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October 2020

UIA
UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES
 

When COVID-19 is not an excuse any more

By Nina Gabatan

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The 5G Techritory Forum 2020 in Riga

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UIA Welcomes New Associate Member: WESGRO – Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau

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


WESGRO – Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau
 

As the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, WESGRO assists those looking to branch out into the province.
The region has an unlimited potential, and this translates into unlimited opportunity. WESGRO offers expertise and assistance to those looking to travel, invest, film or trade in Cape Town and the Western Cape.
 

For more details on UIA Associate Membership, visit the UIA website or contact clara@uia.be

 
 
International Meetings Statistics Report, 61st edition

Rankings & Trends. Since 1960 the UIA has prepared statistics on the international meetings that have taken place worldwide in the preceding year. This work is based on ongoing research and surveys undertaken by the UIA. Meetings taken into consideration include those organized and/or sponsored by international organizations, i.e. the sittings of their principal organs, congresses, conventions, symposia, regional sessions grouping several countries, as well as some national meetings with international participation organized by national branches of international associations.
Highlights include:
 

•    Number of meetings per city and per country, with indications of their market share
•    Top international meeting countries and cities per year
•    Trends in participant numbers and meeting dates
•    Top 10 ranking
 

Download 61st Edition Press Release

Look inside 61st Edition


For more information and for non-members to order: https://uia.org/publications/meetings-stats

 
 
INVITATION - Take part in the UIA 2020 Survey on the meetings of international associations

Meetings behavior. The Union of International Associations (UIA) conducts its Survey on International Meetings Issues every two years. It’s the largest survey looking into the meetings behavior of all the diverse types of international associations representing civic, charitable, commercial, or industrial interests around the world. By conducting the survey on a regular basis, those involved in the process of organizing international meetings can get a sense of changes over the years as well as the challenges of the current environment.
 

The Report will be released on 12 November 2020 and will be freely available to the public on the UIA’s website.
 

For the 2020 Survey, the UIA is supported by its sponsors Busan Tourism Organization, Seoul Tourism Organization and Singapore Tourism Board.
 

For more information, please contact Clara Fernández López: clara@uia.org
 

Complete the survey now -- This survey contains 22 questions and should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

 
 
Save the Date: 2020 UIA Associations Round Table Europe

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

Questions about the Round Tables, or about joining us as a partner?
We are happy to hear from you!

Clara Fernández López: clara@uia.org

 
 

‘The first focus for the industry will have to be on survival’

By Taco J Blokhuis, MD, PhD, Chairman 6th ESTROT Congress

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Why Maastricht?

By Anouk Maas, Business Development Manager Medical Associations, Maastricht Convention Bureau

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Convention Highlights – NEW DATES!

Quadrennial International Congress on Archives
https://www.ica.org/en/ica-2020-abu-dhabi-congress

9th World Congress on Allelopathy
https://conlog.eventsair.com/world-congress-of-allelopathy-2020/

 
 
Spotlight on associations

M2076
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)
https://www.no-burn.org/

AA1002
European Food Forum (EFF)
https://europeanfoodforum.eu/

AA1041
Cinema for Peace Foundation
https://www.cinemaforpeace-foundation.org/

 
 

Number of the month

The 8th Round Table Asia-Pacific took place on 17 & 18 September 2020.

122 participants attended this first Virtual UIA Associations Round Table, hosted and powered by Seoul Tourism Organization.

The UIA Round Tables provide an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice, to meet other international associations and share experience and knowledge to help you run your organization better.

 
   

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