1 FINAL REPORT Union of International Associations 2013 Associations Survey International meeting organization and issues
2 UIA International Meetings Issues Survey Published November Prepared by the Congress Department Union of International Associations Rue Washington 40, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium Associated and complementary information is available in the Yearbook of International Organizations, Volume 5: Statistics, Visualizations and Patterns And The UIA s annual International Meeting Statistics Report This document is copyright 2013 by the UIA, all rights reserved. Permission for reproduction, whether partial or otherwise, must be requested in writing
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4 UIA Survey on international meeting organization and issues During 2013 the Union of International Associations undertook its fifth largescale survey on meetings held by international organizations and associations. The survey is designed to help all involved in the process of organizing international meetings to get a sense of changes over the years and the challenges of the current environment. The questionnaire was in English and comprised of simple yes/no and multiple choice questions. The questionnaire was sent worldwide to international associations (from the Yearbook) which have meetings activity. The number of respondents for each question is indicated by the "N" column in the percentages table. The 2013 survey follows surveys undertaken on behalf of UIA's Associate Members in 1985, 1993, 2002 and The questions have been adjusted over time and some new ones have been added for this edition. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. With the aid of our sponsors we are able to invite a larger group of organizations to participate. We expect to repeat the survey on a more regular basis (approx. every 3 years). We thank our sponsors for their support of this edition of the survey and the final report: Project & Report sponsors: Vienna Vienna Convention Bureau (http://www.vienna.convention.at/) Korea - Korea Tourism Organization / MICE Bureau (www.koreaconvention.org) Singapore - Singapore Tourism Board (http://www.stb.gov.sg/) Monaco Monaco Convention Bureau / Tourisme Monaco (http://visitmonaco.com/) Report sponsors: Dublin - Convention Centre Dublin CCD (http://www.theccd.ie/) Krakow - ICE Krakow Congress Centre (http://www.icekrakow.com/) Lisbon - Turismo de Lisboa / Lisbon Visitors & Convention Bureau (http://www.visitlisboa.com/) Software sponsor: Questback (http://www.questback.com)
5 1. How is your association / organization managed (select all that apply) 100% 90% 80% 74.2% 70% 60% Percent 50% 40% 41.9% 30% 20% 10% 0% 3.3% 1.9% 3.3% # Answer categories 1 Volunteer leaders / officers 2 Paid staff 3 Association Management Company (AMC) 4 An AMC in conjunction with paid staff 5 Other
6 1. How is your association / organization managed (continued) N How is your association / organization managed (select all that apply) 74.2 % 41.9 % 3.3 % 1.9 % 3.3 % 821 Comments: The 12 answers for other were variations on category 1 and 2 for the most part. In 2009 category 1 came in at 70.7% and category 2 at47.8%
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9 2. Does your organization regularly (e.g. annually, every 3 years) hold one or more major international meetings? 100% 95.6% 90% 80% 70% 60% Percent 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% % # Alternative Name 1 Yes 2 No
10 2. Does your organization regularly (e.g. annually, every 3 years) hold one or more major international meetings? (continued) 1 2 N Does your organization regularly (e.g. annually, every 3 years) hold one or more major international meetings? 95.6 % 4.4 % 817 Comments: In 2009 the split was between 93.8% and 6.2%
11 3. What types of meetings do you organize? (select one or more) 100% 90% 80% Percent 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 65.2% 52.4% 46.2% 43.2% 40.7% 33.0% 28.2% 23.3% 13.5% 12.6% 12.5% 12.1% 12.7% 10.3% 4.5% 5.6% 3.2% 4.4% 1.2% 0.4% 0.1% # Alternative Name 1 Conference 2 Meeting 3 Congress 4 Symposium 5 Seminar 6 Assembly 7 Workshop 8 Session 9 Convention 10 Forum 11 Colloquium 12 Council 13 Games 14 Convocation 15 Conclave 16 General Assembly 17 Expo / Exhibition 18 Collegium, workshops, trainings 19 Festivals, championships, competitions 20 Board / Council / Executive meeting 21 Other, please specify
12 3. What types of meetings do you organize? (continued) Comments: The other answers supplied were mostly of an educational nature (trainings, courses, academies, summer schools) with a few camp & retreat events. In 2009 there were five fewer term / type choices offered.
13 4. Who organizes the meeting? (select all that apply) 100% 90% 80% 70% 65.2% 60% Percent 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 14.9% 18.8% 10.2% 21.3% 8.0% 0% # Alternative Name 1 National member / local organization 2 Local Professional Congress Organiser (PCO) 3 International association w/ in- house Meeting Planning Dept. 4 International association having a core PCO 5 International association generally (no PCO) 6 Other, please specify
14 4. Who organizes the meeting? (continued) N Who organizes the meeting? (select all that apply) 65.2 % 14.9 % 18.8 % 10.2 % 21.3 % 8 % 821 Comments: There were 66 "other" answers. The compiled answers point perhaps to a linguistic difficulty with the intent of the question. They resolve, more or less, to additional answers for the original categories: National member / local organization: 16 Local Professional Congress Organiser (PCO): 1 International association w/ in- house Meeting Planning Dept.: 2 International association having a core PCO: 1 International association generally (no PCO): 40 True "other" answers: 6 The 2009 survey had 8 total choices and 16.5% response rate in the other category. This edition s choices have focused the answers more clearly but the distribution and percentages are reasonable reflections of what was answered in 2009.
17 5. What is the frequency of your largest / highest attendance meeting? (select one) 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% Percent 50% 40% 45.1% 30% 20% 10% 0% 22.2% 12.2% 11.4% 7.2% 0.9% 0.1% 1.0% # Alternative Name 1 2 or more times per year (e.g. biannual) 2 Annually 3 Every 2 years (biennial) 4 Every 3 years (triennial) 5 Every 4 years (quadrennial) 6 Every 5 years (quinquennial) 7 Every 6 years (sexennial) 8 other
18 5. What is the frequency of your largest / highest attendance meeting? (continued) What is the frequency of your largest / highest attendance meeting? (select one) N % % % % % % % % Comments: There were nine (9) "other" answers. Two of them indicated a periodicity of eight years. Two indicated an ad- hoc or demand- based nature of the largest event s percentages: 1 2 or more times per year (e.g. biannual) 14,0 % Annually 46,8 % Every 2 years (biennial) 22,7 % Every 3 years (triennial) 7,4 % 55 5 Every 4 years (quadrennial) 6,1 % 45 6 Every 5 years (quinquennial) 1,2 % 9 7 other 1,8 % 13
19 6. Decision making: Who makes the final decision on the destination / location / city & country? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% Percent 50% 40% 38.6% 30% 26.3% 29.4% 20% 10% 0% % # Alternative Name 1 General Assembly 2 Council / committee meeting 3 Executive officer(s) 4 Other
20 6. Decision making: Who makes the final decision on the destination / location / city & country? (continued) N Decision making: Who makes the final decision on the destination / location / city & country? 26.3 % 38.6 % 29.4 % 5.8 % 817 Comments: There were forty- six "other" answers, the majority were a few additional votes for offered categories and some new information: General Assembly: 3 Committee: 4 Exec officers: 6 Board of directors: 16 National bodies: 9 larger partner organization: 4 does not change location: 1 steering group and country sponsor: 1 GA and EC take turns: 1 This question was not offered in 2009.
21 7. Do you provide a bid manual with criteria & decision- making information (or similar)? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% Percent 50% 40% 45.5% 30% 20% 15.0% 17.6% 15.7% 10% 0% 3.7% 2.6% # Alternative Name 1 Yes - a bid manual 2 No bid manual or other information 3 Less formal than a manual: guidelines, short rules, checklists etc. 4 Requirements contained in statutes or by- laws 5 I don't know 6 Other, please specify
22 7. Do you provide a bid manual with criteria & decision- making information (or similar)? (continued) N Do you provide a bid manual with criteria & decision- making information (or similar)? 15 % 17.6 % 45.5 % 15.7 % 3.7 % 2.6 % 816 Comments: There were twenty- one "other" answers, including: Soft or internal guidelines: 6 Guidelines with reference to previous event experiences: 5 Instructions from Executive / ExCom members: 2 In 2009 this was presented as a Yes (30%), No (62%) or other (8%) question.
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27 8. What is the preferred time of year for your largest meeting? (select as many as appropriate) 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% Percent 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 38.4% 28.9% 22.0% 14.5% 14.5% 12.5% 5.1% 0.7% # Alternative Name 1 January - February 2 March - April 3 May - June 4 July - August 5 September - October 6 November - December 7 Variable 8 Other
28 8. What is the preferred time of year for your largest meeting? (continued) What is the preferred time of year for your largest meeting? (select as many as appropriate) N % % % % % % % % Comments: There were six other responses here, all of which spanned the offered categories (e.g. June- July instead of category 3 or 4). The response percentages from 2009 are more or less the same as those presented here.
29 9. What is the duration of your largest / most attended meeting? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% Percent 50% 46.9% 40% 35.6% 30% 20% 10% 7.1% 10.4% 0% # Alternative Name 1 1 day days days 4 6 or more days
30 9. What is the duration of your largest / most attended meeting? (continued) N What is the duration of your largest / most attended meeting? 7.1 % 46.9 % 35.6 % 10.4 % 817 Comments: From the 2009 report category 1 was 2% higher and category 4 was 3% lower than this year s figures. Categories 2 and 3 are almost exact percentage matches for the 2009 rates.
33 10. What is the continental location of your largest meeting? (select as appropriate) 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% Percent 50% 51.2% 40% 34.5% 30% 20% 10% 6.3% 10.6% 5.2% 11.8% 5.8% 0% # Alternative Name 1 Africa 2 Asia 3 Australia & Pacific 4 Europe 5 North America 6 South America 7 Rotates / varies
34 10. What is the continental location of your largest meeting? (continued) N What is the continental location of your largest meeting? (select as appropriate) 6.3 % 10.6 % 5.2 % 51.2 % 11.8 % 5.8 % 34.5 % 821 Comments: From the 2009 report: 1 Africa 3,5 % 2 Asia 9,6 % 3 Australia & Pacific 5,0 % 4 Europe 48,7 % 5 North America 12,1% 6 South America 5,4 % 7 Rotates / varies 40,3 %
35 11. Is the location determined by a stated or official rotation pattern? (select all that apply) 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% Percent 50% 40% 36.1% 30% 20% 13.8% 15.9% 20.1% 15.2% 10% 0% 7.1% 6.1% 3.2% 4.4% # Alternative Name 1 Yes, between continents 2 Yes, between countries on the same continent 3 No, destination is on case by case basis 4 Not a rigid official policy but it can rotate based on preferences / guidelines 5 No, the country/location doesn't change - same place every year 6 Location determined by partner / larger organization's event 7 Determined by nationality of main officer (President, Secretary general etc.) 8 Selected from member nationalities 9 Yes, other rotation (please specify):
36 11. Is the location determined by a stated or official rotation pattern? (continued) Is the location determined by a stated or official rotation pattern? (select all that apply) N % % % % % % % % % Comments: There were seventeen "other" answers. The majority of these would qualify for option #4 (not a rigid policy), the major answers being: yes continents: 8 hemispheric: 7 nationality of president: 1 no: 1 Dependent on larger org: 3 In 2009 this was offered with only six choices which generated seventy other responses. The additional choices this year served to provide depth and clarity to the answers. Of the matching categories between the editions, the percentage rates are more or less the same / comparable.
37 12. What is the preferred type of facility in which your largest meeting is held? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% Percent 50% 44.5% 40% 30% 32.8% 34.1% 20% 19.0% 10% 4.8% 8.9% 4.8% 4.1% 0% # Alternative Name 1 International organization headquarters (in- house) 2 Local organization headquarters / offices (in- house) 3 University 4 Hotel 5 Conference centre / congress centre 6 Subject specific: museum, hospital, factory 7 Varies depending on need or no preference 8 Other, please specify
38 12. What is the preferred type of facility in which your largest meeting is held? (continued) What is the preferred type of facility in which your largest meeting is held? N % % % % % % % % Comments: There were thirty- four "other" answers, the majority of which were: internet: 2 industry specific partner location in host country: 11 retreat location: 3 expo/exhibition ctr: 3 conference hotel: 2 museum: 2 varies: 3 In 2009 this was offered with only five choices and generated seventy- five other responses. The 2009 responses for categories 3, 4 and 5 are comparable to those from this edition.
39 13. Is an exhibition held in conjunction with the meeting? If so, please estimate the amount of square meters (m2) required. (multiple choice if needed) 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% Percent 50% 40% 38.2% 30% 23.9% 20% 14.8% 14.7% 10% 6.4% 3.8% 2.6% 1.8% 1.1% 0.7% 1.3% 1.2% 0% # Alternative Name 1 No, no exhibition held. 2 Yes, but not always every time. 3 Yes, but I don't know the amount of space used 4 Yes, up to 200 m2 5 Amount of space varies from year to year 6 Yes, up to 500 m2 7 Yes, up to 1,000 m2 8 Yes, up to 2,000 m2 9 Yes, up to 3,000 m2 10 Yes, up to 4,000 m2 11 Yes, 5,000-10k m2 12 Other amount approximate space (square meters) needed:
40 13. Is an exhibition held in conjunction with the meeting? If so, please estimate the amount of square meters (m2) required. (continued) Is an exhibition held in conjunction with the meeting? If so, please estimate the amount of square meters (m2) required. (multiple choice if needed) N 38.2 % 23.9 % 14.8 % 6.4 % 14.7 % 3.8 % 2.6 % 1.8 % 1.1 % 0.7 % 1.3 % 1.2 % 815 Comments: The appropriate other answers were: 12k sqm more than 15k m m2 min m² in 2009 this was offered with nine choices which generated thirty- eight other answers.
41 14. Is a poster exhibition / session held in conjunction with the meeting? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% Percent 50% 40% 50.7% 41.7% 30% 20% 10% 0% 4.0% 3.6% # Alternative Name 1 Yes 2 No 3 I don't know 4 Other
42 14. Is a poster exhibition / session held in conjunction with the meeting? (continued) N Is a poster exhibition / session held in conjunction with the meeting? 50.7 % 41.7 % 4 % 3.6 % 808 Comments: There were twenty- four "other" answers: yes: 1 Sometimes / depends / varies: 22 In 2009 this was offered only as a Yes or No question which split 51% to 49%.
43 15. What is the average number of delegates (excluding accompanying persons & staff) of your largest meeting? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% Percent 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 24.9% 19.2% 18.2% 13.1% 10.4% 7.4% 3.3% 1.3% 1.1% 1.0% # Alternative Name 1 < , ,500-5, , , I don't know
44 15. What is the average number of delegates (excluding accompanying persons & staff) of your largest meeting? (continued) What is the average number of delegates (excluding accompanying persons & staff) of your largest meeting? N % % % % % % % % % % Comments: 2009 showed 18% for category 1, and similar percentages for the remainder with variations of no more than a percentage point.
45 16. What is the average percentage of participants bringing registered accompanying persons? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% Percent 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 22.4% 19.2% 17.2% 11.8% 9.3% 14.1% 2.7% 3.3% # Alternative Name 1 None, not an element of our event 2 1-5% % % % % 7 50% and higher 8 Don't know
46 16. What is the average percentage of participants bringing registered accompanying persons? (continued) What is the average percentage of participants bringing registered accompanying persons? N % % % % % % % % Comments: From 2009: 1 None, not an element of our event 21,5 % 2 1-5% 19,4 % % 20,4 % % 13,1 % % 8,1 % % 2,8 % 7 50% and higher 3,2 % 8 Don't know 11,4 %
47 17. Select all that apply, in the past 3 years have you...? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 55.8% Percent 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 19.4% 13.3% 12.5% 9.4% 4.6% 3.6% 3.0% 2.4% # Alternative Name 1 Canceled the event 2 Rescheduled the event 3 Relocated the event 4 Held the meeting despite reduced attendance 5 Replaced face- to- face meeting with teleconferences, on- line meetings, etc. 6 Reviewed security measures 7 Increased insurance coverage 8 Not applicable / does not apply to our experience 9 I don't know
48 17. Select all that apply, in the past 3 years have you...? (continued) N Select all that apply, in the past 3 years have you...? 4.6 % 13.3 % 12.5 % 19.4 % 9.4 % 3.6 % 3 % 55.8 % 2.4 % 799 Comments: 2009 offered fewer choices, note the sizeable percentage in category 8 this year (above): 1 Cancelled the event 7,3 % 2 Rescheduled the event 26,6 % 3 Relocated the event 18,5 % 4 Held the meeting despite reduced attendance 48,1 % 5 Replaced face- to- face meeting with 14,8 % teleconferences, on- line meetings, etc. 6 Reviewed security measures 9,9 % 7 Increased insurance coverage 5,4 %
49 18. These changes happened primarily because of...? (select all that apply) 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 56.7% Percent 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 17.7% 13.8% 11.8% 6.8% 4.7% 4.2% 3.9% 1.7% 1.8% 2.0% 3.5% # Alternative Name 1 Terrorism / war 2 (Threat of) civil protest OR industrial action (strikes) 3 Political sensitivities 4 Current economic situation 5 Health concerns (Flu / virus / pandemic) 6 Conflicting events, bad dates, busy calendar 7 General logistical or financial problems 8 Availability issues with hotel or meeting venue 9 Weather conditions / natural disaster 10 Lack of participants 11 Not applicable 12 Other, please specify
50 These changes happened primarily because of...? (continued) These changes happened primarily because of...? (select all that apply) N % % % % % % % % % % % % Comments: Again, a sizeable percentage in category 11. There were twenty- six "other" answers: Natural disaster / force majeure: 2 (Icelandic Volcano & Fukushima) Political sensitivities Event organizer was unable to deliver: 4 Venue selection was problematic: 2 Visa issues Insurance was increased: 2 Due to issues with larger partner organization: 4
51 19. What are your specific concerns about the impact of the current global economic situation on your current & future meeting activities? (select all that apply) 100% 90% 80% 70% Percent 60% 50% 40% 54.9% 53.1% 42.5% 30% 32.1% 20% 10% 0% 15.6% 12.7% 6.2% 7.6% 0.5% # Alternative Name 1 Reduced participant numbers 2 Exchange rate impact on local costs 3 Transportation costs 4 Funding / finance: lack of sponsors / exhibitors or reduced sponsorship 5 None / not applicable 6 Safety concerns: health, terrorism, political violence 7 Travel issues: budget reductions, travel costs or visa problems 8 Unable to locate local partner for the event 9 Other, please specify
52 19. What are your specific concerns about the impact of the current global economic situation on your current & future meeting activities? (continued) What are your specific concerns about the impact of the current global economic situation on your current & future meeting activities? (select all that apply) N 54.9 % 15.6 % 32.1 % 53.1 % 12.7 % 6.2 % 42.5 % 7.6 % 0.5 % 819 Comments: There were four other answers: Two of them fit category (4): reduced sponsors / funding One was a concern about EU paperwork In 2009 this offered four choices, items 1 through 3 and 9; this resulted in ninety- one other answers.
53 20. Do corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues play a role in your event planning? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% Percent 50% 40% 48.9% 30% 30.5% 20% 20.6% 10% 0% # Alternative Name 1 Yes 2 No 3 I don't know N Do corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues play a role in your event planning? 30.5 % 48.9 % 20.6 % 814
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55 21. Do environmental concerns play a role in your event planning? (green venue, carbon footprint / carbon offset, etc.)? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 55.5% Percent 50% 40% 34.9% 30% 20% 10% 9.6% 0% # Alternative Name 1 Yes 2 No 3 I don't know
56 21. Do environmental concerns play a role in your event planning? (green venue, carbon footprint / carbon offset, etc.)? (continued) N Do environmental concerns play a role in your event planning? (green venue, carbon footprint / carbon offset, etc.)? 34.9 % 55.5 % 9.6 % 813 Comments on this and the previous question: On the CSR question, 2009 only offered a Yes or No option. This led to a 33-64% split, which is augmented by this year s option of I don t know which has split 20% from the No group. For the environmental concerns question, 2009 was also Yes or No only. The results were a 35-65% split.
57 22. Does your event offer professional certification or education credits to delegates? 100% 90% 80% 70% 69.6% 60% Percent 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 10.8% 14.4% 5.3% 0% # Alternative Name 1 Yes, a medical meeting with CME / CEU Credit programmes 2 Yes, non- medical meeting with professional education / accreditation component 3 No 4 Other
58 22. Does your event offer professional certification or education credits to delegates? (continued) N Does your event offer professional certification or education credits to delegates? 10.8 % 14.4 % 69.6 % 5.3 % 815 Comments: There were thirty- eight "other" responses: occasionally / sometimes /where possible: 14 certificate of attendance: 10 future events will offer something: 3 significant course is associated with (runs prior to) the triennial event or similar: 2 In 2009, there was no other option. The categories were the same with a percent split between them.
59 23. Have you partnered with other distinctly separate international associations to organise a major event? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% Percent 50% 40% 43.2% 30% 25.8% 26.5% 20% 10% 0% 2.1% 2.4% # Alternative Name 1 No 2 Yes, on a unique occasion 3 Yes, this is or will be a regular occurrence 4 I don't know 5 Other
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