Keynote International VC/PE Forums
Omiros presented the first keynote speech after Minister of Development Kostas Hatzidakis at the 12th International VC and PE Forum at Grand Bretagne Hotel in Greece. The event was co-organised by the Invest in Greece Agency, the New Economy Development Fund (TANEO) and the Hellenic Venture Capital Association (HVCA). Read the full article for media downloads and links to the conference website.
Omiros’s keynote speech focused around the opportunities and challenges for Greek businesses in the current fundraising and M&A environment.
In his uplifting speech, the Minister of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, Mr. K. Hatzidakis mentioned all the imminent measures for the provision of liquidity to enterprises and particularly stressed that because of the latest agreement between the Eurogoup members, the notorious Grexit has been avoided, significantly reducing uncertainty regarding investments in Greece.
The conference was attended by over 550 delegates and was covered by all major media. This year we received in excess of 100 business plans and had 17 funds to evaluate them, which led to over 150 pre-arranged one-on-one business meetings to take place on the second day of the Forum. It is interesting to note, 88% of those business plans came from Greece, 4% from Cyprus, 4% from Great Britain and 2% from the USA. In aggregate, 73% of the business plans were looking for expansion capital, a fact which underlines the shortage of liquidity even among established companies.
The full AGENDA of the day can be downloaded here.
Alternatively you can find the conference WEBSITE at http://12.vcforum.gr.