FIG Congress celebrates its silver jubilee

FIG Congress celebrates its silver jubilee

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Malaysia: The 25th FIG Congress is celebrating its silver jubilee with the convergence of global members in Kuala Lumpur for the 37th General Assembly.

Malaysia: For the first time in Asia, Malaysia is playing host to the 25th International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Congress, a week-long programme from 17 June – 21 June 2014, comprising a trade exhibition, technical sessions and social activities.

The congress — organised by Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and the Association of Authorised Land Surveyors Malaysia (PEJUTA) — is themed "Engaging the Challenges — Enhancing the Relevance" and was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Tun Razak. The organisers claim that of the over 3,000 global FIG members in attendance, comprising surveyors and land professionals, approximately 1,800 are international delegates. The event is expected to have an estimated economic impact of RM40 million.

The FIG Congress is held every four years where thousands of surveying and land professionals from across the globe meet to debate and get inspired, particularly on current developments and contributions that will allow the profession to be continually armed with knowledge and best practices to respond to social, economic, technological and environmental change for a sustainable future.

This silver jubilee celebration is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Land Surveyors Board Malaysia.

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