On 8 June, ERTICO – ITS Europe hosted the annual General Assembly (GA) to present the highlights and strategic activities of 2020. Being one of the most significant events of the year, the GA sought to inspire employees, partners and stakeholders to reflect on the previous year and chart the course for the coming year. With more than 70 representatives, the GA webinar presented ERTICO’s future projects and strategy, including the upcoming event: the 27th ITS World Congress in Hamburg in October. During the GA, the Chairman of ERTICO, Dr Angelos Amditis shared the newly appointed Supervisory Board of ERTICO. The GA also confirmed that Dr Amditis was re-elected as Chairman of ERTICO.
Following three successful years of chairmanship, Dr Angelos Amditis, Research Director of ICCS/NTUA was re-elected as ERTICO chairman during the last annual General Assembly of ERTICO- ITS Europe, the European Partnership for Intelligent Transport Systems, a public-private partnership of 120 companies and organisations representing service providers, suppliers, traffic and transport industry, research, public authorities, user organisations, mobile network operators, and vehicle manufacturers- fostering research and innovation in the areas of Connected & Automated Driving, Urban Mobility, Clean Mobility, and Transport & Logistics.
Dr Angelos Admitis delivered an inspiring speech focusing on the challenging new conditions that have led to redefine the role of ERTICO as a key organization in the landscape of the European and global transport and mobility and have strengthen the role of Partnership in this new era.
‘ I feel very privileged to be re-elected in the Chairmanship of ERTICO at a time when the transport and logistics sector is overwhelmed by disruptive trends promising a complete transformation of the European and the global mobility ecosystem towards a smart, green, safe, connected, efficient and sustainable future. Throughout these challenging but exciting times, ERTICO has not only maintained its strong collaboration networks, but has also expanded its network of stakeholders, has supported new synergies and has opened up towards new horizons and activities. Together with our partners, we keep evolving and growing through nourishing partnership’s vision of bringing all transport actors together, embracing innovation and deployment activities in a sector where resilience and innovation goes hand in hand. Staying ahead of our partners’ needs, understanding their expectations, fostering their engagement in innovation and supporting them with expertise, knowledge and resources, becomes even more crucial when designing our strategy in this new reality of increased complexity. This process, which is expected to have a strong reshaping effect in the future mobility, requires -apart from constant dialogue with all stakeholders-, foresight and planning based on a holistic and multi-facet approach to the digitalisation of transport. In this context, I am looking forward to continue working with our partners and the mobility stakeholders and together lead the way for a safer, greener future and more efficient mobility in the smart societies of the future’.
Dr Angelos Amditis has been a member of ERTICO’s Supervisory Board (BoD) since 2013. In paraller to his role as a Chairman of ERTICO he is also a distinguished researcher with current and former positions in a number of national and international institutions and organizations (Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Hellenic Port Community System (HPCS) of the Piraeus Container Terminal S.A. (PCT), Vice Chairman at Athens Urban Transport Organisation (OASA), Vice President of ITS Hellas, Vice President and initiator of the EuroVR Association, Member of TP ALICE’s Executive Group, Greece’s National Representative on CCAM and C-ITS, Member of the Board of Directors of the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP S.A.) etc. View Dr Amditis profile and full biography.
In his ERTICO role, he will continue to drive ERTICO’s mission on making an impact in the mobility sector. The leadership appointment is part of a rigorous nomination process that occurs every two years and includes all of the ERTICO worldwide network.