The "FINLANDIA-2017" was the largest philatelic exhibition in Europe in 2017. The exhibition celebrated the centenary of Finland's Independence.
The exhibition took place in Tampere Hall Congress and Concert Centre.
The exhibition displayed 416 collections. The total number of frames in the exhibition was about 2250.
Russian Members of the European Academy of Philately (AEP): Boris Esenkin (right), President of the “Biblio-Globus” trading house and Igor Rodin, AEP Board member.
FIP Judging Workshop was organized in the frames of the exhibition.
The Workshop was conducted by Peter McCann (left), past FIP vice-president and Lars Engelbrecht, Chairman of the FIP Commission for Postal Stationery.
Aldo Samamé y Samamé, FIP Director.
From left to right: Prakob Chirakiti, FIP Director; Yigal Nathaniel, FIP Director; Peter McCann, past FIP vice-president.
The meeting of the European Academy of Philately (AEP).
Bruno Crevato-Selvaggi (right), AEP President; Jose Ramon Moreno (middle), FEPA President; Vincent Schouberechts (left), Editor for the FFE Journal.
President of the European Academy of Philately Bruno Crevato-Selvaggi presents the Academy’s yearly issue - “Opus XVII. Nordic Countries”.
Because of this website is positioned as Astrophilatelic resource, I would like to mention that in this issue of “Opus” there is an article on Astrophilately about 2 letters posted from Sweden to Russia and then delivered to the International Space Station (click here to see it).
The exhibition concept included an exhibition called the Remarkable Adventure with stamps targeted to children and families.
Jean Voruz, AEP Board member, WINNER OF THE FINLANDIA 2017 FEPA GRAND PRIX CLASS.
The Finnish Postal Museum was an important partner and main supporter of Finlandia 2017 and also an exhibition venue. Some of the invited collections were displayed there.
The views of Tampere