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Delphi Economic Forum to Shape Agenda in Greece and Beyond

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Heads of state, policymakers and business leaders from around the globe will participate in Delphi Economic Forum which will take place in Athens in May.

The 6th edition of the Annual Conference will take place in hybrid format on May 10-15, 2021, in the Zappeion Megaron in Athens, under the patronage of the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

In a highly symbolic year for Greece, the Delphi Economic Forum VI will commemorate the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution.

Speakers include Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev, and Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of the Republic of Estonia.

A host of other prominent speakers will address a range of issues ranging from the Greek Revolution to the future of Europe.

For a full list of speakers, please click here.

In-depth discussions on the Greek Revolution Bicentennial will focus on how one must deal with, and process, the shared past in order to create a collective future.

A key topic will be “An account of two centuries of existence.”

Other sessions will focus on the following:

An in-depth view on the Eastern Mediterranean and the scramble that is underway between countries in the region for access to recently-discovered gas fields.

A discussion about how the COVID-19 Pandemic is reshaping the world trade landscape and what to do about it.

The Future of Europe: Can Europe find its place amongst the hegemonies of US and China and balance the strenuous relationship with Russia and Turkey, while reforming European foreign, security, and migration policy?

A review on renewable energy resources as an antidote to climate change.

Discussions about a fair and growth-oriented distribution of wealth and the role the state should play in such an arrangement are taken to the forefront of public debate.

Technology and the future of growth: panel discussions will focus on what is at stake, why technological change has pushed income inequality higher and generated fears about a “robocalypse” (massive job losses from automation), and why this should not cause despair.

The Delphi Economic Forum and its aims

The Delphi Economic Forum engages political, economic, business, academic, and other thought leaders in an effort to address emerging challenges.

It also tries to influence the national and regional agendas and promote sustainable and socially responsible growth policies for Europe, the wider Eastern Mediterranean and Greece.

The Delphi Economic Forum is governed by a board of directors and an advisory committee.

They monitor and improve the performance of the organization and ensure that it brings value to its members through its annual meetings, policy papers and knowledge platforms.

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