Athens Insider Summer 2020

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This could be the start of Something Big

Orange Grove, through its regular Squeeze pitching battles and incubator tools, is helping to plant Greek entrepreneurs on the world stage, one start-up at a time. And to mark International Women’s Day, the next Squeeze event on March 8 will give extra focus to female participation in business with an all-female jury panel and workshops f...

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On Top of the World

Qatar Airways’ Senior Vice President for Europe, Mr. Jonathan Harding, talks to Insider’s Amanda Dardanis about the carrier’s game-changing new business class suites and the bumpy conditions that the elite airline weathered this summer. In the international airline carrier business, one minute you’re up; the next you’re down, ...

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Greece (finally) Fights for its Yoghurt!

The jury’s still out on who’s the rightful owner of the Parthenon Marbles … but now Greece is involved in a new high-profile battle to reclaim another prized cultural asset - Greek yoghurt. It’s a legal bid that could pour millions of euros back into the local economy. The French have their Champagne and the English have their...

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Greece: All it can Be!

Greece, apparently, has it all. It now also has a clear vision and consistent strategy to maximise Greece’s tourism potential. A group of eminent Athenians get together over dinner at the elegant Tudor Hall restaurant to discuss a collective, sustainable vision for Greek tourism. In Numbers 28 million Number of tourists in ...

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The Invisible Guardians: Thales Greece

Greece Gets a Piece of the Sky Speaking to Mr. Cyrille Dupont, CEO of Thales Greece, proves revelatory.  On the face of it, few have heard of Thales and even fewer know what a company like Thales does. When in fact, it is an invisible (and essential) presence in most aspects of our daily routines: Thales provides the signaling and train supervisio...

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Re-designing Life

Meg Cope had been a London eye surgeon for nearly two decades when her youngest child Zac was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2012. What followed is an uplifting tale of a life re-designed: and one which led the glamorous mother-of-three to a new home in Athens and an exciting new luxury fashion venture, Zaccys, named after her son, (in which...

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A Couple of Good Sports

When Australia Day rolls around every January 26, every self-respecting Aussie in town knows there’s only one party to go to: The Australia Day bash at the Athens Sports Bar, run by Australian brother duo, Daniel and Ed Fisher.  The Fisher siblings, brothers also to Hollywood star Isla Fisher, have been in the business of selling fun in A...

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The Man who would be Greek

Approaching the final year of his Athens posting, the British Ambassador to Greece, Mr. John Kittmer, grants Insider’s Amanda Dardanis an exclusive audience. It’s a preternaturally fine Autumn day. The British Ambassador for Greece, John Kittmer, poses in the garden courtyard of the Residence, which once housed Eleftherios Ven...

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