The Report provides two views of a sector continuing to face multiple challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic: data for meetings in the year 2019 are presented in-full, the “last good year” before the crisis, in addition to an analysis of what took place in 2022.
The data in this report are drawn from the UIA database, the source of the International Congress Calendar and the Yearbook of International Organizations. Covering international association meetings held around the world in 2019 and 2022, the Report provides comprehensive data for the-year-that-was, the last good year, and also a twenty year perspective on trends from 2001 through 2022.
Number of international association meetings, 2001-2022 by year
Hundreds more meetings have been added to the data for 2019 since the previous report was published, while the number of meetings currently profiled for 2022 remains lower than the trend of 12,000 and higher per year due to the continuing pandemic impacts. The Report itself is embargoed for the exclusive use of UIA Associate Members until it becomes available to the public in September 2023.
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