FIG Working Week 2011 and the XXXIV General Assembly in Marrakech, Morocco, 18-22 May 2011

Bridging the Gap between Cultures

Picture Gallery 1 - General Assembly I

Links to picture galleries of the FIG Working Week and the XXXIV General Assembly in Marrakech, Morocco

General Assembly - First Session
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The first session of the FIG General Assembly was held at the fully packed Salle Mazagan at the Ryad Mogador Hotel.
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FIG Council 2011-2014 was for the first time in charge for the General Assembly in Marrakech.
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Delegations following with big interest the proposals for the development of the federation for the years to come.
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The General Assembly was attended by more than 300 delegates and observers.
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Overview of the meeting venue.
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Commission chairs following the meeting from the front row.
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Mr. Mamadou Ndir, President of ONGES from Senegal assisted by Vice President Rudolf Staiger in translating his speech to the  meeting.
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President Mamadou Ndir, ONGES  addressing the General Assembly after Senegal became a new member in FIG:
 
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President CheeHai Teo handing out the ONGES membership certificate to President Ndir.
 
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FIG Council members: Rudolf Staiger ((left), President CheeHai Teo, Dalal Alnaggar, Iain Greenway and Chryssy Potsiou.
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Director General Zheng Ling Zhi from the China Land Surveying and Planning Institute receiving the membership certificate from President Teo as new affiliate member.
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Director General Zheng Ling Zhi from the China Land Surveying and Planning Institute addressing the General Assembly.
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Mr. Varnavas Pashioulis' receives the membership certificate on behalf of the Director General of the Cyprus Lands and Surveys Department.
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Mr. Varnavas Pashioulis' making his greeting to the General Assembly on behalf  of the new affiliate member from Cyprus.
 
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Dr. Muhammad Bashar Nuhu, representative of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers and President Teo. NIESV became the third member association from Nigeria in FIG.
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Leiv Bjarte Mjoes receives the membership certificate on behalf of the new Norwegian academic member Bergen University College.
 
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Member associations making notes on the reports.
 
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The FIG Council welcoming immediate past president of FIG Prof. Stig Enemark.
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Past President Stig Enemark making the evaluation report of his and the FIG term of office 2007-2010.
 
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Henning Elmstroem, President of Danish DdL making proposal of appointing Prof. Stig Enemark as an Honorary President of FIG.
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Prof. Stig Enemark receiving his golden badge of office as new Honorary President of the federation.
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Honorary President Stig Enemark and President CheeHai Teo.
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Henning Elmstroem, DdL President, Stig Enemark, FIG Honorary President and President Teo.
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Commission chairs welcoming the new honorary president.
 
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Stig Enemark's appointment to Honorary President was welcomed by the General Assembly by standing ovation.
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John Hohol, President of the FIG Foundation making the Foundation report to the General Assembly.
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Alan Wright making the report on behalf of the International Institution for Surveying and Measurement on behalf of the chairperson.
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Christiaan Lemmen, Director of OICRF, making the report of the permanent institution.
 
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Dr. Diane Dumashie, Chair of FIG Africa Task Force making her report on task force activities in Africa.
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Dr. Daniel Steudler, Chair of Task force and spatially enbaled societies making his task force report.
Coffees and lunch
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Coffee break with Moroccan delicates made a welcomed break to the meeting ...
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... and allowed participants to network ...
 
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.... and discuss the agenda items ...
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... and future policies.
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Lunch at the Ryad Mogador Hotel.
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The discussion continued over the lunch.
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General Assembly - First Session - second part
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President CheeHai Teo making his first president's report and introducing the Council Work Plan 2011-2014.
 
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Vice President Rudolf Staiger will be responsible for the Commissions in 2011-2014. He moderated also the introduction of Commission work plans 2011-2014.
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Commission 1 Work Plan was introduced by Robyn McCutcheon. (Commission Vice Chair) on behalf of Leonie Newnham, chair of Commission 1.
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Steven Frank presents Commission 2 Work Plan.

 
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Commission 3 Work Plan was introduced by Hartmut Müller who made the presentation on behalf of Commission chair Yerach Doytsher.
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Michael Sutherland presents Commission 4 Work Plan. He is also the ACCO representative in the Council in 2011-2012.
 
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Mikael Lilje presents Commission 5 Work Plan.
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Gethin Roberts presents Commission 6 Work Plan.
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Daniel Roberge presents Commission 7 Work Plan.
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Wafula Nabutola presents Commission 8 Work Plan.
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Frances Plimmer presents Commission 9 Work Plan.
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Robert Sinkner presents Commission 10 Work Plan.
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Kate Fairlie as the new chair of Young Surveyors Network presents the Network's work plan.
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Commission chairs listening to the presentation of Commission 10.
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John Hannah, Chair of FIG Task Force on Surveyors and the Climate Change, explaining the agenda of this new Task Force to the General Assembly
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Chryssy Potsiou is chairing the other new Task Force on Housing and Property.
 
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Vice President Iain Greenway making the finance report.
 
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Vice President Greenway's finance report was well received by the General Assembly.
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Vice Presidents Dalal Alnaggar, Iain Greenway and Chryssy Potsiou.
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Council members listening to contributions from the members.
 
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Vice President Rudolf Staiger.
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Vice President Dalal S. Alnaggar.
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Honorary Presidents Juha Talvitie (right) and Robert W. Foster following the discussion carefully.
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Overview of the General Assembly:
 
 

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