Reload Greece will host the RG Connect19 conference on Saturday the 5th of October at Allen & Overy LLP offices in London, in collaboration with London Business School, London School of Economics and the South East European Studies (SEESOX) programme of Oxford University.
RG Connect19, the 6th annual Reload Greece conference, will bring together an international community of entrepreneurs, investors, global thinkers, professionals, academics and policymakers to discuss the future of entrepreneurship, investments, policy and innovation in Greece, the UK and around the world. Under the theme ‘Greece Open for Business’, the conference will run three concurrent work streams, ‘CONNECT, LEARN and INSPIRE’, featuring inspiring keynotes, practical workshops, and opportunities for interaction and networking.
Michael Jacobides, Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at London Business School, said “RG Connect is a unique conference, which brings together the best Greek entrepreneurs, the heavy-hitters of the Greek entrepreneurial diaspora, including in London and across the UK, and those interested in Greece. The Reload Greece conference has moved beyond a mere meeting place of those excited about Greek entrepreneurship, to a buzzing and invaluable event with great discussions around new technologies, markets, trends and business models.”
With leading international speakers, inspiring startup case studies, and invaluable networking opportunities, RG Connect19 is the place to be for the entrepreneurial and professional community in London.
RG Connect19 sessions include:
How Funds Source Deals – Venture Capitalists, Bruno Bolsens, Partner at Big Pi Ventures and Andreas Stavropoulos, Partner at Threshold Ventures, share their experiences and perspectives on VC sourcing channels and how startups can best meet the criteria of top VCs.
5G: Evolution or Revolution – Fotis Karonis, CTIO, Enterprise & 5G Executive Lead at BT Group and Ioannis Konstantinidis, Chief Strategy, Transformation & Wholesale Officer at OTE Group explore the myths and truths for the future of communication, data management and the advancement of sciences in this session moderated by Michael Jacobides, Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at London Business School.
Role Models Leading the Way to Diversity and Inclusion – Liana Gouta, Group Director Energy Policy and International Affairs at HELPE and Philippa Michali, CEO of Allianz Greece, address inclusion, equality and diversity, sharing their insights on succeeding in a competitive business environment and gaining an effective work-life balance.
Current Trends and Future of Work – Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics at London Business School and Author of international bestseller ‘The 100-Year Life’ joins a panel discussion looking at how longevity and new technologies are shaping the future of work and employability.
Greece Open For Business – Policy makers and government representatives discuss the changes that Greece is implementing to become more open for business and investment. Speakers include Ioannis Tsakiris, Deputy Minister of Development and Investments in Greece, in charge of public investments and structural funds, Christos Dimas, Deputy Minister for Development and Investments in Greece, in charge of research and technology and George Houpis, Director at Frontier Economics.
Scaling in Retail Business – Konstantinos Konstantinopoulos, CEO of Coffee Island, the 7th biggest Coffee Chain in Europe, shares his company’s journey and the significant developments which led to increasing their network and expanding to new markets.
Circular Economy & Sustainability – Fotis Fotiadis, Co-Founder & CEO of RG Challenge18 winning biotech startup, Entomics Biosystems, who transform food waste into sustainable, renewable resources with the use of insects, discusses his experiences developing the innovative startup.
The Day After the First Million – Constantinos Goulas, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Delft University of Technology, who has co-produced the first 3D-printed ship’s propeller and was given a place in the 2019 Guinness Book of Records, will be sharing tips on commercialising an innovation and key contributors to success.
International Accelerators in London: Learning from Each Other – Pier Paolo Mucelli, Founder & CEO of TechIatlia, Gergo Gulyas, MD of Startup Campus and Renate Schnutt, Senior Sector Manager at Advantage Austria share their experiences and the challenges and opportunities they face as international accelerators.
Culture Hacks: Branding lessons from a renowned Soprano – Frédéric Jean- Baptiste, Rap artist and experienced financial services professional will interview Soula Parassidis, Operatic Soprano, cultural influencer and Co-Founder of Living Opera to share their advice and techniques about self-branding in the art industry and beyond.
Startup Pitches – 9 Startups from Reload Greece and other international accelerators operating in London pitch to an esteemed panel of judges.
Join RG Connect19 to debate with a passionate community of entrepreneurs, professionals, academics and policymakers and make a positive difference together.
Hear more about RG Connect19 and book tickets – https://www.reloadgreece.com/rgconference/
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Watch the live stream – https://uk.livemedia.com/rgconnect19