14 Dec 2022

Presentation of Greek House Davos 2023

Greek House Davos held on Monday, December 12, 2022 a press conference for the Presentation of Greek House Davos 2023. Following the successful organization of last May, the Greek House will open again its doors at Promenade 49d in Davos, with the support of Enterprise Greece and the Greek National Tourism Organization, between 16-20 January 2023 during the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2023.

Speakers at the presentation were Mr. Alex Patelis, Chief Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. Christos Dimas, Deputy Minister of Research and Technology, Mr. Riccardo Lambiris, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Athens International Airport (AIA) and Mr. Dimitris Fragakis, Secretary General of Greek National Tourism Organization.

Mr. Patelis referred to the contribution of the Greek House in Davos, in strengthening the visibility of Greece in one of the most important economic decision-making centers in the world, while offering the possibility to businesses to benefit from the advantages deriving from international networking. “Through our enhanced presence in international forums we all contribute to the success of our international strategies for strengthening the Greek economy and promoting Greece as an attractive investment destination in the post-covid era, giving emphasis on the country's comparative advantages. It is very important that Greek entrepreneurship has a strong presence in Davos and supports the efforts of the government," added Mr. Patelis.

The Deputy Minister of Research and Technology noted that "in 2022 we had for the first time a Greek House in Davos. And this marks the change of the country, the very great effort that has been made under the leadership of the Prime Minister, to regain our credibility as an investment destination; it is no coincidence that Greece has indeed succeeded in a short period of time, not only to gain the confidence of the markets, but to attract, despite the multiple crises we have suffered, very important investments. The extroversion of the Greek economy, the dynamism of our country is something we want to showcase and we consider the Greek House Davos to be a very good tool."

Mr. Lambiris, giving the perspective of the business world, underlined how important and feasible it is for the participating companies to benefit from the high-level meetings and the synergies established within the framework of Greek House Davos during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

The Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organization, emphasized the importance of Greece having a leading role in the framework of the World Economic Forum and once again expressed his support of the Greek National Tourism Organization to this initiative.

"In 2023 we are entering a new era where Greece should be a protagonist in Davos, as it is a protagonist in tourism around the world, as the fifth largest tourism brand. The Greek House will be our great opportunity to prove that Greece has changed, that Greece can move forward, that Greece can now shape developments. That's why the Greek National Tourism Organization will support with all its strength the Greek House that we believe will be even more successful", stressed Mr. Fragakis.

The event closed with Mr. Konstantinos Foutzopoulos, Director of the Greek House in Davos, calling on Greek businesses to have an active participation and presence at the Greek House in Davos during WEF 2023, thus contributing to the national effort.

The goal of GHD 2023 is to once again function as a catalyst for international synergies and substantial multilateral cooperation, simultaneously connecting the Greek business ecosystem with business leaders and decision-makers at regional and international levels.

As during the previous WEF Annual Meeting, the Greek House aspires to provide a unique opportunity to promote Greece's remarkable investment opportunities and to showcase the investment success stories of recent years at a global scale, through a dynamic program of high-level meetings, dinners, dialogues, presentations and other interactive initiatives.