I’m touring in Europe this week earlier than heading to the World Financial Discussion board in Davos, Switzerland. Over the following few weeks, I’ll interview and converse with many world influencers main and shaping the longer term who shall be on the Discussion board and write about our conversations right here.
I’m in Greece this week to talk with Irene Vantaraki, Founder and Chair of Greek Home Davos and Managing Director of AVADAR TRANSATLANTIC, a authorities affairs consultancy and enterprise advisory agency with workplaces in Athens and New York.
To begin, Greek Home Davos is an impartial, non-partisan, and non-profit initiative that goals to boost Greece’s presence on the World Financial Discussion board by selling knowledgeable debate about Greece’s position on the planet and Greece’s benefits as an funding vacation spot.
I posed a number of inquiries to Irene about why she pushed laborious to create this presence for Greece on the World Financial Discussion board.
Why was getting Greece a extra viable and distinguished position on the World Financial Discussion board (WEF) one thing important so that you can do? What are the advantages for Greece being current on the World Financial Discussion board?
There are a number of causes Greece ought to have a presence on the World Financial Discussion board (WEF). I felt this was a important mission as I’ve seen firsthand how firms and leaders can profit from collaborating in such occasions. Firstly, the WEF is a crucial platform for world financial cooperation and dialogue. By collaborating within the WEF, Greek leaders in enterprise and politics could have the chance to interact with different nations and stakeholders on a variety of financial points, together with commerce, funding, and financial growth. This might assist Greece construct stronger relationships with different nations and to advertise its financial pursuits on the worldwide stage.
Moreover, participation within the WEF would give Greece entry to a wealth of information and experience and the chance to study from the experiences of different nations. This might assist Greek leaders higher perceive the worldwide financial setting and develop methods for addressing the challenges and alternatives it faces. General, participation within the WEF would give Greece a priceless alternative to interact with the worldwide financial neighborhood and advance its financial pursuits.
What are the advantages to companies in Greece?
First, the WEF supplies a platform for companies to interact with numerous stakeholders, together with different firms, governments, and worldwide organizations. This can assist enterprises construct relationships, set up partnerships, and discover new alternatives for development and growth. Second, the WEF is a supply of information and experience, with a spread of periods and workshops targeted on important points dealing with the worldwide enterprise neighborhood. It will assist companies in Greece to remain updated with the most recent tendencies and finest practices and to achieve insights into new markets and applied sciences. Lastly, participation within the WEF can assist companies in Greece elevate their profile and visibility on the worldwide stage, doubtlessly attracting new prospects and buyers. General, the WEF is a crucial occasion for firms in Greece, offering priceless alternatives for engagement, studying, and development.
What do you hope comes out of Discussion board this yr?
Greek Home Davos is a platform for concepts and multi-stakeholder dialogue, bringing collectively decision-makers, enterprise leaders, and influential foundations & organizations inside and past Europe to advertise Greece’s model and entice extra long-standing investments. I imagine our presence and this system we’ve got put collectively spotlight these targets and can assist our firms make connections and partnerships to assist the nation and our individuals. I additionally hope that others worldwide see what an ideal place Greece is and what an ideal place to do enterprise.
Inform us about this system you have got created this yr.
This yr we’re grateful that the Prime Minister of Greece and different Heads of State will go to us throughout the annual assembly. However the agenda and discussions that can happen are essentially the most important. All our panels and talks are constructed on three pillars: innovation, power, and tourism. We could have important discussions on inexperienced power, sustainable tourism, safety, new tech, digital transformation, world banking, world recession, inexperienced transport, well being care, meals safety, and extra.
My takeaway from this dialog is that Irene is obsessed with serving to Greece companies acquire extra entry to the worldwide enterprise neighborhood. Davos is a spot to make relationships and make offers. Trying on the lineup of audio system and conversations, Irene and the crew at Greek Home Davos have created a priceless platform that can profit Greek companies.
Keep tuned for extra dispatches from Davos.