Agenda

Day 1
05 Oct 2017
Day 2
06 Oct 2017

REGISTRATION

Registrations for the Conference

WELCOME ADDRESS

Athanasios Savvakis, President, Federation of Industries of Northern Greece 

Maria Kollia Tsaroucha, Deputy Minister of Interior (Macedonia and Thrace) of the Hellenic Republic
Apostolos Tzitzikostas, Governor, Region of Central Macedonia*
Yiannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki*

THE NEW STRATEGIC CHALLENGES IN EUROPE AND THE EAST MEDITERRANEAN: HOW THEY AFFECT THE REGION

MODERATOR:  Antonis Papayiannidis, Chief Executive, ECONOMIKI EPITHEORISI
George Katrougalos
, Alternate Minister for European Affairs of the Hellenic Republic
George Koumoutsakos, Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs, New Democracy Party
Loukas Tsoukalis, President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, Greece
Georges Prevelakis, Professor of Geopolitics, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris
Panagiotis Gavras, Head Policy and Strategy, Black Sea and Trade Development Bank
Dr. Zoran Ilievski, Associate Professor of Political Science, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje

SPEECH

Alexandros Charitsis, Alternate Minister of Economy and Development of the Hellenic Republic

TOWARDS A NATIONAL ECONOMIC PLAN AND GROWTH STRATEGY

MODERATOR:  Traianos Chatzidimitriou, Journalist, General Director Ethnos
SPEECH: Dora Bakoyannis
, MP, Shadow Minister of Economy & Development of Nea Demokratia
Nicos Christodoulakis, Prof. of Economic Analysis, Athens University of Economics and Business
Dimitrios P. Tsomocos, Prof. of Financial Economics & Fellow in Management, University of Oxford
Prof. Anthony Bartzokas, Alternate Board Director, EBRD
George Provopoulos, Governor of the Bank of Greece (2008-2014), Chairman, Postbank (Bulgaria)
Chris Allen
, DG ECFIN Resident Adviser in Athens, European Commission
Dr. Andreas A. Andreadis, CEO Sani, Ikos Group

INSTITUTIONS, PUBLIC DEBT AND GROWTH

MODERATOR:  Stamatis Zacharos, Publishing Consultant, 24Media Group, Journalist, Athens 9.84 Radio
Christos Staikouras
, Head of ND Economic Policy Sector, MP, Nea Demokratia, former Alternate Minister of Finance
Socrates Lazaridis, CEO, Athens Stock Exchange, Greece
Panagiotis Tsakloglou, Prof. International & European Economic Studies, AUEB
Dr. Domna Michailidou, Adjunct Lecturer University of Cambridge, Reforms' Adviser to the Leader of the Formal Opposition Party

14:30

BREAK

SPEECH

Dr. Bahadir Kaleagasi, CEO, Turkish Industry & Business Association & President, Bosphorus Institute

DRIVERS OF GROWTH FOR THE ECONOMY OF NORTHERN GREECE

MODERATOR:  Yiannis Papadogiannis, Journalist, KATHIMERINI
Anna Diamantopoulou
, President, DIKTIO- Network for Reform in Greece and Europe
Stavros Kalafatis, MP, New Democracy Party
George Pagoulatos, Prof. of European Politics and Economy, AUEB
Takis Athanasopoulos, Chairman of the Board of HERACLES Group, LafargeHolcim Greece
Dimitris Dimitriadis, Managing Director, Hellas Gold S.A.
Panos Papazoglou, Managing Partner, EY Greece

SPEECH

George Pitsilis, Governor, Independent Authority for Public Revenue, Hellenic Republic

FINANCING GROWTH

MODERATOR: Christos Folias, CEO “FOLIAS & ASSOCIATES”, Ex Minister of Development
Georgios Kyrtsos
, Member of the European Parliament, New Democracy Party
Dr. Lazaros E. Panourgias
, Head, EIF (European Investment Fund) Affairs, Brussels
Andrea Engel, Principal Country Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Dimitris Valatsas, Director Europe, Greenmantle

SPEECH

MODERATOR: George Skabardonis, Author, Journalist
Εvangelos Venizelos
, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

OFFICIAL DINNER

Guest of Honor & Speaker: 
Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Leader of the Opposition & President of New Democracy Party

 

* to be confirmed

REGISTRATION

Registrations for the Conference

THE NEW ENERGY MAP IN THE REGION

MODERATOR:  Alexia Tasouli, Political correspondent in 24MEDIA and in MEGA CHANNEL
Gerassimos Thomas
, Deputy Director General, DG Energy, European Commission
Maria Spyraki, Member of the European Parliament, New Democracy Party
Theodoros Kitsakos, CEO, Public Gas Corporation (DEPA), Greece
Katerina Papalexandri, Country Manager Greece, Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG
Grigorios Stergioulis, Chief Executive Officer, Hellenic Petroleum SA

INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONNECTIVITY IN GREECE AND SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE

MODERATOR:  Nectarios Notis, Financial Commentator, Athens 9,84 FM, CEO, FnB Daily
Zorana Mihajlović
, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure of the Republic of Serbia*
Stergios Pitsiorlas, Deputy Minister of Economy and Development of the Hellenic Republic
Sokratis Famellos, Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy of the Hellenic Republic
Kostas Karamanlis, Shadow Minister of Infrastructure & Transport, New Democracy Party
George Milonas, Chairman and CEO, ALUMIL SA, Greece

14:30

BREAK

INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

MODERATOR: Athanasios Ellis, Senior International Correspondent, Kathimerini
SPEECH: Geoffrey R. Pyatt
, U.S. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic
CASE STUDY ISRAEL: Erlich Yigal, Founder, Chairman and Managing Partner, The YOZMA Group
Nikos Koutsianas, Chairman, APIVITA S.A.
Odisseas Athanassiou, CEO, LAMDA Development*
Stavros Drakoularakos, CEO, 24MEDIA Group

ADVANCING A DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE ECONOMY

MODERATOR: Thodoris Georgakopoulos, Editorial Director, diaNEOsis
Anastasios Tzikas
, President, Federation of Hellenic ICT Enterprises – SEPE
Grigoris Zarifopoulos, Country Manager, Google Greece, Cyprus & Malta
Xenofon Liapakis, General Manager, CIO & Services Interamerican Group, Chairman, Hellenic CIO Forum
Athanasios Kotsis, Chairman, INTRASOFT International
Sotiris Sirmakezis, General Manager, Group Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Eurobank Group

OFFICIAL DINNER

Guest of Honor & Speaker: 
Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic

 

 

* to be confirmed