Our 5th annual RG Conference, rebranded RG Connect18, will bring together a passionate community of international entrepreneurs, investors, academics and policy makers to discuss how we can shape the future of entrepreneurship together.
This year’s theme ‘Where Challenges Meet Solvers‘ will address how challenges caused by the recession are being overcome by individuals and institutions that have adopted a ‘solver’ approach. We will explore what practical steps can be taken to nurture home-grown talent and harness the energy that has been injected into the Greek economy with the advent of the EquiFund. What policy actions, academic support and institutional frameworks need to be put in place to ensure that opportunities are maximised? What role will the expat community play in helping entrepreneurship to flourish?
Following the launch of the EquiFund, one of the European Investment Fund’s (EIF) largest investments in Europe as part of its country and sector initiatives, nine funds have now been set up to deploy a minimum of 400€ million into Greek start-ups over the next five years. Is this an opportunity to regenerate the Greek economy? Is Greece’s entrepreneurial system up to this challenge? We invite you to discover how some of the greatest success stories have been written across different sectors and to discuss whether the future of investments should be in traditional sectors or if the way forward is to develop a tech hub. Join the debate on ‘over regulation’ vs ‘de-regulation’ and let’s discover together where good ideas come from.
RG Connect18 takes place on Saturday 6th October at Prince Philip House, London and has several exciting new developments so read on to find out more and book your special early-bird rate ticket today.
Connect, Learn, Inspire
In addition to the plenary sessions, this year’s conference has three concurrent content streams ‘Connect, Learn and Inspire’. Each stream will feature inspiring keynotes, applied and practical workshops and opportunities for one-on-one interaction and networking.
40 International Speakers
During the event 40 international speakers and multiple engaging sessions will educate and inspire attendees. We are thrilled to announce that the latest confirmations to our growing lineup of distinguished speakers include:
- Renee Elliot, Founder, Planet Organic and Co-Founder, Beluga Bean
- Dimitris Grispos, CFO Strategic Partnerships, Green Cola
- Manolis Manassakis, GM, Uber Greece
- George Chouliarakis, Alternate Minister of Finance in Greece, Chairman Council of Economic Advisors
- Dimitris Papastergiou, Mayor of Trikala, Greece
- James A. Robinson, Professor, University of Chicago and Co-Author of ‘Why Nations Fail’
- Marina Satti, Artist
- Christos L. Stamatis, CEO, Stevia
Chysanthos Chrysanthou, Partner, Notion.vc
Leon Veremis, Leon of Athens, Musician
Since 2012, Reload Greece has offered a live, interactive forum for decision makers, thought leaders and young but mighty individuals from all over the world, to discuss the critical issues facing entrepreneurs in Greece and globally. Join RG Connect18, the most prominent event where challenges meet solvers, and become an active member of the expat community. We are offering special early bird rates for the next few weeks so book early to secure your place and get a great value ticket. Hear more about the event on the RG Connect18 webpage, book your early bird ticket here and watch this space for more information on speaker sessions and networking opportunities!