On 21/07/2022 the “Ideagen EU Global Summit” event organized by Ideagen Global “Presented Globally by Microsoft” took place with great success, in collaboration with ALLILON and ACS Athens (American Communicaty School) and the support of the American Hellenic Institute.

The event took place in the ACS Athens auditorium and was professionally recorded. The room was open to the public but the final product is the video released by IDEAGEN TV on September 8th:

ALLILONnet Participation and Thank You Messages

ALLILON organized part of the introductory speeches and had entire first panel on the topic of “Maritime Strategy and Blue Economy in Greece”.

A big thank you:

  • to IdeaGen and Mr. Georgios Sifakis for the initiative of the event and the excellent collaboration with ALLILON
  • to the entire organizing team of ACS Athens and the president of the school, Dr. Peggy Peloni, for hosting the event in the school’s auditorium and the professional organization of the event
  • to our excellent speakers for their essential contribution and flawless representation of ALLILON


Overall Program of the Event

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:

«The EU rapidly adapting to a new geopolitical global landscape. The European Green Deal, the Recovery Plan for Europe and the SDGs»

  • Grigoris Zarotiadis – Dean of the Political and Economic sciences School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:

«The Sustainable Development Solutions Networks (SDSN), progress of implementation and experience»

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

Panel 1: Maritime Strategy and Blue Economy in Greece

Theme: In every crisis there is also opportunity. Greece engraved its place in history by facing successfully and repeatedly what initially appeared as impossible odds. The sea occupies a very central place in Greek history and civilization. Today, Greece still possesses the biggest merchant fleet in the world (in DWT). ALLILONnet is the global network of Greeks and friends of Greece for solidarity in the professional field, mainly in favor of our youth, for studies, professional insertion, career and entrepreneurship. The aim of the panel is to initiate a process of multidisciplinary discussion, that includes the relevance of the SDGs, on the considerable opportunities that do exist on this globally important sector for professionals, brain gain cases, start-ups, or investment projects.

Moderator: Amb. Angelos Pangratis

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

Vasilios Martzoukos- Vice Admiral Greek Navy (ret), Vice President of ELISME

Grigoris Zarotiadis – Dean of Faculty of Economic and Political Sciences School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr. Mary Papaschinopoulou- Founder and CEO MAR~DIPLO Maritime Corporate Diplomacy

Panel 2: Agility 21: Skills and Mindsets for the 21st Century

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.

Moderator: Yanna Darili, Media Executive and On Air talent

Peggy Pelonis • President, ACS Athens

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

Christos Stamatis • CEO, Stevia Hellas Cooperative

Leo Charitos • Finance Expert & Wealth Management

Konstantinos Michanetzis • Founder/CEO, Sylipsis corporation

Katerina Stathopoulou -Executive Director, Investments and Finance, Governor of The International Propeller Club Port of Piraeus

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

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 insights and strategies as we work toward achieving the Global Goals by 2030. For example, 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

Moderator: George Sifakis, Ideagen Global’s CEO

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

Maria Loi – Chef and Founder of Loi Brand

Panagiotis Zikos – CEO and Managing Director of OTIS Greece and Cyprus

Tilemachos Moraitis – Government and Corporate Affairs Manager at Microsoft Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Baltics & Ukraine


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.