Joburg 2010 International Stamp Exhibit

JOBURG 2010 INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION
ENTRIES CLOSE 31 MARCH 2010

Sports enthusiasts are not the only ones excited by the major international events in South Africa in 2010.

The Joburg 2010 International Stamp Show, the 26th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (South Africa is affiliated to FIAP – The Federation of Inter Asian Philately) will be held from Wednesday, 27 October to Sunday, 31 October 2010 at the Sandton Convention Centre, and is set to delight both seasoned philatelists and those who have recently discovered this rewarding pursuit. This is the first International Exhibition to be hosted by South Africa since the successful Ilsapex International in 1998, which was also held in Johannesburg (Midrand).

Entries close on 31 March 2010. Entry forms may be downloaded off the web site www.joburg2010stampshow.co.za. The web site also contains other useful information regarding the show, including, for the benefit of prospective exhibitors, the exhibition IREX – the Individual Regulations that exhibitors need to comply with in entering for the exhibition.

Please bear in mind that Joburg 2010 Stamp Show will see South Africa adopting the international standard of 16 page frames. Accordingly a One Frame exhibit will comprise 16 pages, a 5 frame exhibit 5 x 16 = 80 pages and an 8 frame exhibit 8 x 16 = 128 pages


South African exhibitors may also get further information from their Regional Vice Presidents. To assist in the logistics in getting exhibits to and from the exhibition, the Philatelic Federation of South Africa has nominated 5 South African Commissioners. Entrants who are accepted will be contacted by the relevant commissioner with all the details of how to prepare their exhibits for conveyance. The nominated Commissioners are:

Mr Dave Morton             Western Cape
Mr Vernon Mitchell         Eastern Cape
Dr Jim Findlay                 Gauteng & Zimbabwe
Dr Angus Pringle            KZN
Prof Gary Osthof            Free State & Northern Cape

The Joburg 2010 International Stamp Show is sponsored by the Philatelic Foundation of South Africa and the South African Post Office, and has the patronage of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP). It is also recognised by the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP), the international governing body for world philately.

The stamp show will see members of the international philatelic community, drawn from some 45 countries, join South African philatelists and stamp enthusiasts over four days of philatelic activities. The entire Ground Floor of the Sandton International Convention Centre has been secured for the exhibition. This comprises some 5,800m2 (nearly 60,000squaree feet) of exhibition space. The floor will be fully carpeted with strong branding and graphics – ensuring that the exhibition and the trade are readily identifiable. Seating and refreshment areas will be located within the Hall.

“With a history spanning many, many years, philately is an intricate and diverse pursuit, and its significance will be highlighted and acknowledged with this coming event,” say the Co Chairperson of Joburg 2010 International Stamp Show Mr Howard Green.

“The pride and fellowship of philately will be celebrated. A junction of expertise, experience and passion from all corners of the earth will set the benchmark for The Joburg 2010 International Stamp Show.”

Highlights include an exceptional Court of Honour featuring a selection of the Queen Elizabeth II collection, for which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has given personal approval. The selection will be brought to South Africa by the Keeper of the Royal Collection.

The South African Post Office (SAPO) archival exhibit and a diversity of invited exhibits will also be featured in the Court of Honour.

Some 1,500 frames of competitive exhibits with over 20,000 pages of stamps and philatelic material across all FIP classes are anticipated and frames will comply with the International Convention of 16 pages per frame.
The Competitive Exhibition is set to be a major attraction and draw strong interest from a wide spectrum of local and international collectors and philatelists.

The show will include a variety of special events and entertainment, which will be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

A youth activation zone will appeal to new and young stamp collectors, inspiring and assisting them to embrace the hobby.

The official launch of the 8th definitive stamp series by SAPO is another highlight of this show.

The presence of over 40 local and international dealers from the likes of Europe, USA and Australasia will provide a unique opportunity for trade for all collectors and budgets.

Concurrent to Joburg 2010 International Stamp Show, the South African Post Office will also host a Conference for Managers of Philatelic Bureaus.

“The show is a platform which showcases the high standards of philately in our country to an audience of world-renowned philatelists and also create awareness of philately amongst the general public,” explains Johan van Wyk, Manger Philatelic Services of the Post Office. “It will also lead to a promotion of our country through its stamps, and strong participation from African countries will showcase the diversity, strength and growth within our continent.”

African participant countries include South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Sudan.

Participating countries include Australia, Bahrain, China, Chinese Taipei, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Thailand, USA, UAE and Vietnam.

Press information:

For more information about The Joburg 2010 International Stamp Show, visit
http://www.joburg2010stampshow.co.za or e-mail info@joburg2010stampshow.co.za

As of the Press Time: Philippine Philatelic Federation and International Philippine Philatelic Society will be sending representatives to the show.

London 2010 Festival of Stamps

As part of the London 2010 Festival of Stamps a year long exhibition The British Library Philatelic Rarities will be on show in the permanent Philatelic Exhibition area at the British Library, 96, Euston Road, St Pancras, London, NW1 2DB. Admission free.

Event: London International Stamp Exhibition 2010

Date: May8 to 15, 2010

Over forty of the library’s great philatelic rarities have been selected to be specially featured. Included in the exhibition are the unique America 1765 1d Revenue proof sheet; the introduction of which prompted widespread opposition and the cry “no taxation without representation”; the famous Canada 1851 12 pence black in an unused pair, Cape of Good Hope 1861 4d vermilion error of colour in pair with normal 1d used; a rarity of Great Britain – the 1858-79 1d plate 77 unused; an example of the Hawaii 1851-52 Missionary 2 cents used; the unique cover bearing two examples of India 1854 4 annas with inverted head; the iconic Mauritius 1847 Post Office 1d red used on ‘Ball’ cover and 2d blue unused; Spain 1851 2 reales blue error of colour used; and USA 1918 24 cents Curtiss Jenny error ‘centre inverted’ unused. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see many of the most significant items in philately and all in one place – The British Library.

In association with this exhibition a new booklet Treasures in Focus Stamps has been published, and is exclusively available from the British Library Shop or via the British Library Online Shop at: shop.bl.uk  Price £3.99.

From Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th May at 11.30 each day a philatelic Curator will conduct a tour of the British Library’s Philatelic Exhibition, (which is on permanent public show in 1,000 display frames of about 80,000 items). These exhibits have recently been rearranged and as well as including The British Library Philatelic Rarities exhibition, will also show the first half of the Tapling Collection countries Afghanistan to Mexico, including the fabulous Great Britain collection), which has not been on public display for some time.

Other collections on display include the Mosely Collection of British Africa to 1935; The Bojanowicz Collection of Poland postal history 1938-1946; The Model Collection of Germany 1945-46 local provisional stamps; The Harrison Collection of die proofs 1911-37, engraved by J.A.C. Harrison; The Fitz Gerald Collection of World Airmails to the 1930s (selected pages); The Bailey Collection of Spanish Civil War 1936-39 (selected pages) and The Langmead Collection of Great Britain and Ireland Telegraph stamps.

Other exciting activities that are planned to take place during the period of the year long London 2010 Festival of Stamps will include a series of presentations, which will be staged monthly throughout the year and on a daily basis during London 2010 International Stamp Exhibition from the 10th to 15th May.

Visit the website for more information :  http://www.london2010.org.uk/

For details see web page at: www.bl.uk/collections/philatelic

Additional Notes:

Philippine stamp collectors will be able to meet and IPPS will  have an interesting stamp lectures on May 10, 2010

Monday 9-11 AM—May 10, 2010—British Postal Museum and Archive, London,  England
Philippine Show and Tell (sponsored by the International Philippine Philatelic Society )

Contact Person :

Mr. Geoffrey Lewis, POC, +61-2-9399-8566—

3rd Philippine International Flora and Fauna Green Living Expo 2010

The organizers  would like to welcome you to the 3rd Philippine International Flora and Fauna Green Living Expo (PIFGEX 3) with the theme “Gifts of Nature” to be held on July 22-25, 2010 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

PIFGEX 2010 poster

We endeavor to bring together and educate people about the Philippine’s natural beauty, its rich yet fragile biodiversity, its endearing culture and also, its unique products.

PIFGEX is the first event that has brought together both government and private industry. It is one of the major projects that RPN Flora and Fauna Inc. organizes annually.

year’s event gave an opportunity for companies, government and private groups to exhibit their products and ideas to the greater public and to special targeted groups. In past shows we have offered exhibitors a chance to talk and make presentations about their products, ideas or services. We also have special interest areas set aside such as live animal displays and provide some exhibitors a display area in the front of the venue as a secondary showcase area. This has been a very successful format allowing exhibitors to introduce new and current products in the market place. Our media partners like Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Mirror and Business World has also extended their help and support by way of reaching our intended audience.

The exposition will also be attended by representative exhibitors from different regions of the Philippines. The participation and great contributions of these regions, through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), helps to accentuate the issue of environmental awareness, as well as share visuals and informations about their place and their industries.

It is  a collaboration of major and developing companies, NGO’s and the government sector to elevate public awareness about what we have to offer, and how our companies and groups are doing their part in the urgent call to revive our land and our planet and in caring for our country’s resources. Together we can make this a crusade and our personal commitment to our country and the environment. Recent calamities have shown we need to take a more proactive role in environmental protection wherein each individual can play their part. Education is an important part of this process and PIFGEX is the only trade show that addresses this important concern.

RPN Flora and Fauna Inc. will continue to improve and innovate in future shows giving exhibitors a chance to discuss and introduce new products and ideas that could contribute to the greening of our country, and reduce industrial and consumer wastes.

Proceeds from the event will be used to fund all expeditions that RPN Flora and Fauna Inc. has been organizing for the research, survey, documentation and eventually, the creation of books that will showcase the flora and fauna of the Philippines from the Batanes group of islands up to the island of Tawi-Tawi.  Let us all become a part of this urgent and worthwhile project that is of great help in upbringing further interest to study and preserve our wildlife and our country as a whole.

Should you need more information, please call Mr. Delmer Rivera at (02) 534 9826 or 0905 3538487 or email him at // events@philippinefloraandfauna.org

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We have attached an application form for you to fill up, should you wish to exhibit again in PIFGEX .

Department of Education Culture and Sports issued a DepED Advisory no . 6 series 2010 dated January 11, 2010  endorsing the event to all public and private academic institution all over the country to come and visit the event.

Articles from : PIFGEX 2010 website

Events Highlight:

CHED- This institution highly endorses this event for college and universities from all over the country. The event will draw livelihood seminars, educational information from academe , industry and practitioners .

Department Of Environment and Natural Resources – This government institution will have an exhibit and a special conference will be attended by top DENR officials.

Partner Exhibitors:
AANI – One of the largest Agriculture,Aqua -Fisheries , Environmental , Organic, Educational , Inventor  organizations  will proudly showcase their products, services and new technologies in the event.

BIOMOD- is a computer platform for ensemble forecasting of species distributions, enabling the treatment of a range of methodological uncertainties in models and the examination of species-environment relationships.

Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club – One of the most dynamic stamp societies in the Philippines which popularized the FREE Postal Heritage Walking Tours around the city with the use of stamps as a guide will exhibit rare and endemic Flora and Fauna on stamps. A lecture series by Mr. Lawrence Chan (VP) on July 22 and 23, 2010 will also focus on how to start collecting stamps on thematic like flora and fauna on stamps.

Filipino Inventors Society – Will showcase distinctive and unique Philippine made inventions that are truly world class .

Flower Club Philippines- with modern and stylized art of flower arrangement , These group of young creative designers raises flower arrangement into an unique blend of modern and contemporary design fit for modern lifestyles.

Planet Earth T-shirt – Export oriented t-shirt company . These wonderfully crafted t-shirt are pioneer in environmental designs such as animal motifs , flora and glow in the dark shirt.

Earth Institute, Asia – This international research and development institute provide environmental advocate and educating the public through mass media critical issues like Climate Change, Environmental degradation among others .

Bayer Health Care- One of the leading companies in the world will provide interesting product demonstrations and innovative product lines for health and environment .

Klub Natur – will exhibit unique environmental photography and landscape settings.

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office- This organization will provide selected indigent communities a livelihood opportunities in turning waste products into profitable fashion items such as recycled bags, recycled newspaper , fashion accessories, gift items among others.

Pepsi Philippines- One of the world’s most famous beverage company will sponsor the outdoor tents and product sampling during the show.

Mister cool – Philippines largest outdoor cooling de-humidifier equipment .

Rizal Technological University – One of the largest technical , tertiary universities in the country will display and showcase its mushroom and urban gardening modules.

Field Trips from various schools, colleges and universities from all over the country and the world .

Patraphilex 2010

Patraphilex 2010 banner poster in Greek

The Pan-Hellenic Philatelic ExhibitionPatraphilex 2010” which is organized by the Philatelic Society of Patras, it will be under the auspices of the Greek Philatelic Federation. Federation’s observer will be Ioakim Chalvatzidopoylos.

Event Date: November 6th to 14th 2010

It has the support of the Prefecture of Achaia and the Greek Post Office.

The aid of the Prefecture of Achaia was expressed openly by the Prefect, Mr. D. Katsikopoulos at a meeting he had with the Vice President of the Philatelic Society of Patras, Mr. K. Hatzis and the man in charge of the exceptional collection of the “Spungen Foundation “, Mr. Daniel Spungen on February 8, 2010 in Patras.

Philatelic Society of Patras
c/o Patraphilex Organising Committee
P.O.Box 1010
260 01 Patras
Greece

Fax: ++30 2610 623659

PRESS RELEASE

51st Manila F.A.M.E. International 2010

Fair Dates : 22 – 25 April 2010 Venues : Hall 1 / World Trade Center (Main)
Home Furnishings (furniture, home decorations, house-ware items, others), Fashion Wearable
Hall 2 / World Trade Center (Pavilion)
Home Furnishings; Holiday Décor; Gifts, Arts & Crafts; Health & Wellness (spa & personal care products); Visual Arts (paintings, framed pictures & sculptures); others

Organizer : Center for International Trade Expositions & Missions (CITEM), an agency of the
Department of Trade and Industry

Exhibitor Profile : Target No. of Exhibitors (based on company count): 230

General Product Coverage: Arts & Crafts; Bed & Bathroom Accessories; Christmas & Other Holiday Decorations; Boxes (Multi-Purpose); Costume Jewelry; Fine Jewelry; Footwear; Festival & Party Articles; Visual Arts (Paintings, Framed Pictures & Sculptures); Furniture; Garden Accessories; Garments; Gifts & Premium Items; Handmade Paper Products; Textiles; Home Décor; Houseware; Kitchen & Tableware; Lamps & Lighting; Leathergoods; Mirror & Picture Frames; Personal Care Products; Stationery & Desk Accessories; Toys, Games & Dolls; Votives, Candles & Spa Products; Others.

Visitor Profile : Overseas and local trade visitors representing importers, wholesalers, distributors,
trading firms, merchandising agents, buying offices, department stores, mail-order houses, etc.

For more information, please contact:

Manila F.A.M.E. International Secretariat
Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM)
Golden Shell Pavilion, ITC Complex, Roxas Boulevard corner
Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Pasay City 1300, PHILIPPINES

Telephone : (Home Lifestyle) 632.833.1258 / 831.2201 Local 240 / 243
(Fashion Lifestyle) 632.831.1265 / 8312201 Local 203 / 226 Fax : 632.834.0177 / 832.3965

Information from Manila F.A.M.E. website

20th World Orchid Congress

All the people from the horticultural world will be converging to the island country of Singapore from November 14th to 23, 2011 for the 20th World Orchid Congress.

2011 World Orchid Congress – Singapore logo and theme

courtesy of the organizing committee

Singapore will host this event after about 48 years . The last one was the 4th Orchid Congress way back in 1963. The people from the island country are already very busy in their publicity and promotion of the event .

Since winning their bid to host the event. There will be a scientific conference , an international orchid and garden show , plant and orchid competition , landscaping , and lots of travelers form all parts of the globe will come to this garden city .

For further inquiries, please contact:

20th WOC Secretariat
c/o National Parks Board Headquarters
1 Cluny Road
Singapore 259569
Tel: +65-64719945 / +65-64718404
Fax: +65-64674832
Email: secretariat@20woc.com.sg

20th World Orchid Congress Organizing Committee

Dr. Kiat W. Tan Chairman, WOC Organising Committee
Dr. John M Elliott Chairman, Conference
Dr. Wong Wei Har Chairman, Orchid Show
Dr. Khoo Chong Yee Chairman, Judging
Ms Peggy P G Tan Chairman, Social (Hospitality, Events & Tours)
Ms Michelle Lim Chairman, Marketing & PR
Syed Yusof Alsagoff Adviser to Orchid Show
Mr Kenneth Er Member, WOC Organising Committee
Ms Ong Chui Leng Member, WOC Organising Committee
Mrs Wendy Chew-Ngo Secretariat

Asean launches International Year of Biodiversity 2010

2010 International Year of Biodiversity  logo and theme

Hosted by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and the Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the event was part of the global celebration aimed at raising public awareness of the importance of biodiversity and the consequences of its loss. The celebration’s theme is “Biodiversity is life.  Biodiversity is our life.”

At the launch, the ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General awarded the ASEAN Heritage Parks certificate to the Philippines recognizing the Mount Kitanglad Range Natural Park in Mindanao as the 28th and newest ASEAN Heritage Park in Southeast Asia. The award was received on behalf of the Philippine government by DENR Undersecretary Ignacio and senior DENR officials from Mindanao.

Undersecretary Ignacio said that “with this recognition, the Philippines is now home to three ASEAN Heritage ParksMt. Apo Natural Park in Davao, Mt. Iglit-Baco in Mindoro, and now, Mt. Kitanglad in Bukidnon. This reinforces the fact that despite its relatively small size, our country is home to an astonishing range of biodiversity. The Philippines stands out in the region in terms of richness of biodiversity as it cradles a treasure trove of plant, bird, marine, insect and other animal species.”

The launch of the International Year of Biodiversity also featured the formal call for nominations for ASEAN Champions of Biodiversity—a recognition program that will award outstanding biodiversity conservation and advocacy projects by corporations, youth and the media.

ACB and the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau presented the ASEAN Regional Clearing-House Mechanism and the Philippine Clearing-House Mechanism, which are both aimed at building strong biodiversity information sharing networks.

– Articles : From the website of ASEAN  Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)

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