On Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 a meeting was organized by the Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association (EENE) and the Delphi Economic Forum with the bureau and members of the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association (WHIA) held at Grand Hyatt Athens. It was a very enriching experience in participation and dialogue. The World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association (WHIA) is an interparliamentary organization of the Greek diaspora bringing together legislators of Greek origin from around the world. The mission was led by Ministers and Deputies of Greek origin serving in the Senate and the Parliaments (national and state) of the USA, Canada, Australia, Albania, Georgia, Sweden, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Argentina.
The opening speech was addressed by the President of the Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association (EENE), Dr. Vassilis G. Apostolopoulos, focusing on the actions and initiatives of EENE for the bridging of the Greek business communities of Greece and diaspora. He explained that maximizing the extroversion of Greek businesses is an important parameter for accelerating growth and the “scaling-up” of the Greek business ecosystem.
Mr. Symeon Tsomokos, founder and chairman of the Delphi Economic Forum, chaired the Roundtable and among other things highlighted the positive contribution of the Delphi Forum to the public debate in Greece and more widely in the international conference map and invited WHIA Association to organize missions from their countries to the forthcoming 5th Economic Forum of Delphi.
Mr. Christian Hadjiminas, the Vice-President of EENE Association focused on boosting entrepreneurship and referred to the significant success of the Workshops EENE Association has organized aiming on extroversion and outward-growth strategies, that successfully were followed by Greek companies, conquering their place on the global business map.
The event was also addressed by the Vice President of the Athens Medical Group, Mr. Christos Apostolopoulos, who focused on the action of the Medical Group “Health in the Country”, a special privilege card for the Greek diaspora in the US.
For their part, the WHIA President, Mr. Peter Katsabanis, and WHIA’s top representatives, such as First Vice President of the WHIA, Hellenic American Senator, Leonidas Raptakis, and the Victoria Minister of Health in Australia, Tzeni Mikakos, thanked the EENE Association, the President of the Delphi Forum, the Athens Medical Group and EFA Group for their important positions, while they also tabled concrete proposals to deepen the relations between the agencies who attended the workshop in the near future.
The open debate that followed dominated the issue of the prospects of the Greek economy and the business and economic cooperation in which the efforts of all parties can converge for the maximum possible positive outcome.