Mr. Dimitris Maris, Chairman of the BoD of the Greek Online Publishers Association (ΕΝΕD) and President of the 24MEDIA Group, accompanied by the Group’s CEO Mr. Stavros Drakoularakos, participated as one of the approximately 100 invitees, in the Northern Light Summit, European Business Leaders Convention (EBLC), held in Helsinki, Finland, between 29 June 2017 and 2 July 2017.
The Northern Light Summit, constitutes one of the most significant international forums at which issues pertaining to international politics and economic circumstances are discussed. This year’s conference was entitled “The New World Disorder: How to save open societies and free markets?”. A variety of issues were discussed concerning among others, the effects of Brexit, the new European economic architecture after the election of Macron, the effects of Artificial Intelligence in the job market and digital growth. There were also held targeted discussions on China, Russia, US-EU relationships, as well as an analysis of the Finnish Productivity Model.
Other participants included Carl Bildt (former Prime Minister of Sweden), Esko Aho (former Prime Minister of Finland), Alexander Stubb (former Prime Minister of Finland), Lord Mervyn King (former Governor of the Bank of England), Rajeev Suri (CEO Nokia), Joe Kaeser (CEO Siemens), Klaus Mangold (Chairman of the Supervisory Board, TUI) Gideon Rachman (Foreign Affairs Correspondent FT), Alexey Mordashov (Chairman Severstal), Johannes Teyssen (Chairman and CEO EO.N), Sari Baldauf (Chairman Fortum), Casper von Koskull (CEO Nordea), Robin Nibblett (Director Chatham House), and Marianne Vikkula (CEO Slush).