1 October 2019
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe22nd Forum and Assembly of the European Network of Academic Sports Services, 03-08/11/19, Trento +++ 51st Annual Conference of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology, 23-26/10/19, Lyon +++ 32nd Annual Seminar of the Nordic Association for Computational Mechanics, 24-25/10/19, Oulu
Asia8th Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the IWA Asia Pacific Region Grouping, 31/10-02/11/19, Hong Kong +++ 16th World Congress on Procedural Law of the International Association for Procedural Law, 02-05/11/19, Kobe +++ 51st Annual Leadership Conference of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools, 31/10-02/11/19, Kota Kinabalu
America10th Meeting of the Latin American Society for Developmental Biology, 28-31/10/19, Buenos Aires +++ 29th Annual Conference of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, 24-27/10/19, Montréal QC +++ 27th World Congress of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, 26-31/10/19, Los Angeles CA
Africa3rd Conference of the Media Foundation for West Africa, 17-19/10/19, Accra +++ 3rd Africa Regional Conference of the International Federation of Social Workers, 28-31/10/19, Kampala +++ 5th Annual Conference of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum, 29-30/10/19, Cape Town
Pacific20th World Congress on Medical Acupuncture of the International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques, 25-27/10/19, Gold Coast +++ Conference of the Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association, 28-31/10/19, Adelaide +++ 18th International Semantic Web Conference of the Semantic Web Science Association, 26-30/10/19, Auckland
From conference concept to design to delivery – PCOs do it all
Shared learning: Bringing education opportunities to national associations
Vikas Tembhare is the Managing Partner at DTORR which is dedicated to consulting and development of the Association, Education & Meeting Industry. DTORR organized the Association Education Workshop for Indian associations on 7 September in the city of Hyderabad.

Exchange of knowledge and experience empowers a community or industry. The constant exchange of notes and a strong connection is a must for every industry, even for associations. While in many countries, the national associations have well-established networks, and a history of educational programmes, many countries’ association professionalisation is still in its infancy ...
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Save the Date: 2019 UIA Associations Round Table

Education. The UIA Associations Round Table aims to promote and facilitate the work of international associations by providing training and networking opportunities.

• The 13th Round Table Europe will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 4 November 2019.

Topics which are set to be covered include: UN Accreditation, networking, event organization, external communications strategy, membership, governance, legal statutes, and accounting. The full programme can be found online.

If you wish to receive an invitation, contact

Book on history of UIA and global civil society praised for academic merit

Associations history. “without doubt a publication that many were waiting for”
“an ambitious editorial project, exhibiting contributions from fifteen authors including the three editors”
“an extremely sophisticated work, encompassing different subjects, ranging from history to international relations”

Global Policy has published a review of the book International Organizations and Global Civil Society: Histories of the Union of International Associations edited by Daniel Laqua, Wouter Van Acker, and Christophe Verbruggen. Read the full review by Manfredi Valeriani here.
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Solvay Executive Master in International Association Management

The Solvay Executive Master in International Association Management resumes in January 2020, offering a unique platform for mastering the fundamental skills in key management areas with a special focus on the association executives’ needs.

The executive master is operated by Solvay Brussels School of Economics & 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

For more information: Contact Programme Manager Asja Kamenica at or
+32 2 650 38 94.

UIA Welcomes New Associate Member: Global Conference Management

Associate Member. UIA is delighted to welcome its newest Associate Member: Global Conference Management (GCM) from Cairo, Egypt!

GCM is one of the largest conference management companies operating globally in diverse sectors. GCM owns the Sharm El Sheikh Congress Center which offers the most modern conference facilities in the area and thus lends itself to large international conventions. GCM staff provides all facilities to its partners to host their events to the fullest. Global Conference Management is a one-stop-shop for conference planning and management with a team of international experts who take care of all details. Experts in conference management, logistics and administration support, interpretation and audio-visual systems, catering and transportation, GCM staff members have been making dream events reality since 2006.
Why Antwerp?
By Inge Marstboom, Manager Business Development, Visit Antwerpen

Did you know, that…?

What is it that makes this city such a perfect choice for your conference?

On the one hand, as a port city and centre of the diamond trade, Antwerp is truly a world-class city. On the other hand, Antwerp is also a metropolis on a human scale: everything you need is close at hand, and you can find your way around the city effortlessly.

What’s more, the support we offer is tailored to your needs.

The big pool of creative talent, the growth sectors together with the established economic clusters, make Antwerp the ideal place to exchange knowledge and turn your conference into a world-class event ...

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The rise of artificial intelligence

Dr. Jenni L. Evans
By Jens Bremerich, President, The European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR)

On 24 October, you are going to kick off the ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2019. What are the main goals and outcomes you hope to achieve?

The annual ESCR congress represents the most important meeting of non-invasive cardiovascular radiology in Europe. During this event, the promotion of cardiovascular imaging through education and research will be highlighted through state-of-the-art lectures on contemporary topics, educational sessions at various levels, and hands-on workshops for acquiring practical knowledge ...
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Convention Highlights
10th World Environmental Education Congress03-07/11/19, Bangkok, ThailandMore
Solar World Congress04-07/11/19, Santiago, ChileMore

Important shows
MCE South Europe 201913-15/10/19 Valencia, SpainMore
ITB Asia16-18/10/19 Singapore, SingaporeMore
58th ICCA Congress27-30/10/19 Houston, USAMore

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In 2018, 48% of international association meetings took place in Europe, compared to 35% for Asia, 11% for the Americas, and 3% each for Africa and Australasia/Oceania. This represents a distinct geographic shift, as previously Europe accounted for more than half of meetings, according to the 60th UIA International Meetings Statistics Report.
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