October 2022


"Resilient Rotterdam"

By Eveline van der Pluijm-Degenhart, Manager Convention Bureau at Rotterdam Partners

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Meeting Destination Vienna: uniquely diverse

Vienna impresses with its excellent (meeting) infrastructure, short distances, reliable standards, high service quality and an outstanding...

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INVITATION Take part in the UIA Survey on International Meeting Issues – 2022 (continued COVID 19 Impact on International Association Meetings)

Impact on meetings behavior. The Union of International Associations (UIA) invites you to participate in its special COVID 19 Impact Survey (closing date: 15 October).

The COVID 19 pandemic has a tremendous impact on the global travel and meetings industry and on the meetings behaviour of international associations. The UIA Survey on International Meeting Issues – 2022 - (continued COVID 19 Impact on International Association Meetings) will continue to explore the changed approach of associations, when planning and organizing their international events.

The Survey has 19 questions, 15 of these with multiple choice answers, and takes about 10 minutes to complete. You will be able to choose the language of the Survey: English, French or Spanish.

All participants will receive a PDF of the final report.

For the UIA Survey 2022 and the Report the UIA is being supported by its sponsors: Seoul Tourism Organization and Kraków Convention Bureau.

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

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

Education and Networking. 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.

Register now!
16th UIA Associations Round Table Europe in Rotterdam
24 & 25 November 2022, Rotterdam, Netherlands at Postillion Convention Center Rotterdam – WTC

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

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International Meetings Statistics Report, 63rd edition now available to the general public

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 and in 2021.

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

Celebration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Memory of the World Programme

Save the date. UNESCO celebrates the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Memory of the World Programme from 27 October to 5 November 2022.

The 30th anniversary of the Memory of the World Programme will be celebrated in tandem with the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. As such, UNESCO embraces the theme: "Your Window to the World: Enlisting documentary heritage to promote inclusive, just and peaceful societies".
It takes its cue from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly SDG 16. SDG 16 seeks to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.” Target 16.10 aims to “ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements.”

For the global celebration, a symposium will be held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, on 27 October 2022. The event will be opened for registration for Member States, and will be live-streamed for the public.

"Hybrid meetings will increasingly become the norm"

Interview with Celina Renner, Senior Manager Congress, International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

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Why Lisboa?

By Alexandra Baltazar, Convention Bureau Manager Turismo de Lisboa

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Spotlight on associations

Girl Effect

International Federation of Wildlife Photography (IFWP)

Pan-American Lacrosse Association (PALA)

Convention Highlights

World Congress of Gerontechnology
22-26 October 2022, Daegu, Korea Rep

Biennial Congress of the International Nuclear Law Association (INLA)
23-27 October 2022, Washington DC, USA

Number of the month

According to UNICEF’s report “COVID-19 A threat to progress against child marriage”, over the next decade, up to 10 million more girls will be at risk of becoming child brides as a result of the pandemic.
UNICEF, founded in 1946, works in over 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child.

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