New records in participation to Intergeo 2005

Düsseldorf, Germany 4-6 October 2005

This year's Intergeo under theme "Grenzen ûberschreiten" was organised at the Congress and Messe Center in Düsseldorf, Germany 4-6 October. The exhibition was visited by over 16,000 professionals (about 15 per cent outside Germany). The exhibition space was about 25,000 square metres and included more than 500 exhibitors from 24 countries. All figures new records for Intergeo. The annual conference of DVW attracted about 1,600 delegates which is the best figure during the last few years. The conference was organised jointly with the Geodetic Week (Geodätische Woche).

At the opening ceremony Mr. Hagen Graeff, President of the German DVW gave the first DVW Annual Reward to Mr. Willi Zimmermann from GTZ for his great achievements in surveying in Germany and especially internationally. The keynote presentation at the opening ceremony was given by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gert Kaiser, President of the Wissenshaftscentrums NRW.

At the conference programme there was the traditional FIG Forum, which topic was this year Tsunami - Surveyors Contributions in Risk Prevention. This special session attracted about 100 participants. Presentations were made by Adam Kerr on behalf of FIG Commission 4 on topic "Hydrography and Disaster Management - The Role of Hydrography in the Management of Marine Disasters". The other two presentation in this session were presented by Prof. Markus Rothacher and Dr. Jörg-Peter Schmitter who described the German contribution on the Tsunami catastrophe and rebuilding Sri Lanka after the catastrophe.

FIG attended the Intergeo 2006 - a longer tradition by now - also in the exhibition at the DVW booth distributing information about the Federation and FIG future events, especially about the FIG Congress 2006, which will take place 8-13 October 2006 - immediately after the famous Oktoberfest. Next year's  Intergeo will take place 10-12 October 2006. FIG also organised a meeting for its corporate members to discuss the partnership between the corporate members and FIG.

Pictures from Intergeo 2005:

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Cultural programme at the opening included a String Quartet from Clara-Schumann-Musik-Schule who played tangos and melodies from the Beatles.

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President Hagen Graeff from DVW making his opening speech.
 

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Willi Zimmermann was awarded with the first Annual DVW Award.
 

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Perhaps the most visited booth at the exhibition was FIG 2006/Intergeo 2006 offering Bavarian beer and snacks.

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President Holger Magel was invited to the Austrian Geodetic Conference to be held in Krems May 3-5, 2006.

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Adam Kerr making his presentation at the FIG Forum.

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President Magel together with the Secretary General of ISPRS Prof. Orhan Altan and Prof. John Trinder, Past President of ISPRS. Also Prof. Milan Konecny, President of ICA attended the conference.

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President Magel met also with representatives of some FIG member associations, here together with representatives of the Ukrainian Society of Geodesy and Cartography, from the right President Prof. Igor Trevogo,  Dr. Volodymyr Sadoroshnyj and Secretary General Dr. Stepan Savchuk.

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President Magel had also meetings with representatives of FIG Corporate Members, here with Mike Weir from Topcon.

 

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