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The Greek Economy conference, the flagship event of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, was successfully organized for the 25th consecutive year on December 1 & 2, 2014 at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel.

The conference attracted once again the elite of the political, diplomatic, academic, business and media communities in Greece, with hundreds of delegates attending this summit meeting. An impressive array of high caliber speakers—the Prime Minister of Greece, Antonis Samaras, the Leader of the Opposition, Alexis Tsipras, the US Ambassador to Greece, David Pearce as well as Ministers of productive ministries, presidents of local and international organizations, bankers, distinguished academics, representatives of think tanks and prominent businessmen lend their unique perspectives, initiated constructive dialogues in an effort to promote a sustainable environment for entrepreneurship and economic growth and vitality.

Each year the program of the conference focuses on local and global issues, as well as on key sectors of the Greek economy. This year, The Greek Economy conference will focus on pivotal issues that concern Greek as well as European citizens. Despite the admirable fiscal adjustments and the large number of reforms Greece has enacted, there is little room for underperformance and concerns in many areas remain. Key issues such as transparent accounting, the end of memorandum, the restructured banking system, the energy sector’s perspectives, business financing, the digital economy as well as the latest European and global prospects for economic growth and development have been discussed at this pivotal gathering.

From abroad Deborah Wince-Smith, President & CEO, United States Council on Competitiveness, USA, Dimitris Tsitsiragos, Vice President, IFC, Jacob Soll, Professor of History and Accounting, Department of History, University of South California, USA and William Antholis, Managing Director, Brookings Institution, USA visited our country for the conference to share their views with the audience and participate in focused meetings.

This year again renowned and respected journalists (Reuters, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal) from the United States and Europe attend the conference, covered the agenda and participated in key discussions.

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Elias Spirtounias
Executive Director, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Simos Anastasopoulos
President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Evangelos Venizelos
Deputy Prime Minister & President, PASOK

Constantine Michalos
President, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry

David Pearce
US Ambassador to Greece

Gikas Hardouvelis
Minister of Finance

Jacob Soll
Professor of History & Accounting, Dept. of History, University of South California, USΑ

Paul B. Kazarian
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Japonica Partners USA

Marko Mrsnik
Director, EMEA Sovereigns & Public Finance, Standard & Poor’s, Spain

Theodore Fessas
Chairman, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV)

Yanos Gramatidis
President, Institute of Economy and Public Governance, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Maria Velentza
Advisor, EU Commission, Task Force for Greece

Nikos Vettas
Director General, IOBE

Spyros Papaspyrou
Deputy Managing Director, Piraeus Bank

Nikolaos Philippas
Chairman & Scientific Director, KEPE

Georgios Papadimitriou
Financial Services Industry Leader, EY Southeast Europe & Advisory Services Leader, EY Greece

Yannis Maniatis
Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change

George Peristeris

Arthouros Zervos
Chairman & CEO, PPC

Mathios Rigas
Chairman & CEO, Energean Oil & Gas

Alexis Tsipras
Leader of the Opposition & President, SYRIZA

Michalis Chrisohoidis
Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks

Nikos Peppas
Country Manager, Greece Cyprus and Bulgaria, SAS Institute

Antonis Monokrousos
Country Leader, Oracle Hellas

Anthony Bartzokas
Board Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Antonis Samaras
Prime Minister of Greece


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  • Event Date & Time
    December 1, 2014
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Event Date & Time
    December 2, 2014
    7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Location


Venue Phone: 00800 3122 1211

Syngrou Avenue 89-93, Athens11745