Game Changer Greeks put their heads together during GEW
Mark Marich (GEW global)
Nov 15, 2012
Greece is an economy where entrepreneurship is desperately needed in the dire times the country is facing, at least it seems so when we take a closer look at the Global Entrepreneurship Week Policy Survey results that were published earlier this week.
Nevertheless, the energy and endless motivation of Greek organizers calls for optimism: “We highly believe in the creative and innovative minds of the Greeks, and we believe we could instigate a new start for the Greek economy. We have made it our responsibility to reach out to our extensive network and make a national call for a time of change” - said Carla Tanas amidst the preparations leading up to GEW.
In addition the country’s government seems to have recognized the crucial role of entrepreneurs in revitalizing the business scene and so they eminently support the 5th annual conference of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Greece hosted by the Federation of Hellenic Associations of Young Entrepreneurs (O.E.S.Y.N.E.), organized by MSCOMM Communications.
A number of mobilizing events are scheduled to happen in the country this week under the umbrella of GEW Greece 2012, one of which truly serves as an example - the high-impact "Game Changers Generation We” conference (14th-16th November).
“Generation We” consists of individuals who utilize the web and social networking; hands-on entrepreneurial people who embody the spirit of being a globally responsible citizen. During the three day event, these visionaries will have the chance to discuss the following topics:
- Shifting a Nations’ Mentality – an insight to how to foreigners perceive Greeks and how to recreate this perception
- Empowering the Youth – stimulating the economy by providing policies and actions to promote entrepreneurship in Greece
- Education Now - how entrepreneurship is shaping education on a global level and what does that mean for Greece
- Beyond Borders – key insights to being an extroversion company
- Back to Our “Roots” – strategic and innovative steps to develop the Greek rural economy
- Utilizing Our Natural Resources – Critical environmental issues, how to’s, obstacles, and success stories
- Branding our Heritage – how to invest in our philosophy and humanities learning
- 4 Seasons, All Year Tourism – latest trends and up to date strategies on how to build all year round tourism
- The Secret Ingredient of Women – how women are changing the world and how are they overcoming obstacles
- A New Brave World – get in tuned with the latest developments of hot and innovative digital and tech businesses and trends
- Big Data Boom – the latest and hottest topics how to stay on top of the game
Confirmed speakers for the Conference include:
- European Commissioner, Maria Damanaki
- Chairman of the Association of Hellenic Enterprises (SEB), Dimitris Daskalopoulos
- Chairman of the Board, SETE (Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises), Dr. Andreas Andreadis
- Co-Founder and CEO of YouNoodle, Ms. Rebecca Hwang
- Co-Founder of CubeSocial, Linda Cheung
- Founder of Symbid, Korstiaan Zandvliet
- CEO of Young Engineers, Mr. Amir Azor
- CEO OF Intelen, Vassilis Nikolopoulos
- Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of Vidyo, Alex Eleftheriadis
- Co-Founder of Aventurine, Tasos Flambouras
This post is a guest contribution from Daniel Szabo, a young Hungarian entrepreneur working out of the GEW Global offices in Washington, DC. Daniel is a graduate student of the Corvinus University of Budapest. He works with future startup generations in Hungary through the Kairos Society and the Young Entrepreneurs Association (FIVOSZ), globally through the One Young World network.