On October 4, 2023, ATE celebrated its anniversary (postponed until now due to the pandemic). It was an exciting and joyful celebration at the Donostia Aquarium, in the company of its clients and suppliers, in which the people who make ATE the group it is were the protagonists.
They were supported by a high level of institutional representation, led by the Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, at the head; the Minister of Economic Development Arantxa Tapia; the Minister of Finance, Pedro Azpiazu; the General Deputy of Gipuzkoa, Eider Mendoza and the Mayor of Donostia, Eneko Goia, among other authorities. An external recognition for all these years of work that made them understand the significance of the achievement.
They say that 80% of companies disappear before reaching five decades. “Resisting should not be a goal, but completing half a century is an achievement within the reach of very few service companies,” said Pedro González-Perabá, managing partner of the company, in his welcome speech.
They also say that people are the ones who make the difference in organizations. This is what the philosopher and National Essay Prize winner Daniel Innerarity spoke about, who helped analyze the future challenges of ATE, in an open conversation about “The future of the future.”
After a round table in which two ATE people, Beatriz Castillo and Javier Osés, talked about what work was like in those early years when technology was practically non-existent and what it is like today, they reviewed some of the fundamental changes experienced in this climate.
Finally, Virginia Imaz was in charge of the laughter, offering the “Clownclusions” of a meeting that concluded with a reception and with best wishes from the attendees “for 50 more years.”