News in 2013
From the Wisdom of the Ages to the Challenges of the Modern
World, FIG Working Week 2015 - preparation meeting
Sofia, Bulgaria, 29-31 October 2013
Bulgarian Minister of Investigation Design
Ivan Danov, Louise Friis-Hansen, FIG, Director General
and President Yanakiev Angel Krumov
Visiting the Bulgarian Cartography and Cadastre Agency
Although we are in the midst of the preparations for the coming FIG
Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 16-21 June 2014, the preparations for the
Working Week 2015 have also started. At Intergeo in Essen, Germany the
exhibition and sponsor plans were presented to potential exhibitors and the
local organisers, together with FIG, have already outlined the overall
program and events for the Working Week.
FIG Manager Louise Friis-Hansen visited Sofia 29-31 October 2013 to
discuss the details of the Working Week together with the local organising
committee. LOC organised a visit to the Bulgarian Cartography and Cadastre
Agency to meet the new elected Director General, Valentin Yovev and
his engaged staff. The engagement of the agency in the Working Week was on
the agenda, and FIG appreciates the support and interest from the Agency.
During the visit the Director General organised a meeting with the also
new elected minister of the Ministry of Investigation Design, architect Ivan Danov. He showed his interest in the Working Week, and gave his
full support. Bulgaria has for several years worked intensely on the
cadastral and mapping area, and during the visit, the minister managed to
secure funds in the Parliament to the cadastral and mapping area in order to
further develop the area.
As symbol for the FIG 2015 Working Week, the Local organisers have chosen
to use the national theatre Ivan Vazov. This is the first theatre in
Bulgaria and the national culture institute. The building is one of the main
symbols of the city and the country and it is more than 100 years old. The
name comes from the famous Bulgarian writer, Ivan Vazov who iss the
patriarch of Bulgarian literature. With his creations he has kept the
Bulgarian spirit alive through the ages. This is a building that influences
every Bulgarian citizen. Furthermore Sofia is a city with a long history and
many interesting sights. Only 15 minutes drive out of Sofia leads you in the
middle of the mountains where there are many hiking possibilities.
|The Working Week will take place at the National
Palace of Culture – Congress Centre Sofia. For experienced FIG
supporters, this is a well known congress centre, since FIG used the
same venue at its last FIG annual meeting in 1983. It is an
impressive conference Centre and FIG will occupy the top floors. The
exhibition will take place in the areas outside the large plenary
hall which will ensure a lot of activity.
The local organising
committee led by Co-conference director Zlatan Zlatanov and
President Yanakiev Angel Krumov both from the Chamber of
Graduated Surveyors, Bulgaria have already held several meetings for
the preparations of the Working Week.
19 December 2013