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One in three Greeks bet while a sporting event is in progress!

Teams, fans and betting were the focus of Focus Bari’s latest Nationwide Survey, which-among other things-showed that:

  • Two out of five Greek fans (42%) believe that betting companies should sponsor sports and teams, while…
  • More than one in three (35%) expect their team sponsors to provide them with special privileges and offers
  • Seven in ten Greeks admit that betting on sports is addictive, but…
  • One in three like to bet as a game is in progress, while…
  • There is a clear link between betting and watching sporting events, meaning that when you bet on an event, you are likely to watch it in progress!

See the whole survey presentation here

Focus Bari Exclusive Survey For Applia 2024 Conference

The Applia 2024 Conference took place with great success on February 26, 2024 at the Grande Bretagne Hotel in Athens.  More than 230 leaders of the electrical appliances market and the large retailers attended the conference, where top speakers from the academia, the retail and the AI/technology community presented the current status, challenges, and future developments of consumers, society and the market.  Xenia Kourtoglou, Founder of Focus Bari, presented the latest trends in Greeks’ relationship with technology, the current societal challenges and the findings of a national survey conducted exclusively for the conference.  In her presentation, Xenia Kourtoglou underlined the current “Tech Gaps”, “Society Gaps” and “Loyalty Gaps” currently observed according to Greek consumers attitudes and habits.

You can see the whole presentation here


Xenia Kourtoglou presented at the 15th Health Expo Athens

The 15th Health Expo Athens was conducted with great success at the Athens Concert Hall on February 24 and 25.  The event attracted a huge number of attendants and hosts from all over Greece and Cyprus, offering a rich agenda of specialized, parallel sessions.  Xenia Kourtoglou, Founder Focus Bari presented the results of a large-scale quantitative and qualitative survey titled “The Big Life Questions among Four Generations”.  Describing in detail the profile of each generation—Z, Millennials, X, Boomers—the study revealed the different mentalities, aspirations, life, work and leadership values, as well as the substantial gap between them.  Xenia Kourtoglou underlined the value and contribution that each generation brings to the family, society and workplace, emphasizing that if all generations develop empathy, they will be able to co-exist and cooperate smoothly at any environment.

You can find the whole survey presentation here


Xenia Kourtoglou, as a Keynote Speaker at the “From AI to Z Conference”

Antenna Group and CSII organized the “From AI to Z Conference” on February 23, 2024 at the Athens Intercontinental Hotel.  Top speakers from all relevant sectors—technology, e-commerce, digital marketing, cyber security, as well as a representation of the government’s future strategies team presented the latest AI developments, as well as future applications that AI could have in a wealth of industries, such as manufacturing, health, commerce and services.  Xenia Kourtoglou, Founder of Focus Bari presented a series of survey results conducted by Focus Bari locally and YouGov internationally, capturing the public opinion regarding AI, as well as people’s expectations, intentions and impact they believe that AI will have on society and humanity.

You can find Xenia Kourtoglou’s presentation here


Valeria Tsamis of Focus Bari, General Secretary BoD of the Association of Chief Executive Officers (ACEO/EASE)

The new BoD for ACEO has been formed for the term 2024-2026, following the annual regular General Assembly which tool place on February 21st 2024.

Mr. Υannis Papachristou, CEO Greece, ANTENNA GROUP, was elected as the President of the Board.

The members of the Board include:

Vice President: Elena Kallona, Managing Director, JUNGHEINRICH HELLAS EPE

General Secretary: Valeria Tsami, Vice President & Executive Director, FOCUS BARI A.E.

Treasurer: George Katiniotis, CEO, ACROMOVE INC.


Anny Tryfon, Vice President & Managing Director, DESIGNIA INSURANCE BROKERS SA

Dorina Oikonomopoulou, CEO, Marsh McLennan

Sakis Exarchos, President & CEO, VANTAGE TOWERS GREECE

Alternate Members:

Spyros Nestoras, Management Executive Director, KREKA AE

Alexandros Alivizatos, General Manager, REDEX AE

Lefteris Anastasakis, Vice President of the Board, PRIORITY CONSULTANTS SA

Dimitris Papasotiriou, General Manager, DIGICOM SYSTEMS AE

ACEO is a merit-based, technocratic, non-profit organization, established in 1986 to represent professional managers and promote leadership issues in Greece. The Association has approximately 500 members who – as BoD Presidents, Executive Vice-Presidents, Chief Executive Officers, General Managers and Chief Operations Officers of large enterprises – have the primary responsibility for the largest and most well-known Greek and multinational companies and public Organizations, with a total turnover of over 62 billion euros and more than 200,000 employees in total. The main purpose of ACEO is to contribute to the improvement of the country’s top management level and the growth of the Greek economy.

See more about ACEO  here


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