3 September 2019
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe29th Annual Congress of the European Respiratory Society, 28/09-02/10/19, Madrid +++ 12th Biennial Conference of the Plain Language Association International, 25-27/09/19, Oslo +++ 32nd Annual Congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, 28/09-02/10/19, Berlin
Asia10th World Congress of Neuroscience of the International Brain Research Organization, 21-25/09/19, Daegu +++ Asia-Pacific Fraud Conference of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 25-27/09/19, Singapore +++ 11th Biennial Conference of the Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society, 19-22/09/19, Nanjing
America13th Annual Conference of the International Liver Cancer Association, 20-22/09/19, Chicago IL +++ 15th World Sleep Congress of the World Sleep Society, 20-25/09/19, Vancouver BC +++ 17th Congress of the Latin American Association of Genetics, 06-09/10/19, Mendoza
Africa12th Conference of the African Society of Human Genetics, 19-21/09/19, Bamako +++ 6th Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, 23-26/09/19, Abuja +++ Joint Congress of the African Association of Nephrology and of the African Paediatric Nephrology Association, 25-28/09/19, Mombasa
Pacific20th International Conference in Asia of the International Union of Materials Research Societies, 22-26/09/19, Perth +++ Annual Conference of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine, 19-22/09/19, Sydney +++ Annual General Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Nurses Association, 17-18/10/19, Wellington
From conference concept to design to delivery – PCOs do it all
Why brand awareness cannot be ignored in the non-profit world
Amelia Folkema is the Communications Officer for the Union of International Associations (UIA) with a background in cross-cultural crisis communications. She will be speaking on the topic of association branding at the upcoming UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific on 19-20 September in Pattaya, Thailand, and the Round Table Europe on 4 November in Brussels, Belgium.

The non-profit world is vast and diverse. It can be a challenge for an association to stand out and accurately and concisely convey the unique added value it brings to society. What can the non-profit sector learn from strategies more commonly employed in the commercial world? ...
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Save the Dates: 2019 UIA Associations Round Table

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

•The 7th Round Table Asia-Pacific will take place in Pattaya, Thailand on 19 & 20 September 2019.
•The 13th Round Table Europe will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 4 November 2019.

Topics which are set to be covered include: UN Accreditation, networking, event organization, external communications strategy, membership, governance, legal statutes, and accounting. The full programmes can be found online.

If you wish to receive an invitation, contact nancy@uia.org.

September events celebrate 50th anniversary of Cultural Center of the Philippines

Cultural Heritage. Three important cultural associations will have their Annual Conferences in Manila in September as part of the celebrations of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CGP) 50th anniversary. The CGP preserves, develops and promotes arts and culture in the Philippines. Its artistic programs include the production of performances, festivals, exhibitions, cultural research, outreach, preservation, and publication of materials on Philippine art and culture.

-The Association of Cultural Offices in Philippine Educational Institutions: 17-19 September
-Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion: 18-20 September
-Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centers: 21-22 September

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Save the Date: PCAAE 7th Associations Summit

Education. The Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE), the “association of associations” in the country, will hold its annual flagship event, the 7th PCAAE Associations Summit (AS7), at the Philippine International Convention Center on 27-28 November 2019. The Summit, which will also feature an ASAE Edu-Day to be led by the American Society of Association Executives, is expected to draw more than 200 association professionals locally and from overseas. The two-day learning and networking event, themed ‘Fast to the Future’, will present local and international thought leaders who will share best practices in association governance, leadership and management as well as showcase outstanding association initiatives in “future proofing” their organizations.

UIA Welcomes New Associate Member

Associate Member. UIA is delighted to welcome its newest Associate Member: MaestroMeetings!

MaestroMeetings evolved from a business unit within an academic nonprofit, the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Its purpose is to support the event management efforts of other academic nonprofits, dedicated to promoting academic and social change collaborations by supporting its partners to plan, organize, and manage high-quality events around the world. As a nonprofit organization itself, MaestroMeetings implements long-range strategies that focus on social impact and not on the bottom line. The organization's collaborative and inquisitive culture thrives in the event-procurement industry's competitive environment, yet has decided to incorporate as a nonprofit to ensure that the commitment to promoting academic and social change collaboration is always the driving force.

Why Boston?
By Milagros Pereyra, President, MaestroMeetings Inc.

Did you know, that…?

+ Boston, capital of Massachusetts, is one of the oldest towns in the United States, with plenty of things that set Boston apart from other major cities.

+ Over 19 million domestic and over 1.7 million overseas visitors (convention delegates and business travelers) come to Boston annually making it a leading tourist destination (source: bostonusa.com).

+ Boston is a welcoming city that embraces world cultures and visitors of all backgrounds. There are many cross-cultural events, festival and exhibitions, sightseeing trails, cuisines, and more (source: bostonusa.com) ...

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Opportunities for interactions

Dr. Jenni L. Evans
By Dr. Jenni L. Evans, Director of the Institute for CyberScience, and Professor of Meteorology & Atmospheric Science at the Pennsylvania State University; American Meteorological Society (AMS) Centennial President

On 28 September, you are going to kick off the 2019 Joint Satellite Conference. What are the main goals and outcomes you hope to achieve?

The major goal of the 2019 Joint Satellite Conference is to inspire new collaborative efforts among the international satellite community. Satellite data are critically important observational tools for improving weather forecasts and advancing our understanding of the Earth’s climate ...
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Convention Highlights
6th World Forum on Music28/09-01/10/19, Paris, FranceMore
International Project Management Association (IPMA) – 31st World Congress30/09-02/10/19, Mérida, MexicoMore

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IMEX America10-12/09/19 Las Vegas, USAMore
Global M.I.C.E Summit11-13/09/19 Nairobi, KenyaMore
PCMA European Influencers Summit22-24/09/19 Barcelona, SpainMore

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