1 September 2015
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe8th European Social Tourism Forum for All of the European Commission for Social Tourism of the International Social Tourism Organisation, 21-23/10/15, Albufeira+++ 1st World Quality Forum of the International Academy for Quality, 26-27/10/15, Budapest +++ 3rd World Conference of Women's Shelters of the Global Network of Women's Shelters, 03-06/11/15, The Hague
AsiaConference on Educational Access and Excellence of the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, 02-04/12/15, Siem Reap +++ 11th Conference of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, 08-10/10/15, Hong Kong +++ 6th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety of the International Association for Hydrogen Safety, 19-21/10/15, Yokohama
America39th Annual Conference of the International Hospital Federation, 06-08/10/15, Chicago IL +++ 23rd World Congress of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, 16-20/10/15, Toronto +++ 13th Interamerican Microscopy Congress of the Interamerican Committee of Societies for Microscopy, 18-23/10/15, Isla de Margarita
Africa7th Africa Conference of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 05-08/10/15, Langebaan +++ 12th Biennial Conference of the African Crop Science Society, 12-15/10/15, Abuja +++ 16th Congress of the African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Associations, 28-30/10/15, Kwale
Pacific15th Biennial Congress of the Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology, 05-07/10/15, Melbourne +++ 59th Annual Congress of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists, 14-18/10/15, Hamilton +++ 36th Annual Conference of the Australasian Dermatopathology Society, 23-25/10/15, Sydney
Behind the numbers – UIA’s associations survey adds context to statistics on international meetings
by Joel Fischer, Union of International Associations (UIA)

Who went where? How did meeting size change? What impact did issues in the wider world have on association meetings and the choices and opportunities that their planning requires?

The security and technology issues remain of key interest and trending topics such as environmental concerns, corporate social responsibility and the current economic situation are expected to generate illuminating comments from the respondents.

In September 2015, the UIA is set to undertake another comprehensive census and survey of associations' meetings behaviour, as part of a series begun in 1985. Take part in this exciting new edition of the study...
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Millennials value face-to-face

Free report. According to the free report: What Millennials Want in Meetings millennial meeting attendees value face-to-face networking at meetings and events just as much as previous generations. The report is sponsored by the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC).
UIA Round Tables Asia and Europe

Bangkok-Brussels. The UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific will take place in Bangkok at the Centara Grand at CentralWorld on 29 to 30 September 2015. It is followed by the UIA Associations Round Table Europe on 13 November 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Brussels.
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Meetings Statistics Report 2015

UIA. The UIA International Meetings Statistics Report 2015 has just been released. For UIA Associate Members: to access the report please login to the UIA website and your dashboard. For the public: the report will be available in September 2015.
Invitation to ibtm world 2015

My Association | My Club. ibtm world (formerly EIBTM) will deliver an international Hosted Buyer Programme dedicated to international association meeting planners at the trade show in Barcelona from 17 to 19 November 2015. Click here!
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Why Rome?
Carlotta Ferrari, President of the Convention Bureau Italia

Did you know, that ...?
+ of all the 51 UNESCO heritage sites in Italy, Rome houses 15?
+ in Rome water is free? You can drink it from the nasoni or little fountains.
+ the European Congress of Cardiologists of 2016 (ESC 2016) will be held for the first time in Italy?
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“The world is increasingly vulnerable to emergencies”

K. Harald Drager, President of The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS)

In four weeks the 22nd Annual Conference of The International Emergency Management Society will kick off. Which top three issues will be on the agenda?
#1: Lessons learned from the Nepal Earthquake, where TIEMS representative in Nepal, Meen Chhetri, will present his observations and lessons learned. #2: Sewol Ferry Disaster and Emergency Response Management in Korea, presented by TIEMS Korea Chapter President, Jae-Kwon Kim, where observations and lessons learned from this tragic ship catastrophe will be addressed. #3: TIEMS GENERATE initiative, by TIEMS Regional Director of North America, Thomas Robertson, presenting TIEMS initiative of a Global Educational Network for Emergency Resilience and Training Excellence, where TIEMS aims to create a network of participating organizations and an online resource to improve access to the world’s collective knowledge and experience in emergency management...
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Important conferences
UIA RT Asia29-30/09/2015 BangkokMore
UIA RT Europe13/11/2015 BrusselsMore

Important shows
IT&CM Asia29/09-01/10/2015 BangkokMore
IMEX America13-15/10/2015 Las VegasMore

Number of the month

Participants. In the past 15 years, almost 88% of all international association meetings worldwide had fewer than 1,000 participants, and 75% had fewer than 500 participants. Only 2% had more than 5,000 participants, according to the UIA’s annual International Meetings Statistics Report.
New associations
ONE OF US - European Federation for Life and Human Dignity
w w w. oneofus. eu
School Mental Health International Leadership Exchange
http: //smhile. com
Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF)
w w w. sgmf. info
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