Digital Policy Minister Pappas meets companies taking part in CES, Las Vegas

Digital Policy, Communications and Media Minister Nikos Pappas, along with Digital Policy General Secretary Stelios Rallis, representatives of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise Greece, on Thursday had a meeting with the 10 companies that will take part in the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to be held in Las Vegas next January.

During the meeting, which included a presentation to the press, Pappas said that the state wants to play an active role in supporting start-ups in collaboration with the American-Hellenic Chamber, encouraging young people to be daring and to develop their products and ideas.

He noted that the digital policy ministry is making efforts to support entrepreneurship, over and above the financing instruments and the electronic digital ID and signature for businesses, and that it was now possible for businesses to carry out their transactions with the state sector only electronically.

The 10 companies planning to take part in CES include: Plantbox, Ridemind, Orama VR, TEKMON, CityCrop, Spotlight POS, Norbloc, UOM Robotics Academy, Oviview, Rubbllz.

In exclusive statements to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) and the public broadcaster ERT, Pappas noted that Greece “now has a strong and structured presence at all international technology exhibitions.”

“Greece has nothing to fear or envy on the international scene, it has exceptional cases of products, ideas, human resources and the determination of the state to support these efforts,” he said. This applied to both the development of products and services and in spreading technology that could improve the lives of all and help remove social exclusion,” he added.