Picture Gallery of the 2nd FIG Regional Conference
Marrakech, Morocco December 2-5, 2003

Pictures from the social events

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Social events for the FIG Council, FIG Commission officers, invited guests and the organising committee

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Aziz Hilali, President of ONIGT and Prof. Holger Magel, President of FIG together with Muhamad Alrajhi from Saudi Arabia at the pre-conference dinner in Amanjena Hotel.

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The local organising committee and the FIG Council had a planning evening and dinner in a private villa outside Marrakech on Sunday evening.

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The social programme included both Arabic and African music...

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... as well as Moroccan delicates which the organising committee are here tasting advised by El-Mekki Abouelala, Chair of the hospitality committee and Congress Director Ahmed Boukri.

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Gerhard Muggenhuber, Chair of FIG Commission 3 rehearsing African
dancing ...

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... while the others are already professionals.
 

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Traditional Commission officers dinner in the Medina of Marrakech.

 
Welcome reception at the Sheraton Marrakech

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After the opening ceremony participants were welcome to the Welcome reception at the lobby of Sheraton by local musicians.

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The participants enjoyed the reception - here in the middle Mr. Sarkis Fadous, President of the Arab Union of Surveyors and Ahmed Benaissa, President of the Ordre de Géomètres-Experts Fonciers from Algeria, a new member association of FIG.

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Following the local tradition the conference was opened by cutting a cake...

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... to which all VIP guests participated.

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Some participants enjoying the conference after the reception and waiting for Colin Powell, US Secretary of State, who stayed at the same hotel during his visit to Morocco.

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Moroccan evening

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Music and torches welcomed the delegates already in the alleys of Marrakech medina to the Moroccan evening.

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... while inside they were welcomed by President Hilali, President Magel and Congress Director Boukri.

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President Magel washing his hands in traditional Moroccan way.

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FIG Council members T.N. Wong and Andreas Drees together with Congress Director Thomas Gollwitzer and Muftah Unis from Libya.

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FIG Council members and representatives of Commission 1...

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... and Commission 2 in serious discussions.

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... without some traditional dancing the evening cannot be finished.

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El-Mekki Abouelala together with Sarkis Fadous after successful dinner.

 
Gala dinner

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All 160 participants to the gala dinner arrived in horse carriages - here FIG Vice Presidents Bettina Petzold and Ralf Schroth.

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Celebrations after successful conference.

 

11 December  2003


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