30 APRIL 2014 / Fourteenth Annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation Lecture at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

The Fourteenth Annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation Lecture at the Peterson Institute for International Economics took place yesterday, April 29, in Washington.

This year’s speaker, Mari Elka Pangestu, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy for the Republic of Indonesia, spoke on the subject of Driving Sustainable Economic Growth: Trade and Innovation in the Emerging Markets, focusing on how emerging economies like Indonesia can progress to sustainable growth through the implementation of serious and necessary structural reforms.

In his opening remarks, the Foundation’s Co-President, Andreas Dracopoulos, commented, among other things, on how the Minister’s title represents an innovative way for a country to deal with culture and tourism as important assets, and also provides Greece with a great example of new 21st century ways to utilize creatively and effectively the country’s rich culture and history that goes back thousands of years.

Opening Remarks by Andreas Dracopoulos, Co - President

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