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The "Indonesia 2012” World Stamp Championship was held in Jakarta since 18 June till 24June 2012.
The Exhibition was organized on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the Independence Day and the 485th anniversary of Jakarta city as well as to celebrate the anniversary of PT. Pos Indonesia.
The event took place at Balai Sidang Jakarta Convention Center.

FIP Section for Astrophilately - Delegate Conference and Lecture. 

On June 21, 2012, Delegate Conference of the FIP Section for Astrophilately and the Lecture on Astrophilately were held in the frames of the Exhibition.
The Conference was held under supervision of Mr. Surajit Gongvatana, FIP Vice-president, responsible for the FIP Section for Astrophilately.
The Conference was opened by Mr. Igor Rodin, Chairman of the FIP Section of Astrophilately.
The first speaker was Mr. Gary Brown, Vice President Philatelic of Australia 2013 FIP World Stamp Exhibition. He informed that all FIP competitive Classes would be at Australia 2013 and invited Astrophilately exhibitors to send the Applications via National Commissioners to the Australia 2013 Organizing Committee.
The main points of the Agenda were the elections of Chairman, Secretary and 3 Bureau members.
All 5 candidates for the positions mentioned above were unanimously supported by delegates.
The results of the elections:
Chairman - Igor Rodin (Russia) – reelected;
Secretary – Jaromir Matejka (Austria) - reelected;
Bureau member (FEPA) – Julius Cacka (Czech Republic) - reelected;
Bureau member (FIAP) – Carol Cheung (Hong Kong) – newly elected;
Bureau member (FIAF) – Avedis Ketchian (Argentina) - newly elected.

from left to right: Carol Cheung, Charles Bromser, Jaromir Matejka, Igor Rodin

After the Conference, Igor Rodin gave a lecture on Astrophilately. The participants also had a possibility to see a video film about Space Mail.

Thai Night.

On June 21 the Presentation of the Thailand 2013 World FIP Exhibition took place at the Sultan Hotel Jakarta.


On June 22 the Palmares Dinner of the Indonesia 2012 took place at the Sultan Hotel Jakarta.

At the end of the Palmares, in according to the tradition, the FIP flag was handed over from Indonesia 2012 to Australia 2013, the next FIP Exhibition.

The 72nd FIP Congress.

On June 24 the 72nd FIP Congress took place at the Sultan Hotel Jakarta.

The new FIP Board.

The newly elected Chairmen of the FIP Commissions / Section.

More than 80 photos from Indonesia 2012

can be seen in Indonesia 2012 photo gallery.

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