2015 is the 30th anniversary of the founding of the IFA and it is fitting that our annual meeting this year will take place in Amsterdam, the city where the IFA was set up in 1985 by Peter Nolting and Jim Hunter of  Gelders Air . We hope these founding fathers will be participating in our celebrations, along with Ad Verhaart and Ank van Alderwerelt.

The meeting dates are Tuesday 15th September (Board meeting and Welcome Dinner) to Friday 18th September (Gala Farewell Dinner) and the venue is the Crown Plaza Amsterdam City Centre Hotel. September/October are very busy months in Europe and Amsterdam is a popular conference destination so we are fortunate that after some considerable research we have found a suitable hotel and dates for our meeting.

So please note the dates now – and let’s make this an exceptional meeting with all members attending! Our 25th Anniversary AGM in Berlin in 2009 saw a record 72 members attending!

Members who have any ideas on special ways to celebrate the IFA’s 30 years should let me know IFAheadquarters@iinet.net.au