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FIG President Potsiou and Vice President Ercan who is also Co-Congress director for the FIG Congress 2018 at the FIG stand together with Ioannidis Charalabos, Director Louise Friis Hansen and Julius Friis-Hansen
Every third year, Intergeo is organised in the capital of
Germany, Berlin. Intergeo consists of both a large trade fair
and a conference. This year there were around 580 exhibitors
from 37 countries and more than 1,400 conference delegates which
makes Intergeo the leading international trade fair for geodesy,
geoinformation and land management. For the first time, the
trade fair and conference attracted more than 18,000 visitors
from over 100 countries.
FIG had a stand in the trade fair where friends of FIG met for a nice talk and others came by to learn more about FIG and FIG activities. FIG President Potsiou attended the trade fair together with a delegation from Greece. FIG Vice President Rudolf Staiger also participated as well as several other FIG representatives.
FIG Congress 2018 was in focus at the FIG stand. Material about the exhibition was handed out and also potential participants to the Congress were interested to hear more about the congress. Several members of the Local Organising Committee from Turkey found their way to Berlin together with Co-congress Director and FIG Vice President Orhan Ercan. The Turkish delegation had meetings with several companies in order to promote the Congress that takes place 6-11 May 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. There was a clear interest to the Congress. FIG also had meetings with several FIG Corporate Members, which was a good occasion.
The trade fair was as usual impressive with product and solutions portfolios of the exhibitors that covered the entire process chain from data capture and analysis through to the presentation and visualisation of results. Digitalisation was also a recurrent theme at the conference. FIG Commission 5 organised a special FIG Commission 5 Session "Trends on GNSS" with presentations by Dan Roman, Suelynn Choy and Li Zhang. Chair of FIG Commission 5 Volker Schwieger chaired the session.
The local organising committee for FIG Congress 2018 had meetings with Topcon.
FIG President Potsiou together with President of DVW Hansjürg Kutterer (right) at the DVW stand
26 October 2017