XXIII FIG Congress in Munich, Germany
8-13 October 2006

Shaping the Change

Picture Gallery 1 - Opening Ceremony

Links to documents and reports of the FIG Congress in Munich

Main addresses

  • Shaping the Change 2002-2006 – The German Period of FIG. FIG President’s Address by Prof. Holger Magel, FIG President at the Opening Ceremony of the XXIII FIG Congress in Munich on 10 October 2006.
  • Eröffnungsansprache des Bayerischen Ministerpräsidenten Dr. Edmund Stoiber anlässlich des 23. Internationalen FIG Kongresses am 10. Oktober 2006 in München
  • For a More Just World – the Surveyors’ Role for Achieving Sustainable Development. Keynote Address at the Opening Ceremony by Dr. Klaus Töpfer
    • to follow
  • Shaping the Change - Congress Summary. Closing Address by Prof. Holger Magel, FIG President at the Closing Ceremony of the XXIII FIG Congress in Munich on 13 October 2006.
  • Conference proceedings
Opening Ceremony
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The opening ceremony gathered more than 1,400 participants to the main auditorium of ICM in Munich.
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The plenary hall was filled to the last seat leaving some interested participants in the foyer.
 
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Alois Glück, Präsident des Bayerischen Landtags, and Dr. Edmund Stoiber, Bayerischer Ministerpräsident, together with Hagen Graeff, President of DVW and Prof. Holger Magel, President of FIG.
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Dr. Klaus Töpfer, long-time Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Dr. Stoiber and President Magel in discussion before the opening ceremony.

 
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Keynote speakers of the opening ceremony.
 
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Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Dr. Edmund Stoiber and Mr. Hagen Graeff.
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Among invited guests Dr. Josef Frankenberger, Head of the Bavarian Land survey Administration...
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... as well as Jack Dangermond, President of ESRI and Dr. Paul Munro-Faure from FAO.
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Other invited guests included Volkmar Teetzmann, President of BDVI , Earl James, Honorary President of FIG, Dave Zilkoski, NOAA and Juha Talvitie, Honorary President of FIG...
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... and Jarmo Ratia, President Elect of GSDI, Henning Elmstroem, President of CLGE, Dr. Heinz Draheim, Dr. Peter Dale and Robert W. Foster all Honorary Presidents of FIG.
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... and Josef Müller and Maximilian Geierhos, one of the keynote speakers at the plenary sessions.
 
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Congress Directors Walter Henninger and Thomas Gollwitzer together with the FIG Congress Prize winner Ms. Nsame Nsemiwe from Zambia.
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Dr. Heinz Draheim, President of FIG during the previous FIG Congress in Germany in 1973 is now Honorary President of FIG.
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The congress was attended by several presidents of sister organisations including ISPRS, IAG and Prof. Milan Konecny, President of ICA.
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FIG Congress Director Thomas Gollwitzer.
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Walter Henninger, Congress Director of INTERGEO 2006.
 
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Hagen Graeff, President of DVW was in charge for the congress on behalf of the hosting FIG member association.
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The official welcome greeting was given by Dr. Edmund Stoiber, Bavarian Minister President.
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President Magel gives Dr. Stoiber the FIG globe as a token from the congress.
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President Magel making his opening address - Shaping the Change.
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Dr. Klaus Töpfer, long-time Executive Director of UNEP spoke in his keynote address about More Just World – the Surveyors’ Role for Achieving Sustainable Development.
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Klaus Töpfer receives from Holger Magel the FIG globe as a token of the congress.
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Holger Magel awards Ms. Nsame Nsemiwe the FIG Congress Prize 2006.
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Ms. Nsame Nsemiwe from Zambia was the winner of the FIG Congress Prize 2006. The prize was given for her two papers provided to the competition.
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At the opening ceremony the DVW Prize was given to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Schlemmer by Rolf Richter, President of the Rural Development Office Under Franconia.

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The audience was entertained by Bassiona Amorosa. The double-bass ensemble performed both classical favourites and the FIG fanfare with great success.

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Bassiona Amorosa with some of the invited guests:
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Students of the TUM master course together with Klaus Töpfer and President Magel after the opening ceremony.
 
Opening Reception
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The opening ceremony was followed by a lunch reception hosted by DVW for the invited guests. Here President and Mrs. Magel together with Dr. and Mrs Töpfer, Dr. Irene Wiese-von Ofen (IFHP), Prof. Peter Dale and Dr. Babette Wehrmann.
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Board members of DVW after the opening ceremony:


 
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Dr. Günther Nagel, Dr. Juha Talvitie, Dr. Maija Saleva and Matt and Jane Higgins.
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FIG Council members: Andreas Drees, Ralf Schroth and Thomas Gollwitzer.
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