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Municipality of Athens - Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau

I would like to welcome all of you representing the Best European Workplaces in Athens. Congratulations on focusing on human capital and attracting talent in your organizations. Working together and building a culture of cooperation is what makes us achieve our goals and prosper. It is wonderful to see big conferences and awards choose Athens as their stage to celebrate success. Our city has been emerging as a leading meetings and city break destination in Southeastern Europe. It is not only a great place to work, it is also a great place to live and to create. I hope you enjoy our unique heritage and vibrant contemporary experiences. This is Athens. A city of never ending stories.

Georgios Kaminis
Mayor of Athens

Start your day at the Conference. Join us, for exciting workshops, panels and keynote speeches, by some of the most prominent businesses representatives.

Conclude your experience, at the prestigious Awards Ceremony that will take place in the evening. Join us, as we celebrate together with the 125 companies that will make it to the Best European Workplaces list.

Welcome to a unique experience. Welcome to the most historic city!
Welcome to Athens!

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Thursday 14th of June, 8:30 – 16:00

Join us for the European Great Place to Work® Conference 2018! Grasp the opportunity to get inspired by a diverse group of leaders and discover what will Make Europe a Great Place to Work!

Henrik Silver will orchestrate in his unique way a brilliant lineup of keynote speakers:

Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®, and also a member of President Obama’s White House Business Council, will address a fundamental business challenge of our time: “How we can create work environments that are good for people, good for business and good for the world”.

Professor Michael West, from the University of Lancaster, will speak about Leadership for High Quality and Flourishing Cultures in Europe, while,

Professor Charidimos Tsoukas, from the University of Cyprus, while add a philosophical touch through his speech ‘What can we learn from Aristotle and Adam Smith’.
Α panel of 4 European CEOs, under the guidance of John Ryan CEO of Great Place to Work® Ireland, will share insights from their global experience regarding the European Working Values and what should be kept – what should be changed. Is Europe different? Do Europeans have a distinctive culture? Are they united under one roof?

Chris Byrne from Workday, ‘The Most Trusted Leader’ for 2018 in Ireland, will talk about the difficulties in “Creating an engaged and diverse company culture” while

Rogier Duin from the Dutch Incentro, will present the “Incentro’s Vision about employees happiness”!

Andrea Montuschi from Great Place to Work® Italy and Gonzalo Shoobridge from Great Place to Work® UK, will take a dive into the European data of the Best Workplaces, to uncover all the hidden gems that can be found in the “minds” of the employees, in over 2300 businesses that took part in the research around Europe

Following the conclusion of the conference, you have the following 3 exciting choices!

• Visit Teleperformance Greece and meet the unique working environment, of a company that employs a truly multi-cultural staff, representing over 90 nationalities and supporting over 130 markets in 35 different languages.
• Take an organized by us tour, with an open bus to explore the magic of Athens from above.
• Take a walk downtown Athens and discover by yourself some of the coolest points of the historical center of our city.


Haridimos Tsoukas

Haridimos Tsoukas

University of Cyprus

Mr. Tsoukas is the Columbia Ship Management Prof. of Strategic Mgmt at the University of Cyprus and a Distinguished Research Environment Professor of Organization Studies at Warwick Business School, UK.

Michael West

Michael West

University of Lancaster

Michael West is Senior Fellow in The King’s Fund, Professor of Organizational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School, and Emeritus Professor at Aston University.

John Ryan

John Ryan

Great Place to Work Ireland

John Ryan is the CEO of the Great Place to Work Institute Ireland which focuses on assisting organisations to create high performing workplaces.

Chris Byrne

Chris Byrne


Chris Byrne is Senior Vice President, Global Operations, at Workday. In this role, Chris is responsible for managing global product and technology programs, leading our European development centre, and for customer support and satisfaction.

Michael C. Bush

Michael C. Bush

Great Place To Work

Michael Bush is CEO of Great Place to Work for All® which is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.

Andrea Montuschi

Andrea Montuschi

Great Place To Work Italy

Andrea Montuschi, is a shareholder, partner and Board President of Great Place to Work Italy. With over 20 years of experience in the field of HR consulting and organisational climate, Andrea’s main areas of expertise revolve around measurement tools and consulting

Dr. Gonzalo Shoobridge

Dr. Gonzalo Shoobridge

Great Place To Work UK

Dr. Gonzalo Shoobridge is Head of Action Consultancy (Human Resource / Organisational Development Solutions) at Great Place to Work ® UK. His expertise comprises 20+ years of diverse international business development / sales and HR consulting experience.

Henrik Silver

Henrik Silver

The Nordic master of Magic

Earning the title “The Nordic master of Magic” 2016 – Henrik Silver is one of Sweden’s most hired mentalist in both small and large contexts.

Olivier Derrien

Olivier Derrien


Olivier Derrien, Country Leader for France and Vice President for Southern Europe, is responsible for the company’s strategy and development in France and southern Europe.

Rogier Duin

Rogier Duin


Rogier is responsible for marketing and sales strategy at Incentro and he is coming to tell you, his experience in working at a Great Place.

Kostas Axarloglou

Kostas Axarloglou

ALBA The American College of Greece

Professor Axarloglou is doing research and consulting work in the areas of International Business (Foreign Direct Investments), Strategy (Options Theory), and Pricing.

Pascal Apostolides

Pascal Apostolides

AbbVie Pharmaceuticals S.A.

Pascal Apostolides, worked for 7 years in the German affiliate and 4 years at Abbott Park Chicago. In 2001 he returned to Greece as Managing Director of Abbott Laboratories Hellas. Since January 2013, Pascal Apostolides holds the position of the Managing Director of AbbVie.

Frank-Uwe Ungerer

Frank-Uwe Ungerer


With over 25 years of experience in logistics, Frank-Uwe Ungerer is the Senior Vice President Special Projects Heavyweight, where he heads a transformation project to optimize the DHL Express network. He is also a member of the DHL Express Europe Management Board.

Andreas Schubert

Andreas Schubert

Great Place to Work Germany

Andreas Schubert is co-founder and managing partner of the Great Place to Work® Institute Germany, Austria and Turkey. In his role as Managing Director of Great Place to Work®, Mr. Schubert is responsible for customer advisory services, international cooperation and research.

Adina Bigas

Adina Bigas

Great Place to Work

Adina Bigas is a European Project Manager @ Great Place to Work In her current assignment, Adina is responsible to identify and support best practices and common initiatives across Europe.


14th of June 2018

Presenter: Mentalist Henrik Silver

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Dimitris Ganoudis, Great Place to Work® Greece.

Welcome & Opening Remarks. Introduction of presenter.


Michael Bush, CEO Great Place to Work®.

How can we create work environments that are good for people, good for business and good for the world


Prof. Michael West, University of Lancaster.

Leadership for High Quality and Flourishing Cultures in Europe


Andreas Schubert, Adina Bigas, Great Place to Work® Germany

European HR Professionals Survey Insights.


Coffee Break


Chris Byrne, Senior Vice President, Global Operations, Workday

“Creating an engaged and diverse company culture”


Sponsors Presentations


Prof. Kostas Axarloglou. ALBA Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece.

“The Value of Learning and Learning as a Value ”


CEO Panel. Chris Byrne, Olivier Derrien, Pascal Apostolides & Frank-Uwe Ungerer

CEO Panel. Chris Byrne Senior VP Workday, Olivier Derrien, CEO Salesforce France, Pascal Apostolides CEO Abbvie Greece and Frank-Uwe Ungerer CEO DHL Express Singapore, are interviewed by John Ryan, CEO Great Place to Work® Ireland on ‘How to make Europe a Great Place to Work’.


Lunch Break


Prof. Charidimos Tsoukas, University of Cyprus

‘What can we learn from Aristotle and Adam Smith’.


Rogier Duin, Project Engineer, Incentro

“Incentro’s Vision about employees’ happiness”


Andrea Montuschi Great Place to Work® Italy / Gonzalo Shoobridge Great Place to Work® UK.

Trends and Findings from European Best Workplaces 2018


Cloture. End of Conference


Afternoon activities

1h 30'


Thursday 14th of June, 19:30 -24:00

Be part of the celebration of the 125 most prestigious companies of Europe, as we reveal the winners during a night full of festivities!

Join us for an evening not to be missed filled with music, flavors and a touch of the unique Greek spirit!

Dressing code: Cocktail / Festive



Eftychia Fragou
Eftychia Fragou was born and raised in Greece. 
She graduated with a BA in Communications, Media and Culture from Panteion University and continued her studies at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York.  After receiving her academy degree in the US, Eftychia concluded her education with a Μasters from the School of Fine Arts at Aristoteleion University in Thessaloniki, Greece, managing to unify her great loves – art, writing and communication.
As a journalist, she has worked across every single medium available to the media world: television, radio, print and online magazines. 
As a professional voice-over talent and radio producer, she hosted cultural shows for Greece365, 9,58fm and Vima fm 99,5. 
Her passion for documentaries found an avenue for expression with “Balkan Express” (a road-trip documentary in the Balkan Countries) and with “I am your image”, a TV documentary about unique and successful people. She also presented the acclaimed travel documentary, “Return to the Village”, featuring Greece’s most iconic and beautiful villages and its habitants, which aired on Alpha TV.
She has worked as a senior editor and columnist at several women’s magazines and sites (, Shape, Celebrity, Mirror).
She then created her own bilingual, travel experience blog,, which was a finalist at the 2017 UK blog awards. 
Last but not least, she has been presenting the Great Place to Work Awards in Greece, since 2011.
Eftychia is currently London-based where she is working as a lead producer and scriptwriter for campaigns, corporate videos, films and documentaries.


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The conference and award ceremony, will take place at MEGARON Mousikis, The Athens Concert Hall, one of the most prestigious venues in Europe and a unique multi-space for cultural events.

The Concert Hall is situated at the corner of Vas. Sofias Avenue and Kokkali St.

This is a location most people know and you’ll find it easy to get to.

If you come by taxi, just tell the driver you want the Concert Hall.

Taxi Costs approximately 35€/50€ night ride

You can also get here by public transport from any part of Athens:

• By metro, it’s just two minutes from the Concert Hall Metro Station to the door of the Concert Hall

From the airport you can take bus Χ95, or a 35 minute ride on the Metro will bring you to the Concert Hall.

Metro Tickets and Costs (Tickets can be purchased at the Airport Metro Station)

Athens Concert Hall
Vas. Sofias Ave. & Kokkali St.
115 21 Athens
tel: 210 7282000



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