THESSALONIKI – On Monday, Athens US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission David Burger, Consul General Gregory W. Pfleger, Jr. (who serves in Thessaloniki), and Central Macedonia Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas met and discussed the collaboration of US and Greek high-end technology companies.
The meeting was held in anticipation of the “Beyond 4.0” technology and innovation trade fair, to be held in Thessaloniki on October 1-4.
US investments in central Macedonia were discussed, while Governor Tzitzikostas reiterated his region’s commitment to boost Greece-US relations there.
Burger noted the American investments in northern Greece including Cisco, Pfizer and Deltoid, adding that more US companies would travel to the area within the next few months to examine opportunities for investments.
US interest in northern Greece focuses on energy issues and their prospects at the regional level, Burger added, revealing that two funding organizations would visit Thessaloniki to explore options for investments and programs in the region.
Collaborations in entrepreneurship, tourism, agri-food, innovation and new technologies were also considered.