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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Our Sponsors

SEV - Hellenic Federation of Enterprises

The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) plays a leading role in the transformation of Greece into a productive, outward-looking and competitive economy, as an independent and responsible representative of private economy.

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Investment Focus

Changes in regulation shall help restructuring Greek businesses: Investment opportunities are expected along the process.

Amidst many evident problems in Greece there are also positive developments, which should not be overlooked. Gradual changes to the legal framework for insolvencies and recapitalisations of banks open opportunities for companies to restructure their business and for creditors to improve their low expected recovery rate.

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