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Delphi Economic Forum: The elite of political and economic life meet in Delphi

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The "pulse" of the country's political and economic life will once again beat in Delphi this year from Wednesday April 5th to Saturday April 13th again this year, where the Delhi Economic Forum will be held for the ninth consecutive year.

With the central title "The Great Transition", the forum will be attended by leading figures from the domestic and international political, economic and business scene and will discuss the major issues that concern the global community today.

The participants
In total, approximately 2,500 delegates will attend Delphi this year, of which approximately 600 speakers will come from abroad. The entire government will participate in the conference, with the presence of leading ministers, while for the first time the prime minister will be absent due to commitments.

The rest of the opposition parties will be represented for the first time by the leaders of the political parties of SYRIZA, Stefanos Kasselakis, of PASOK, Nikos Androulakis, of KKE, Dimitris Koutsoubas, while the former prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, will also be present.

The conference will be "opened" by the president of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

What Simeon Tsomokos said 
"This year we are more pleased because it is becoming more international. Something we thought about from the first moment. We bring a lot of knowledge into the country. We have cooperation with all the major knowledge institutes from America, China, India and Europe", says the founder and president of the Delphi Economic Forum, Symeon Tsomokos, speaking to in.gr.

And he hastened to add: "every year we try to be better. Every time is the first time…. I hope that we will be very happy next Saturday when the Conference ends".

Asked to answer about the message he would like to convey, Mr. Tsomokos noted that "Greece can really be an important space for international thought and solutions to the great problems of our time".

What Yiannis Thomatos mentioned 
The vice-president of the Delphi Economic Forum, Yannis Thomatos, commenting on in.gr about the Forum's contribution, said that "by hosting the large groups and in the discussions that take place, the conditions for agreements are created.

The program
The program was formed in collaboration with the most important Greek and international think tanks and institutions. 30 think tanks and global international organizations, from 70 countries, 800 speakers on more than 25 topics, give this year's 9th Delphi Economic Forum geographical pluralism, thematic variety and a truly international look at contemporary issues.

Research institutions and organizations
The leading American research institutions and organizations Atlantic Council, Rand Corporation and Hellenic American Leadership Council stand out, the British Chatham House and London School of Economics, the European European University Institute, based in Florence, Konrad Adenauer Foundation based in Germany and Center for European Policy Studies, based in Brussels, but also major international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Bank, DG Reform, European Investment Investment Bank, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), The European House – Ambrosetti, the Observer Research Foundation – Raisina Dialogue from India, the Wilfried Martens Center for European Studies from Belgium, the Finish Institute of International Affairs from Finland and the European Europa Nostra & European Heritage Hub, based in The Hague and Brussels.

The speakers
Some of the leading intellectuals and most influential analysts of international political and economic developments are also expected to speak at the Forum, such as former generals David H. Petraeus and Ben Hodges of the US Army, the eminent historian Niall Ferguson, the Senior Fellow of the influential American tank thought, Robert Kagan, professor at Stanford and Harvard Universities.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Anne Applebaum, geopolitical analyst Robert D. Kaplan, BlackRock vice chairman Philipp Hildebrand, European Stability Mechanism chief economist Rolf Strauch, general, former head of Mossad and former chief of staff to the prime minister of Israel Ehud Barak Danny Yatom, President of the Emirates Policy Center Ebtesam Al Ketbi, Founder and President of the Center for Liberal Strategies in Bulgaria Ivan Krastev, Annet Aris, Vice President of the Board of ASML and Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, Ian Brzezinski, Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council of the USA, Rainer Rudolph, vice president of the Munich Security Conference and many more.