A snapshot of GloVo 2014
Involving 12 sessions and four ‘volunteer actions’ including helping out in a soup kitchen for the homeless and tidying up public places, the 2014 Glovo.com Conference 2014 opened its doors on 17th October. Over the course of three days, 150 attendees gathered in the Athens Impact Hub to hear impactful talks and take part in practical workshops – all focused on this year’s title, “No more change. Transformation.” In addition to being able to find out more about making a positive impact on wider society, the conference also provided delegates to develop new skills and gain inspiration from ambitious young Greeks who are making a name for themselves and giving something back to society along the way – even despite the continuing harsh economic climate.
Supporters of the Conference included the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, whose members include EFG Board Member, Spiro Latsis and other Latsis family members. Set up to continue the public service legacy of the late John S. Latsis, the Foundation is focused on social welfare, education, scientific research and culture. Spiro John Latsis and the Foundation welcomed the opportunity to support a valuable initiative that empowers volunteerism in Greece.
A closer look at some of the GloVo Conference participants
The Speakers at the Conference’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go” debate included Fanis Koutouvelis, an Electronic and Computer Engineering graduate and the founder of a company that produces software for small businesses. He was able to provide a unique perspective on why young Greeks should think twice about leaving the country. Also providing food for thought from the opposite side of the table were Sofia Lamproy and Dimitris Kokkinakis, the founders of the Impact Hub Athens, which was established as a local network for the promotion of innovative new ideas in Greece’s capital. Other participants included Spyros Michaloulis, the owner of a career consultancy with expertise in helping young people make the right decisions for their future – as well as Harris Pistolis, an expert in team and crisis management.
The GloVo Profile
Based in Athens, GloVo is a volunteers’ platform with a global focus. It aims to help people from around the world to become volunteers by matching them with events and activities that are suited to their skills, interests and geographical location. The GloVo website will be of interest to youngsters around the world who want to make a difference.