Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis invited the country’s main bodies, federations, chambers and institutions to come up with ways to tap into Greece’s significant potential in the next 20 years – ideas which will be presented during the Greece 2040 Forum scheduled for October 19-21.
The event is being organized by the Greece 2021 Committee, the organizing body of the 1921-2021 bicentennial events marking the 200-year anniversary of Greek Independence.
The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) was among the 14 participating bodies which will be called on to identify the necessary interventions and initiatives required so that the country can meet the future challenges and claim a leading role in developments.
Besides tourism, the 14 institutions represent labor, trade, education, communications and IT, navy and industry and will each draw up a plan for their area of interest to later be materialized by working groups.
During a video conference this week, Mitsotakis called on the bodies to identify the future of the country and using insight to contribute innovative ideas for a long-term plan.
“Let’s try to envision, more boldly try to map out what the world will be like 20 years from now, the challenges, the opportunities ahead of us, above and beyond the limitations and opportunities presented within short-term political initiatives,” he said.
The Greek PM went on to add that besides offering the chance to commemorate Greece’s glorious past, the bicentennial celebrations offer the chance to “define our future”.
On her part, Greece 2021 Committee President Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki called on the chambers and organizations to come up with proposals for improvement, taking into account the global reality, the possibilities but also the particularities.
Other points highlighted during the meeting were the need to employ new technologies for the digital transformation of the economy, the importance “green” growth, strengthening entrepreneurship, working relationships with data and technological developments, intergenerational solidarity, as well as the importance of developing infrastructure that will serve the needs and highlight the potential of the country, the enrichment of the tourism product, and the role of public education in research.