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World Leaders to Gather in Greece for Delphi Economic Forum 2019

Yiannis Thomatos, vice president and Symeon Tsomokos, president of the Delphi Economic Forum (center) during the press conference. Photo: GTP

Heads of State and Prime Ministers, EU Commissioners and leading personalities from the fields of politics, economy, entrepreneurship and academia will once again gather in the historic town of Delphi, central Greece, to participate in this year’s Delphi Economic Forum.

Under the theme “Challenges for Inclusive Growth”, the four-day event will be held between February 28 – March 3 at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi.

In its fourth edition, the forum will host 350 speakers  from all over the world. “We expect some 2,000 people – speakers, moderators and attendees – including diplomats, entrepreneurs, journalists, representatives of local authorities and students,” the forum’s President Symeon Tsomokos told reporters during a press conference on Tuesday.

Among the leading personalities that will participate in the event are Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Former President, Eurogroup; Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy, European Commission; Sigmar Gabriel, Former Vice-Chancellor of Germany; Gila Gamliel, Minister for Social Equality, Israel; Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank; Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU; Joaquin Almunia, Chairman of the Board, Centre for European Policy Studies, and Jose M. Barroso, Non-Executive Chairman, Goldman Sachs International (awaiting confirmation).

The Delphi Economic Forum 2019 will include 81 sessions and 27 on-stage interviews that will focus on the following issues:

  • Geopolitical challenges, global trends, and the future of our planet,
  • The international business environment – Creating a platform for empowering business and investor relations and enhancing trade links between Greece and Europe as well as the broader Mediterranean region,
  • The future of the European Union, three months prior to the European elections,
  • Greece’s economic recovery on the aftermath of the financial crisis.

The Delphi Economic Forum will also be attended by the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

The forum’s programming partners include the European Commission, the World Bank, the European Investment Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Moreover, the forum will be joined by leading think-tanks including the Chatham House, the Brookings Institution, the Atlantic Council, Bruegel, DiaNEOsis and the Laskaridis Foundation.

About the Author
Eleftheria has worked for several financial newspapers, magazines and websites during the past 19 years. Between 2004 and 2014 she worked as a radio producer, reporter and presenter for the Greek and English language program of “Athina 9.84 FM”. She also has hands-on experience in the MICE industry.

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