EFIRO names Canadian as exhibition vice-president

Canadian exhibition judge Sam Chiu is one of three vice presidents for the EFIRO 2024 Specialized World Stamp Exhibition, which will be held April 16-19 in Bucharest, Romania.


Chiu is among only a few Canadians who have served as a VP at a Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) exhibition. At the Romania show, Chiu is also a juror member for the Asia and Africa postal history category. Earlier this year, Chiu was only the second judge in the world to earn the FIP’s cross-accreditation in the newly created postcard class. At the end of EFIRO, Chiu will present a qualification seminar for the Postal History Commission. The course is taken by philatelists inspired to become a FIP judge in that category.

Fellow Canadian Ed Kroft is also attending EFIRO as a judge for the postal history Americas category. Before the exhibition, the FIP will hold Class No. 9 of the Jury Academy for 16 FIP-accredited jurors. The training is being given by FIP director Peter Suhadolc of Slovenia and FIP jury fellow Andrew Cheung of Hong Kong. Kroft will join them as an apprentice trainer for future classes in the Americas. Another Canadian, Jane Sodero, will also attend EFIRO in her first role as Canadian commissioner.

For more details on EFIRO, visit efiro.ro.

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