Global Innovation Summit 2022, Εναρκτήρια Συνεδρία, 15 Νοεμβρίου 2022


Την Τρίτη 15 Νοεμβρίου 2022 θα φιλοξενηθεί στο Μέγαρο της Ακαδημίας Αθηνών η εναρκτήρια συνεδρία του Global Innovation Summit 2022 (14-16 Νοεμβρίου 2022). Παρατίθεται κατωτέρω το πρόγραμμα της συνεδρίας:


Day 2 | Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Athens, Greece

Academy of Athens


09:00 Arrival of Guests


09:30 Welcome

(05 min)


✔     Deborah Wince-Smith, President, GFCC, USA

GFCC President, the Honorable Deborah L. Wince-Smith, welcomes participants to the second day of the 2022 Global Innovation Summit.



09:35 Welcome to the Academy of Athens

(05 mins)


✔     Presenter: Christos Zerefos, Secretary General, Academy of Athens, Greece



09:40 Welcome to Athens

The Honorable Kostas Bakoyannis, Mayor of Athens, welcomes participants to Athens and the 2022 Global Innovation Summit, and shares his perspective on the city’s journey into the future.

(05 min)


✔     H.E. Kostas Bakoyannis, Mayor of Athens, Greece

✔   Introduced by:  Simos Anastasopoulos, President, Compete GR, Greece



09:45 Opening Keynote address

(10 min)


✔     Christos Staikouras, Minister of Finance, Hellenic Republic, Greece

✔   Introduced by: Symeon Tsomokos, CEO & Founder, Delphi Economic Forum, Greece

The Greek Minister of Finance welcomes participants to the 2022 Global Innovation Summit and comments on Greece's dynamic path throughout history and future programs to build a competitive economy.




Global Competitiveness Award – Industry and Research Leadership

The Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils is pleased to present the Global Competitiveness Award in honor of leaders who are contributing to advance innovation and competitiveness agendas.

(20 min)


✔     Christos Megalou, GFCC Distinguished Fellow; CEO, Piraeus Bank, Greece

✔     Michinari Hamaguchi, General Director, SCARDA, Japan

✔     Introduced by: Deborah Wince-Smith, President, GFCC, USA



10:15 Launch of GFCC Principles

The GFCC and its members are proud to launch its annual flagship publication, the Global Competitiveness Principles. First established in 2010, the Global Competitiveness Principles offer an overarching framework for national strategies aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to foster innovation, competitiveness, and prosperity in the 21st century. Every year, GFCC members in more than 30 countries review the Principles to adapt its content in the face of today’s critical productivity and prosperity challenges. This year's edition focuses on place-based innovation and supporting initiatives to strengthen innovation ecosystems and improve local, regional, and national competitiveness.

(05 min)


✔     Chad O. Holliday, Chairman, GFCC, USA

✔     Deborah Wince-Smith, President, GFCC, USA

✔     Roberto Alvarez, Executive Director, GFCC, USA


10:30 GFCC Members & Fellows Photo

(10 min)



10:30 Global spotlight

Bridging the planet and future growth

Societies are overconsuming the natural resources available on the planet that are critical for guaranteeing the prosperity of present and future generations and ensuring global health. Designing and implementing new economic models that couple future growth while preserving natural assets is critical. This session will include a presentation on the global impacts of the climate crisis and a conversation about the models and initiatives needed to couple economic growth with the stewardship of planet Earth and its natural resources.

(50 min)


✔     Presenter: Christos Zerefos, Secretary General of the Academy of Athens, Greece

✔     Isabel Gil, President, Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal

✔     Christopher Geiger, Vice President, Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk, Lockheed Martin Corporation, USA

✔     Mr. Paul Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), USA

✔     Moderator: Kandeh Yumkella, GFCC Distinguished Fellow, Sierra Leone


Discussion questions:

●       What frameworks can facilitate sustainable economic growth?

●       What are the best examples of sustainable development across the globe?

●       What breakthroughs do societies need to couple future growth with the preservation of our planet?



End of the Program at the Academy of Athens


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