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11 January 2011
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe6th European Congress of the International Federation of Physical Education, 18 - 21 June 2011, Porec (Croatia) +++ 17th Congress of the European Section of the International Society on Toxinology, 11 - 15 September 2011, Valencia (Spain) +++ 11th General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, 27 April - 2 May 2014, Vienna (Austria)
Asia12th ASEAN Food Conference of the Federation of Institutes of Food Science and Technology, 16 - 18 June 2011, Bangkok (Thailand) +++ 20th Triennial Congress of the International Society of the Rorschach and Projective Methods, 16 - 20 July 2011, Tokyo (Japan) +++ 2nd Development Congress of the International Water Association, 21 - 24 November 2011, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
America2nd Conference of the Americas of the International Bar Association, 4 - 6 May 2011, Miami (USA) +++ 5th Latin American Conference on Biomedical Engineering, 16 - 21 May 2011, La Habana (Cuba) +++ 17th Annual Forum of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools, 17 - 20 July 2011, Lima (Peru)
Africa12th Musculoskeletal Congress of the World Federation of Hemophilia, 31 March - 3 April 2011, Cairo (Egypt) +++ 29th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, 19 - 23 June 2011, Durban (South Africa) +++ 10th Biennial Conference of the African Crop Science Society, 10 - 13 October 2011, Maputo (Mozambique)
Pacific18th World Congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors, 6 - 12 February 2011, Auckland (New Zealand) +++ 15th Triennial Conference of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists, 19 - 22 July 2011, Adelaide (Australia) +++
5th Biennial Congress of the Australasian Sports Technology Alliance, 28 - 31 August, Melbourne (Australia)
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by Anne Marie Boutin, President UIA
 
Welcome! On the eve of its second centenary the UIA continues to follow the path set by its founding fathers, that of innovation, which it has never really left for long.
 
Henri Lafontaine and Paul Otlet were in effect the pioneers of international political organisation. Wanting to give a voice to what was not yet called the civil society, but which they anticipated as necessary...
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Climate change: What can we do about it?
 
Brussels. At the UIA Annual Assembly there was a "green" debate: Should international associations reduce travel?
 
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OCC. The new Ottawa Convention Centre's “idea BUILDERS OCC Conference Grant Program” provides financial assistance for public conferences focusing on issues that affect Canadians. More +++ MPI European Conference. Registration for MPI EMEC 2011 in Düsseldorf (Germany) is now open. Discounted rates are available until 14 January. More
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After the meeting in Brussels
Hervé Bosquet, Managing Director Brussels Convention Bureau
 
For lovers of truffle and other gourmet delicacies, Kwint on Mont des Arts, is a must. Decorated by Arne Quinze and a part of the SQUARE-Brussels Meeting Centre, the restaurant has a giant terrace overlooking the park. It offers a stunning...
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“Trade associations have evolved from being ‘clubs’”
 
Luc M. Maene,
Director General of the International Fertilizer Association (IFA)

 
 
 
Globalisation, economic crisis, new technologies, war for talent - what are the main challenges for the IFA?
As an association established in 1927, no doubt we have faced major political and economic challenges over the years that have impacted our industry. However, with every challenge comes an opportunity...
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Important trade shows and annual congresses 2011
Meetings Africa21 - 23 Feb 2011 Johannesburgmore
EMIF15 - 16 Mar 2011 Brusselsmore
IMEX24 - 26 May 2011 Frankfurtmore
 
 
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Yearbook. Between April 2009 and March 2010 UIA added 929 international organizations to its Yearbook of International Organizations. It now lists 63,397 organizations! Read more
  
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