ALLILON invites you to attend the “Ideagen EU Global Summit” event organized by Ideagen Global “Presented Globally by Microsoft”, with the participation of ALLILON and ACS Athens and the support of the American Hellenic Institute.

The event will take place in Athens, on July 21, 2022, 13:30 – 17:30.

The event will take place in the auditorium of ACS Athens (American Communication School) and will be professionally videotaped. You are free to attend all or part of the event as long as you have registered below.

ALLILON will participate in the first panel of the event on the topic: “Maritime Strategy and Economy”. See our speakers and the overall program below!

Participants and Panels:

Participants and Panel

WELCOME – Opening (2:00pm)

Peggy Pelonis, President – ACS Athens- host

George Sifakis, CEO – Ideagen Global

Amb. Angelos Pangratis – EU Ambassador (ret)

Introductory remarks (2:15pm)

Amb. Ioannis Vrailas – Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Greece to the EU (Invited)

Theme : The EU rapidly adapting to a new geopolitical global landscape. The European Green Deal, the Recovery Plan for Europe and the SDGs (invited)

Grigoris Zarotiadis – Dean of the Political and Economic sciences School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (invited)

Theme: The Sustainable Development Solutions Networks (SDSN), progress of implementation and experience or

“Παρατηρητήριο των ΣΒΑ για τη Μαύρη Θάλασσα στη Θεσσαλονίκη: απαραίτητο και χρήσιμο”. (SBA Observatory for the Black Sea in Thessaloniki: necessary and useful)

Master of Ceremonies: Yanna Darili – Media Executive and On-Air Talent

Panel 1: Maritime Strategy and Economy (2:30pm)

Amb. Angelos Pangratis: Coordinator

Nicolaos Theodossiou: Chair of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Black Sea, professor civil engineering department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (possible physical presence)

Theme: European Green Deal, Blue Economy, and the SDGs

Vasilios Martzoukos- Vice Admiral Greek Navy (ret) (digital participation)

Theme: The Greek Maritime strategy as a pillar of economic development

Amb. Dimitris Iliopoulos- Ambassador of Greece and of the EU (ret) (expected physical presence)

Thaseme: Political and economic aspects

Dr. Mary Papaschinopoulou- Founder and CEO MAR~DIPLO Maritime Corporate Diplomacy (Expected physical presence)

Theme: Entrepreneurial Spirit and Blue Economy: a Sea of Opportunity for Young Greeks

Panel 2: Agility 21: Skills and Mindsets for the 21st Century (3:25pm)

Theme: Having entered an age of continuous change and constant disruption as indicated by the development of Artificial Intelligence, Web 3.0., new economies, and more, the new era requires skills and mindsets that allow individuals to adapt to, navigate, and often, initiate change. Agility 21 aims to address the issues from the perspectives of Education, Business, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Technology and the Media. Developing and using such skills requires unprecedented agility; being abreast of continuously changing knowledge for the evolving world of the 21st Century and it presupposes a mindset of both educators and students to be lifelong learners.

Coordinator: Tom Ellis, Editor in Chief Kathimerini, English Edition

Guest 1: Peggy Pelonis • President, ACS Athens

Guest 2: Alex Costopoulos • Secretary General, AMCHAM Greece; Founder/CEO, FORESIGHT

Guest 3: Christos Stamatis • CEO, Stevia Hellas Cooperative

Guest 4: Leo Charitos • Finance Expert & Wealth Management

Guest 5: Konstantinos Michanetzis • Founder/CEO, Sylipsis corporation

Guest 6: Katerina Stathopoulou – Governor of Propeller Club

Panel 3: 2030: The Global Goals and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) : Strategies and Implementation (4:10pm)

Theme: As we approach 2030, Ideagen is committed to connecting the dots to achieve the Global Goals (SDGs). In addition to the SDG’s, this panel will provide insights from a cross-sector lens on ESG as outlined by our colleagues at KPMG, “For more than two decades, companies have come under increasing pressure to incorporate ESG goals in their business. An increasing body of evidence indicates that companies can both do good and do well financially, which is contributing to a record number of companies setting out on their own “ESG journeys”. – KPMG US

George Sifakis, Ideagen Global’s CEO: Coordinator

Guest 1: Bill Ritcey – Donohue: Vice President of Strategy, National Security, Govini

Guest 2: Maria Loi – Chef and Founder of Loi Brand

Guest 3: Panagiotis Zikos – CEO and Managing Director of OTIS Greece and Cyprus

Guest 4: Vangelis Morfis, Modern Work & Security – Product Marketing Manager – Microsoft Greece (Invited)

Reception/Networking (5:00pm to 5:30pm local Athens Time)

Invited guests and speakers include Ambassadors, CEO’s and NGO leaders from the world’s leading companies, NGO’s and Public Sector Organizations, including Microsoft, J&J, Nasdaq, Greek Government, EU Ambassadors, OTIS, OTE, Hitachi, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, AARP, Onassis Foundation, IBM, KPMG, Google and many other global leaders and organizations.