March 28th 2019
08:30 Registration and refreshments
09:00 Welcome remarks by the conference chairman
Maximilien Lambertson, lead analyst, eastern Europe, The Economist Intelligence Unit
09:10Official opening
IS THERE AN EDUCATION SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES THE NECESSARY SKILLS FOR THE LABOUR MARKET?

Niki Kerameus, head of education, research and religious affairs sector, New Democracy
Anna Diamantopoulou, president, DIKTIO network for reform in Greece and Europe, former European Commissioner

09:30HAVE A SAY - Live polling and discussion
09:50

THE MEASURE OF INTELLIGENCE IS THE ABILITY TO CHANGE
(Albert Einstein)

ŸDo we live in an intelligently adaptable world?
Manolis Vlatakis, bronze medal award in the International Fundamental Aerospace contest by NASA

10:10HAVE A SAY - Live polling and discussion
Do you believe that the world will have changed excessively by 2030?
10:30
WHAT ARE THE TRENDS SHAPING THE FUTURE WORKPLACE?
Ÿ  The role of technology, demographics, migration and politics
Ÿ  The best and the worst jobs for the future
Ÿ  The role of AI in the workplace

Nikolaos Mavridis, founder and director, Interactive Robots and Media Lab (IRNL), United Arab Emirates
Steve Wells, global futurist, COO, Fast Future, UK 

10:50HAVE A SAY - Live polling and discussion
Can the forecasts on the transformation of the labour market prove wrong?
11:10Break
11:45
GREECE’S BRAIN DRAIN – I
Ÿ  Latest developments
Ÿ  Can brain drain be converted into wisdom gain?
Ÿ  Humanities

12:10
HAVE A SAY – Live polling and discussion
Will the brain drain in Greece stop now that Greece has exited the bailout programmes?
12:30
PESSIMISM DEFIED
Ÿ Until the big social problems are solved, young people pave their own way

Elina Kordali, founder, Madame Shou Shou
Yiannis Gavrielides, CEO, Covve
12:45
HAVE A SAY – Live polling and discussion
Has the momentum of young entrepreneurship in Greece been affected by the crisis?
13:05
GREECE’S BRAIN DRAIN – II
Ÿ The ones who left VS the ones who returned

Yannis Pagoulatos, head of Europe for Hospitality Verticals, LG, Amsterdam
Nikolaos Theodorakis, lecturer and fellow, University of Oxford, fellow, Stanford Law School
Rigas Potiropoulos, architect
13:30
HAVE A SAY – Live polling and discussion
Do you feel that leaving Greece is the best option for the young ones?
13:50
YOUNG GRADUATES AND COMPANIES:
SKILLS, TALENT AND RESKILLING
Ÿ How can we bridge the gap?
Ÿ Do we know what the market needs?
Ÿ Overqualified and unemployed: Why 1/3 of the companies in Greece cannot find employees with the right qualifications?

Steve Bainbridge, senior analyst for European training policies, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)
14:05HAVE A SAY – Live polling and discussion
14:30Networking Luncheon
16:00Conclusions-end of conference

Economist Link Banner
Economist Link Banner
Economist Link Banner