The Member Associations of the Federation are divided into four regions to improve coordination and communication. These regions are largely based on normal geographical distribution; Africa & the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, the Americas, and Europe. Each region is represented on the Executive Board by an Executive Vice-President for that region, who is the primary point of contact for most issues. Every year each region will hold a Regional Meeting, usually held between September and November. This event enables the Member Associations to discuss relevant issues and is normally an opportunity for small training workshops.