November 2022


Civil society elites?

By Professor Håkan Johansson of Lund University, Sweden

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Meeting Destination Vienna: uniquely diverse

Vienna impresses with its excellent (meeting) infrastructure, short distances, reliable standards, high service quality and an outstanding...

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Solvay Executive Master in International Association Management

Education. Solvay Executive Master in International Association Management resumes for the seventh year in April 2023. The objective of the 16-day executive master course is to enhance the leadership, strategic planning and management skills of Europe’s top association professionals and to highlight the best practices across the association sector. It is taught by Solvay academics and features regular interventions from prominent association executives sharing their insights and expertise.

“We bring together association leaders and challenge them to think differently about themselves, their people and the path forward. It is a discovery of new mindsets, tools and techniques that bring them an energy and confidence to lead change.” Susan West, Module Leadership & Change

The Executive Master is operated by the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management in cooperation with European Society of Association Executives (ESAE), the Union of International Associations (UIA), the Federation of European and International Associations (FAIB) and Visit Brussels. It is a unique platform for exploring the fundamental skills in key management areas with a special focus on the association executives' needs.

Next edition: April 2023
Duration: April to December 2023
Format: 16 days, 6 modules of 2 or 3 full days
More info on our webpage

Contact & Registrations:
Programme Manager: Yixia XIA
Tel: +32 2 894 17 12

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.

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

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

We are happy to hear from you!
Clara Fernández López:

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International Meetings Statistics Report, 63rd edition now available to the general public

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 and in 2021.

Download 63rd Edition Press Release
Look inside 63rd Edition
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1 Million Youth Actions Challenge

Ready for action? Initiated by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the 1 Million Youth Actions Challenge (1MYAC) aims at mobilizing youth (between 10 and 30 years old) from all over the world to implement concrete actions for a more sustainable future. The objective is to reach 1,000,000 youth actions. The Challenge was officially launched on 3 September 2021 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille.

1MYAC focuses on the following four United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to address both climate change and the depletion of natural resources worldwide: SDG 6 on 'clean water and sanitation', SDG 12 on 'responsible consumption and production', SDG 13 on 'climate action' (climate change) and SDG 15 on 'life on land' (biodiversity).

"The excitement to get back to an in-person conference has been palpable"

Interview with Philip Piper, Secretary-General, Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA)

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Why Chiang Mai?

By Mr Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, President of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)

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Spotlight on associations


Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO)

Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN)

Convention Highlights

World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion
27 – 30 November 2022, Adelaide, Australia

Peace and Sport Forum
30 November – 1 December 2022, Monaco

Number of the month

According to Justdiggit, 9.7 million trees in Sub-Saharan Africa have been regenerated in four years by using a technique called Treecovery.

Justdiggit, founded in 2010, aims to regreen Africa in the next 10 years, together with millions of farmers, pastoralists and people from all over the world.

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