Congress Center Basel
6 September 2011
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe11th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, 21-24/09/11, Vilnius +++ 11th Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society, 12-16/09/11, Berlin +++ 13th Congress of the International Psycho-Oncology Society, 16-20/10/11, Antalya
Asia22nd Annual Congress of the International Solid Waste Association, 17-20/10/11, Daegu +++ 10th Biennial Congress of the International Society of Dacryology and Dry Eye, 30/11-03/12/11, Manila +++ 47th Annual International Congress of the International Society of City and Regional Planners, 24-28/11/11, Wuhan
America10th World Congress of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine, 08-11/11/11, Punta del Este +++ International Congress of the World Green Building Council, 02-03/10/11, Toronto +++ 7th World Congress of the International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 18-21/09/11, Portland OR
Africa6th Annual Conference of the African Cashew Alliance, 19-22/09/11, Banjul +++ 4th Scientific Conference of the African Field Epidemiology Network, 11-16/12/11, Dar es Salaam +++ 1st Africa Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, 18-21/09/11, Sun City
Pacific11th Annual Conference of the Pacific Employment Relations Association, 14-17/11/11, Gold Coast +++ 21st Annual General Assembly of the Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions, 09-11/11/11, St George's +++ Asia Pacific Congress of the International Federation of Park and Recreation Administration, 18-21/09/11, Fremantle
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Leaving a smile
Judy Wickens, Adviser, Union of International Associations, UIA

Social legacy. Your meeting is over – and people in the place you visited are smiling when they remember you; wouldn't that be good? A legacy is something you leave for others when you've gone, and a social legacy is a lasting benefit to the local community. The UIA Associate Members Meeting will focus on social legacy on 17 October, with workshops and discussions on extending such valuable and greatly appreciated initiatives.

The element People in the three Ps of CSR is an increasing consideration, and with wit and imagination a wide range of possibilities can be achieved...
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Hungarian Convention Bureau
Survey of the month: Social legacy

Smiles. Is a social legacy a concern for you in planning your conference?

» Yes

» No

» Maybe
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Brussels. The Union of International Associations (UIA) is holding its Annual Meeting on 17 October 2011 at the Marriott Hotel Brussels: "Associations in action - Social legacy and community engagement". Open for all associations. +++ Marriott. The campaign Three for free offers for events in Europe booked by 31 October 2011 to be held before 29 February 2012 with a minimum of 10 delegates a choice of benefits.
IMEX America
Results of August survey: Political activity

Awareness. Is political awareness a priority for your association?

Not yet.

Protest. Solidarity with political reforms in Arabic countries. But what about safety? More

Logistics. Shorter lead times, fragile traffic chains: How do event managers meet deadlines? More

Share. What do your participants know? New interactive meeting formats show. More

London Speakers Bureau
After the meeting in Oslo
Anne Wallin Rødven, Convention Director, Visit Oslo

My favourite spots: Top three restaurants:

Oslo’s new landmark, the Opera House, has created a new leisure time activity in Oslo – to walk on the roof. This is what people do at the Opera, whether they live here or visit the city...
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Expoforum St. Petersburg
"We wanted to go on with the congress as planned"

Roar Johnsen, First Vice President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, IHEU

You just held your World Humanist Congress from 12 to 14 August 2011 in Oslo. If you look back what will come to your mind first?
Definitely, the global participation. We are delighted that we had delegates from more than 50 countries in all parts of the world at the Congress this year. The IHEU has a travel grant program for representatives of Member Organizations that have small financial resources to come to the Congresses.

When you heard about the bombing in Oslo on 22 July, did you think of moving your congress?
The first few days after the terrorist attack were filled with activities related to that horrible incident...
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Important trade shows and annual congresses 2011
IT&CMA04-06/10/11 BangkokMore
IMEX America11-13/10/11 Las VegasMore
UIA Annual RoundTable17/10/11 BrusselsMore

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High season. September is the most popular month for international association events, according to the UIA’s annual report “ International Meetings Statistics”, with more than 14 percent of all events.
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