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IFES World Summit 2019 - The Summit of Inspiration, 26-28 June 2019 in Athens
5/2/2019
The IFES World Summit is the annual opportunity to bring the Exhibition & Event Industry together. Participants will have the chance to meet colleagues from all over the world, discuss new trends and find new partners to expand your international business.

The "Summit of Inspriation" is the brainwave in change, architecture, sustainability and economy. From these four points of view, the specialists give horizon-widening insights in their key notes and workshops. Furthermore the networking opportunities will complement.

Isabel Bardinet is known as a consistent advocate of developing relevant methods to analyze and promote meetings, conferences and congresses. This applies both economically and in terms of content! This also includes the documentation of better measures for event results as well as the promotion of the role of women in the MICE industry.

Much of what she advocated years ago is now propagated across industries. She sums up her experiences and aspirations in her presentation: The end of the congress - Long live football clubs and 7 sense events!

Hosted by the Design Ambassador Vassilios Bartzokas some of Greeks most recognized architects and designer will inspire the audience with some of their recent projects: ‚Not a number Architects‘ projects range from space installation to urban planning, design and the development of complex and non-standard architecture. They will present the BVLGARI Pavilion as a temporary installation on behalf of the luxury jewellery brand for Abu Dhabi Art 2012.

'Semiotics' offers a wide range of design and consulting services. Dimitris Koliadimas and his team are coming from all over the world and bringing different perspectives to their work. What they are showing is the development of the Volvo Ocean Race, the leading team sailing event around the world, the largest offshore sailing race in the world and perhaps the most coveted award in sport.

Natassa Liannou and Ermis Chalvatzis (from LC-A) focus on a variety of works, from towers and master plans to small products and interiors. You will introduce the LONDON ICONIC PAVILION, a housing prototype called Breathe for the future living environment. It takes a holistic approach to sustainability. By making life an active experience, environmental awareness should encourage visitors to face the tendency to use resources rather than take them for granted. Breathe is designed for reuse, adaptable. The fabric can be exchanged to meet a variety of climatic and environmental conditions.

In a motivating and appealing narrative, based on a strongly anchored belief and value system that is expressed inside and outside the company, Peter Economides deals with the associated turbulence in times of rapid change... With changes in technology and the resulting rapidly changing expectations of consumers, CEOs across all industries believe they urgently need to change the way they do business. Peter Economides will draw on his extensive experience with some of the world's leading companies to reflect on what it takes to build a strong, sustainable business.

Peter Economides is a successful global brand strategist based in Athens, focusing on strategic responses and changes in culture, consumer habits and behavior, and the challenges of regional and global expansion.

"Set goals - achieve and exceed! What happens in our brain and how can we influence it?" These are the questions Dimitris Tchoulos asks in his lecture and gives a live demonstration of using his brain in a certain way by means of an interactive game. Based on this, he presents a way to actively influence oneself and make great changes in one's life.

Charles Pappas has worked for EXHIBITOR Magazine for the exhibition industry since 2002 and is its de facto historian. From the first World Exposition in London in 1851 to the latest in Dubai in 2020, these World Expositions have changed massively and influenced life. Each time something has emerged or become popular, “Expositions are the timekeepers of progress. They record the world’s advancement. They stimulate the energy, enterprise, and intellect of the people; and quicken human genius. ... These buildings will disappear; this creation of art and beauty and industry will perish from sight, but their influence will remain …” After Expo 2020 is closed and its brilliant pavilions dismantled, the genius of its architects will live on, with each structure an individual stanza of an epic poem.

Dr. Kyriakos Pozrikidis, Irene Tolis and Theodore Vokos will talk about the trade fair and event industry in Greece, the challenges they face in organising trade fairs in Greece and the future prospects for the Greek event industry.

Panagiotis Podimatas deals with the idea of " When economy drives your creativity". In 1984 he founded the company "P.C. PODIMATAS AUDIOVISUAL S.A." In 2012, he founded the Athens Flying Week. The Athens Flying Week has been a successful event for seven years and has become one of the largest aviation events in Europe and one of the most important thematic events in our country.

Today's exhibition business takes place in an extremely competitive environment, with overcapacities of exhibition space in many markets and increasing fragmentation and congestion. Furthermore, shows must compete with other media and means of communication.

"Is it now time for organisers to expand their presence in the service industry?" asks Jochen Witt. Everyone who has listened to his presentation in Chicago knows that his analysis should be given attention if you want to continue to position yourself successfully in the industry in the future.

In addition to this mixture of lectures and discussions, there will be workshops, networking and, of course, evening events that are equally sought after in their breadth and quality.

Further information can be found at www.ifesnet.com/events-all/world-summit-2019-athens/.


Contact:
dany@ifesnet.org






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