President Magel visits RICS, ICES and meets with the ISPRS President

London, United Kingdom, 2-3 December 2004

President Holger Magel and Director, FIG Office visited the two FIG member associations in UK December 2-3, 2004. President Magel gave an evening lecture at the RICS on the 2nd of December to an audience that filled the Lecture Hall of RICS. The lecture "Surveyors and politics - the need for dialogue" will be posted on this web site within short. The lecture was followed by a reception and dinner which allowed discussions on the co-operation between FIG and British surveyors.

Prof. Magel met with representatives of the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) Board in the morning December 3 at the house of the Institution of Civil Engineers. The meeting was chaired by Robert Fleming the newly appointed President of ICES.

The President further met with the RICS representatives led by David Powell, Chair of the Geomatics Faculty of RICS and other leaders of RICS as well as RICS delegates and officers in FIG.

After meeting with ICES and RICS Prof. Magel met also Prof. Ian Dowman, President of ISPRS with whom the co-operation between these two sister associations were discussed including the role of the Joint Board of Information Societies and participation to the World Summit on Information Society.

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President Holger Magel giving his evening lecture at the RICS.
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Prof. Richard Bullard among others participated in the discussion following the interesting presentation.
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Rob Mahoney presenting thanks of RICS to the President.
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Meeting with the ICES Board members at the ICE Headquarters.
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President Robert Fleming (ICES) and President Holger Magel.
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Presidents Fleming and Magel together with the ICES representatives: Alan Wright, Robert Fleming. Holger Magel and Kevin Blackwell (front row) and Terry Smith, Bert Palmer, Jim Smith and Mike Sutton.
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President Magel and David Powell, Chair of the Geomatics Faculty of RICS at the balcony of RICS.
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President Magel together with RICS representatives: Iain Greenway, Rob Mahoney, David Powell and James Kavanagh.
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Prof. Ian Dowman, President of ISPRS and President Magel
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