Recognizing the importance of international meetings and congresses to international association life, the UIA offers collaboration and partnership with entities in the meetings industry in the format of an Associate Membership. The main focus of this collaboration is promoting the networking between association and industry bodies.

Membership Criteria

The UIA's Associate Members include national, regional and local offices of tourism and convention bureaus, congress centres, hotels, airline companies, congress organizers and travel agencies, industry representatives, consultants, associations, and other organizations. Members are accepted without distinction of nationality, race, sex, and creed, nor of adherence to ideological, political or professional groups.

Membership Benefits

Associate Members are entitled to preferential use of UIA's services. For more information see the 'Categories and Benefits' tab above.

Membership Dues

An annual fee is payable by Associate Members, based on the category selected, either Premium or Standard depending on the level of service chosen:

  • Standard Membership: € 1,990
  • Premium Membership (including Yearbook Online access): €3,155

How to Become an Associate Member

A membership application form is available by clicking on the 'Application Form' tab above. The form should be completed and submitted to the UIA.

Value Added Tax

All prices listed are without VAT. Please note that for customers in Belgium and for EU customers that do not have a valid VAT number, the price will be increased by VAT according to Belgian law.

Join UIA's networking platform for international associations and the meeting industry and get quick access to first quality information for your business

Your exclusive benefits as a member:

Benefit Standard Membership Premium Membership Price for Non-Members

Calendar and Meeting Data Access

A comprehensive overview of trends in international organizations' events. Including:

  • 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
  • Five year preview of future top countries and cities where meetings are planned

Non-members will be allowed to order copies only three months after delivery to UIA members.

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Exclusive early copy of the annual International Meetings Statistics Report
PDF €1,090 / Print €1,210

Continuously updated information on over 350,000 past and future events of international organizations, including around 10,000 future events at any given time. Searchable by date, location, subject and organizing body.

New in 2014: including data export functionality and tools for your own, customized statistics

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Online access to the premium, professional version of the International Congress Calendar

Your guide to all upcoming international association meetings

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Quarterly PDF versions of the International Congress Calendar

In 2013 the UIA undertook another major survey of international associations, and distributed this high value market survey report to UIA's Associate Members

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Copy of the UIA Survey on Meetings of International Organizations 2013

Advertising / PR Opportunities

Send your message to 25,000 international associations - Advertising rates

10% discount on advertising rates in World of Associations News

Take the opportunity of announcing special rates, products or company news: send us your logo, banner and 20,000 associations will have access to it! Read more

10% discount on UIA’s Gold and Silver Partnership Packages
starting with €3,500 per month

Join UIA in its annual paper mailing to 15,000 and emailing to up to 20,000 international associations: print your advertisement or logo on the UIA paper mailing letter; include your flyer with UIA's paper mailing; or include your flyer (PDF) with the UIA e-mailing Read more

Special rates on advertising opportunities with the UIA mailing - response rate of over 35%!
Starting at € 3,500 per month

With your Associate Member login, and free of charge, you can post news addressed to international organizations worldwide.

Post your news on the UIA website

UIA's Associate Members have the exclusive opportunity, free of charge, of developing their own section on UIA's website. Your profile will be linked from the Associate Members' Directory page.

See the directory

Maintain your own page at the UIA website

In-depth Information and Direct Contact to Associations

Sign up for a Premium Membership and you will have immediate access to information about over 37,000 currently active international organizations. Including: names, addresses and contact details of principal officers, aims, staff, finance, activities, events, member countries, and more.

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35% discount on the Yearbook Online subscriptions
Premium only € 2,220

You want to contact organizations in specific countries or areas of work? Ask us for data delivery according to your own criteria and business interest, e.g.:

  • Which international organizations have members but no recent meetings in my country?
  • Which international organization meetings are planned for my city in the next five years?

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Exclusive rights to data extractions

Ask us for a customized directory database with information only on the organizations, meetings, countries or cities of interest to you, selected according to the criteria you specify.

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Exclusive right to customized services

Other Privileged Access

This monthly e-newsletter, sent to 25,000 international associations, is an interactive platform on best practices and experiences; it features upcoming international congresses, interviews with association officers, surveys, and best meeting deals for organizations.

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Free copy of UIA e-newsletter World of Associations News

An opportunity to meet colleagues and clients in the meeting industry and to participate in round tables on topical issues with association representatives.

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Invitation to the Associate Members Annual Meeting / Associations Round Table in Europe and in Asia

Learn how to get the most out of the Calendar and the Yearbook

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Participation in UIA's training sessions

Find here detailed descriptions and samples of our research work targeting your business

Comprehensive Guide to UIA research and services
10% discount on all other UIA publications
Professional advice / consulting on potential of data for your business

Annual Membership Dues

€1,990 €3,155  

For more information, contact
Clara Fernández López:

Value Added Tax

All prices listed are without VAT. Please note that for customers in Belgium and for EU customers that do not have a valid VAT number, the price will be increased by VAT according to Belgian law.

Associate Membership is subject to the approval of the UIA Secretariat, and to the payment of an annual membership fee (required only after application has been approved).

PDF version of the Membership Application Form

Company or organization information

Appointed representative

The person appointed to represent the company or organization in the Union of International Associations
Function, position or duties of the person

Resignation must be made in writing at least 3 months before the end of a calendar year.

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