At 07:36 AM 7/24/2004, Elie I. Mourad wrote:>Well to really make it successful wouldn’t you want to plan at least a
>year in advance. Maybe add an auction and dealer booths.An invent this year could also serve to organize and promote next year’s
event so that next year’s event would be better attended. Anyway I see
such an event as a continuous effort that gets better every year rather
than a one shot deal.
On Sat, 24 Jul 2004, aouad_e wrote:
> > All suggestions are welcomed: subjects, where, when, language, …
> > So do not hesitate to shell us with your opinions.
Beyond getting together to show off collections, buy and sell, I think
there is a need to organize Lebanon philatelists and philately. How many
times have you looked at the philately page on the Libanpost web site and
thought, what a shame. If you don’t already know, the page consisted for
the past many years of a simple form to submit your name and interests to
LibanPost. That’s it. You never get any feedback. Speaking of which,
whatever happened to:
Did their rent expire? Currently you get an IDM page instead.
So I would emphasize the organizational aspect for this meet, to promote
the creation of a Lebanon philately advocacy group.
An old theme that the government my be interested in is to advertise
tourism through philately.
Another worthy goal is to create a reference material web site, not unlike
Elie M. excellent web site with a broader scope and with Q&A for newbies
and experts alike. Perhaps there can be an interactive feature where
anybody can submit a question that gets answered by a list of (more expert)
Back to the conference, you need first to determine the intended
audience. The audience could be:
- Philately hobbyists and professionals
- Philately retailers, those licensed by the government to sell stamps in
- Philately consumers including small and large businesses
If business (retailers and consumers) is involved then this raises the
level of interest and participation.
Can we get the government to demo future issues?
Can we get designers of Lebanese stamps to attend and talk about their craft?
Can we get printers of Lebanese stamps to attend and talk about the past
and future of stamp printing, quality control, etc.?
Another idea is to create an adjoining workshop of some sort with classes
for both newbies and more expert hobbyists.