UIA Membership

Associate Membership

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

Associate Members are entitled to preferential use of UIA's services including:

  • An exclusive early copy of UIA’s International Meetings Statistics Report
  • Online access to the premium, professional version of the International Congress Calendar as well as quarterly PDF versions
  • With a Premium Membership, online access to the Yearbook of International Organizations
  • Discounts on advertising and PR opportunities
  • An invitation to participate in UIA's Associations Round Tables and training sessions
  • Posting of news relevant to associations on the UIA website
  • Their own page on the UIA website, linked from the Associate Members' Directory
  • Exclusive rights to data extractions and customized services
  • Professional advice / consulting on potential of data for your business
  • Free copy of UIA newsletter World of Associations News

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.

Active Membership

UIA Active Members are individuals who have an interest in international organizations and in the work of the UIA, and who have contributed significantly and over a long period to the international organization community. As trustees they further the interests of the UIA each in his or her own sphere of activity.

UIA asks that its Active Members:

  • Promote the work of the UIA in their professional networks and fields;
  • Contribute to the work of the UIA where and as its needs and their knowledge and skills match;
  • Stay informed of UIA’s activities by reading the Secretariat’s quarterly and annual reports;
  • Participate in the General Assembly (held every two years in Brussels) either in person or by proxy.

There are no fees involved. UIA Active Membership is an honorary and – we trust – honorable position.

In return, UIA offers:

The UIA's Active Members include diplomats, international civil servants, association executives, professors of international relations and directors of foundations.