Monday, September 12th 2022, 11.00-14.00
“Creating new opportunities for sustainable and regional development in Greece.
The development strategy of Growthfund and its subsidiaries in Real Estate, Infrastructure and Logistics”
- Growthfund’s upgrade to the National Investment Fund accelerates the growth spurt of the country through the sectors of Real Estate, Infrastructure and Logistics.
- The pilot project in registering the public real estate assets and the catalytic role of Growthfund’s subsidiaries in the regional development of the country leads to an overall upgrade of the national real estate.
Athens, September 1st 2022
For a second year in a row, Growthfund is hosting a conference in the context of the 86th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), aiming to highlight not only its group-wide strategy regarding real estate development, but also its contribution to the country’s economic and regional development through the sectors of Real Estate, Infrastructure and Logistics.
In particular, this year’s conference will take place on Monday, September 12, 11.00 – 14.00, Emilios Riadis Hall at the TIF HELEXPO Congress Center. The conference will be open to public and also live-streamed.
The conference will be attended by representatives from Growthfund and its subsidiaries, as well as by executives from the business and scientific community. It has been entitled: “Creating new opportunities for sustainable and regional development in the country: the development strategy of the Superfund and its companies in Real Estate, Infrastructure and Logistics”. This multidimensional issue will be approached in the light of the integrated development strategy of Growthfund and its subsidiaries, which has already been illustrated in detail in the Strategic Plan 2022 – 2024. The plan describes the goals and key initiatives through which the country’s National Investment Fund – in collaboration with the subsidiaries’ management teams – seeks to bolster actions towards the development of public assets in the sectors of Real Estate, Infrastructure and Logistics.
During the conference, there will be a discussion regarding the dynamics of the Greek real estate and its development strategies, the key projects under implementation, and the challenges rising in the development of public real estate. Regarding the logistics sector, a discussion will be held on the overall strategy related to the disposal of real estate assets for the construction of freight stations, as well as on the relative market demand. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the modernization of infrastructure in a targeted pattern and through the attraction of capital.
The event will be opened by the TIF CEO, Kyriakos Pozrikidis, and the list of participants will include:
From the Growthfund management team, CEO and executive member of the Board, Gregory D. Dimitriadis, and Deputy CEO, Stefanos Giourelis. From HRADF, the Chairman of the BoD, Athanasios Ziliaskopoulos, CEO, Dimitris Politis, and Naya Kollia, PPF Chief Investment Officer. GAIAOSE CEO, Perikles Nikolaou; HPPC CEO, Stefanos Vlastos; CMFO CEO, Apostolos Apostolakos; CMT CEO, Antonis Bouris; STASY CEO, Athanasios Kottaras; OSY CEO, Stefanos Agiasoglou; ETVA – VIPE CEO, Thanos Psathas; Hellenic Post CEO, George Constantopoulos.
Also participating, as representatives of the business community: the CEO of PRODEA Investments, Aristotelis Karytinos; Chairman of FDL Group, Vasilis Karakoulakis; Managing Partner of Arbitrage Real Estate, Ioannis Orfanos; Prosperty CEO Antonis Markopoulos and a representative from EY; last but not least, representing the scientific community, the President of the Medical Association of Thessaloniki, Nikolaos Nitsas.
During last year’s conference hosted by Growthfund in the context of the 85th Thessaloniki International Fair the discussion focused on the role of public enterprises with a view to sustainable development. Growthfund’s systematic presence at the country’s most important international fair is part of the Group’s strategy to establish its role both towards its stakeholders and overall, towards society.
Growthfund is a holding company founded in 2016 with the Greek State as its sole shareholder, as represented by the Minister of Finance. Its mission, as Greece’s State Investment Fund, is to: play an active role in the modernization of Public Enterprises, maximize the value of public property, ensure enhanced services for citizens/consumers and contribute to the national economy. Growthfund’s portfolio includes subsidiaries and holdings in public enterprises that are active in key sectors of the Greek economy, such as Real Estate: Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), Hellenic Public Properties Company (HPPC), GAIAOSE, ETVA-VIPE, TIF HELEXPO; Energy and Utilities: PPC, EYDAP, EYATH; Transport and Infrastructure: Athens International Airport, OASA, AEDIK, 23 Regional Airports; Food Supply: CMT, CMFO, Hellenic Saltworks; Technology: PHAISTOS Fund; and Postal Services: HELLENIC POST. The value of the portfolio managed by Growthfund currently stands at €6 billion, and its companies have a total of 31,000 employees.