6 October 2015
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe6th European Symposium on Rare Anaemias of the European Network for Rare and Congenital Anaemias, 21-22/11/15, Amsterdam +++ 59th Annual Congress of the Union Internationale des Avocats, 28/10-01/11/15, Valencia +++ Annual Meeting of the Scandinavian Society of Cosmetic Chemists, 19-20/11/15, Helsinki
AsiaGlobal Women's Investors Entrepreneurs and Policy Influencers Summit of the International Women's Federation of Commerce and Industry, 28-30/10/15, Bangalore +++ 4th Biennial Congress of the Asian College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 18-22/11/15, Taipei +++ 3rd Annual Conference of the Asia Pacific Neuroendocrine Tumour Society, 30-31/10/15, Penang
America13th Symposium of the Latin American Chronobiology Group, 03-08/11/15, Sao Paulo +++ 31st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 05-07/11/15, New Orleans +++ 49th Annual Conference of the Canadian Bureau for International Education, 22-25/11/15, Niagara Falls
Africa19th Annual Conference of the African Securities Exchanges Association, 15-17/11/15, Sandton +++ 40th Annual International Congress on African Tourism of the Africa Travel Association, 09-14/11/15, Nairobi +++ 18th International Conference on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa, 29/11-04/12/15, Harare
Pacific55th Annual Conference of the Australasian Corrosion Association, 15-18/11/15, Adelaide +++ Conference of the Australasian Society for Bipolar and Depressive Disorders, 06-08/11/15, Sydney +++ 6th Biennial Congress of the International Association of Societies of Design Research, 02-05/11/15, Brisbane
Learning experience for association leaders
by Alessandro Cortese, Past President of the European Society of Association Executives (ESAE) and CEO of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)

Executive Master Programme. January 2016 will see the start of the second edition of the Executive Master in International Association Management. The Solvay Brussels School Economics & Management, the ESAE (European Society of Association Executives), UIA (Union of International Associations) and FAIB (Federation of European and International Associations established in Belgium) will partner again after a very successful first edition of the programme.

The Executive Master in International Association Management is taught by academics from the Solvay Brussels School-EM and features regular intervention from prominent association executives sharing their insights and expertise with the objective of providing association professionals with increased opportunities...
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UIA Round Table Europe

Brussels. The UIA Associations Round Table Europe will take place on 13 November 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Brussels. It will be opened with the keynote "Democracy, associations, and you" by Cyril Ritchie.
Yearbook Online data refreshed

3,904 organizations. The Yearbook Online data has been refreshed. 3,904 organization profiles have been edited since last update, 366 organization addresses changed, 204 new organization profiles were added.
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What services are you outsourcing?

Survey. SmithBucklin, the association management and services company, has released in September a Study on How Associations Are Leveraging Outsourcing.
Meetings Statistics Report 2015

UIA. The UIA International Meetings Statistics Report 2015 has just been released. For UIA Associate Members: to access the report please login to the UIA website and your dashboard.
Why Montréal?
Linda Cadieux Director, Meeting and Convention Sales International Market, Tourisme Montréal

Did you know that Montréal?
+ is a hub of innovation, ranking first in Canada and among the top 10 cities in North America for its research centres?
+ is North America's festival capital according to Troy Media?
+was the first North American city to be appointed a UNESCO City of Design?
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"The major challenges are to engage and retain our newer membership groups"

Sarah Johnson, CEO International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG)

On Sunday the opening ceremony of your 25th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology will take place. Which top three issues will be on the agenda of this year's congress?
This is ISUOG’s 25th Anniversary World Congress, also coinciding with 2015, the year of the millennium development goals. As well as the usual broad array of current research presentations we will be considering the role and impact of ultrasound in women’s health more broadly, including Ovarian Cancer screening...
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Important conferences
ESAE X-Change20/10/2015 BrusselsMore
UIA RT Europe13/11/2015 BrusselsMore

Important shows
IMEX America13-15/10/2015 Las VegasMore
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Number of the month

NGOs. In what countries does one most frequently find members of international non-governmental organizations? According to the Yearbook of International Associations the top 3 countries worldwide are all European: Germany, France, the UK. For other regions, the top 3 are: South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria; USA, Canada, Brazil; Japan, India, Israel; Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.
New associations
Regional Center of Quality and Excellence in Education (RCQE)
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Global Alliance of Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthesia Care (G4 Alliance)
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European Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (EUROLICS)
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