1 October 2013
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe27th Annual Conference of the European Society for Phenylketonuria and Allied Disorders, 31/10-03/11/13, Antwerp +++ 35th Conference of the Nordic Association for Clinical Sexology, 03-06/10/13, Aalborg +++ 22nd Annual Congress of the European Association for Accident Research and Analysis, 17-19/10/13, Florence
Asia12th Congress of the International Xenotransplantation Association, 10-13/11/13, Osaka +++ 11th Congress of the Asian Network for Quality, 14-18/10/13, Bangkok +++ 10th World Conference of the World Plumbing Council, 14-15/11/13, New Delhi
America61st Annual Conference of the International Association of Emergency Managers, 25-30/10/13, Reno NV +++ 21st Annual Meeting of the North Pacific Marine Science Organization, 11-20/10/13, Nanaimo +++ Biennial World Congress of the International Solar Energy Society, 03-07/11/13, Cancun
Africa4th Congress of the International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology, 14-16/11/13, Cape Town +++ 5th Congress of the Association of African Historians, 10-14/11/13, Abuja +++ 3rd Development Congress of the International Water Association, 14-17/10/13, Nairobi
Pacific15th World Conference of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, 27-30/10/13, Sydney +++ 23rd Annual Meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, 20-22/11/13, Wollongong +++ 9th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Osseointegration Society, 23-26/10/13, Perth
The Millennium Project and its Global Futures Intelligence System
by Jerome C. Glenn, CEO The Millennium Project and UIA Active Member

Share. The Millennium Project is a global participatory think tank that produces the annual "State of the Future" reports, the "Futures Research Methodology" series, Global Futures Intelligence System, and related software, and special studies. The Millennium Project has 49 Nodes (an MP Node is a group of institutions and individuals that connect global and local perspectives) around the world that identify participants, translate questionnaires and reports, conduct interviews, initiate and conduct special research, workshops, symposiums, and advanced training. The Millennium Project’s mission is to improve thinking about the future and make it available through a variety of media for feedback to accumulate wisdom about the future for better decisions today...
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EIBTM 2013

Invitation. The registration for the EIBTM Association Hosted Buyer Programme is now open. Over 300 association meeting planners are expected to attend the events show, taking place in Barcelona, 19 - 21 November 2013.
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50-year statistics

ICCA. According to the 50-year statistics of ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association), the international association meetings market grows exponentially. Download here "A Modern History of International Association Meetings: 1963-2012".

Charity events: Read here how the Lions Clubs International spread their message.

EAS. In cooperation with UIA, ESAE and FAIB, VisitBrussels has launched the first European Association Summit.
After the meeting in Florence
Carlotta Ferrari, Director Firenze Convention Bureau

My favourite places:
Top three restaurants

Boccanegra: lovely place, excellent variety of Tuscan favorites - many home-made specialties.

Osteria Caffè Italiano, elegant place (located in an old palace), intimate atmosphere, excellent pizza and Tuscan food.
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"Translating science into treatment"

Prof. Hans G. Kress, President of the European Pain Federation EFIC

At the 8th EFIC Congress 2013 “Pain in Europe VIII” in one week 4,000 pain specialists will look ahead to what the future will bring for pain medicine and patients. Could you give us two examples?

Visceral pain, which is also the main topic of the European Year against Pain, is the spotlight of this congress. The keynote lecture by Professor Fernando Cervero on: “Basic Science and Mechanisms of Visceral Pain” is a good example of “translating science into treatment”, which is also the title of a lecture given by Professor Quasim Aziz. Besides visceral pain, opioids and the societal impact of opioid use and abuse are among the hot topics...
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Important conferences
UIA Asia23-24/10/2013 SingaporeMore
UIA Europe12/11/2013 BrusselsMore

Important trade shows
IMEX America15-17/10/2013 Las VegasMore
EIBTM19-21/11/2013 BarcelonaMore

Number of the month

Participants. According to the UIA Meetings Statistics Report for 2012 two percent of all international association meetings have more than 5,000 participants, over three quarters have fewer than 500 and one quarter fewer than 100 participants.
New associations
Global Partnership for Oceans (GPO)
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International Center for Global Risks Economic Research
http: //bit. ly/1gRAIK8
Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS)
http: //bit. ly/1aYeOUz
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