News in 2014
Technical Chamber of Greece visits FIG
9 December 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark
On 9 December 2014, in his penultimate duty as President of FIG,
TEO welcomed Secretary General Chronis Akpitidis from the
Technical Chamber of Greece to FIG. The Technical Chamber of Greece is a
long-standing member association within FIG and the home association of
President Chryssy Potsiou (2015-18).
TCG and FIG had fruitful interactions and discussions during this one-day
visit by Mr. Akpitidis. Discussions included the challenges faced by
the Profession both in Greece and in Europe, the joy and pride of TCG and
the surveying profession in Greece in having Chryssy Potsiou as the
President of FIG and the support TCG will bring to President Potsiou’s
Presidency. It was a useful visit where Mr. Akpitidis got acquainted
with the workings and global presence of FIG as well as that of the FIG
Office in administering FIG’s global presence.
The meeting coincided with administrative meeting between President
Potsiou and CheeHai Teo. Chryssy and her Council
comprising of Vice Presidents Bruno Razza (CNGeGL, Italy), Pengfei
Cheng (CSGPC, China), Rudolf Staiger (DVW, Germany) and Diane
Dumashie (RICS, United Kingdom) together with Chairs of FIG Commissions,
Networks, Permanent Institutions and the FIG Foundation is now positioned to
lead FIG forward.
As the current President bows out, he expressed his thanks and
appreciation to FIG’s corps of volunteers, those who are in leadership
within FIG as well as FIG’s membership and partners that have worked
together and contributed towards enhancing the usefulness for our sciences,
technologies, knowledge and practices. It is the hope that all these
energies and efforts have contributed much towards advancing the utility and
standing of our Profession and the Federation. He is also very thankful for
the support and contribution, friendship and counsel of so many from amongst
FIG’s membership, partners and stakeholders.
President CheeHai Teo added in the last "Letter
from the President” of this term “as my four year term as FIG
President ends, it has been a tremendous professional and personal
experience and remains a privilege”.
FIG Office takes this opportunity to wish those who celebrate, Merry
Christmas and may all enjoy the goodwill of this season. Wishing everyone a
From left: Louise Friis-Hansen, Claudia Stormoen, Chronis Akpitidis, Chryssy
Potsiou, CheeHai Teo, Hanne Elster and Ioannidis Charalabos
After the administrative meeting on 8 December President Teo,
President Potsiou and FIG Office met with representatives from the Danish
Association of Surveyors, DDL, Geoforum, the Danish Cadastral and Mapping
Agency, representative from the US, and an Iranian young surveyor.
Copenhagen, 10 December 2014
11 Decmber 2014