FIP JURY ACADEMY
A total of 34 trainees would be participating in the FIP Jury Academy in Bangkok in two classes of 17 each, from December 4-6, 2018, right after the THAILAND 2018 General World Stamp Exhibition. The trainers were Peter McCann (USA), Peter Suhadolc (Slovenia), Charles Verge (Canada) and Lars Peter Svendsen (Denmark), FIP Vice-President Bernard Beston (Australia) and Lars Engelbrecht (Denmark) shall be the moderator for each class respectively.
During MACAO 2018, the 35th FIAP International Stamp Exhibition held from September 21-14, 2018, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) also held a one-day Philatelic Conference on e-Philately on September 22 at the Venetian Macao Conference & Exhibition Centre. FIP Vice-President Bernard Beston delivered a paper and it was a very positive exercise and exposed the FIP to many Postal Administrations.
The FIP Board members unanimously granted the provisional Patronage to IBRA 2021 Specialised World Stamp Exhibition to be held in Essen, Germany from May 6 -9, 2021 and FIP Vice-President Reinaldo Macedo had been appointed the FIP Consultant for this exhibition.
The FIP Board members unanimously granted Recognition to NOTOS 2021 exhibition to be held in Athens, Greece. FIP Vice-President Bernard Jimenez had been appointed the FIP Liaison Officer for this exhibition.
75th FIP CONGRESS
The Congress papers and files in CDs for the 75th FIP Congress had been sent out by registered mail to all member federations end August and all completed inscription or proxy forms by member federations would have to be received by the FIP Secretariat before October 31, 2018.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Board meeting would be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 27, 2018.