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2015 as each year comes new beginnings, new challenges and new opportunities within the global community of the IEEE. These regions vary according to the needs and resources vary also IEEE spanning the activity and presence in the world. But United under a fundamental task and the mission to promote all regions should this opportunity to think beyond the assessment for the future of technological innovation and excellence in the interest of humanity and for reorienting the strategies, objectives and guidelines, support. Of course, this can become the most diverse and sophisticated region IEEE 8, which is the largest region geographically. But we are happy and honored, this village of challenge for geographic, ethnic and religious boundaries in many different take as throughout our region. Region 8 has demonstrated repeatedly over the years that can cause the diversity, creativity, innovation and fruitful cooperation. What has contributed to this success, which I would like to emphasize the importance for the coming months, we work as a team and our goal, it's a thing is: services for our members and for all humanity. So all what you mention above corresponds to the underlying infrastructure, what are some important opportunities or priorities for the region of IEEE 8 2015?Close to the industry for more than 50% of our members work in the industry (as opposed to the academic world), we have to focus on the present and future needs of professional engineers and defines new products of reg 8 out of 10 cats IEEE and services that support and stimulate their interest. With this action, IEEE shall authorize the relevance for the industry of the region 8. To do this, we need, IEEE, change, we must rejuvenate the participation of industry, a commitment to the sections for the R8 and active Ambassador named IEEE industry. We have established a strong action of the Committee on industry. The task is difficult, but the potential is large. Commitment, a mind open, a spirit of cooperation and support of the community are essential to its success. Chapters and affinity groups, which can contribute to, and new modes of cooperation should be explored. Students and young people ProfessionalsStudents and young professionals are recognized in the heart of the 8A region, you can determine the quality of your experience within the Club and the future of IEEE must also be inspired and find new paths that appeal to them. The first step has already been made; We have set very solid and strong teams for our students and young professionals from the Commission. The next goal is to ensure that these committees are very busy and have all the tools, resources, and support available, effectively its efforts focused on the increase of activities focusing on the value added to the membership. It is of great importance, we are planning several regional congresses, stimulate, inspire the students and they offer many opportunities for the exchange of ideas and friendships you want. Region 8 has several very successful experiences in the field of the student of the regional conferences and we are very proud that we have actually begun as a model used by the United States, regions that are considering similar measures. But success is without a title or a privilege, and certainly is not. Each event must be carefully planned with main objectives: to motivate students to find new ways for our members, create new competitions and media for a smooth transition from students, young professionals are. Affinity groups, chapters, and sections play a crucial role here. VitalitySection section vitality is the cornerstone of all activities. We need active and dynamic sections to preserve a chapter, affinity groups and branches of the student. This time, it was recognized, but more dedicated and focused on the initiative of last year and I would like that this will remain strong in the year 2015. Here you must guide efforts, ideas, and resources for strengthening and rejuvenation of the sections to assist and motivate them to be more active and diverse. Once, a big thing like this to succeed, needs a large number of volunteers touched and motivated action. We started with a focus at the bottom and on the search for an effective leadership and inspiring, starting from there. The members of the Council should be a mix of young and old, scholars and people in the industry from different parts of the section. Positions will be filled by competent persons designated. Chapter, affinity group and executive chairs are invited to the meetings of the Executive Committee. Sometimes it is difficult to find the right or volunteers, but if we create the right combination of professionalism, we achieve competence and social environment. Invite you to two IEEE members locally and regionally to participate actively in the IEEE world a better place for everyone. StasopoulosIEEE region 8 Director Costas 2015-2016. . . .