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Deree Business Week 2018 Opens with Declan Costello

On Tuesday, March 13, the first day of Business Week 2018 was successfully launched with high attendance numbers. The event was held at the Upper Level of John S. Bailey Library with the theme “Young Leaders Grow(ing) Greece.

President David G. Horner and Dr. Annie Triantafyllou, Dean, School of Business, delivered the opening remarks and introduced the keynote speaker and Mission Chief for Greece at the European Commission, Mr. Declan Costello.

Regarding the future of the Greek economic-readjustment period Mr. Costello said on a positive note: “The European Commission strongly agrees that Greece is able to successfully conclude the Economic Adjustment Program within 2018.” Mr. Costello supported that sustainable economic growth will depend on how dedicated the Greek government can be to the proposed next steps. He further addressed the current state of the Greek economic advancement as well as the upcoming procedures towards a stable economy and promising employment rates.

Many distinguished speakers from the business world, including Dr. Aggeliki Kosmopoulou, Executive Director of A.K. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation and Mr. Paul Kidner, General Manager of The People’s Trust, discussed various issues with regard to the opportunities and the potential young leaders can currently find in Greece.

Deree Business Week is an annual four-day business forum organized by the Academic Societies of the School of Business, aiming to bring together industry professionals and experts from different fields of business with ACG students, faculty and alumni. This year’s theme “Young Leaders Grow(ing) Greece” showcases the growing trend and importance of young leadership in business and how they can flourish in Greece.

Deree Business Week 2018 continues with prominent speakers and guests from the international and Greek business world on Wednesday 14, Thursday 15 and Friday 16.