FIG 2010 in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010


Facing the Challenges - Building the Capacity confirmed as theme for FIG 2010 during President Enemark's visit to Sydney

Sydney, Australia, 10-14 November 2008


Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour will be the venue of the FIG Congress 2010.

President Stig Enemark together with Vice President Matt Higgins and FIG Director visited Sydney 10-14 November to discuss the themes and arrangements of the FIG Congress 2010 that will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour in the very heart of Sydney.

At the meetings the theme of the conference was confirmed to be "Facing the Challenges - Building the Capacity". In addition to the opening ceremony there will be four plenary sessions with topics related to big challenges that are facing surveyors and mankind (climate change, disaster risk management and good land governance), to spatially enabled society and technological futures (as positioning infrastructures and information mobility). The technical programme allows 8-10 parallel technical sessions and workshops that can accommodate up to 600 presentations. As usual, the option for peer review and non peer review papers will be offered.

President Enemark met during his visit representatives of different Australian associations representing surveyors in New South Wales and in Australia. They expressed great enthusiasm to the congress, that is expected to gather more than 2,500 surveyors to Sydney. FIG 2010 will be the only significant conference in the Asia-Pacific region in 2010. The congress will offer a real good reason to visit Australia, if you have not done it earlier or if you just want to return for another visit. In addition to the technical and scientific programme there will be an entertaining social programme full of Australian friendship and hospitality. The tradeshow is expected to be the bigger than any normal FIG congress and it will attract also attendees outside the congress participants.

The Young Ambassadors are planning a special programme for students and young surveyors prior to and during the congress.

President Enemark also visited the Department of Lands of New South Wales, meeting with Warwick Watkins, Surveyor General, Des Mooney, General Manager LPI and Paul Harcombe, Chief Surveyor LPI and even more importantly the Congress Director of FIG 2010. The visit stated clearly that Sydney and Australian surveyors have lot to offer for international participants in both professional and social aspects.

You can already now register your interest to attend this major FIG Congress in 2010 in Sydney at the conference web site: www.fig2010.com. It will keep you updated on the latest congress news.

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Jim Curnow, President of the Institution of Surveyors Ausralia, ISA and Stig Enemark, President of FIG.
 

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John Minehan, President of the Institution of Surveyors New South Wales and President Enemark at the new headquaters of ISNSW.

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Meeting at the Surveying and Mapping Industry Council at the ISNSW offices where the associations expressed their support to FIG 2010.

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Congress Director Paul Harcombe, Stig Enemark and Warwick Watkins, Surveyor General of NSW.
 

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Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Darling Harbour.

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Harbour Bridge.

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Circular Quay.

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Sydney skyline.

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National Maritime Museum.

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Sydney Opera House.

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