News in 2017
Preparatory meeting for FIG Congress 2018
30 November - 1 December, Istanbul, Turkey
The preparations for the FIG Congress 2018 are already progressing
rapidly. The local organising committee has worked intensely on the
preparations, hereunder to inform about FIG and the Congress widely
withn Turkey and around and to involve national partners for the
Local Organising Committee Congress 2018 together with FIG Vice
President Rudolf Staiger and Director Louise Friis-Hansen. In the middle
Vice President Turgay Erkan and Co-Congress Director Orhan Ercan.
FIG Vice President Rudolf Staiger and Director Louise Friis-Hansen
met with the local organising committee to further discuss the
preparations hereunder a discussion on the selection of the best
possible venue for the Congress. Co-Congress Director
Orhan Ercan chaired the meeting efficiently and inspiringly, and an
exciting programme for the Congress is on its way.
FIG Congress 2018 will be an exciting week long event taking place
6-11 May 2018 with many various activities going on throughout the four
conference days 7-10 May. Some pre-events are also being scheduled on 4
and 5 May.
Istanbul is a fascinating city that stretches along the two
shores of the Bosphorus linking the Sea of Marmara in the South
with the Black Sea in the North.
It is Turkey’s largest city with a population of
approximately 12 million. The city is expanding rapidly, and
there is quite much construction work going on these years which
raises interesting issues for surveyors.
Istanbul connects east and west and is easily accessible from
most places around the world, which makes it highly qualified as
destination for a FIG Congress.
As a supplement to the technical programme there will also be various
technical tours and also social arrangements such as welcome reception,
Turkish Evening and a Gala Dinner, all in spectacular places that show
the Turkish culture from its most charming side.
The internal agreement between the local host, The Chamber of
Surveying and Cadastre Engineers of Turkey, and FIG was signed
by Vice President Turgay Erkan, and FIG Director.
The web site has been updated with information about Turkey
Here you can also find the programme at a glance:
The call for papers for the technical programme will be announced
later - but you can already prepare for your paper. Again for the
Congress 2018 there will be a special call for peer reveiw papers.
27 January 2017