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

From Pharaohs to Geoinformatics

Picture Gallery 3 - Administrative Meetings

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General Assembly II
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One new academic member is also the Nnandi Azikiwe University whose representative Joel Ikbogwe got the membership certificate from President Holger Magel.
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During the conference FIG got also a new corporate member from Saudi Arabia, Dr. Sultan AlSultan represented the Remote Sensing Center of Environment Consulting.
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The highlight of the second session was the voting on the venue of FIG 2010 - representatives of Romania...
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... and Nigeria and Poland giving their votes.
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After exciting moments the winner was announced...
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... and the winner is Sydney. The Australian delegates receiving congratulations from their competitors and supporters.
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The human koala helped the Sydney bid remarkably.
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President Magel congratulating Jim Curnow from ISA, Australia.
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Also Matt Higgins had a big smile after the voting.
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For the second time a part of the General Assembly was dedicated to discussion between the member associations and commission officers. This time the podium was given to the Chairs Elect of all ten Commissions.
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Paul van der Molen (Comm. 7) representing the current chairs in the roundtable discussion chaired by Vice President Andreas Drees.

 
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The next FIG Regional Conference will be organised in Havana, Cuba in September 2005. The representatives of the 5th FIG Regional Conference in Ghana in March 2006 were already active in welcoming all participants to Accra.
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Dr. Ben Kwesi Prah, President of GhIS welcomed President Magel to Ghana in a traditional way - Akwaaba!
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The Ghanaian delegation welcomed also the Commission chairs to Accra - here together with Matt Higgins.
President's Meeting
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The traditional President's meeting attracted almost 50 people on Thursday morning and even if the time was extended to two hours the participants asked for a longer meeting next time.
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Council and ACCO meetings

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Before the FIG Council meeting the FIG and GSDI Councils met together and discussed the arrangements of the conference.

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Eng. M. Mosaad Ibrahim briefing the FIG and GSDI Councils about the conference arrangements.

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FIG Council members at their work...
 
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... and having also business meeting during the dinner.
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ACCO members at their one day meeting discussing among other issues the commission work plans for 2006-2010. In the front Chryssy Potsiou (Comm. 3) and Vice President Stig Enemark.
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ACCO members in a group picture at the beginning of the conference.

 
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A second picture of the Commission chairs and chairs elect.
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Current Commission chairs - Commissions 1 and 8 are at their meetings and Comm. 10 is represented by Chair Elect Andrew Morley.
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The incoming chairs (2006-2010) including the newly elected chairs elect Simon Adcock (on the left) and Andrew Leyzack ( third from the left).
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Commission Chairs and Chairs Elect at the end of the conference.
 
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Simon Adcock and Andrew Leyzack after they had been elected to Commission leadership.
 

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