westlakeand-ventueesc150709001The plenary session of the Committee got under way in the afternoon with a joint presentation by the outgoing AICESIS President, Janos Toth, and the incoming AICESIS President, Antonio Marzano, reporting on the Budapest meeting of the previous week (see various posts). I had invited my predecessor, Patrick Venturini, who is now the SG of AICESIS, to sit beside me on the podium, and I can’t resist posting a photograph of that!