Geneva, April 2015
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5 pm to 10,
1- Opening of the Session
The following delegates of IFIA full members (with voting right) were present from:
The rest of the participants:
IFIA president announced the official opening of the Executive Committee meeting. Prior to discussing the agenda, Dr. Farag Moussa was awarded a diploma by the European Inventors Association (AEI) due to his exceptional work for society in the field of invention.
Mr. President provided Executive Committee members with a 4-month report of his activities as follows:
2- New IFIA Members Proposal Approval
Upon the honorary President’s suggestion as well as Executive Committee approval, the new candidate members are considered as temporary IFIA members. In case of their continuous activities, their membership will change into the full member. Therefore, having this issue in mind, The following proposals have been approved by the Executive Committee:
3- TTC Activity Report Presentation
Mr. Lennart Nilsson presented a report of Technology Transfer Center activities to the Executive Committee members and explained the future plans of this center. Moreover, the International Inventors Congress will be held in Sweden in August 2015.
4- Inactive Members of Executive Committee
Since Romanian member of Executive Committee has not done any activity before or after the new presidency, not responded the contacts from IFIA office and since his membership record is not found in the previous IFIA meetings, his membership will be suspended in Executive Committee and the final decision will be made in the next General Assembly meeting.
5- African Network Authorities
There was a disagreement about African Network Authorities. Therefore, Mr. president is supposed to scan Executive Committee approvals in 2010 and then announce the final result to all of the members. Further decisions in this regard will be made in the next Executive Committee meeting.
6- Inviting IFIA Authorities to Events
In order for the members to invite IFIA authorities or Executive Committee members to events, a special form is designed which should be filled and sent to IFIA office by the members from now on.
7- Review China, Taiwan, Province of China and Hong Kong Membership
Mr. President presented some explanations about the letters sent and received by IFIA office and Chinese and Taiwan, Province of China members. Moreover, Taiwan, Province of China full membership certificate issued by Mr. Vedres in 2012 was represented. Under IFIA statute, Executive Committee members do not have the right to expel a full member or change into another form of membership. Therefore, it will be handled in the next General Assembly meeting. It has also been approved that all of the future membership requests such as the aforementioned case, will be considered as corresponding or collaborating members.
8- Review IFIA Awards
Mr. President proposed that IFIA is better to award the same rather than different types of medals and cups from now on. A sample of medal was passed on to all of the members. His proposition regarding the sample of medal and its design was approved by the members.
Therefore, this medal will be awarded to three groups of people:
Best Invention Medal: is awarded to greatest invention of an inventor in the exhibition.
9- IFIA Directors
According to IFIA chart, Mr. President introduced two IFIA directors to Executive Committee members:
Mr. Lennart Nilsson from Sweden
10- IFIA Bank Account
In order to do IFIA financial affairs, Mr. President announced that a bank account has been opened in Switzerland which received approval from the Executive Committee meeting.
11- IFIA Registration in Switzerland
Since IFIA was founded in London, in 1968, it requires to be legally registered as the other international organizations. Therefore, Mr. President offered its official registration in Switzerland, Geneva which was approved by the members
12- Geneva Office
To facilitate international relations of IFIA with international organizations located in Switzerland and other members, Mr. president expressed his gratitude to Mr. Vincent due to his sincere collaboration to open IFIA office in Geneva and appointed Ms. Anne Lorchet as its officer.
13- Membership Fee
Executive Committee members classified membership fee payment into three groups of Developed, Developing and Least Developed countries in 2015. It was also certified that if they do not pay the fees in due time, their membership will be suspended and the final decisions in this regard will be made in the next General Assembly meeting.
14- Virtual Executive Committee Voting
Mr. President’s proposal about putting some Executive Committee issues into virtual voting was approved by members.
The next Executive Committee meeting will be held in Germany, Nuremberg alongside the iENA invention exhibition.
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