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FIG Working Week 2011 in Marrakech, Morocco

FIG Representatives visit Morocco to launch the FIG Working Week 2011

Rabat and Marrakech, Morocco, 16-20 December 2008

FIG President Prof. Stig Enemark, Vice President Dr. Dalal S. Alnaggar and the FIG Director visited Morocco 16-20 December 2008 in conjunction to the launch of the FIG Working Week 2011. During the visit they attended the seminar organised by ONIGT and had meetings with the Council of ONIGT, the organising committee of FIG 2011, representatives of the Moroccan government, parliament and as well as tourism authorities. The delegation also had the opportunity to meet with the Moroccan surveyors both in Rabat and in Marrakech.

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FIG and ONIGT representatives at the meeting with Mr. Karim Ghellab, Minister of Public Work and Transport.
 

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Dr. Sarkis Fadous, President of AUS, Dr. Dalal S. Alnaggar, FIG Vice President, Aziz Hilali, President of ONIGT and Prof. Stig Enemark, FIG President at the ONIGT Headquarters.

FIG Working Week 2011 will be hosted jointly by FIG and the Ordre National des Ingénieurs Géomètres-Topographes, ONIGT. The visit was organised to introduce FIG and the conference to the authorities and partners in Morocco as well as to the members of ONIGT. The visit offered FIG representatives a good opportunity to get familiar with the conference preparations and facilities in Marrakech. Marrakech is already familiar to FIG members as was the venue for the 2nd FIG Regional Conference in December 2003. All those who participated this regional conference are fully convinced that Morocco and Marrakech will offer an excellent venue for the Working Week both what comes to professional quality, technical facilities and social programme.

The representatives of FIG, ONIGT leaders and Dr. Sarkis Fadous, President of the Arab Union of Surveyors met during the visit with the Mr. Karim Ghellab, Minister of Public Work and Transport who same as Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Housing, Planning and Urban Development confirmed their full support to the conference. The delegation visited also the Moroccan Parliament where they met with Mr. Mostapha Mansouri, Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives and two surveyors who are members of the Parliament.

The launching seminar of FIG 2011 was opened by Mr. Aziz Hilali, President of ONIGT. Other presentations were made by Dr. Mohammed Ettarid, Congress Director FIG 2011, President Stig Enemark, Dr Sarkis Fadous on behalf of AUS and representatives of Moroccan authorities and professional organisations. The meeting was attended by about 100 people.

After the meetings in Rabat President Enemark together with the Director and representatives from ONIGT visited Marrakech to see the venues of the Working Week and to meet with the surveyors from Marrakech. The meeting on Saturday morning gathered more than 30 interested surveyors to discuss the local contributions to the FIG 2011 programme.

Read more:

  • Presentation of President Stig Enemark at the at the Launching Seminar of FIG Working Week 2011 in Rabat, Morocco, 18 December 2008: "The Role of FIG - In contribution to professional development and the global agenda"
  • Web site of Ordre National des Ingénieurs Géomètres-Topographes, ONIGT: http://www.onigt.org.ma/

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The launching seminar of FIG 2011 in Rabat.

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Audience at the launching seminar.

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President Stig Enemark and President Aziz Hilali at the launching event.

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Meeting with the organising committee of FIG 2011 at the ONIGT Headquaters.

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FIG and ONIGT delegations in front of the House of Parliament in Rabat.

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President Aziz Hilali and Mr. Mostapha Mansouri, Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives

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Meeting at the Governor's Office in Marrakech.
 

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Meeting with the Mayor of Marrakech, who also attended FIG 2006 when Morocco won the bid to host the Working Week.

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Local surveyors in Marrakech after the meeting with FIG President.

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Palais de Congrés in Marrakech, potential venue for the conference.

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The famous Djemaa el Fna square in Marrakech.

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City wall around the medina of Marrakech.


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