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Newsletter December 2011

NETWORKING NEW MARKETS

China and the United States Show Interest in Greece

Invest in Greece actively informs potential investors of Greece’s many opportunities.

Recently, the Agency was present at two major events that drew the interest of investors from two of the world’s most important economies: China and the United States.

Invest in Greece at China’s COIF
Invest in Greece had an active presence at the 3rd China Overseas Investment Forum held November 8-9, 2011 in Beijing. The major event draws investment agencies from around the world and the Invest in Greece booth, honored with an award, drew an especially large number of visitors. Invest in Greece held an investment seminar to outline the economic trends in Greece and present investment opportunities, including the Greek privatisation agenda and the priority sectors of Renewable Energy, Tourism, ICT and Life Sciences.

Invest in Greece at Investment Forum in New York
Invest in Greece participated in the Capital Link Investor Forum—Greece: A New Beginning, on December 7, 2011.

At the event, Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos, who had been slated to be the keynote speaker at the Forum's luncheon but was unable to attend due to the crucial EU summit, said in a recorded message that the European leaders must send a "clear and strong message" of their "determination and ability" to deal with the debt crisis.

"I am sure that tomorrow and the day after tomorrow the leaders of the euro area and the European Union will take important decisions and send a clear and strong message to the markets that the euro area has the ability and power to overcome this crisis," Venizelos said.

On Greece specifically, Minister Venizelos said that the country is on a "good road," adding that the next three months will be a "very critical period" in the government’s effort to tackle the "deep and multi-faceted" crisis. He further stressed the "imperative need" for Greece to remain in the Eurozone.