleep Behavior Study Group (IRBDSG)

Convention Highlights – going hybrid!

16th Congress of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC)
25-28 May 2022, Ghent, Belgium

33rd World Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP)
9-13 June 2022, Taipei

Number of the month

Between April 2021 and March 2022 the Union of International Associations (UIA) added 1,013 international organizations to its Yearbook of International Organizations.

The Yearbook is a trusted tool for studies and research in all subjects of civil society activities, including Political Science, Law, International Studies, International Relations, Sociology, Demography and Peace Studies.

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