September 2021


UIA Statistics Report and The Pandemic in 2020

By Joel Fischer

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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:

Invitation. Take part in the UIA Survey 2021 – COVID 19 Impact on International Association Meetings

Join us for 10 minutes! The Union of International Associations (UIA) invites you to participate in its extraordinary COVID 19 Impact Survey.

The COVID 19 pandemic has a tremendous impact on the global travel and meetings industry and on the meetings behaviour of international associations. This special UIA Survey 2021 - COVID 19 Impact on International Association Meetings explores the impact of the pandemic and the consequences for the future of association 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.

The Report will be released on 18 November 2021 at the annual UIA Associate Members Meeting in Prague and be freely available to the public on the UIA’s website.

All participants will receive a PDF of the final report.

For more information on this project please visit

For the UIA Survey 2021 and the Report the UIA is being supported by its sponsors Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Seoul Tourism Organization, Polish Tourism Organisation - Poland Convention Bureau and VisitBritain.

For more information, please contact Clara Fernández López:

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Safe Travels Stamp

Travel & Tourism. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) in conjunction with the industry has created a self-certified Safe Travels Stamp. This Safe Travels stamp allows travellers and other Travel & Tourism stakeholders to recognise destination authorities and companies around the world that have implemented health and hygiene protocols that are aligned with WTTC’s Global Safe Travels Protocols.

The Safe Travels stamp does not indicate the level of COVID-19 in a destination. Destinations and companies are requested to use the stamp responsibly.

Use of the stamp does not imply any relationship with, or endorsement or sponsorship by, WTTC.

The Safe Travels stamp is free to use and is available to:

• Companies involved in Travel & Tourism (non-WTTC members)
• International or national-level Travel & Tourism industry associations
• WTTC Members
• Public destination authorities (national, regional, and municipal governments)

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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Why Amsterdam?

By Dennis Speet, Director Amsterdam Convention Bureau by amsterdam&partners

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"Hybrid events are here to stay"

Interview with Dr. Arend Bökenkamp, Local Organizing Committee of the 53rd Annual General Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric...

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Spotlight on associations

Natural Food Colours Association (NATCOL)

Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change (GIC)

Asian Paralympic Committee (APC)

Convention Highlights – going virtual!

14th International Conference of Asian Academy of Preventive Dentistry (AAPD)
1-2 October 2021, Daegu, Korea Rep

World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG) of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG)
11-15 October 2021

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

The Volume 6 of the Yearbook of International Organizations, entitled Global Civil Society and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals looks at the link between international associations and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the 55th edition 9423 organizations are indicated as linked to the Goal 4: Quality Education.
By producing this innovative publication, the UIA is contributing in its specialist domain to the broader implementation of the SDGs.

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