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August 2022


How to smoothly change the statutes of an international association in five steps

By Marijke Roelants, Managing Partner BoldLAW, Lawyer at the Brussels Bar

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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.

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 more information on this project please visit

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

•    Complete the survey
•    Répondre à l’enquête
•    Complete esta encuesta

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•    English
•    French
•    Spanish

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Clara Fernández López:

International Meetings Statistics Report, 63rd edition available to UIA Associate Members and to associations

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.

Download 63rd Edition Press Release
Look inside 63rd Edition
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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.

Join us!
16th UIA Associations Round Table Europe – Rotterdam
24 & 25 November 2022, Rotterdam, Netherlands – 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:

UIA Welcomes New Associate Member: Kingsley Napley

Associate Member. The UIA extends a warm welcome to its newest Associate Member Kingsley Napley.

Based in Central London, Kingsley Napley is an internationally recognised law firm.
For over 80 years Kingsley Napley has been recognised for providing the highest quality legal advice and services and has been at the forefront of some of the UK's most important judicial cases and decisions.

For more details on UIA Associate Membership, visit the UIA website or contact


“We need to be respectful of those concerned with travel”

By Lyndal Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer AMS GAICD

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Why Adelaide?

Martin Radcliffe, General Manager, Adelaide Convention Centre

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Spotlight on associations

The Vetiver Network International (TVNI)

Women in Law Initiative

European Public Health Association (EUPHA)

Convention Highlights

60th Annual Congress of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
22-26 August 2022, Singapore

INTECOL 2022 Hybrid Congress of the International Association for Ecology
28 August – 2 September 2022, Geneva, Switzerland


Number of the month

Autism-Europe operates as an umbrella organisation, representing an estimated 5 million people throughout Europe. It brings together almost 90 member associations, individual members and/or self-advocates advocating for the rights of people with autism from 38 European countries and beyond.

Under the motto “Happy Journey through Life” Autism-Europe's 13th International Congress will take place in Cracow, Poland, and in hybrid format, on 7-9 October 2022.

36th CityDNA Summer School 2022, Turin

City Destinations Alliance is proud to contribute to the resilience of the Meetings Industry and keeps on educating newcomers through its renowned and freshened ECM Summer School in Turin, on 27-31 August 2022.

After two years of holding this flagship event online, CityDNA launches a refreshed programme.

More than 15 experienced professionals will lead the newcomers and the freshly-employed professionals of the institutions belonging to the global Meetings Industry through the most advanced professional protocols for a successful introduction to the industry, complemented by hands-on workshops.

City Destinations Alliance commits to encouraging a meetings industry where everyone is welcome and to ensure that systematically overlooked voices and perspectives are finally heard and respected.

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