Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz.  (Photo: Federal Government/Thomas Köhler)

Germany´s Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) agrees to take over the patronage of the International Stamp World Exhibition (IBRA) 2023 in Essen, the Federal Chancellery has now informed the Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e.V. in Bonn. “That is very good news, we are pleased about the commitment from Berlin,” says BDPh President Alfred Schmidt. The IBRA will take place from 25 to 28 May 2023.

In his special address Chancellor Scholz writes: “I am very pleased that, after many years, this beautiful exhibition can take place in Germany again. For that I would like to thank the Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e.V., and the entire organizational team. I wish you and your guests from all over the world successful exhibition days and stimulating conversations during IBRA 2023!”.