Conference and Seminar Proceedings

FIG Kick-Off Event

24 January 2015 in Athens, Greece

Programme and handouts

MORNING SESSIONS Chair: Robin McLaren, Know Edge Ltd, RICS
Welcome address by Greek hosts Christos Spirtzis, President of TCG

Chronis Akritidis General Secretary of TCG

Giannis Machikas President of HARSE

Socrates Alexiadis, General Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change

Prof Angelos Siolas, Vice Rector of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Prof Marinos Kavouras, Dean of the School of Rural and Surveying Engineers, NTUA

Gikas Manalis, CEO, Attica Bank, (Gold sponsor)

Dimitris Andritsos, MSc MRICS Chief Executive Officer, Eurobank Property Services SA, (Gold sponsor)

Looking ahead Prof Chryssy A. Potsiou, Associate Professor, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, NTUA FIG President
Ensuring the Rapid Response to Change, Ensuring the Surveyor of Tomorrow

Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB, Co-Chair of the United Nations Committee of Experts of Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), formerly Director General and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey (Skype presentation)
The importance of surveying: looking to the future
Handouts - extra

Economic Developments Prof Nicolas P. Retsinas, Harvard Business School Boston
Opening Doors to Private Investment
Land Management Developments Paul Munro-Faure, Deputy Director of the Climate, Energy and Tenure Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Global FAO guidelines on governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests

Gavin Adlington, Lead Land Administration Specialist, The World Bank
Cadastral Survey in the 21st century, and why the 19th Century matters

  John Kontos, Marathon Data Systems (Silver sponsor)
Technological Developments Prof Pengfei Cheng Director General, National Quality Inspection and Testing Center for Surveying and Mapping Products of China, and FIG Vice President
Developing Emergency Mapping, Meeting the Surveyor of Tomorrow

SeeLian Ong, KMN Property Developer and Consultant, formerly Global President of RICS, Chair of FIG Commission 10
Building Information Modeling (BIM)-Global Maturity in Adopting BIM

  Chair: Diane Dumashie, RICS, FIG Vice President
Professional and Institutional Developments Kees de Zeeuw, Director, Kadaster International, The Netherlands
A new era: Dynamic Information Management

Robin McLaren, Know Edge Ltd
Tomorrow’s Surveyor Today – Member Associations' Responsibilities

Brent A. Jones PE, PLS Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records Esri
The Changing Value of Professional Associations

Malcolm Lelliott, General Secretary of EGoS
The Private Sector and its Response to Change. Mobility of Professionals within Europe

Artemis Valani, Surveying Engineer, Consultant
The experience of a Greek Young Surveyor

FIG Response to Change Robert W Foster, PE,PLS FIG Honorary President, past ASCM President
Looking Back, Looking Ahead

CheeHai TEO, Licensed/Chartered Surveyor, Malaysia Former FIG President
FIG: 2011 – 2014

Prof Rudolf Staiger, Professor, Dept. of Surveying Engineering and Geoinformatics, University of Applied Sciences Bochum FIG Vice President
ACCO-Achievements and future Goals

John Hohol, President of FIG Foundation
The FIG Foundation -‎ Building A Sustainable Future. Activities and Accomplishments During The Past Four Years

Marc Vanderschueren, Director/Surveyor in Charge of the International Relations for the General Administration of Patrimonial Documentation of Belgium
Technical and Political Support of FIG and FGF (Federation of French Speaking Surveyors) for the African Associations of Surveyors

Prof Chryssy A. Potsiou Associate Professor, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, NTUA
FIG President
The FIG Work Plan 2015-2018
Handouts (2nd part)

Closing of Inauguration ceremony