October 2020


When COVID-19 is not an excuse any more

By Nina Gabatan

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The 5G Techritory Forum 2020 in Riga

In November 2020 the third issue of 5G Techritory Forum will once more bring together the decision-makers for 5G use in Europe in the...

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Meet Japan: Online Fam Trip and Meetings for Associations

Join us. The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has opened applications for the first online version of its hosted buyers’ programme “Meet Japan”, planned to start on 26th January 2021.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many event professionals are temporarily unable to travel to Japan, which lead JNTO to completely reinvent its annual programme Meet Japan.
Meet Japan’s purpose is to support the business recovery of the associations and PCOs and help them plan ahead for their future on-site conferences, when travel is possible again. It caters to planners who are organising international conferences with 100 attendees or more and are looking for a new destination to meet in Asia.

Check the requirements and apply now on JNTO's website: https://www.japanmeetings.org/

International Meetings Statistics Report, 61st edition

Rankings & Trends. Since 1960 the UIA has prepared statistics on the international meetings that have taken place worldwide in the preceding year. This work is based on ongoing research and surveys undertaken by the UIA. Meetings taken into consideration include those organized and/or sponsored by international organizations, i.e. the sittings of their principal organs, congresses, conventions, symposia, regional sessions grouping several countries, as well as some national meetings with international participation organized by national branches of international associations.
Highlights include:

• Number of meetings per city and per country, with indications of their market share
• Top international meeting countries and cities per year
• Trends in participant numbers and meeting dates
• Top 10 ranking

Download 61st Edition Press Release

Look inside 61st Edition

For more information and for non-members to order: https://uia.org/publications/meetings-stats

INVITATION - Take part in the UIA 2020 Survey on the meetings of international associations

Meetings behavior. The Union of International Associations (UIA) conducts its Survey on International Meetings Issues every two years. It’s the largest survey looking into the meetings behavior of all the diverse types of international associations representing civic, charitable, commercial, or industrial interests around the world. By conducting the survey on a regular basis, those involved in the process of organizing international meetings can get a sense of changes over the years as well as the challenges of the current environment.

The Report will be released on 12 November 2020 and will be freely available to the public on the UIA’s website.

For the 2020 Survey, the UIA is supported by its sponsors Busan Tourism Organization, Seoul Tourism Organization and Singapore Tourism Board.

For more information, please contact Clara Fernández López: clara@uia.org

Complete the survey now -- This survey contains 22 questions and should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Save the Date: 2020 UIA Associations Round Table Europe

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

Questions about the Round Tables, or about joining us as a partner?
We are happy to hear from you!

Clara Fernández López: clara@uia.org

‘The first focus for the industry will have to be on survival’

By Taco J Blokhuis, MD, PhD, Chairman 6th ESTROT Congress

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Why Maastricht?

By Anouk Maas, Business Development Manager Medical Associations, Maastricht Convention Bureau

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Convention Highlights – NEW DATES!

Quadrennial International Congress on Archives

9th World Congress on Allelopathy

Spotlight on associations

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)

European Food Forum (EFF)

Cinema for Peace Foundation

Number of the month

The 8th Round Table Asia-Pacific took place on 17 & 18 September 2020.

121 delegates from 86 associations and offices attended this first Virtual UIA Associations Round Table, hosted and powered by Seoul Tourism Organization.

The UIA Round Tables provide an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice, to meet other international associations and share experience and knowledge to help you run your organization better.

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