More than two thousand participants from all over the world attended the “22nd Capital Link Invest in Greece” Forum which took place in digital form on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Entitled “Greece – Looking Ahead With Confidence,” the Forum was held in co-operation with the New York Stock Exchange and major global investment banks and organizations.
Throughout the two-day period, 33 sessions and 112 top-level speakers from the Greek and international government, business and financial communities offered to a global audience a comprehensive, authoritative & insightful blueprint for the latest development and outlook of the Greek economy.
The main topic of all the panel discussions and presentations was the attraction of foreign investments, which is of great importance for the relaunching of the economy.
Led by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, several key Greek government ministers outlined their specific programs and policies in the sectors of their portfolios.
In a message to United States investors, Mitsotakis expressed confidence that Greece will recover after the pandemic. “I am confident that, as the pandemic eventually subsides, Greece will be on the side of the winners, with a rapid recovery fueled by the reforms that have already been put in place.”
“The pandemic also creates opportunities,” he added. “If anything, it has showcased that decentralized and remote working is here to stay. And in this case I cannot think of many places to live that combine the set of advantages that Greece has to offer. A country blessed with natural beauty and a government focused on attracting global capital.”
The Greek Premier also said that foreign direct investment is flowing in. Microsoft selected Greece to develop a data centre region. Volkswagen is launching a pilot project on smart mobility and electric vehicles in one of our islands. And Pfizer, impressed by the talent pool, recently announced it will be building a second hub in the city of Thessaloniki.
Below is Prime Minister Mitsotakis’ statement in full:
A top-level group of CEOs and other executives also discussed trends, developments and opportunities for each of the main areas of the economy.
Finally, a group of international investors shared their insight and shed light on the reasons that lead them to choose Greece as a business and investment destination and what lies ahead.
Over the years, the Forum has developed into an international summit about Greece. With a 22-year track record of success, the Forum has been engaged in a systematic effort to highlight Greece’s profile to a global business and investment audience.
Founded in 1995, Capital Link is a New York based investor relations, financial communications and advisory firm with a strategic focus on the maritime, commodities and energy sectors, MLPs, as well as Closed-End Funds and ETFs.
With presence in London, Athens & Oslo, Capital Link is a member of the Baltic Exchange and works very closely with the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and the London Stock Exchange as well as with major international and supranational organizations and industry associations in the areas of the firm’s strategic concentration.
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