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June 2021


8th World Fisheries Congress of the World Council of Fisheries Societies

20-24/09/2021, Adelaide SA, Australia

Trauma Conference of the Australasian Trauma Society

10-12/09/2021, Brisbane QLD, Australia

Annual Conference of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine

09-12/09/2021, Cessnock NSW, Australia


Finding the purpose of association meetings in a changed world

By Mathias Posch, Immediate Past President of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO); President of the...

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UIA Welcomes New Associate Member: Conferli

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

Conferli is a conference match-making platform for organizers, venues and destinations.

Their aim is to level out the playing field in the event industry, enabling events of all shapes and sizes to find best-suiting destinations - easily and efficiently. They do that by creating access to independent benchmarking data, supported by smart technology and fueled by their passion for the conference world.

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

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

Meetings behaviour. 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 OrganizationPolish Tourism Organisation - Poland Convention Bureau and VisitBritain.

For more information, please contact Clara Fernández López:

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

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UIA Round Tables: Sign Up For Outreach, Mutual Learning, and More!

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:

Korea Welcomes New Convention Center in Ulsan Metropolitan City

New meeting facilities. Korea has unveiled its newest convention center, Ulsan Exhibition and Convention Center (UECO) on 29 April 2021. UECO is the 17th convention center in Korea, anticipated to turn the Southeastern Metropolitan City of Ulsan into the next hub for the Korean MICE industry.

Located between Gyeongju and Busan, Ulsan is Korea’s eighth-largest city with a population of over 1.1 million, recognized as the industrial powerhouse of South Korea, home to the largest automobile assembly plant and shipyard.

With an exterior design inspired by the whale-shaped carving on the Bangudae petroglyph in Ulju-gun, Ulsan, UECO boasts a total area of 43,000 m2.

UECO boasts outstanding accessibility, located within a 10-minute walk from the KTX Ulsan Station. The KTX will take delegates to and from Seoul in 2 hours and to Busan in just 20 minutes.

For more information regarding UECO, please visit


“We have to stay open to many possibilities”

Interview with Professor Anne Crocker, President of the Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services

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Why Kraków?

By Aneta Książek, Head of Poland Convention Bureau, Polish Tourism Organisation

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Convention Highlights – going virtual!

World Cities Summit (WCS)
21 – 23 June 2021, Singapore

50th Annual Conference of the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER)
23 – 25 June 2021

Spotlight on associations

World Coalition for Trauma Care (WCTC)

Water for All Children - Africa

European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSAeu)


Number of the month

The IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes (YLD) Programme was initiated by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in 2011 to create a voice for young people with diabetes worldwide. The programme provides young people with diabetes with continuous education throughout a two-year period to empower them and help them become efficient advocates for themselves and others living with diabetes worldwide. Currently, the network is composed of 90 members from 65 countries.


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