Why is the FIP important
It is THE international organisation which establishes guidelines for competitions and provides information about major stamp exhibitions.
Without the FIP there is no international voice for philately.
But there are tens of thousands of exhibitors and displayers, and the FIP is of no interest to them.
The one place where FIP impacts on most exhibitors is through its exhibiting rules and standards. Yet, the Board does not promote the Commissions, and starves them of funds.