IFIA Meeting Minutes
On October 30, 2015, IFIA Extraordinary General Assembly and Executive Committee meetings were organized in Nuremberg, Germany. The meetings were declared open by his Excellency, IFIA President. The participants of Extraordinary GA were:
|1- Afghanistan – Mr. Mustafa Rezaie||15- Iceland – Mrs. Elinora I. Sigurdardottir||29- Philippines – Dr. VIRGILIO L. Malang|
|2- Brazil – Dr. Marcelo Vivacqua||16- India – Dr. Aynampudi Subbarao||30- Poland – Dr. Michal Szota|
|3- BiH – Dr. Mladen Karic||17- Indonesia – Mr. Andi Dwi Putra||31- Portugal – Mr. Fernando Lopes|
|4- Canada – Mr. Babak Khodaparast||18- Iran – Mr. Hossein Vaezi||32- Qatar – Mr. Adnan Fahad Rashed|
|5- Chad – Mr. Oumar Ayoumbaye||19- Iraq – Prof. Hazim Jabbar Al-Daraji||33- Romania – Mr. Stavar Lordan|
|6- Check Rep. – Mr. Lukas ZMESKAL||20- Korea Rep. – Mr. Shin Kyoung-ho||34- Russia – Mr. Vladimir Petriasov|
|7- Croatia – Mr. Zoran Barisic||21- Lebanon – Mr. Radwan Chouaib||35- Slovenia – Dr. Ana Hafner|
|8- China – Dr. Zengpei Xuan||22- Libya – Mr. Jalal Saied Mohammed||36- Spain – Mr. Manuel Matellán|
|9- Denmark – Mrs. Vivi Aakjaer||23- Malaysia – Dr. Augustine S.H.Ong||37- Syria – Mr. Yasser Saada|
|10- Egypt – Ms. Hebatalrahman A.||24- Moldova – Ms. Tanya Iunal||38- Sweden – Mr. Cenneth Lindkvist|
|11- France – Ms. Catherine P. Cauchy||25- Morocco – Mr. Majid EL Bouazzaoui||39- Taiwan, Province of China – Mr. James, Su|
|12- Georgia – Mr. Omar Bilonashvili||26- Nigeria – Dr. Hassane I. SOULEY||40- Togo – Mr. Amah D. Gnassingbe|
|13- Germany – Mr. Winfried Sturm||27- Niger – Mr. Joel Shaka Momodu||41- Turkey – Mr. Koray SAHIN|
|14- Hong Kong China – Mr. Kau-sam Yeung||28- Palestine – Mr. Adnan SAMARA|
The main focus of the General Assembly was IFIA Statutes amendment. The modifications included proposals from some EX-CO members, Geneva Welcome center (CAGI) and IFIA’s secretariat. The GA members examined all of the articles, presented their views and came to an agreement on them. Furthermore, they recommended revising the linguistic aspect of the Statutes. Among the changes applied on the statues, we can refer to the possibility to exclude non-active or non-cooperative members as well as the settlement of IFIA headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The draft of the amended statutes is available here (Published at 15 November 2015).
The next issue hotly debated in the meeting was the establishment of membership fees. The following annual subscriptions were fixed by the unanimous agreement of the present delegates:
- 500 CHF and over for associations of least-developed countries
- 1000 CHF and over for associations of developing countries
- 2000 CHF and over for associations of developed countries
Afterward, Executive committee meeting was commenced with the presence of the following delegates:
|1- BiH – Dr. Mladen Karic||8- India – Dr. Aynampudi Subbarao||15- Poland – Dr. Michal Szota|
|2- Brazil – Dr. Marcelo Vivacqua||9- Iran – Mr. Hossein Vaezi||16- Portugal – Mr. Fernando Lopes|
|3- China – Dr. Zengpei Xuan||10- Iraq – Prof. Hazim Jabbar Al-Daraji||17- Russia – Mr. Vladimir Petriasov|
|4- Croatia – Mr. Zoran Barisic||11- Korea Rep. – Mr. Shin Kyoung-ho||18- Slovenia – Dr. Ana Hafner|
|5- Denmark – Mrs. Vivi Aakjaer||12- Nigeria – Dr. Hassane I. SOULEY||19- Sweden – Mr. Cenneth Lindkvist|
|6- Germany – Mr. Winfried Sturm||13- Niger – Mr. Joel Shaka Momodu|
|7-Iceland – Mrs. Elinora I. Sigurdardottir||14- Philippines – Dr. VIRGILIO L. Malang|
During the course of the meeting, it was unanimously decided by EX-CO members that IFIA’s Secretariat shall send an appeal to IFIA former president, Mr. Vedres, to clear the past financial situation of IFIA and to transfer all the money that is left in IFIA’s former account, owned by Mr. Vedres, to IFIA’s new official account.
Mr. Vedres shall also submit all the other official documents left either from his own presidency period or from Dr. Farag Moussa’s to IFIA office.
Moreover, Mr. Vedres’s intention as the leader of Association of Hungarian Inventor’s (MAFE) to resign from IFIA membership was announced during the meetings. He formally expressed his resignation in IFIA GA held in China, Kunshan on November 20 and IFIA members did not disagree on this issue. Afterwards, he sent three formal letters dated November 29, February 9 and December 15 to IFIA Secretariat declaring his resignation from IFIA.
Furthermore, Michal Szota form Poland was assigned by Mr. President as the new Director and Ms. Agnieszka Mikolajska form Poland replaced him as the new Executive Committee member.
Later in the meeting, Mr. Cenneth presented a brief report about Technology Transfer Center located in Stockholm. TTC management procedure is supposed to be prepared by IFIA Secretariat and presented in the next EXCO meeting.
Finally, Mr. Hossein Vaezi, IFIA Treasurer, presented IFIA’s financial report. It was agreed by the General Assembly that the members should pay the membership fees according to the new statutes and in due time.
IFIA financial report of 2015 will be published on IFIA’s website in January, 2016.
It was agreed to settle the venue and date of the next EX-CO meeting in IFIA virtual EX-CO meeting.
You can see the photos of the meeting in the Gallery Section.