FIG Working Week 2005 in Cairo, Egypt
April 16-21, 2005

From Pharaohs to Geoinformatics

Picture Gallery 2 - Administrative Meetings I

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General Assembly I - Sunday 17 April 2005
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The FIG General Assembly was held at the Cleopatra Ballroom. Totally 56 member associations had sent their representatives to the meeting and there were also many observers at both meetings - including Prof. Yu, immediate past President of ISM.
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Svend Kold Johansen (Comm. 6), Diane Dumashie (Comm. 8), Stephen Yip (Comm. 9) and Andrew Morley (Comm. 10) at the General Assembly.
 
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Matt Higgins (Comm. 5) and Adam Greenland (Comm. 4) discussing the commission issues at the General Assembly. At the background Gerhard Muggenhuber (Comm. 3), Pedro Cavero (Comm. 2) and Klaus Rürup (Comm. 1).
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In the first row also John Hohol, President of the FIG Foundation...


 
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... and honorary members Jan de Graeve and Jacques Tassou and honorary president Robert Foster.
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Among the 56 delegations were e.g. OGE and AFT from France and MAKLI from Finland.
 
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... and naturally the ECSM, whose representatives were Dr. Ahmed El-Sheikh, Chair of the Organising Committee of the conference and President of the ECSM, and Eng. Mohamed Mosaad Ibrahim, Secretary General of the conference and Vice President of the ECSM. Eng. Mosaad was also one of the two tellers of the meeting.
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... and OVG from Austria that was also competing for FIG 2010 having President Gert Steinkellner and Dr. Reinfried Mansberger as representatives.
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Greeting from the Arab Union of Surveyors was brought to the General Assembly by Dr. Sarkis Fadous, President of the AUS.
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The FIG Council chaired by President Magel steering the General Assembly.
 
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Vice Presidents Ralf Schroth and Stig Enemark and Congress Director Thomas Gollwitzer.
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The FIG Council and the FIG World Map.
 
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President Magel and Vice Presidents Andreas Drees, T.N. Wong and Ken Allred.
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President Pg. Matusin Matasan of BIG, Brunei Darussalam addressing the General Assembly.
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The membership certificate of BIG association from a small country was given to Pg. Matusin Matasan by President Magel.
 
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President Abdurrahman Kuleta from the Kosova Surveyors Association making his speeck to the General Assembly at a historical moment to the Kosovan surveyors.
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President Kuleta and President Magel.

 
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President Yousuf Abdulrahman Al Marzooqi of the Institution of Sureyors of the UAE making his presentation to the General Assembly.
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President Al Marzooqi and President Magel.

 
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Among the new corporate members was LKN Earth Research & Consulting from Georgia represented by Ioseb Salukvadze.
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Ioseb Salukvadze from LKN and President Magel.


 
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Among nine new academic members were the University of Lagos and the University of West Indies. Peter Nwilo and Keith Miller together with President Magel
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... who together with the new academic member from Romania (represented by Bela Markus) got their membership certificates in Cairo.


 
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President Holger Magel had the pleasure to announce Mr. Jerome C. Ives from ACSM, USA as a new Honorary Member for Jerry contributions to FIG as a long-time representative, member of the Council and organising of the PC meeting in 1993 in New Orleans.
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Jerry Ives making his thanking speech to the General Assembly.
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One of the most waited moments of the General Assembly was the presentations of the candidates for FIG Congress 2010. Warwick Watkins, Surveyor General of NSW making the Australian bid for Sydney...
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... his presentation was welcomed by a big delegations of delegates from Asia and the Pacific.
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The Austrian bid for Vienna was made by Gert Steinkellner, President of OVG...
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... and the Canadian bid for Edmonton by Andrew Leyzack, who was personally appointed to Chair Elect in FIG Commission 4.
 

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