The UIA invites University Network of the European Capitals of Culture (UNeECC)   – the governing body, staff, and members – to

the 4th Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific

on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September in Busan, Korea.

and to

the 10th Associations Round Table Europe

on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 November in Monaco

The UIA Round Table is an educational seminar where associations meet to learn through networking and through practice, to meet other international associations and to share experience and knowledge. Read more here .

The UIA is a research institute founded in 1907 to promote and document the work of international associations. Its primary task is the collection and dissemination of information on international associations. University Network of the European Capitals of Culture (UNeECC) is described in the UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations . With absolutely no charge, fee, or obligation. Read more here . The UIA also promotes the work of international associations by organizing educational activities, such as the Round Table. It is the only activity for which UIA charges a – nominal – fee.

Thanks to the support of our partners we are able to offer a solid educational programme for a low fee. All other elements of the programme are complimentary. Delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and expenses.

The registration fee for the 4 th Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific is 60 US dollars

with thanks to our partners at the Korea Tourism Organization and Busan Tourism Organization

The registration fee for the 10 th Associations Round Table Europe is 50 euros

with thanks to our partners at VisitMonaco .

An overview of the programmes is below. For full details, please see the Round Table website (roundtable.uia.org).

Afin de répondre aux besoins d’une variété d’associations internationales la langue utilisée sera l’anglais.

To register,

(1) Go to the Round Table website   (roundtable.uia.org)

(2) Click on “login” in the upper right corner

(3) Fill in your username   J3759

(4) Fill in your password   QVFRJEQH

(5) This will take you to a list of options. Select “Register for the 2016 Round Table in Busan” or “Register for the 2016 Round Table in Monaco”. You may also want to take the opportunity to “Proof or update your organization’s Yearbook profile”

You can use this to register up to two delegates; each of your delegates will need to log in and register separately. Should you wish to send more than two delegates, please contact us.

We thank our partners and sponsors for making the event possible and affordable for all associations. They will be present, should you want to talk to them, but there are no sales presentations in the programme: this is an event for learning and networking.

For over 100 years the UIA has been working to promote and document the work of international associations. We look forward to welcoming you at our Round Tables this year.

UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2016

Paradise Hotel, Haeundae, Busan

Wednesday 28 September

  • Session 1: The United Nations, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and your association, presented by Cyril Ritchie, President of CoNGO
  • Session 2: Using Technology as a Driver for Growth and Engagement, presented by Chris Champion, IPWEA
  • Dinner

Thursday 29 September

  • Session 3: Crisis and victory: the experience of associations in meeting challenges
  • — Starting up an organization and engaging partners, by Yashna Batra, Founder of Selflessly Yours, and Octavio “Bobby” Peralta, Secretary General of ADFIAP
  • — Transitioning an association from an ad-hoc to a dedicated secretariat, by Hemant Batra, Secretary General of SAARCLAW
  • — Retaining members, by Chris Champion, Secretary-General of IFME
  • — Staying relevant, by Cyril Ritchie, President of CoNGO
  • Session 4: The Race to Relevance: Associations in an age of disruption, presented by Octavio “Bobby” Peralta, Secretary General of ADFIAP
  • Lunch
  • Optional tour of Busan

UIA Associations Round Table Europe 2016

Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

Thursday 3 November

  • Optional tour of Monaco, followed by lunch at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel
  • Session 1: The United Nations, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and your association, presented by Cyril Ritchie, President of CoNGO
  • Session 2: Speaking a “common” language? A constant challenge! presented by Denise Farrar, CISV International
  • Dinner at the Meridien Beach Plaza

Friday 4 November

  • Session 3: Crisis and victory: the experience of associations in meeting challenges
  • — Finding and developing public/private partnerships, presented by Paula Byrne, CAOBISCO
  • — Evolve or die: the changing organization in the land of associations, presented by Chloe Menhinick, IWA
  • — Organizing an international event for IEEE, presented by Professor Amara Amara, IEEE
  • Session 4: The Sweet Spot of Leadership: assertive, not aggressive, presented by Susan West, Faculty member, Executive Master in International Association Management
  • Lunch at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo
  • Optional excursion to Eze