PRESENTATION OF KAFTERANIS BOOK

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With great success and high participation took place, the presentation of the book “Xiang YOUNG – Machiavelli – SOFISTES THE TECHNICAL STATE” from Christos Kafteranis at an event organized by the Greek Institute of Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Development in the Old Parliament Hall.

The speakers, Nadia Valavani, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Andreas Loverdos spoke about the book and applying it to the current reality. The event opened with the greeting of Alexander Giannelos, president of the IEA, while the responsibility for coordination was the journalist Dimitris Tsiordas.

The writer Christos Kafteranis aptly attributed the epitome of ancient Greek and Chinese philosophy and political thought of Xiang Yang and the Sophists with the European thought of Machiavelli.

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DILIGENTLY, MAKING BUSINESS 2015

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The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Hellenic Institute of Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Development (IEA), organized successfully the strategic conference:

DILIGENTLY, MAKING BUSINESS 2015

The Conference took place on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the “ERMIS” room, ACCI (6th floor) and was organized with the scientific support of the Centre for Progressive Policy Research. It was also organized under the auspices of the Union of Hellenic Chambers and in association with Boussias Communications and Symeon G Tsomokos SA.

Ministers and representatives of the political scenery, of institutional Bodies and of the major business Groups of Greece have been invited to honor the Conference with their presence.

Scope of the Conference

The Chambers-members of the Union of Hellenic Chambers aim at reinforcing their institutional role, as Consultants and regulators of growth and development in the area of commerce, industry and services. In parallel, they continue to operate as a unified body of supporting institutional infrastructure, innovating and listing the priorities of the market forces. More specifically, the Union of Hellenic Chambers undertakes numerous interventions to the political leadership for all State legislations related to its activities. The forwarding of these interventions to the relevant people and service offices, together with the simultaneous registration of the priorities of the whole market forces at the right time, contributes to the creation of a climate of cooperation, mutual trust and successful information of the business world.

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ATHENS INVESTMENT FORUM: Stock Exchange Financing for Future Growth (3/2015)

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The Union of Listed Companies and the Hellenic Institute of Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (I.E.A) are organizing, in collaboration with Boussias Communications, the strategic conference:

ATHENS INVESTMENT FORUM: Stock Exchange Financing for Future Growth

Tuesday 31 March 2015, Grande Bretagne Hotel, Athens

The Conference highlights the contribution of Greek listed companies and the Athens Stock Exchange to the new, developing Greek entrepreneurship model that is based on economic growth, export activity, innovation and energy efficiency, as well as on modern infrastructure, sustainable practices and market and business transparency. The Conference is relevant to non-listed companies as well, since they face the challenge of adapting to new funding requirements which will depend more on the markets and less on the banks, thus they can learn from the experience of already listed companies.

The Conference agenda puts emphasis on important issues concerning the current investment and business opportunities framework that defines the parameters for sustainable and extroverted growth for Greek companies. It aims to address the most significant questions concerning the Greek economy, on its current state and will present the initiatives which need to be taken so as to exploit the capacity of the Greek economy, in all sectors: primary (agriculture and mining), secondary (manufacturing and heavy industry) and tertiary (tourism, shipping and services).

The new model of entrepreneurship promotes the export activity for Greek companies, attracts transparent investments and funding, and intends to prevent the Greek “brain-drain” and give initiatives to talented Greeks to stay in their country

Members of the government, senior business executives, investors with worldwide acclaim, distinguished experts from academia, as well as members of Business Associations and Chambers of Commerce will present their propositions on the reinforcement of growth prospects in Greece, investment strategies that apply to the whole of the production cycle and modern entrepreneurship practices with growth perspective.

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ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION PARNITHAS (3/2015)

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The Management Body of the National Park of Parnitha, the SKAI and the Greek Institute of Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Development (I.E.A.) organized, in cooperation with KEAN, environmental action in Parnitha, Sunday, March 15, 2015.

More specifically, Sunday March 15 2015, volunteers and staff of member companies participated in seedling care action in burned areas, in the Parnitha National Park.

The action was carried out with the sponsors Boussias Communications Company and the online magazine ECO-ENERGEIN.GR.

Further information on the SKAI, the Greek Institute of Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Development (I.E.A.) and the Management Body of the National Park Parnitha will find  www.skai.grwww.iea.org.gr, www.parnitha.eu, www.kean.gr.

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RESTARTING THE ECONOMY – MODERN CITIES AND COMPETITIVENESS (12/2014)

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The Hellenic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (IEA), in collaboration with Symeon G. Tsomokos SA and Boussias Communications, organized successfully the strategic conference

“Restarting Greek Economy – Modern Cities and Competitiveness”

The conference was held under the auspices of the Municipality Pylaia-Hortiatis, the Union of Hellenic Chambers, and the Region of Central Macedonia.

It aspired to become the vault for a dialogue regarding investment opportunities in the Region and the upgrade of urban infrastructures in order to boost urban performance and to advance the citizens’ living standards.

That is, functional cities with up-to-date urban infrastructures that constitute safe investment destination, increasing capital flows towards their Regions.

The conference took place under certified quality standards and event sustainability management, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 20121.

Conference goal

European aim for social and regional convergence is signified and carried out through increasingly assertive efforts by the European Union for local and regional development. The Lisbon Treaty outlines the exigencies of the increased regional role. The local and regional development are decisive factors that enhance development prospects of European Union member states. The creation of a viable developmental model with comparative, competitive advantages presupposes the backing for the institutional role of local communities and authorities at the local and regional administration level.

The conference emphasized on the new entrepreneurship model that has outward-looking, energy self-sustainment, and innovation in Northern Greece as its criterion.

For more, please visit the webpage: http://macedonia.iea.org.gr/ (in Greek)

IEA IS BACKING UP SKAI’S ACTION, (16/11/2014)

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The Hellenic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (IEA) backs up SKAI’s action

“We learn about Greek nature and mountain paths”

SKAI inaugurates a new hiking and touring program in mountain paths of Parnitha, Penteli, and other Greek mountains.

On November 16, we begin hiking and education in the former royal land in Tatoi. The paths inside the land are of low difficulty level (category 1). It takes place in collaboration with the Management Body of Mount Parnitha National Park.

In the first hiking activity we have the support of the Friends of the Tatoi Land Association and of the Hellenic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development.

Meeting point is the central entrance of the Tatoi Land in the location of Lefka, at 11 am.

Throughout the land we come across rich fauna vegetation of fir, pine, and other important species of Greek flora. During hiking we will have to wear sportwear.

For more, please visit the SKAI webpage: www.skai.gr/news/environment (in Greek)

INVESTMENTS IN GREECE AND DEVELOPMENT PROSPECT (11/2014)

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The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ΕΒΕΑ) and the Hellenic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (ΙΕΑ) along with the scientific support by the Center for Progressive Policy Research (KEPP), organized successfully the strategic conference:

“Investments in Greece and Development Prospects 2014”

The conference was carried out with the collaboration of Boussias Communications and Symeon G. Tsomokos SA, on Wednesday 5 November 2014, at the Hotel Grand Bretagne, Athens.

The event was held under the auspices of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Development and Competitiveness, Tourism, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, Environment, Energy and Climate Change, and Health.

The conference discussed the new entrepreneurship model based on development, energy self-sufficiency, and innovation, relying on up-to-date infrastructures and transparent relationships with the market. It also reviewed the existing framework of opportunities and investments that define viability and export-oriented development of Greek businesses with contemporary coverage of management support

That is, entrepreneurship with a dynamic of promotion of outward-looking Greek firms, that retain talents in the country, and sufficient to attract vigorous, transparent funding and investment.

Government officials, senior managers, and experts presented proposals of bolstering competitiveness of Greek businesses, investment strategies that apply throughout the production chain, and contemporary entrepreneurship with a developmental prospect orientation.

Main topics were:

  • The increase of Greek firms’ competitiveness and invigoration of export activities with a dominant export orientation (pharmaceuticals, service providers, food industry, textiles etc)
  • Institutional reform, investment framework, role of the banks as the foundation stone of Greek economic recovery, identification of alternative funding and restoration of creditworthiness of Greek firms that pursue large projects abroad.
  • The utilization of infrastructure (ports, airports), mineral, and water resources of Greece.
  • Study of the most important factors supporting the Greek economy: maritime and transport.
  • Attainment of development, inside the current economic framework and capacities of specific sectors (energy: natural gas, oil, renewable sources; investments in infrastructure development, invigoration of Greek industries, energy self-sufficiency, and discounted electricity bills) as its basic pillars.
  • Attraction of foreign investments in infrastructures of high-quality tourist interest.
  • Definition of the geopolitical dimension and development prospects of the Greek economy.
  • Exploitation of regional development capabilities.
  • Communication technologies as a lever of development prospects; new telecommunication map
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship as a combining factor of sustainable development.

For more, please visit the webpage: http://growthforum.iea.org.gr/ (in Greek)

RESTARTING THE GREEK ECONOMY AND NEW ENTREPRENEURSHIP MODELS (10/2014)

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The conference organized by the Viotia Chamber, the Central Greece Industries Association (SBSE), and the Hellenic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (IEA) in collaboration with Boussias Communications was successfully concluded.

“Restarting the Greek Economy and New Entrepreneurship Models”

The conference was held under the auspices of the United Chambers of Greece, on Friday 3 October 2014 at the Conference Hall of the Ecclesiastical Mission at Oinofyta, Viotia.

 

Conference goal

The conference debated strategies that boost innovative, competitive, and effective entrepreneurship in Greece. These strategies center on how to increase productivity and outward look based on modern infrastructures, transparent institutions, relationships, and processes.

Entrepreneurship, in this context, means that it aims to keep employees and talents at home, and attract healthy, transparent funding and investment.

The conference topics were characterized by illustrating entrepreneurship as a drive to restart and develop the Greek economy and included:

  1. Investments in infrastructures and energy self-sufficiency – Funding
  • The largest Greek business groups as “next-day” investors
  • Attracting international investors – Institutional framework
  • Accessible and sufficient energy coverage
  • Restructuring the mix of energy sources towards eco-fuels and soft energy (natural gas, renewable energy) as a correct and disruptive solution in the prospect of secure and full coverage of Greek energy needs.
  • Infrastructures: completion of highways, natural gas grid, water supply network, high-speed telecommunication network
  • Utilization of infrastructures (ports and airports) mineral and water resources of Greece as a necessary and sufficient condition for economic wellbeing.
  • Attainment of development inside the current economic framework and the capability of certain essential sectors: energy – natural gas, oil, renewable energy, investments in development infrastructure, energy sufficiency, social bills, boosting Greek industries.
  1. Innovation, new technologies and entrepreneurship in industry, education, and insurance/security of human resources
  • Innovation in product design (R&D), consumer satisfaction differentiation, mode and process of production
  • Innovative ways of product and service promotion, interactive communication with consumers
  • Commercial activities centering on digital technology
  • Increase of competitiveness of Greek businesses and boost of exports to stir and sustain Greek industry
  1. Primary production, quality tourism, and outward look
  • Need for clustering and cooperation of local production forces to achieve economies of scale and market penetration
  • Innovative investments in primary production sector to develop local communities
  • Orientation to exports to allow companies counterbalance the reduction of domestic consumption
  • Tourist development as a goal and outcome of successful policy and diligent continuous focus on quality

The conference addressed: representatives of the market, managers of large industries and domestic business groups, government and party officials, as well as local authorities and chamber members.

The event was successfully concluded with a reception honoring representatives of the government, parties, local administration, the board of the United Hellenic Chambers, chambers, sponsors, speakers, and honorable guests.

For more, please visit the webpage: viotia.iea.org.gr (in Greek)

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ELECTROMOBILITY: CONCLUSIONS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF PPC (9/2014)

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Electromobility is a new, very important sector of the European economy, the rapid development of which can help to create a very large number of new sustainable jobs, increasing national income, etc. in Greece and also in Europe and in tackling climate change.

Greece, in particular, must be prepared in time to create the proper charging infrastructure for electric cars, etc., a policy that requires close cooperation of all stakeholders (State, statutory bodies, local authorities, businesses, etc.).

For European electric power businesses electromobility is a “big challenge” as rapid expansion in the number of electric vehicles creates new needs and business opportunities to increase the supply of electricity, development of “smart grids”, greater use of renewable energy etc.

These were some of the early conclusions drawn in the first working section of the “International Conference on Electromobility: The Program Green eMotion” organized by the PPC on September 20 2014 at Zappeion Exhibition Hall and was under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change.

Mr. Yiannis Maniatis, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, delivered the main address to the delegates emphasizing the growth potential of electromobility for our country.

Mr. Arthur Zervos, president and CEO of the Public Power Corporation, in his speech referred to the active participation of the Corporation in the European Green eMotion Program and the new opportunities opened for business in the electricity sector in the development of electromobility.

The Congress involved Greeks and foreign experts working on the implementation of the European Initiative Green eMotion, parliamentarians, representatives of local athorities, large companies executives of car industries, energy, etc. Group Public Power Corporation etc.

The workings of the Conference and all of the presentations will be posted on website: www.dei.com.gr

Speech by Mr. Arthur Zervos: http://www.dei.com.gr/speech (in Greek)

ATHENS NATURAL GAS FORUM (6/2014)

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The conference Athens Natural Gas Forum 2014: Energy Security, Development and Transnational Partnerships, was successfully held by the Hellenic Institute of Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Development (IEA), Symeon G. Tsomokos SA and Boussias Communications.

During the conference Greek and international representatives, members of Parliament and the Government, senior managers in the industry, international experts, consultants and entrepreneurs exchanged views and expertise on topics such as:

Greece as energy hub and energy gateway to Europe, the role of natural gas as the backbone of development of the Greek Economy, strategic market development planning, strategic alliances, acquisitions, Pipelines (TAP, IGB, EastMed), Storage and Transfer Stations (Terminals) , FSRUs, etc., energy efficiency and security, extracting natural gas in Greece – hydrocarbon deposits.

For more, please visit the webpage: http://iea.org.gr/archives/

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ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION PARNITHA (5/2014)

The Management Body of Mount Parnitha National Park and the Hellenic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (IEA.) in collaboration with SKAI organized a successful environmental action – attentive action – Parnitha area, Sunday, May 4, 2014.

DILIGENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP PHOTOS

On April 9, 2014 in the Hall “Hermes” of the Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Athens (EBEA) was successfully organized the conference “Diligent Entrepreneurship 2014”. View the photos of the conference.

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CONFERENCE “DILIGENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP” (4/2014)

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The United Hellenic Chambers (ΚΕΕΕ) and the Hellenic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development Agency (IEA), in cooperation with Boussias Communications organized successfully the strategic Conference “Diligent Entrepreneurship 2014”, on April 9, 2014, in Athens, at the Hall” Hermes” of the Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Athens.

Conference goal: The Chambers, members of the United Hellenic Chambers, aim at strengthening their institutional role as consultants and regulators of progress and growth on issues of trade, industry and services. At the same time continue to operate as a single body of institutional support infrastructure, innovating and recording the priorities of all market forces.

For more, please visit the webpage: www.iea.org.gr (in Greek)

KALAMATA – CONFERENCE (4/2014)

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The Chamber of Messinia, the Municipality of Kalamata and the Hellenic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (IEA) organized successfully on April 4, 2014 the Conference on “Regional Development and Social Entrepreneurship”.

The topics included: how to achieve Sustainable Regional Development that is becoming more decentralized, extending outwardly from the central administration to the regions, municipalities and Chambers, in collaboration with universities, organizations, associations and branches, through the creation of “smart” and sustainable cities that operate as incubators and accelerators of innovation and corporate social responsibility initiatives that acts as a catalyst for business change and sustainable development.

For more, please visit the webpage: www.kalamata-iea.org (in Greek)

ATHENS – REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (3/2014)

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In Athens on March 19, in the Hall “Hermes” of the Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Athens (EBEA), was successfully organized the conference “Regional Development and Social Entrepreneurship”, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Athens (EBEA) and the Hellenic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (IEA).

The conference covered the sensitization and mobilization of the State and the municipalities through the chambers, to from policies that promote regional development, employment and social entrepreneurship, with the active participation of businesses and the local community.

For more, please visit the webpage: www.perifereiakianaptyxi-iea.org.gr (in Greek)

INVITATION BY THE COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CHAMBER OF ATHENS

“Business Financing and Investment Opportunities. Business Angels Network (DEA-EBEA) of the Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Athens” on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 18:00 at the Hall of Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Athens, Akadimias 7, Hall Hermes (6th floor).
The Hellenic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (IEA) endorses the event of the Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Athens.

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CONFERENCE INVESTING IN ENERGY (1/2014)

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The Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Athens (EBEA) and the Hellenic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (IEA) organized with great success, in cooperation with Boussias Communications, the strategic conference: “Investing in Energy 2014” at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens, on Monday, January 13, 2014.

During the conference were examined at length the developments in the energy market in Greece and the wider region, in EU energy policy, in the geopolitics and geoeconomics of deposits and pipelines. Furthermore, were analyzed the new framework and investment opportunities and the key parameters for the design of a sustainable development strategy for the country.
For more, please visit the webpage: http://iea.org.gr/archives/261#more-261 (in Greek).

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Environmental Awards 2014

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The Hellenic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (IEA) sponsored successfully, for the second consecutive year, the organization of Environmental Awards 2014. The award ceremony was held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, in Athens, at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel.

Environmental Awards 2014 involved businesses or organizations on best practices, procedures, and initiatives regarding environmental protection and sustainability, as well as public organizations and local authorities or contractors or their collaborators.

For more, please visit the webpage: http://iea.org.gr/archives/109#more-109

PHOTOS Environmental Awards

Environmental Awards 2014, supported this year by the Hellenic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (IEA) were successfully concluded. The ceremony was held for the second time this year, in a particularly festive and upbeat atmosphere, on December 18, 2013.

In a packed hall at the Hotel Athenaeum Intercontinental, more than 300 senior business executives, mayors, and public institutions representatives attended the awards ceremony on best practices for the protection of the environment and sustainability, which are distinguished by impartial process, established by Boussias Communications and Plant Management.

For more, please visit the webpage: http://iea.org.gr/archives/211#more-211 (in Greek)

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ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION AT PARNITHA (11/2013)

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The action was organized by the Management Body of Mount Parnitha National Park in collaboration with SKAI and the support of IEA. As scheduled, on November 11, 2013 volunteers gathered. The participation was large but due to unsuitable weather conditions, the event did not take place.

The attending volunteers briefly enjoyed the unique nature of Parnitha and renewed their appointment for next month.

The IEA board wishes to thank its members and friends for their participation.

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Οι παριστάμενοι εθελοντές αφού απόλαυσαν για λίγο την μοναδική φύση της Πάρνηθας ανανέωσαν το ραντεβού τους για το επόμενο διάστημα, με στόχο να υλοποιήσουν την δράση αυτή.

Το Δ.Σ. του Ι.Ε.Α. ευχαριστεί τα μέλη και τους φίλους για την συμμετοχή τους.

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