The 6th ITS Hellas Virtual Conference was a success!

The annual two-day Conference of the Hellenic Association for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems – ITS Hellas has been organised for the sixth consecutive year on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 December 2020 as a virtual event.

The 6th ITS Hellas Virtual Conference on “Intelligent Transport Systems and Developments in Greece” was attended by more than 350 people from 16 countries around the world who wanted to know more about the needs and benefits for the transport sector in Greece, and participate in the discussions on the opportunities for a general reconstruction of the economy through the “green” transition to the digital age.

The Conference was held with the support of the European Commission Representation in Greece and under the auspices of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, the Ministry of Digital Governance, the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers, the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship, the Hellenic Association of Mobile Applications Companies, the Hellenic Institute for Logistics Management, the Hellenic Logistics Association, the Greek Cold Storage and Logistics Association, and the Hellenic Federation of Road Transports.

The 6th ITS Hellas Virtual Conference was kicked-off by the President of ITS-Hellas and CEO of TELENAVIS, Mr. Konstantinos Haniotis, the President of ERTICO-ITS Europe, Vice President of ITS Hellas, Vice President of OASA and Director of ICCS/NTUA Dr. Angelos Amditis, the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Mr. Giannis Kefalogiannis, the Mayor of Athens, Mr. Kostas Bakoyannis, the General Secretary Spatial Planning and Urban Environment, Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy, Mr. Efthymios Bakogiannis, the General Secretary for Telecommunications and Posts, Hellenic Ministry of Digital Governance, Mr. Athanasios Staveris and the Deputy Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Greece, Mr. George Moschovis. Honoured keynote speaker was Mrs. Claire Depré, Head of Unit for Sustainable & Intelligent Transport, DG MOVE, European Commission, who spoke during the session: «European and National Strategy and policies towards a Green and Sustainable Mobility».

6th ITS Hellas Virtual Conference Recording Day 1

6th ITS Hellas Virtual Conference Recording Day 2


6th ITS Hellas Virtual Conference Day 1 Presentations

Plenary session: «European and National Strategy and policies towards a “Green” and Sustainable Mobility»

Moderator: Angelos Amditis, Chairman ERTICO-ITS Europe, Vice-President ITS Hellas, Deputy Chairman OASA, Research Director ICCS

  • “The European smart and sustainable strategy, a contribution to the European Green Deal” 

Claire Depré, Head of Sustainable and Intelligent Transport Unit, DG MOVE, European Commission

  • “The role of electromobility in upgrading the urban environment in Greek cities”

Efthimios Bakogiannis, General Secretary Spatial Planning and Urban Environment, Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy

Dimitris Papagiannidis, Head of General Directorate of Strategic Planning Transport and Road Safety, Hellenic Ministry of Infracture and Transport  

Antonios Gypakis, General Secreteriat for Research and Technology

Panel Discussion – “Challenges and Opportunities for the Greek Transport Sector”

Moderator: Angelos Amditis, Chairman ERTICO-ITS Europe, Vice-President ITS Hellas, Deputy Chairman OASA, Research Director ICCS

  • Rania Aikaterinari, CEO, Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participation
  • Panagiotis Papantoniou, President, Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Konstantinos Voulgaris, Member Board of Directors Hellenic Institute for Logistics Mangement
  • Nikos Mponis, General Secretary, Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship
  • Stavros Stavris, President, Hellenic Association of Toll Road Network –Hellastron
  • Panos Kouvelis, Mobility & Convenience Tribe Leader, Anytime, INTERAMERICAN

Plenary Session: ”Smart Mobility advances in EU: What’s Next?”

Moderator: Evangelos Mitsakis, Senior Researcher CERTH, Vice-President ITS Hellas

Nathalie Samovitch, Head of R&I Enercoutim, ResilientGroup 

Stamatis Magganiaris, Senior Researcher, Project Manager, ICCS

Piia Karjalainen, Secretary General, MaaS Alliance

  • Transport and logistics addressing the next critical 10 years for climate change

Fernando Liesa, Secretary General, ETP-ALICE

David Moszkowicz,  Smart Mobility Center Director, ALSTOM

Plenary Session: Smart Cities and Sustainable Urban Mobility:Policies

Moderator: Odysseas Raptis, Managing Director e-Trikala S.A.

  • “The role of the local government in the deployment of ITS”

Dimitris Papastergiou, President, Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE), Mayor of Trikala

Evangelia Stavropoulou, Head of the Department of Sustainable Urban Mobility, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport

Johanna Tzanidaki, Co-Chair ERTICO Platform, TM 2.0 Director, Innovation & Deployment ERTICO –ITS Europe

  • “What makes a city smart? Aligning innovation with mobility policy goals”

Karen Vancluysen, Secretary General, POLIS Network

Plenary Session: Smart Cities and Sustainable Urban Mobility: Entrepreneurship

Moderator: Konstantinos Haniotis, President ITS Hellas, President & CEO, Telenavis S.A., President, ILME

  • “New Post, New Ways”

Aristotelis Maragkakis, Training Director, Hellenic Post (ELTA)

  • “The Creation of a Cluster to Transform Urban Centers, the Implementation of the Last Mile in the Supply Chain and the impact  in the Product Value Chain”
    Dionisis Grigoropoulos, CEO, LogisticsWay, President, Greek Cold Storage & Logistics Association
  • “Smart mobility begins with parking”

Manos Makromallis, Secretary General, Hellenic Association of Mobile Application Companies (HAMAC)

6th ITS Hellas Virtual Conference Day 2 Presentations

Plenary Session: “Electromobility: Status in Greece and Next Steps”

Moderator: Angelos Amditis, Chairman ERTICO-ITS Europe, Vice-President ITS Hellas, Deputy Chairman OASA, Research Director, ICCS

Alexandra Sdokou, General Secretary of Energy and Mineral Raw Materials, Ministry of Environment and Energy

Evangelia Gkotzou, Director, Regulation of Retail Markets and Consumers Protection, Regulatory Authority for Energy

Kiriakos Kofinas, General Director Electromobility, Public Power Corporation

Evangelos Karfopoulos, Researcher, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS)

  • “Infrastructure as a key pillar of electricity development in Greece”

Ilias Petris, Strategy and Business Development Manager,NRG S.A

Stelios Stypidis, Director, TryEV

  • “SWOT Analysis for Electromobility in the Attica Region”

Foteini Orfanou, Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering, NTUA

Plenary Session: “Green Ports and Freight Transport”

Moderator: Tasos Vamvakidis, Commercial Manager,  Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT)

John Kanelopoulos, Team Leader, Researcher, ICCS

Georgios Tsoukos, Head of New Technologies and Innovative Systems, TREDIT S.A

Georgios Stefanidis Professor, University of Patras

Nektaria Kalogeropoulou, Account Director Enterprise & Public Sector, Nokia

Panagiotis Zikos, Dipl-Eng NTUA, Co-Founder iLink New Technologies, ITS BoD member

  • “Green Ports and Logistics”

Nicholas Rodopoulos, President of Hellenic Logistics Association, President and Managing Director of OnLine Data SA

Plenary Session: “Collection, management and significance of Data”

Moderator: Georgios Stefanidis, Professor, University of Patras

  • “FENIX – European federated information Exchange network in logistics and transport”

Georgia Aifadopoulou, Research Director CERTH/HIT, Head of Sector ‘Intelligent Infrastructure, Networks, Mobility and Logistics’

Evangelos Mitsakis, Senior Researcher, CERTH, Vice-President, ITS Hellas

Ioannis Vlachos, principal, Energy Web Foundation

Dimitris Sermpis, Traffic Engineer, PhD, Attikes Diadromes S.A

Akrivi Vivian Kiousi, Senior Business Development Manager, Head of Transport Lab, ΙΝΤRASOFT  

George Yannis, Professor, National Technical University of Athens

Κonstantinos Μaliatsos, Senior Researcher, UPRC, Assistant Professor, University of Aegean



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