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SOFIA CHAPTER CHAPTER - Dec 03, 2018

TechNet Sofia 2018 25th Anniversary Conference

In December, the chapter hosted AFCEA TechNet Sofia 2018, which was also dedicated to the chapter's 25th anniversary. Members, partners and friends heard discussions on a wide spectrum of issues concerning modern technologies and their application in the defense and security sphere. These were topics that have been the focus of events over the years, and which are gaining importance as digitalization and cutting edge technology penetrate almost all spheres of society, defense and security. The Jubilee annual conference was under the patronage of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense of Bulgaria H.E. Krassimir Karakatchanov with a special address from the EU Commissioner for Digital Society and Economy Maria Gabriel. Official partners of the event were MoD, e-Governance State Agency, Invest Bulgaria Agency and Defense Institute. During the conference, 25 institutions, including ministries, defense headquarters, force commands, academies, institutes and companies, and 25 Individuals, were awarded with Jubilee plates and certificates. Awards were handled by Maj. Gen. Erich Schaudacher, GEAF (Ret.), general manager, AFCEA Europe, Konstantin Zografov, regional vice president, South East Europe, and Chapter President Simeon Kralikov. The chapter also received the Certificate of Recognition from AFCEA International's President and CEO Lt. Gen. Robert Shea, USMC (Ret.). More than 170 registered delegates and guests attended the conference and awards ceremony.

Event Photographs:

Opening the conference in December are (l-r) Professor Vesselin Tselkov, chairman of Organizing Committee; Atanas Zapryanov, deputy minister of defense; Konstantin Zografov, regional vice president, South East Europe; Simeon Kralikov, chapter president; and Ognyan Zlatev, EU representative for Bulgaria.
Opening the conference in December are (l-r) Professor Vesselin Tselkov, chairman of Organizing Committee; Atanas Zapryanov, deputy minister of defense; Konstantin Zografov, regional vice president, South East Europe; Simeon Kralikov, chapter president; and Ognyan Zlatev, EU representative for Bulgaria.
TechNet Sofia 2018 was held in the Ceremonial Hall of the Central Military Club in Sofia, Bulgaria in December.
TechNet Sofia 2018 was held in the Ceremonial Hall of the Central Military Club in Sofia, Bulgaria in December.
Maj. Gen. Erich Schaudacher, GEAF (Ret.), general manager, AFCEA Europe (second from l), presents a Certificate of Recognition to the Sofia Chapter along with (l-r) Tselkov, Zografov and Kralikov.
Maj. Gen. Erich Schaudacher, GEAF (Ret.), general manager, AFCEA Europe (second from l), presents a Certificate of Recognition to the Sofia Chapter along with (l-r) Tselkov, Zografov and Kralikov.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Konstantin Zografov
+359 888 70 82 81

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