On the occasion of the 29th International Stamp Fair in Essen on May 10th 2019 important steps have been taken towards IBRA 2021.
The signing of the patronage contract with the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) took place in attendance of guests and journalists specialized in philately after a visit tour through the exhibition halls 1 and 2 as well as a number of premises in the South and West wing of the fair grounds. IBRA 2021 being the first FIP exhibition in Germany since 1999, will offer about 2800 frames for all exhibition classes.
Following that, the contracts with the two main sponsors Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner (Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany) and Auktionshaus Heinrich Köhler (Wiesbaden, Germany) were signed.
Later that day, the IBRA core team met to make important decisions concerning, for example, the expansion of the IBRA team, and the determination of those responsible for certain detail tasks. Further on the agenda were a rough IBRA schedule, and a sponsoring concept for collectors as well as the first advertising measures to take.
The IBRA 2021 will take place from 6th to 9th of May 2021 at Messe Essen, in Essen/Germany. Coming information will be available on the IBRA homepage www.ibra.de, which is being put on the internet this summer.
Picture: Signing of the patronage agreement with the FIP. Sitting at the table from left to right: Alfred Schmidt (BDPh President), Reinaldo Macedo (FIP Coordinator for IBRA 2021) and Reinhard Küchler (Managing Director Philately Promotion). Behind them from left to right: Bernard Beston (FIP President) and Walter Bernatek (BDPh Treasurer).
Photo: Udo Angerstein