Delegation from Brazil visiting the FIG Stand at InterGeo.

InterGeo celebrates 20th anniversary - many visitors at the FIG Stand, 7-9 October 2014, Berlin, Germany

2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the InterGeo exhibition and conference. Again this year FIG greeted many visitors at the FIG stand and had the chance to talk to both members and potential future members of FIG. FIG Vice President Rudolf Staiger attended the exhibition and conference. Working Week 2015 Local Organising Committee was represented by President Angel Yanakiev and Co-conference Director Zlatan Zlatanov. The 2nd European Young Surveyors conference was held in Berlin on 7 October.

News in 2014

InterGeo celebrates 20th anniversary - many visitors at the FIG Stand

7-9 October 2014, Berlin, Germany

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At the FIG Stand. Vice President Rudolf Staiger (left) explains about FIG to Lisa Zhang, Marketing Director from HuaZheng Geospace Information Technology Co from Beijing, together with FIG Manager Louise Friis-Hansen and President of the Chamber of Graduated Surveyors in Bulgaria, Angel Yanakiev

2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the Intergeo exhibition and conference. InterGeo was this year held in the capital of Germany, Berlin. Again this year FIG was present at the exhibition with a stand. FIG Vice President Rudolf Staiger attended the exhibition and conference. Working Week 2015 Local Organising Committee was represented by President Angel Yanakiev and Co-conference Director Zlatan Zlatanov.

More than 17.000 visited the exhibition, which is a ten percent increase from last year. There was a large international representation; around 35% were from outside Germany.

The exhibition was as always remarkable, 5 large halls filled with the latest news within Geoinformation. In general there was special focus on products and applications in a digital world. Applications on and around Geoinformation are socially relevant areas for the future.

The FIG stand offered various information and about Bulgaria, Sofia, and of course also about the FIG Working Week 2015. Hopefully many were inspired to attend the Working Week 2015 either as participant or exhibitor/sponsor. The Working Week takes place in the historical and very interesting Sofia, 17-21 May 2015. More information at www.fig.net/fig2015

The FIG representatives had the chance to talk with many visitors, both those who play an active role within FIG and also many who through the exhibition got acquainted with FIG and the work FIG is undertaking throughout the world. There was especially interest from Brazil, both from Association and University, and FIG appreciates this attention. Last year MundoGeo became Corporate Member of FIG. InterGeo is also giving FIG the opportunity to meet some of the faithful corporate members and to make new acquaintances with potentially new corporate members.

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The FIG Stand
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During the exhibition days it was crowded at the FIG Stand
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Delegation from Brazil visiting the FIG Stand.
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FIG Vice President Rudolf Staiger and FIG Events and Office Coordinator Hanne Elster in conversation with visitors

The conference in connection with the exhibition attracted around 1400 participants. Hereto the 3rd National INSPIRE conference was held consecutively with the InterGeo Conference.

FIG was furthermore kindly invited to the opening ceremony of InterGeo which was an impressive event taking place at the remarkable Spandau Citadel.

Next years InterGeo event will take place in Stuttgart, Germany 15-17 September 2015

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At the Opening Ceremony. Greeting address by DVW President Karl-Friedrich Thoene
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DVW President Karl-Friedrich Thoene

2nd FIG Young Surveyors European Meeting

FIG Young Surveyors organized the 2nd FIG Young Surveyors European Meeting on 7 October 2014, taking place at the Technical University Berlin. Around 150 Young Surveyors attended the well organized and inspiring meeting. The Danish Association of Surveyors, DDL, had even organized a bus full of surveying students coming form Denmark to attend the meeting and InterGeo. All participants at the Young Surveyors meeting also received a free ticket for the exhibition at Intergeo on 8 October 2014.
At the opening FIG Vice President Rudolf Staiger greeted all participants stressing that the surveying profession needs the next generation. He encouraged all participants to use the opportunity to meet in an International environment in spite of “easier” communication channels through the internet. He encouraged all to be active in their national associations and also internationally through FIG. The newly elected President of CLGE, Maurice Barbieri from Switzerland also gave an opening address and finally FIG Foundation President John Hohol greeted all participants. FIG Foundation works closely with Young Surveyors knowing that the Young Surveyors are representing the future. In the short presentation of FIG by John Hohol he remarked that the average age of a surveyor world wide is 54!

On behalf of FIG Foundation John Hohol introduced the 5 winners of the YS contest who wan a grant to participant in the Young Surveyors meeting and InterGeo:

  • Xhemail ISLAMI (Macedonia)
  • Eftychia KALOGIANNI (Greece)
  • Ferah Pırlanta KÖKSAL (Turkey)
  • Jakov MAGANIĆ (Croatia)
  • Milos PANDZIC (Serbia)

The day was filled with inspiring presentations, creative breaks and interactive happenings.

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Participants at the 2nd European Young Surveyors Meeting
The FIG Stand
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Incoming Chair of FIG Young Surveyors Network Eva-Maria Unger at the opening
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FIG Foundation President John Hohol: "The world wide average age for surveyors is 54 - we need Young Surveyors"
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FIG Foundation President John Hohol visiting the FIG stand. From left Louise Friis-Hansen, John Hohol, Hanne Elster and  Claudia Stormoen


24 October 2014


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