U.S. Ambassador Addresses “Business Day” at the Embassy in Athens

Nearly 60 students and young employees attended “Business Day”, the biggest event for the professional orientation of young people, that took place at the U.S. Embassy in Athens on Wednesday.

“Business Day”, a meeting of students and young talented employees with major companies, is organized by Iordanis Ladopoulos, a former professor of business administration. Ladopoulos is the initiator of the “Panorama of Entrepreneurship and Career”, that hosts “Business Day”.

U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey R. Pyatt, welcomed the young participants and spoke warmly about Greece and its economic prospects.

Pyatt said that it is among his priorities to support Greece’s efforts to emerge from the eight-year crisis. He said he is impressed by the Greek entrepreneurial spirit and human capital, stressing that “the history of the Greek economy recovery will be written by young people like you.”

The U.S. Ambassador spoke about the deep historical ties between the two countries, the cooperation with the Greek Diaspora, and his “personal commitment” to the Embassy’s continued involvement in entrepreneurship issues. One of the things missing from Greece, he said, are places where researchers and aspiring entrepreneurs from different parts of the country can come into creative contact.