The French embassy, the French Institute (L’Institut français de Grèce) and the French-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce & Industry are organizing the first business forum on energy, the environment and innovation which will be held on November 24-25 in Athens.
“My message is come and invest in Greece, the Greek economy is recovering,” the French Ambassador Christophe Chantepy told journalists during a press conference.
The ambassador noted the presence of 100 French businesses in Greece who employ 13,000 employees and their commitment to maintain and increase jobs.
Speaking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, Chantepy said the business forum on energy and the environment will be held on the first day and host major French businesses in the sector which will meet with Greek businesses as well local authorities.
Participants will include companies involved in green energy, the production and power saving, renewable energy, management of solid and liquid waste, wind and solar energy (photovoltaic), while the segment on innovation will host companies from the technology, digital and the social sector.
The second day of the forum will focus on innovation and will bring together the Greek and French ecosystems which are at the top of European innovation. Chantepy said the forum will welcome 75 heads of French networks, startups, clusters, incubator and research laboratories who will meet with Greek counterparts.
“Our ambition is not just to talk, but to move ahead [with] the creation of a permanent platform, initially virtual, of Greek-French innovation, where interest in various ideas will be evaluated. After November 25, we will create the platform that will place the two ecosystems — the Greek and the French — to work together dynamically,” the ambassador told ANA.