Athens Investment Summit

Now in its sixth year of financial crisis, Greece finds itself at one of the most difficult junctures in its history. Although the Tsipras government signed the Third Memorandum and one of the most difficult structural adjustment programmes devised, the national fiscal situation continues to deteriorate.

In no small part, this is due to a fundamental inability of successive governments to foster investments and a climate suitable to private sector economic growth.

Despite the negative headlines and volatile political environment, investments in Greece are gathering speed. The Tsipras government is gradually implementing its privatisation commitments. And investments in export-oriented sectors, such as tourism, manufacturing or agriculture, are taking place. 

The Athens Investment Summit provides a practitioner-focussed, objective view of the real risks, opportunities and threats of investing in Greece. 

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Featured Project

Autofire

Autofire is a game analytics cloud service that aims to empower developers with the right tool for optimising their games in terms of engagement and monetisation by dynamically adapting gameplay to each player’s behaviour.

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Featured Speaker

Defne Akarcali

Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Ms. Defne Akarcali is a Senior Investment Officer in the International Finance Corporation (IFC). She recently led the IFC's investments in four systemic Greek banks. 

 

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Investment Focus

Afternoon Thematic Session on Technology and Start-ups

The Greek technology sector has seen the rapid growth of a start-up culture and new business launches. Greek start-ups such as Taxibeat and Workable have excelled, expanding internationally and attracting funding rounds from domestic and international investors. Financers such as the Open Fund have provided cornerstone seed capital and early stage financing. Organisations such as The Cube, OpenCoffee and others provide networking, acceleration, incubation and a framework where like-minded, ambitious and motivated entrepreneurs can meet and develop.

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