Global Business Developments and Issues

Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technology University
Nanyang Fellows Programme, 2004/2005, Trimester 1 & 2
NF8023: Global Business Developments and Issues
(incorporating Business Study Mission)


ThemeAthens 2004: Lessons in Globalisation


 Saturday, December 11th, 2004.

Arrival in Athens in the morning and transfer to Hotel Park– Briefing followed by “free and easy”.

13:30: Lunch at Rozalia Tavern


1st Day: Sunday, December 12th, 2004

11:00 – 14:00 Walking Tour of the Ancient Agora and Acropolis

5-8 p.m. Lectures

Topic: The Economic and Social Impact of the Olympic Games: An Overview

Lecturer: Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER


2nd Day: Monday, December 13th, 2004

09:00 – 14:00 Visit the Olympic Village

5-8 p.m. Lectures

Topic: The Complexity of the Olympic Games.

Lecturer: Dr. Dimitris Gargalianos, Assistant Professor, Democritean University of Thrace.

Topic: Managing the Cultural Olympiad

Lecturer: Dr. Stefania-Marina Giannakaki, Research Fellow, Institute of Education, University of London.


3rd Day: Tuesday, December 14th, 2004

11:00 – 14:00 Visit the Co-Federation of Greek Workers.

5-8 p.m. Lectures

Topic: The Municipality of Athens and the 2004 Olympic Games

Lecturer: Theodoros Skyllakakis, Vice-Mayor, Municipality of Athens

Topic: Sponsoring the Olympic Games: The Case Alpha Bank

Lecturer: Hektor P. Verykios, Manager, Secretariat Division, Alpha Bank.


  4th Day: Wednesday, December 15th, 2004

11:00 – 11:30 Visit the Athens Town Hall and briefing by the Mayor of Athens Ms Dora Bakogianni

12:00 – 14:00 Visit and Briefing by the Co-Federation of Small Business (Hellenic Confederation of Professional Craftsmen and Merchants).

5-8 p.m. Lectures

Topic: Fixed Telecommunications Sponsoring

Lecturer: Yiannis Ntokos, Technical Affairs Manager and Deputy Director of Olympic Games and Special events Department, Hellenic Telecommunication Organizations (OTE)


Topic: The Role of Attiko Metro

Lecturer: George Boletis, Deputy Manager of Project Services, ATTIKO METRO S.A.


 5th Day: Thursday, December 16th, 2004


Topic: Building the Infrastructure for the 2004 Olympic Games

Lecturer: Sarantis Pantelias, Consultant, Ministry of Public Works

Topic:  The Management of Environmental Issues in the Olympics of 2004

Lecturer:  Dr. Christina Theohari, Director of Environment of ATHENS 2004

Topic: Olympic Sponsoring: The Case of Greek Post

Lecturer: Savvas Dandolos, Director, Strategy and Development, Greek Post.


6th Day: Friday, December 17th, 2004

Morning: Visit Siemens (Departure from Park at 9:00 a.m.)

Afternoon: Shopping in Ermou Street and Kolonaki

21:00 Greek Night at the Plaka (Includes dinner, live Greek music and dancing)


7th Day: Saturday, December 18th, 2004

Briefing and closing

Departure for Singapore