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FITCE Congress Opening Ceromony - Madrid

Opening ceremony of the 56th FITCE Congress held in Madrid 13th to 14th September 2017.

Visiting Professor Andy Valdar, wearing his chain of office as President of FITCE (Federation of Telecom Engineers in Europe), shared the stage with José Maria Lassalle (Secretary of State for Information Society and Digital Agenda, Government of Spain) and Eugenio Fontán (Dean-President for COIT, Spanish Official College of Telecom Engineers, and President of AEIT, Spanish Association of Telecom Engineers) at the opening ceremony of the 56th FITCE Congress held in Madrid 13th to 14th September 2017. As the banner indicates, this event coincided with the 50th anniversary of the COIT in Spain.  In addition to giving an opening address on behalf of FITCE at this European-wide conference, Andy took part in a round-table discussion on the status of engineers in Europe today.