October 2021


ASCP Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy

08-10/12/2021, Gold Coast, Australia

24th Annual Congress of the Australasian Menopause Society

26-28/11/2021, Adelaide SA, Australia

16th Congress of the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists

22-25/11/2021, Christchurch, New Zealand

UK venues making a sustainable impact for future business events


With the business events industry making strides to become a more environmentally friendly sector, there is no doubt that in the future a venue’s environmental and CSR credentials will be key considerations for how meetings and event spaces are sourced. With this in mind, from large-scale convention centres to historical properties and sky-rise attractions, find out how sustainable venues are becoming part of the norm in the UK.

Pushing the Envelope

By Ong Wee Min, Vice President of Conventions and Exhibitions, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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Boost performance and impact of your association

Education. Solvay Lifelong Learning is pleased to announce the 2022 edition of the Executive Master in International Association Management, co-run with the European Society of Association Executives (ESAE), the Federation of European and International Associations (FAIB), the Union of International Associations (UIA) and VisitBrussels.

The Executive Master in International Association Management is specifically designed for association professionals expected to take on wider responsibilities, grow within their respective organisation or to lead and ensure sustainable growth of their associations. This Master course provides a targeted, pragmatic and action-oriented curriculum focusing on the specific challenges facing the association sector in today's economy. It empowers the participants to develop into efficient and effective leaders with a keen understanding of the economic, managerial and political landscape as well as practical skills in management of international associations.

If you would like to receive information about the next session of the Master, which will begin in January 2022:

• Visit the programme website and download the programme brochure.

UIA Round Tables: Sign Up For Outreach, Mutual Learning, and More!

Registration open now! 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.

The UIA is delighted to invite you to:

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

New Associate Members: Uganda Convention Bureau (UCB) and Visit Belfast

Uganda Convention Bureau (UCB) offers impartial advice, guidance and support to international meeting and event planners through every stage of planning. UCB plays an important strategic role in supporting Government goals for MICE tourism, increasing the country’s market share and thus helping drive the economic development agenda forward.

Visit Belfast is the destination marketing agency for the Belfast region. Visit Belfast has an experienced team of business tourism professionals who offer free and impartial advice and support on all aspects of organising your conference, meeting or event in Belfast.

For more details on UIA Associate Membership, visit the UIA website or contact clara@uia.be.

International Meetings Statistics Report, 62nd edition

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.

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Look inside 62nd Edition

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

Why Hamburg

by Frank Pflugfelder, Marketing Manager Conventions, Hamburg Convention Bureau

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Strict regulations secure live congress in Hamburg

Interview with Harry Evers, Managing Director at ITS Hamburg 2021 GmbH

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Spotlight on associations

AA1250 – Micro Rainbow International Foundation (MRI Foundation)

AA1931 – PsychedelicsEUROPE

AA1802 – UN Nutrition

Convention Highlights – going hybrid!

7th International Conference on Water Resource and Environment
1-4 November 2021, Xi’an, China

9th Conference of the International Construction Law Association (ICLA)
3-5 November 2021, Auckland, New Zealand

UIA Management News

Following the holding in June 2021 of UIA Assembly and Council Meetings, the following are the Officers of UIA for the period 2021-2023:

President: Cyril Ritchie
Vice Presidents: Dragana Avramov, Marilyn Mehlmann, Danièle Vranken
Treasurer: Seya Immonen
Secretary General: Jacques de Mévius

Number of the month

Since the adoption of its Constitution, UNESCO has sought to collaborate with civil society partners such as NGOs for the implementation of its activities and programmes. Over the years, UNESCO has built up a valuable network of cooperation with NGOs having an expertise in its fields of competence, i.e. education, natural science, social and human sciences, culture, communication and information.

Currently, UNESCO enjoys official partnerships with 401 NGOs.

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