The global landscape is changing at a fast pace, calling for the update of competitiveness strategies. Digitalization and technology growth, coupled with the threats of climate change, inequality and social unbalances, and the need for rapid energy transition, are driving big shifts in societies.

The current scenario highlights the connections between local and national competitiveness and the importance of implementing innovation strategies. It also calls for rethinking competitiveness priorities and the social conditions that enable the development and implementation of successful strategies.

The Summit will occur between November 14 and 18. Activities will begin on November 14, with the Annual Meeting for GFCC members and fellows only. There will be plenary sessions on November 15–16 and site visits to Ioannina on November 17–18.

About GIS

The GIS has happened every year in
a different location since the GFCC’s
foundation in 2010. In previous years, the
GIS was held in partnership with GFCC
members in the United States (2010),
Brazil (2011), the United Arab Emirates
(2012), Korea (2013), Canada (2014), Saudi
Arabia (2015), the United Kingdom (2016),

Malaysia (2017), Argentina (2018), and
Kazakhstan (2019). The 2020 and 2021
editions were virtual due to COVID-19
travel restrictions, and were executed
in partnership with the Government of
Australia and the Council on Competitive-
ness, respectively.

We are delighted that the GIS 2022 will
be held in person. This is the first time
that the GFCC global community of lead-
ers from 34 nations will gather in Greece.