Amid the challenges of 2020, there are reasons to be optimistic. The New Year holds great promise on many fronts. The agenda of the forthcoming annual conference is constantly enriched and below you may see new entries in our list of prominent speakers.
Our work to shape important agendas continues with three relevant digital events.
On February 15, in collaboration with the Polish Presidency of the Visegrad Group, we will reflect the efforts of the Central European countries to work together in fields of common interest within the all-European integration.
Can Greece be among the winners of the global talent race? On Februrary 23, we will be discussing with key players about government strategies to attract R&D-intensive foreign investments, brain gain & brain sustain strategies and more.
On March 2, we launch our first Blue Economy Forum. The forum is organised in collaboration with the Institute for Sustainable Development of EPLO and will focus on the pressing issues related to the maritime and coastal zone as a par excellence opportunity for sustainable development. Find out more.
For more information and updates on all initiatives check our website regularly or update your preferences so you can enjoy just the things that interest you.
Annual Conference: May 12-16, 2021
Many of you are reaching out regarding the status of the forthcoming DEF 2021, rightly sharing both your individual and organizational concerns on the format of our Annual Conference. With this communication, we want to provide updates and answers to the most frequently asked questions.
When will DEF 2021 take place and where?
The Delphi Economic Forum VI will take place between the 12th and the 16th of May, 2021 in Delphi and Arachova, Greece.
What will the DEF 2021 look like?
The forum will take place in a hybrid format, with numerous digital events.
This ensures the inclusion of participants unable to travel and reaching a broader audience. The physical elements of the DEF 2021 will take place in accordance with the applicable hygiene requirements. Therefore, the number of attendees will be adapted accordingly. At all our venues, extensive health and security measures will be in place in order to ensure a safe environment for all participants, staff and local communities.
Is there a possibility of a purely digital DEF 2021?
Delphi Economic Forum believes in openness, international collaboration, and the free flow of ideas. In-person meetings are a vital part of our Annual Conference and an important aspect of its character. We are hopeful and the aim is to enable informal and bilateral meetings without compromising on our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment to all our participants.
How will you ensure the safety and the health of the participants?
A comprehensive and detailed hygiene concept will be in place at the DEF 2021. This is currently being developed by our specialist partners & medical experts, will abide by the relevant state and local health protocols and will be announced in due time.
What about those that will be not willing to travel or allowed to enter the conference venue?
Through the implementation of a digital platform, we will ensure a lively interaction, including digital participation in panels, interviews, networking and other formats. All discussions of the official program will also be livestreamed.
When can I register?
The registration process for the digital-only participants of the DEF 2021 will be announced soon. For health and safety reasons we will significantly reduce the number of on-site participants. With this in mind, physical participation in the DEF 2021 will be by invitation only.
What about the 2020 registrants that have rolled over their registrations and the corporate members that have extended their membership for 2021?
We are aiming towards welcoming our 2020 registrants and our 2020 members physically. However, our final decision on the number of on-site participants will be determined by the situation and the authorities’ recommendations concerning public events.
Will journalists and media be allowed to attend the annual meeting physically?
For health and safety reasons we are obliged to also reduce the number of media representatives on-site. Detailed information on media accreditations will be announced at a later stage.
We want to thank all of you for your support during this tumultuous time.
As always, your safety, the safety of our team and the local communities in which we operate is our highest priority. We recognize the inconvenience this turn of events may cause and appreciate your understanding. We kindly ask for your patience during this unfortunate situation and pledge to communicate all updates with you both swiftly and openly.
February 15, 2021 (Associated Online Event)
Strong V4 in a Strong Europe
The Visegrad Group was founded on February 15, 1991.
On its 30 year anniversary since its establishment, the Delphi Economic Forum and the Polish Presidency of the Visegrad Group will collaborate to reflect the efforts of the countries of the Central European region, that have worked together in a number of fields of common interest within the all-European integration.
The conference will be a platform of debate and analysis on the Visegrad Group, its economic policy directions, and specific projects.
February 23, 2021 (Digital Event)
Greece: Competing for global talent
Global Talent has never been more mobile. Countries are designing policies and programmes to attract talented people. Many of these countries are also encouraging the return of skilled nationals who are working abroad. All are persuaded of the positive contributions skilled people can make to their development progress and sustainable growth. How can Greece be among the winners of the global talent race?
March 2, 2021 (Associated Online Event)
Blue Economy: The Way to Green Recovery
The Delphi Economic Forum and the Institute for Sustainable Development of EPLO – the European Public Law Organization are organizing a thought leadership event, to convene leaders, policy-makers and the Blue Economy industry for deliberations over the pressing issues related to the maritime and coastal zone as a par excellence opportunity for sustainable development.
With the Blue Economy accounting for approximately 5.4 million jobs and generating a gross added value of almost €750 billion a year in the European Union, seas and oceans and coastal areas are drivers for the European economy and have great potential for innovation and further growth.
The coronavirus pandemic has hit hard sectors such as coastal and marine tourism, fisheries and aquaculture; however, the Blue Economy with all its fully-fledged and emerging sectors can contribute decisively to a green recovery, in line with the EU Green Deal, the UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.