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Concordia Annual Summit Kicks Off September 20

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The Concordia Annual Summit was founded in 2011. This year it starts on September 20. Credit: Facebook/Concordia

Leaders, entrepreneurs, and visionaries from across the world will address the 2021 Concordia Annual Summit which kicks off in New York on September 20.

It will be held in a hybrid format, with both in-person and digital programming from September 20-23 and digital-only programming on September 23.

The Summit, which analyzes and provides solutions for current issues, was founded in 2011 by Matthew A. Swift and Nicholas M. Logothetis, a member of the Greek diaspora.

In 2011, the modest launch of the first Concordia Summit in New York City attracted mostly friends and business partners of the founders. Ten years later the Concordia Annual Summit in New York has become one of the most important events that run in parallel to the UN general assembly and the organization is now facilitating impactful year-round events around the globe.

The major themes of this year’s Summit are:

  • environmental sustainability,
  • global trade, manufacturing and supply chains,
  • human rights and social progress,
  • economic empowerment and financial inclusion,
  • technology and digital transformation,
  • cultural diplomacy and youth advocacy,
  • democracy, security and geopolitical risk,
  • health disparities, recovery and resilience.

For the full list of speakers please see here

Concordia Leadership Awards

The Concordia Leadership Council also announced the three recipients of the 2021 Leadership Award: Laura Bush, Former First Lady of the United States (public sector); Niels B. Christiansen, CEO of the LEGO Group (private sector); and, Mónica Ramírez, Founder & President of Justice for Migrant Women (nonprofit sector).

The Concordia Leadership Award recognizes global leaders within the public, private, and nonprofit sectors who inspire others through their ability to turn vision into impact.

Voted on by a subcommittee of the Concordia Leadership Council, recipients possess a commitment to catalyzing positive social and economic change while promoting effective public-private collaboration to create a more sustainable future.

Past recipients include: Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart; Christiana Figueres, Founder of Global Optimism; António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations; and, Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.

Concordia’s Leadership Award Committee is chaired by Anita McBride, Concordia Leadership Council Member and Former Assistant to President George W. Bush & Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush, who commented:

“The Leadership Award Committee has undertaken a rigorous nomination and selection process. I am honored to chair this committee and I’m delighted to announce three distinguished individuals as this year’s recipients. Each, in their own right, showcases exemplary leadership in their field and is charting the path for lasting and positive change in people’s lives.”

In 2017, Greek Reporter spoke to the co-founder of Concordia Summit Nicholas M. Logothetis.

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