On a meeting of the present Bureau members of FIP Thematic Philately Commission in Essen it has been decided to give the Bureau’s recognition to the 2nd Congress of Thematic Philately in Quito (26th until 29th of September 2015). The Congress will be followed by the exhibition EXPOAFE 150 AÑOS (29th of September to 2nd of October) where many thematic philately exhibits are expected to be present. The first Congress of Thematic Philately was organised in Costa Rica (November 2013), by Luís Fernando Díaz.
We appreciate the activities of the FIAF Thematic Commission and Luiz Paulo Rodriguez in this part of the world. Just as the thematic philately seminars organised every two years at ECTP in Essen (recognized by FEPA), this seminar in Quito could be a big opportunity to gather the thematic philatelists from the different FIAF countries. We hope that the event will be a big success and wish the organization all the best with the preparations of the seminar and the exhibition.