e-Flash 2019-02
January 16, 2019

The National and Regional Groups are invited by the Bureau of AIPPI to present nominations for candidates for the Bureau and the Statutory Committees. The invitation has been sent to the Presidents and Secretaries of your National and Regional Groups on January 16, 2019.

The Nominating Committee wishes to inform all AIPPI members by way of this AIPPI e-Flash about the elections to be held at the AIPPI Congress in London for the Bureau and for our Statutory Committees.

There will be an election for the following positions on the Bureau:

• Secretary General

• First Deputy Secretary General

• Second Deputy Secretary General

• Assistants to the Secretary General

In the Statutory Committees, the following positions are or will become vacant this year:

• Programme Committee - two new members

• Finance Committee - three new members

• Membership Committee - eight new members

• Communications Committee - six new members

• Nominating Committee - two new members

If you are interested in taking part in the work of one of these Statutory Committees, and your National Group does not already have a member in this Committee, please submit promptly to your National or Regional Group your application as a candidate for a specific position, together with a brief CV explaining your qualification for the proposed position. The final deadline for your National or Regional Group to submit a proposal for the nomination of candidates, as set forth in the invitation to the Presidents and Secretaries of the National and Regional Groups, is

March 10, 2019.

Please make sure that your National or Regional Group receives your application well before this date.

In case your National or Regional Group supports your application, it will then be sent to the General Secretariat and the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will select a number of suitable candidates according to the Regulations of AIPPI. Depending on the specific Committee, the selection will be based on a number of different criteria, such as for example professional, geographic, gender and age diversity, as well as aptitude for financial matters, knowledge of AIPPI members, good knowledge of AIPPI as an institution, experience with international IP meetings and, especially regarding candidates for the Nominating Committee, experience in participating in AIPPI Committees. The final election of a candidate will be done by the members of the ExCo during the upcoming AIPPI meeting.

Candidates may also be proposed jointly by at least 50 members of the Association. In such a case, the application together with the CV as well as a list of the members of the Association supporting the application should be sent directly to the Bureau.



French and Italian Group Joint Seminar

A story of food and fashion

For the first time, the French and Italian Groups of AIPPI organize a joint seminar with the theme “France Italy – A story of food and fashion”.

This event will take place on February 1st  from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Port Rambaud, 37, Quai Rambaud, 69002 LYON.

The seminar will be preceeded on January 31, 2019 with an evening guided tour of the Grand Hotel Dieu, in the center of Lyon, (in two groups from 17h to 18h and 18h ​​to 19h) followed with a cocktail starting at 19h.

Registration for this event is 120 Euros before January 20th and 150 Euros after. Do not hesitate to register as soon as possible to take advantage of the “Early Bird” rate!

Lyon, January 31 - February 1, 2019
For further information, download the flyer here.