NEW YORK – As the coronavirus pandemic threatens to drag both the global and Greek economy to a new, deeper recession, the need for boosting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is as imperative as ever. One year after the launch of the first EY (Ernst & Young) Attractiveness Survey Greece, its second edition captures the status of FDI in Greece for the past year — and beyond the COVID-19 crisis — presenting the views of global investors on the attractiveness of the country, its strong points and the areas for improvement, and puts on the table a series of recommendations for further enhancing the country’s investment climate.
Panos Papazoglou, EY Partner, Accounts Leader for Central and South East Europe / Managing Partner – Greece, was the speaker for the Capital Link webinar on September 29 and offered insights and facts to help all those interested in investing in Greece. Technology is among the keys to Greece’s continuing progress as is adapting to a new reality of work, and support for small and medium-sized companies to expand and continue improving the Greek economy.
The webinar consisted of a 30-minute presentation of the survey's key findings, which was followed by a live Q&A session moderated by Capital Link President Nicolas Bornozis. The webinar will be archived and available for replay on demand.
Participants submitted questions to the speaker live during the event through the special feature on the event page (Q&A button), and via email prior to and during the event.
Capital Link is initiating a series of webinars at regular intervals aimed to raise the profile of Greece as a business and investment destination to a global investment community. The webinars will feature experts who will share their authoritative insight on a broad range of critical topics relevant to the economy and the business and investment opportunities in Greece and the broader region. Capital Link is known for hosting top quality physical and digital conferences around the world as well as a series of webinars and podcasts on a variety of industry, finance and investment topics. Capital Link's events combine top informational and education content with rich marketing and networking opportunities.
More information is available online: http://webinars.capitallink.com/2020/greek-investment/index.html.
Panos Papazoglou is the Managing Partner in Greece since July 2010. Effective January 2011 he became the CSE South Cluster Leader and effective January 2015 the Central and South Eastern Markets Leader as well. Following the Central Eastern Southeastern and Central Asia (CESA) integration, effective July 2018, he holds the role of the CESA Accounts Leader. He has served as Head of Assurance in Ernst & Young Romania for two years and focused on the energy and technology sectors. He has also served as CMP and Head of Assurance in Bulgaria for three years.
Papazoglou joined Ernst & Young in 1988 and is based in the Athens office. He is a Qualified Accountant in Greece and Romania.
Papazoglou has extensive exposure to the international environment having managed cross – cultural teams, in a number of sizeable assurance and advisory projects.
He has sound management experience and supervisory skills gained over the 32 years of being involved in the accounting and audit profession.
His technical experience is a combination of engagements across a wide range of services including financial audits, privatizations, initial public offerings and offerings of shares. He has participated in numerous engagements involving / leading multicultural teams as well.
He is a member of the BoD of the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, member of the Executive Committee and BoD of the Institute of Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) and also member at the CEO Clubs and Endeavor.