During the forum the company conducted the survey on the CEOs and presented the results at the end of the event.
Held under the auspices of the economy and development ministry with the support of the EU representation in Greece, the forum aimed to find an answer to the question of how Greece can become a more attractive destination for foreign investment.
The 30 CEOs who took part in the event represented companies which have invested 2.3 billion euros (2.7 billion U.S. dollars) out of a total of 11.6 billion euros in foreign direct investments in Greece in the past five years.
“Nearly every major player across the political spectrum agrees that growth will come mostly through foreign direct investments. Big foreign companies have begun investing, often considerable amounts, or have expressed interest in investing in our country,” the forum organisers said.
However, on the downside, “a series of inherent limitations and ailments in critical areas and institutions, however, continue to hinder the effort to turn Greece into an attractive destination for foreign investments,” they said.
On the negative side 83 % of participants identified taxation as the biggest obstacle in investing in Greece despite the progress steps made in recent years.