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

Shaping the Change

Picture Gallery 2 - General Assembly I

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
General Assembly I - Sunday 8 October - Morning
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The General Assembly was opened with a moment to silence to appreciate the memory of those active FIG members that had passed away during the last year...
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... Mr. Abdel Munem Samara from Jordan, Prof. Kazimierz Czarnecki from Poland and Mr. Geza Apagyi from Hungary.
 
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The General Assembly was attended altogether by 65 member associations out of 102.

 
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The meeting room at Holiday Inn was fully packed during most of the meetings. Together with observers there were up to 300 people following the meetings for two days.
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Delegations represented old members (e.g. Lebanon)...
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... and new ones from Macedonia FYROM and Hong Kong SAR, China.
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Two member associations from Finland (MIL and MAKLI) sharing a table.
 
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Prof. Pedro Cavero (Comm. 2) and Klaus Rürup (Comm. 1) concluded their term of office as Commission chair in Munich.
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Robert W. Foster, Chair of the Nomination Review Group and John Hohol, President of the FIG Foundation.
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FIG Honorary Presidents and Members: Dr. Juha Talvitie, Earl James, Pekka Raitanen and Dr. Ivan Katzarsky.

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FIG Council: Holger Magel, Andreas Drees, Stig Enemark, Ken Allred and Thomas Gollwitzer.

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Holger Magel, Andreas Drees and Stig Enemark.
 
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Among membership issues the application from HKInstES raised discussion - here President Wong Chung Hang from HKIS making his statement ...
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... and Mr. Mannars Chan from HKinstES presenting the application.
 
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Decision on the HKInstES membership was made in a tight vote with ballots.


 
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The General Assembly appointed two new Honorary members: Prof. Kazimierz Czarnecki from Poland, who was awarded posthumously. His daughter Dr. Adriana Pulecka receives the certificate from President Magel.
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Thomas Glatthard from geosuisse presented the other new Honorary Member: Jürg Kaufmann, "father of Cadastre 2014".
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President Magel and Jürg Kaufmann.
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Jürg Kaufmann giving his thanks to the team that was behind the FIG bestseller "Cadastre 2014".
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FIG Commission Chairs 2002-2006 preparing to their final reports to the General Assembly.
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Klaus Rürup, Commission 1.
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Prof. Pedro Cavero, Commission 2.
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Gerhard Muggenhuber, Commission 3.
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Adam Greenland, Commission 4.
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Matt Higgins, Commission 5.
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Svend Kold Johansen, Commission 6.
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Prof. Paul van der Molen, Commission 7.
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Dr. Diane Dumashie, Commission 8.
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Stephen Yip, Commission 9.
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Philip Shearer, Commission 10.
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Commission Chairs receiving appreciation for theirwork as commission leaders for the last four years.
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General Assembly I - Sunday 8 October - Afternoon
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Member associations checking the material supporting the bids for FIG Working Week 2011.

 
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The chairs for the observers were fully packed also in the afternoon when the introduction candidates for Council elections and venue for Working Week 2011 took place.
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General Assembly.
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FIG Council.
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Vice President Andreas Drees.
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Congress Director Thomas Gollwitzer.
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Dr. Dalal Alnaggar from ECSM from Egypt reported on the results of the FIG Working Week in Cairo. The reports of the outcome of FIG events was on the agenda for the first time.
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Senior Vice President Samuel Ofori-Offei makes the report on the Regional Conference in Accra on behalf of GhIS.
 
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Among the four publications launched at the General Assembly was the FIG Guidelines on Under-represented group, a report from task force chaired by Gabriele Dasse, who here receives her certificate of appreciation from President Magel.
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New Commission chairs presented their draft work plans at the first session of the General Assembly.


 
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The report was presented on behalf all chairs by Dr. Chryssy Potsiou, ACCO representative in the Council for 2007-2008.
 
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The three candidates for the next FIG President were all current Vice Presidents: Ken Allred from Canada, Stig Enemark from Denmark and T.N. Wong from Hong Kong SAR, China
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There were two candidates for the two open post of Vice Presidents: Dr. Dalal Alnaggar and Matt Higgins. For the third (optional post) the candidates were Prof. Ralf Schroth from Germany ...
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... and Prof. Paul van der Molen from the Netherlands.

 
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Even though the elections took place at the second session of the General Assembly, there was a voting on the issue which member associations have right to vote.
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Votes were counted by two tellers: Volkmar Teetzmann from Germany and Dalal Alnaggar from Egypt.
 
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Bids to host FIG Working Week 2011 were received from four member associations. Here the Italian presentation is made by Geom. Piero Panunzi, President of CNG.
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Member associations following the presentation and video from Italy showing Rome and the role of surveyors in Italy.
 
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The bid from ONIGT, Morocco was made by Aziz Hilali, President of ONIGT supported by the mayor of Marrakech, the proposed conference venue.
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President Magel was given the key to the City of Marrakech:
 
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Big Moroccan delegation attended the meeting to support the bid.

 
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The Council members of NIS from Nigeria made their bid for Abuja. The Nigerian delegation to the congress was the second biggest after the hosting country.
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The fourth bid was  presented by Prof. Linda L. Vélez, President of CIAPR for Puerto Rico.

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