The Union of International Associations (UIA) is an independent non-profit research institute founded in 1907 which documents and promotes the work of international associations. UIA shares its information on associations through its publications: the Yearbook of International Organizations, and the International Congress Calendar. UIA also promotes the work of associations by organizing educational activities, such as the UIA Associations Round Table.

Programme: Presentations on common challenges by peers working in international associations, with small group discussions to ask in-depth questions and to share and exchange knowledge and experience. See full programme below.

Participants: 100 participants working in and with (international) associations.

Fee: 2000 Thai Baht (ca. €60).

 Thanks to the generous support of our host Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, we are able to offer a high-level 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.


1.    Go to

2.    Click on “register now” for Round Table Asia-Pacific

3.    Fill in your username M7753

4.    Fill in your password OWPKVCFR

You can 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:

Note: While you are logged in on the UIA website, you may also wish to check your association’s profile in the Yearbook of International Organizations



Thursday 19 September


Optional morning activities


Lunch, hosted by TCEB


Opening session “Why is civil society important to the world?”

with keynote by Cyril Ritchie, President of UIA

followed by panel discussion with all speakers and group discussions


Case studies and discussion groups

·         “Association governance: a way of life, not a set of rules”, presented by Hemant Batra, SAARCLAW

·         “Contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”

·         “Digital solutions for a (digitally) illiterate audience”, presented by Guruji Murugan Chillayah, World Silambam Association


Dinner, hosted by TCEB


Friday 20 September


Case studies and discussion groups

·         “Organizing a conference: who can help?”, presented by Jan Tonkin, IAPCO

·         “Association values versus Realpolitik: walking a fine line”, presented by Cyril Ritchie, UIA and CoNGO

·         “The Association of What Now? Building brand recognition for associations”, presented by Amelia Folkema, UIA


Closing session with panel discussion with all speakers, followed by group discussions.


Lunch, hosted by TCEB


Optional afternoon activities

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