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Exhibition World Issue 77
Issue 77
Supplement: Basque Country
Supplement: Bright lights, big cities
UNION OF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS RELEASES ITS INTERNATIONAL MEETING STATISTICS FOR THE YEAR 2011
posted on: 13/6/2012 09:58:04
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WORLD - The 2011 International Meeting Statistics report from the Union of International Associations (UIA) has found Singapore rise to the top position from third in the 2011 country rankings. Singapore replaced the US, who fell to second place and Japan moving from second to third place.
 
Australia moved up to claim the 10th position while Spain fell from sixth to ninth position. Korea moved two places to sixth position and the UK fell out of the top 10 rankings.
 
In terms of the city rankings, the first five cities stayed in their ranks with Singapore leading with 8.9 per cent of all qualifying meetings held. Budapest joined the top 10 and Madrid fell out of the top 10 rankings.
 
The statistics are based on information systematically collected by the UIA Congress Department and selected according to strict criteria maintained over the years.
 
Meetings taken into consideration include those organised and/or sponsored by the international organisations which appear in the Yearbook of International Organizations and in the International Congress Calendar.
 
Not included are purely national meetings as well as those of an exclusively religious, didactic, political, commercial, or sporting nature, and corporate and incentive meetings.
 
The total number of meetings in the UIA database are 377,055.
 
Top international meeting countries in 2011
 
Country -  Number of meetings - Percentage of all meetings
 
1. Singapore 919 9.0%
2. USA 744 7.3%
3. Japan 598 5.8%
4. France 557 5.4%
5. Belgium 533 5.2%
6. Korea Rep 469 4.6%
7. Germany 421 4.1%
8. Austria 390 3.8%
9. Spain 386 3.8%
10. Australia 329 3.2%
 
Top international meeting cities in 2011
 
City -  Number of meetings - Percentage of all meetings
 
1. Singapore 919 8.9%
2. Brussels 464 4.5%
3. Paris 336 3.3%
4. Vienna 286 2.8%
5. Seoul 232 2.3%
6. Budapest 168 1.6%
7. Tokyo 153 1.5%
8. Barcelona 150 1.5%
9. Berlin 149 1.4%
10. Geneva 121 1.2%
 
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