Event Guide: Listings - Association Calendar

18-20 October 2007; The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists attracted more than 80 exhibitors and 1,100 delegates to its conference and exhibition in Brighton last year. It hopes to better these figures at the Harrogate International Centre this month. www.feetforlife.org

5-7 November 2007; The British Council of Shopping Centres will host 3,000 delegates and occupy 6,000sqm of exhibition space when its annual event arrives at The Sage Gateshead next month. www.bcsc.org.uk/index.asp

20-22 November 2007; The Association of Colleges, created in 1996 to promote the interests of further education colleges throughout England and Wales, visits Birmingham's International Convention Centre for its 12th annual conference and exhibition. www.aocannualconference.co.uk

21-23 November 2008; Specialist medical association the British Geriatrics Society holds its autumn conference and exhibition at Harrogate International Centre. www.bgs.org.uk

4-6 December 2007; More than 1,000 delegates are expected at the Harrogate International Centre as the UK Stroke Association hosts its second annual conference and exhibition. www.ukstrokeforum.org

22-23 January 2008; The National Housing Federation, the umbrella body for 1,300 not-for-profit housing associations in the UK, hosts its environment conference and exhibition at London's Olympia. www.housing.org.uk

29-30 January 2008; The Rheumatology Nursing Forum annual conference and exhibition, organised by the Royal College of Nursing, takes place at City Hall, Cardiff. www.rcn.org.uk

26-27 February 2008; The Association for Crop Protection in North Britain takes its conference to West Park Conference Centre in Dundee. www.cpnb.org

5-7 March 2008; Diabetes UK hosts its annual professional conference for 3,000 delegates at the SECC in Glasgow, using local venues such as Kelingrove Art Gallery and Museum for dinners linked with the event. www.diabetes.org.uk

29-30 March 2008; The second MS Life event, organised by the Multiple Sclerosis Society, takes place at Manchester Central. More than 100 exhibitors and 3,000 visitors are expected to attend. www.msconvention.org.uk

2-4 April 2008; The Association of Art Historians' 34th annual conference makes use of the facilities at Tate Britain, Tate Modern and the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. www.aah.org.uk

3-6 April 2008; The British Small Animal Veterinary Association brings its annual congress back to the ICC Birmingham and the adjacent National Indoor Arena. www.bsava.com

14-16 May 2008; The Association of Surgeons in Great Britain and Ireland's international surgical congress takes place at the Bournemouth International Centre, having previously been held in Manchester and Edinburgh. www.asgbi.org.uk

27-30 May 2008; The 37th annual European Marketing Academy Conference, which attracts in the region of 8,000 delegates, is held at Brighton University. www.emac-online.org

16-20 June 2008; The European International Society for Ethnology and Folklore's ninth conference is held at the University of Ulster. Previous venue cities have included Amsterdam and Budapest. www.siefhome.org

23-26 June 2008; The British Psychological Society welcomes more than 300 delegates to its event at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. www.bps.org.uk

28-30 June 2008; The International Council of Advocates and Barristers hosts its World Bar Conference in Dublin and in Belfast's Waterfront Hall. www.worldbaronline.com

2-4 August 2008; The International Association of Engineers holds the 2008 World Congress on Engineering at Imperial College, London. www.iaeng.org

14-17 September 2008; The British Orthodontic Society's plans to hold its annual event, for 1,500 delegates, in Brighton during 2008 and 2010. www.bos.org.uk

29 September - 3 October 2008; Glasgow's SECC hosts the 59th International Astronautical Congress, organised by the British Interplanetary Society. www.iafastro.com.


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