Reload Greece – Innovating our way out of this crisis
The Reload Greece Conference aims to produce new insights into the current challenges of Greece’s Economic Development and inspire the next generation to create innovative enterprises contributing to a new jumpstart. The conference will be kindly hosted by the Hellenic Center of London, on the 22nd of September 2012, with the support of the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.
The Reload Greece initiative was triggered by a group of Greek students and recent graduates who live in London and want to inspire the new generation of Greeks to think and act differently. In response to the negative economic developments in Greece and driven by the desire to be the generation that makes an impact, even in one of the most difficult of times, we are proud to launch the Reload Greece Conference. Greece is currently facing many difficulties that hinder its development, however we are convinced things are reversible. It has a valuable untapped resource in its youth and a great potential to be a country that efficiently utilizes its resources and acts strong on its entrepreneurial activity, which will make it capable to compete on an international level. The conference aims to set the first stepping stone of a series of discussions around what Greece should and can really become.
The subjects discussed will include: the role of the State and how it can change to aid entrepreneurship, the sectors of opportunity for innovation and development in Greece and the reality of being an entrepreneur (leadership and business skills).
The program will feature a series of presentations by distinguished speakers and experts involved in the field such as Peter Economides, a brand strategist with a global perspective (www.felixbni.com), George Korres, a successful entrepreneur and founder of Greek cosmetics brand Korres Natural Products (www.korres.com), Costas Voyatzis, founder and editor in chief of the most influential online source of design information (www.yatzer.com), and Harris Ikonomopoulos, a lawyer practicing before the Greek Supreme Court and co-founder of ELPIDES association (www.ikonomopoulos.gr). The Conference will feature Interactive Round Table sessions focusing on the opportunity sectors of the Greek economy and a Panel discussion on the sustainability of change and innovation in Greece. The Conference will be moderated by LBS Professor Yiorgos Mylonadis.