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Digital Ship returns to Athens

Digital Ship returned to Athens last week, November 13-14, 2019, for its 17th Annual Maritime Conference & Exhibition.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} Industry experts took the podium to speak about the industry hot topics including satellite communications, digital transformation, cybersecurity, and fuel efficiency. New cutting-edge products, case studies and use cases from shipping companies were also presented.

The event included interactive Roundtable Sessions focused on ECDIS solutions, the role of CIO, software quality and e-learning.

At the end of the first day, the Annual General Assembly meeting of AMMITEC took place, followed by the Elections for the new Board of Directors.

During the assembly, which was attended by the association’s most active members, the activity of the outgoing BoD was presented by the president Mr. Stelios Sabanis and in particular:

  • Cybersecurity seminar held at the Hellenic American Union in 3 sessions
  • Ammitec participation at the NATO annual Cybersecurity Conference in Chania
  • Ammitec visit at the OTE SOC / NOC
  • 5th ShipIT Conference at Benaki museum
  • Several events co-organised with sponsors
  • …and the traditional Pita Cutting

The AMMITEC treasurer Mr. Tasos Makris presented the financial results which were approved by the members.

Furthermore, there was a vivid dialog and exchange of views about the future activity of the Association and ideas on how to enhance the members’ participation through working groups and other activities.

It has also been decided to donate an amount from the Treasury to some charity.

The elections results are as follows:

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The new B.o.D. gathered to elect the new president, vice president, treasurer and secretary and the results are as follows:

  • Stelios Sabanis, president
  • Themis Sardis, vice president
  • Tasos Makris, treasurer
  • Matthew Maheras, secretary
  • Katerina Raptaki, member
  • Achilleas Choursoglou, member
  • Eytychia Benaki, member
  • Yannes Filippopoulos, alternate member
  • Dimitris Makris, alternate member

AMMITEC wishes all a good start of term and also every success in their new roles. {/mprestriction}

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