Geneva Executive Committee Meeting, 2015
During the course of Executive Committee meeting held on April 16th, in Geneva, 17 out of 20 delegates were present. The opening ceremony was addressed by his Excellency, Mr. Alireza Rastegar, IFIA President. Early in the meeting, Dr. Farag Moussa was awarded a diploma by European Inventors Association to honor his exceptional activities for the welfare of society in the field of invention. Then, Mr. President provided Executive Committee members with a 4-month report of his activities during his presidency.
Moreover, membership requests of different associations were reviewed by the participating members and 25 of them were approved in different categories of membership including full, corresponding and collaborating ones.
Thereafter, Mr. Lennart Nilsson presented a brief report of Technology Transfer Center activities to the Executive Committee and explained its future plans in detail. It was determined by the unanimous consent to organize International Inventors Congress in Sweden in August 2015. The other highlight of the meeting was to endorse an agreement on the way of dealing with the status of inactive members of IFIA as well as unstable membership of some countries.
Then, on the initiative of Mr. President, a time was allocated to unveiling IFIA new medal which is supposed to be awarded to three groups of people known as ambassador, best invention and memorial medal. All of the members reached an agreement on this issue.
After determining and introducing three directors of IFIA, Mr. President proposed IFIA official registration in Geneva Welcome Center (CAGI), which was unanimously confirmed. Furthermore, the members were notified that IFIA office has been opened in Geneva to facilitate IFIA relations with international organizations.
Toward the end of the meeting, Mr. President’s proposal about handling specific matters in virtual Executive Committee was verified by members. Finally, IFIA members were informed that the next Executive committee meeting will be held in Nuremberg, Germany alongside iENA invention exhibition.
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