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The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with its Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, held its 15th annual Corporate Social Responsibility conference, Inclusive Cities & Engaged Citizens: Rebuilding our Society Sustainably, on November 6 at the Benaki Museum.

The conference focused on sustainability in the urban environment for cities to stimulate economic growth and the emergence of opportunities that make cities more attractive to citizens and businesses investing in sustainable growth. The conference aimed to drive social development in urban and regional areas by focusing on four pillars: Entrepreneurship & Growth, Education, Urban Innovation and Engaging Citizens. The conference, attended by 300 delegates, provided a platform for attendees to hear insights from prominent speakers and learn about new opportunities to develop more meaningful corporate social responsibility practices in fostering a culture of corporate sustainability leading to a more sustainable future.

Our successful innovation, the CSR Marketplace showcased innovative best practices, encouraged more interaction, dialogue, and sharing among conference participants. The exhibitors included: 3M, AB Vassilopoulos, Alpha Bank, Athens International Airport, Eurobank, Interamerican, National Bank of Greece, Sanofi, Vodafone, Amimoni, Metadrasi, Praksis.

CSR CONFERENCE 2017 PROGRAM AND PRESENTATIONS

Opening Remarks

Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Pakis Papademetriou, Chair, CSR Committee, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Maria Alexiou, Chair of the Board, CSR Hellas

 

Keynote Speaker

Alec von Graffenried, Mayor of Berne, Switzerland

 

Entreprenuership & Growth – Linking Business Objectives to society

Sabina Dziurman, Director for Greece and Cyprus, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Nikos Drandakis, Founder, BEAT

Nikolaos Pipas, CEO, Yolenis

Stavros Tsompanidis, Founder, PHEE

Moderator: Michalis Stangos, Co-Founder, Industry Disruptors-Game Changers

 

Education – Creating Value for the Future

Michail Bletsas, Director of Computing, MIT Media Lab

Stefanos Gialamas, President, American Community Schools of Athens

Iraklis Mousiadis, Vice President, American Farm School

Peter Chresanthakes, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Anatolia College

Paul Kidner, General Manager, The People’s Trust

Moderator: Ioanna Sapfo Pepelasis, Associate Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business

 

Urban Innovation – Breaking Barriers towards Sustainable Living

Dimitris Papastergiou, Mayor of Trikala

Kostas Adamakis, Associate Professor, University of Thessaly

Konstantinos Champidis, Chief Digital Officer, City of Athens

Vassilis Nikolopoulos, CEO & Co-Founder, Intelen

Matthew Damigos, Founder, Athens Wonders

Moderator: Polydefkis Loukopoulos, Chairman & Managing Director, Philips Lighting

 

Engaging Citizens – Empowering People in an Urban Reality

Panagis Vourloumis, President, Food Bank

Eleni Myrivili, Chief Resilience Officer, Resilient Athens

Alexandros Taxildaris, President, Perpato

Dimitris Kontopidis, Founder & General Director, Humane

Nadina Christopoulou, Co-Founder, Melissa Network

Moderator: Alexander Theodoridis, Co-Founder, Boroume

 

Closing Keynote Address

Dr. Stephen Miller, Professor Emeritus of Classical Archeology, University of California Berkeley

 

PRESS RELEASE

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Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

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Pakis Papademetriou, Chair CSR Committee, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

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Maria Alexiou, Chair of the Board, CSR Hellas

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Alec von Graffenried, Mayor of Bern, Switzerland

 

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Entreprenuership & Growth Panel

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Education Panel
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Urban Innovation Panel

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Engaging Citizens Panel

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Dr. Stephen Miller, Professor Emeritus of Classical Archeology, University of California, Berkeley

 

  • CSR 2017 CONFERENCE
    November 6, 2017
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Event Location

Venue:  

Address:
Pireos 138, Athens, ATT, GR, 11854