This past October, the 1st THE GREEKS ARE BACK Conference was held in Athens, with the participation of 50 Greek senior executives from more than 40 large multinational companies in 12 countries around the world.
Our goal was to approach the issue of Greece’s attractiveness as an investment destination, in a structured and pragmatic way, and not as an academic exercise. This was achieved both in the plenary sessions and in the working groups, where critical areas of public policy were discussed and constructive proposals generated. Specifically, the working groups focused on green investment, taxation, talent attraction, innovation and R&D, digital transformation, and the silver economy.
All proposals from the 1st Conference are available in a concise paper titled “Initiative for Foreign Investments in Greece,” which has been distributed to the government, the political parties, the Parliament, institutions and media, among others.
The comments and impressions of all those who participated in the 1st Conference were extremely positive. Therefore, the bar is already set high for the future. Equally high, however, are both our commitment as organizers and, above all the support and willingness of Greek senior executives abroad and company sponsors to participate. All this gives us confidence that we will have an even better 2nd THE GREEKS ARE BACK Conference in November 2022.
Founder of THE GREEKS ARE BACK
CEO of PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND NETWORKS