UIA Surveys Issues Related to International Association Meetings in 2023

27th Nov, 2023

The Union of International Associations (UIA) has launched a survey on issues related to international meetings, which is included in its 2023 Report.

During 2023, the UIA carried out its eleventh large-scale survey on issues faced by international organisations and associations when holding meetings. The 2023 survey follows surveys undertaken on behalf of UIA’s Associate Members in 1985, 1993, 2002, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022.

The questionnaire was written in English, French and Spanish and included simple yes/no and multiple choice questions. 

This UIA Survey focuses on the changed approach of associations, when planning and organising their international events. The survey is designed to help all involved in the process of organising international meetings to get a sense of changes over the years and the challenges of the current environment.

The final section of the report includes additional comments offered by associations on issues related to organising international conferences in pandemic conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on global travel, the meetings industry, and on the meetings behaviour of international associations shaping this year's questions. 

 UIA will repeat this survey in the future to continue to measure and profile the impact of the pandemic on associations and their meetings activity

This report was sponsored by the Amsterdam Convention Bureau and the Korea Tourism Organisation, which made it possible to invite a larger group of organisations to participate and to make access to this report free for the general public.

The document can be acessed here

The UIA, founded in 1907 in Brussels, is the world's oldest and largest source of information on global civil society. UIA collects, hosts and provides up-to-date, reliable information on global civil society and maintains the most comprehensive source of information on international associations, their activities and concerns, and their meetings activities

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