THE FUTURE WORKPLACE:
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  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?

Kostas Gavroglu, minister of education, research and religious affairs, Greece
Niki Kerameus, head of education, research and religious affairs sector, New Democracy
Georgios Markopouliotis, head of the European Commission representation in Greece
Anna Diamantopoulou, president, DIKTIO network for reform in Greece and Europe, former European Commissioner

The academic perspective:
Kostas Axarloglou, dean and professor of international business and strategy, Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece

Moderator: Nikos Chatzinikolaou, president of Athens Daily Newspaper Publishers Association (A.D.N.P.A.), publisher, Real News
09:50HAVE A SAY - Live polling and discussion
Should the objectives of the education system be defined by the labour market?
10:10
INTELLIGENCE IS THE ABILITY TO ADAPT TO CHANGE
(Stephen Hawking)
Ÿ Do we live in an intelligently adaptable world?
Ÿ Νew economy, global job seeker trends

Konstantinos Kyranakis
, former president, The Youth of the European People's Party, co-founder, Brain Gain
Manolis Vlatakis, bronze medal award in the International Fundamental Aerospace contest by NASA
10:30HAVE A SAY - Live polling and discussion
Do you believe that the world will have changed excessively by 2030?
10:45
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
Ÿ  Skills needed for the innovation and development of Space SMEs

Nikolaos Mavridis, founder and director, Interactive Robots and Media Lab (IRML), United Arab Emirates
Steve Wells, global futurist, COO, Fast Future, UK 
Stelios Bollanos, co-founder and director, Planetek Hellas

11:10HAVE A SAY - Live polling and discussion
Can the forecasts on the transformation of the labour market prove wrong?
11:30Break
12:00
YOUNG PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGY: A RELATIONSHIP TO UNVEIL
Ÿ  Are they ready to correspond to the new future challenges?
Ÿ  Connected with technology: The pros and cons
Ÿ  Skills at social, intellectual and emotional level 

Christina Bogiatzi, child psychologist, speech pathologist, PhD candidate, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
12:10
HAVE A SAY – Live polling and discussion
Does the close relationship with technology prevent young people from having a global perspective of our world?
12:20
GREECE’S BRAIN DRAIN – I
Ÿ  Latest developments
Ÿ  Can brain drain be converted into wisdom gain?
Popi Kalaitzi, physician, founding member, Brain Gain
Giorgos Patoulis, mayor, municipality of Maroussi, president, Central Union of Municipalities of Greece 

GREECE’S BRAIN DRAIN – II
Ÿ The ones who left VS the ones who returned
Yannis Pagoulatos, commercial head of Europe for the hospitality industry, LG Electronics Business Solutions Europe
Rigas Potiropoulos, partner, Potiropoulos & Partners
Roula Bachtalia, programme manager, egg – enter•grow•go
13:00
HAVE A SAY – Live polling and discussion
Will the brain drain in Greece stop now that Greece has exited the bailout programmes?
13:20
PESSIMISM DEFIED?
Ÿ Until the big social problems are solved, do young people pave their own way?

Elina Kordali, founder, Madame Shou Shou
Yiannis Gavrielides, CEO, Covve
Anastasios Spanidis, CEO, Generation Y Group of Companies
13:45
HAVE A SAY – Live polling and discussion
Has the momentum of young entrepreneurship in Greece been affected by the crisis?
14:05
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)
Stefanos Zarkos, associate dean of academic programs, Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece
Stavros Lagousis, CTO and AI evangelist, Pobuca
14:30
HAVE A SAY – Live polling and discussion
Do Greek businesses understand the need for continuous education of their employees? 
14:45Networking Luncheon
16:00Conclusions-end of conference

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