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UIA survey to reveal impact of Covid-19 on associations

The Union of International Associations (UIA) has launched a survey to examine the impact of COVID-19 on international association meetings.

The survey is open to all international association event planners and can be completed in English, Spanish or French.

Exploring the changes that associations have made when planning and organising international events, as a result of COVID-19, will be the prime focus of the survey. A particular emphasis will be put on examining the shifting needs of an association, its expectations, and the adoption of technologies.

As well as exploring the pandemic’s impact on associations, the survey also seeks to evaluate the need for the association sector and meetings industry to work more closely together to bolster an association’s value proposition while benefitting all involved parties. These include the association, the delegates and the destination.

The survey findings will be released in three languages, English, French and Spanish, on 18 November 2021 at the annual UIA Associate Members Meetings in Prague. Thereafter the report will be freely available to the public on the UIA’s website.

The UIA Survey 2021 and the subsequent report it produces is being supported by its sponsor, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau. Additional support is provided by Seoul Tourism Organisation and Polish Tourism Organisation – Poland Convention Bureau.

The UIA Survey 2021 is just 20 questions, the majority of which are tick-box questions and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

You can find out more about the survey and complete it here.

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