The 2023 Concordia Annual Summit will convene from September 18th to September 20th in New York City alongside the UN General Assembly.
From the role of the international community in addressing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the need for private-sector solutions to advance environmental sustainability and democracy, this year’s Concordia Annual Summit will provide an essential platform to bring together leaders and decision-makers from across sectors.
The Summit will take place at the Sheraton New York Times Square. For the full list of speakers click on the link.
With over a decade of experience bringing together heads of state, leaders of the private and NGO sectors, and new and diversified perspectives to explore tangible solutions to local and global challenges, the 2023 Concordia Annual Summit will be the largest convening alongside the UN General Assembly.
The Concordia Annual Summit upholds a remarkable legacy of uniting heads of state, policymakers, business executives, NGO leaders, entrepreneurs, and activists for over a decade.
As the leading public-private sector forum alongside the UN General Assembly, this year’s gathering is geared to establish market-led solutions to the greatest challenges of today. Delving into the pivotal role of the private sector in combating disinformation to tackling urgent issues like mental health, environmental sustainability, and emerging technologies, the 13th Annual Summit will foster transformative discussions and deliver actionable outcomes.
The agenda of the Concordia Annual Summit
The topics that will be covered at the Summit include are as follows below.
Cultural diplomacy and youth advocacy
Stable, prosperous, and resilient communities are built through engaged and connected citizens who have confidence in their power to actively participate in shaping their social, economic, and political future.
In this digital era, access to education is key to ensuring young citizens, especially disempowered young women, are included and engaged in civic society, local and national economies, and global development strategies.
Democracy, security and geopolitical risk
Throughout the world, but especially in the U.S., the fragility of democracy has been a highly discussed topic in recent months. From one of the most competitive elections in America’s history to the growing refugee crisis around the world, rebuilding trust in democratic institutions and maintaining national security are top of mind for governments and citizens alike.
A focus on redefining foreign policy and collaboration between countries, as well as a sense of domestic peace and security, will be high on governmental agendas throughout the world.
Across the globe, investors and companies are waking up to the real physical and regulatory risks—and potential opportunities—posed by a warming climate. Accelerating this shift is the pandemic.
With many of the root causes of climate change increasing the risk of pandemics, the outbreak of COVID-19 has caused individuals to become acutely aware of the intricate relationship between pandemics and planetary health, amplifying the importance of environmental sustainability in guaranteeing a healthy future.
Dependency on technology has surged amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. A sudden change in how we connect with others highlighted the need for a tech-savvy economy and a digital transformation that meets social needs, whilst fostering a new platform of dialogue that went consistently unchecked and could sow the seeds of public distrust.
It also called attention to a socioeconomic divide, which could threaten the ability to grow wealth in a digitized economy
For a full list of topics to be discussed click on the link.
Founded in 2011 by Matthew A. Swift and Nicholas M. Logothetis
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.
More than a decade 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.
In 2021, Laura Bush, the former First Lady of the United States, was awarded with the 2021 Leadership Award at the Concordia Summit.
In 2022, the Concordia Summit closed with remarks by Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Blair and the First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden.