UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF H.E. THE PRESIDENT OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC
Ms. KATERINA SAKELLAROPOULOU

THESSALONIKI SUMMIT will begin in:

Participation

Participatiom to the Thessaloniki Summit 2020, is free

The Agenda

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The Organisers

The Conference is organized by The Federation of Industries of Greece in cooperation with Delphi Economic Forum

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The Venue

The conference will be held
in the Federation of Industries of Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Prime Ministers

Mitsotakis Kyriakos

Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic

Rama Edi

Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania

Zaev Zoran

Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia

Ambassadors

PYATT GEOFFREY

U.S. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic

Reichel Ernst

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Hellenic Republic

RONNER-GRUBAČIĆ Stella

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Hellenic Republic

SMITH KATE

British Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic

Speakers

Agenda

This conference runs through 5 - 6 November 2020
Day 1
05 Nov 2020
Day 2
06 Nov 2020

WELCOME ADDRESS

Athanasios Savvakis, President, Federation of Industries of Greece

Symeon G. Tsomokos, Delphi Economic Forum

Theodoros Karaoglou, Deputy Minister of Interior, Macedonia and Thrace of the Hellenic Republic

Konstantinos Zervas, Mayor of Thessaloniki

ADDRESSING THE EUROZONE’S NEW ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CHALLENGES

Christos Staikouras, Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic

Luis de Guindos, Vice President, European Central Bank, Germany

Chris Allen, DG ECFIN Resident Adviser in Athens, European Commission

Simos Anastasopoulos, President, The Council on Competitiveness of Greece

Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director, Bruegel, Belgium

George Pagoulatos, Director General, ELIAMEP, Greece

 

MODERATOR: Antonis Papagiannidis, Managing Director, Economia Publishing

IN CONVERSATION

H.E. Ernst Reichel, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Hellenic Republic

MODERATOR: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, ALPHA TV

EUROPE’S MOMENT: REPAIR & PREPARE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

Theodoros Skylakakis, Deputy Minister for Fiscal Policy of the Hellenic Republic

Dr. Domna Michailidou, Deputy Minister of Labor of the Hellenic Republic

Nikos Vettas, General Director, Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE); Professor, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece

Dr Vassili Apostolopoulos, CEO, Athens Medical Group; President, E.E.N.E., Greece

 

MODERATOR: Stamatis Zacharos, Journalist, Action 24 Channel

IN CONVERSATION

Adonis-Spyridon Georgiadis, Minister of Development and Investment of the Hellenic Republic

MODERATOR: Alexandra Gouta, Financial & Technology News Editor, ANA-MPA

THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN IN CRISIS

Opening remarks

Nikos Dendias, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic (video message)

Nikos Christodoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus (video message)

 

Discussants

George Katrougalos, MP, SYRIZA Party; Minister of Foreign Affairs (2019), Greece

Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council, USA

Nathalie Tocci, Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Italy

 

MODERATOR: Ino Afentouli, Program Officer for Greece, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO

IN CONVERSATION

H.E. Geoffrey R. Pyatt, US Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic (video message)

MODERATOR: Alexia Tasouli, Diplomatic Correspondent, OPEN TV

TURKEY AT A CROSSROAD

Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Alternate Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic

Evangelos Apostolakis, Minister of National Defence (2019), Greece

Sinan Ülgen, Executive Chairman, Think Tank EDAM, Turkey

Ioannis N. Grigoriadis, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University; Head of Turkey Program, ELIAMEP, Greece

Dr. Constantinos Filis, Executive Director, Institute of International Relations, Greece

 

MODERATOR: Vassilis Karatzas, CIO, Levant Partners AIFM, Greece

IN CONVERSATION

INNOVATION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR IN GREECE              

Rania Ekaterinari, CEO, Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations S.A

MODERATOR: Alexandra Gouta, Financial & Technology News Editor, ANA-MPA

IN CONVERSATION

George Pitsilis, Governor, Independent Authority for Public Revenue, Greece

MODERATOR: Dimitrios Pefanis, Journalist, General Manager of insider.gr

IN CONVERSATION

Dora Bakoyannis, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic (2006-2009), Greece

MODERATOR: Athanassios Ellis, Editor-in-Chief, Kathimerini English edition, Greece

IN CONVERSATION

Prof. Evangelos Venizelos, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2013-2015); Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister (2011-2012), Greece

MODERATOR: Athanassios Ellis, Editor-in-Chief, Kathimerini English edition, Greece

WHAT DOES THE US ELECTION MEAN FOR EUROPE AND GREECE?

William Antholis, Director CEO, Miller Center, University of Virginia, USA

Endy Zemenides, Executive Director, Hellenic American Leadership Council, USA

Katerina Sokou, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, USA

 

MODERATOR: Athanassios Ellis, Editor-in-Chief, Kathimerini English edition, Greece

IN CONVERSATION

THE FUTURE OF WORK: THE RESKILLING & UPSKILLING IMPERATIVE

Byron Nicolaides, President CEPIS; CEO, Peoplecert

MODERATOR: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, ALPHA TV

EU ACCESSION OF WESTERN BALKANS: CREDIBILITY, PREDICTABILITY & POLITICAL STEER

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic (video message)

Edi Rama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania (video message)

Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia (video message)

Olivér Várhelyi, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, European Commission (video message)

WELCOME ADDRESS

Apostolos Tzitzikostas, Governor, Region of Central Macedonia

COVID-19: WHEN WILL IT END?

Vasilis Kontozamanis, Deputy Minister of Health of the Hellenic Republic (video message)

Spyros Georgiou, Lieutenant Colonel, Spokesperson, Ministry for Civil Protection and Crisis Management of the Hellenic Republic

Álvaro Santos Pereira, Director of the Country Studies Branch, Economics Department, OECD, France

 

MODERATOR: Dimitrios Pefanis, Journalist, General Manager of insider.gr

IN CONVERSATION

Yannis Tsakiris, Deputy Minister for Development and Investments of the Hellenic Republic

MODERATOR: Dimitrios Pefanis, Journalist, General Manager of insider.gr

STOCK MARKET: A MAJOR PILLAR OF ECONOMIC GROWTH

Theofanis Mylonas, Chairman and CEO of Eurobank Asset Management M.F.M.C.; President, Hellenic Fund and Asset Management Association, Greece

Georgios Doukidis, Professor of eBusiness in the Department of Management Science and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business; independent board member, Athens Exchange, Greece

Michael Andreadis, Chief Markets Operation and Business Development Officer, Athens Exchange Group

 

MODERATOR: Socrates Lazaridis, CEO, Athens Exchange Group, Greece

IN CONVERSATION

Panos Tsakloglou, Alternate Minister for Labour of the Hellenic Republic

MODERATOR: Antonis Papagiannidis, Managing Director, Economia Publishing

THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE

Makis Voridis, Minister of Agricultural Development and Food of the Hellenic Republic

H.E. Stella Ronner-Grubacic, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Hellenic Republic

Dimitris Pachtas, Deputy Director SME’s Banking, National Bank of Greece

Panos Kanellis, President, American Farm School, Greece

Olympia Apostolou, Consultant, Trade Coordinator, Greek Canners’ Association EKE, Greece

Antonis Siarkos, President, Hellenic Cotton Association of Ginners and Exporters, Greece

 

MODERATOR: Nectarios Notis, CEO, FNB Daily; Publisher, BNB Daily

CLIMATE CHANGE & THE JUST TRANSITION

Prof. Konstantinos Aravossis, Secretary General of Natural Environment and Water, Ministry of Environment and Energy of the Hellenic Republic

Maria Spyraki, Member of the European Parliament, Greece

Sokratis Famellos, fmr Alternate Minister, Energy & Environment, Responsible for coordinating Energy and Environmental Policies within the SYRIZA party, MP, Greece

               

MODERATOR: Nectarios Notis, CEO, FNB Daily; Publisher, BNB Daily

FEMALE LEADERSHIP IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

May Zanni, co-founder & President, Women Act

Dr. Angelika Gouskou, Senior Partner, Selekos-Gouskou & Co Law Offices; co-Founder CG Hub, Greece

Katerina Pramatari, Founding Partner, Uni.Fund, Greece


MODERATOR: Dimitris Diamantidis, Journalist, Radio Thessaloniki, Thessnews

FOREIGN INVESTMENTS – THE CASE OF NORTHERN GREECE

Konstantinos Fragogiannis, Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy and Openness of the Hellenic Republic

Dieter Straub, Head of Corporate Financing Unit, European Investment Bank

Christos Balaskas, Vice President and General Manager Greece, Eldorado Gold

Nikos Efthymiadis, Chairman, Redestos Efthymiadis Agrotechnology Group; Chairman, Thess INTEC AE, Greece

Nikos Dimtsas, Chief Investment Officer, DIMAND SA, Greece

 

MODERATOR: Alexandra Gouta, Financial & Technology News Editor, ANA-MPA

IN CONVERSATION

Christos Harpantidis, President & CEO, Papastratos; Managing Director EU South East Cluster, Philip Morris International, Greece

MODERATOR: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, ALPHA TV

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF GREECE’S ECONOMY AND ENTERPRISES

Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Ministry of Digital Governance of the Hellenic Republic

Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament, EP Chair for AI, Science and Tech, Greece

Dimitris Papastergiou, Mayor of Trikala, Greece

Anastasios Tzikas, President, Thessaloniki International Fair HELEXPO SA; President, Technopolis Thessaloniki ICT Business Park S.A., Greece

Pantelis Angelidis, President, Hellenic Association of Mobile Applications Companies (ΣΕΚΕΕ); Founder, VIDAVO, Greece

Theodosis Michalopoulos, CEO, Microsoft Greece, Cyprus and Malta

 

MODERATOR: Dimitrios Pefanis, Journalist, General Manager of insider.gr

PRESENTATION – NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE

Opening Statement

Vassilis Karamouzis, General Manager of Corporate and Investment Banking, National Bank of Greece

 

Presentation

BEYOND COVID-19: A GROWTH PATH FOR MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN GREECE

Jessie Voumvaki, Deputy Chief Economist, National Bank of Greece

 

MODERATOR: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, ALPHA TV

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Stylianos Petsas, Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic

LIFTING GREECE’S INDUSTRY SECTOR

Nikolaos Papathanasis, Deputy Minister of Development & Investments of the Hellenic Republic

Athina Chatzipetrou, President & CEO, Hellenic Development Bank

George Mylonas, President, ALUMIL SA, Greece

Anthimos Amanatidis, CEO, EYATH SA, Greece

Dennys Plessas, VP Business Development Initiatives Global Pursuits, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics/International

Dimitris Chanis, CEO HERACLES Group, member of LafargeHolcim, Greece

 

MODERATOR: Theologos Iliou, Journalist, Makedonia Newspaper

ENERGY

Kostis Hatzidakis, Minister of Environment and Energy of the Hellenic Republic

H.E. Kate Smith, British Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic

Prof. George Stathakis, Minister of Environment and Energy (2016-2019), Greece

Prof. Yannis Maniatis, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (2013-2015), Greece

Athanassios Paspaliaris, Thessaloniki Industrial Complex Manager, Hellenic Petroleum

Dinos Benroubi, General Manager, Power & Gas Business Unit, Protergia MYTILINEOS, Greece

Kostis Sifnaios, Group Energy Director, Copelouzos Group, Greece

 

MODERATOR: Alex Lagakos, COO, Blue Grid

INFRASTRUCTURE – CONNECTIVITY

Ioannis Kefalogiannis, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transport of the Hellenic Republic

Dmitry Pankin, President, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, Greece

Franco Nicola Cupolo, CEO and Managing Director, Thessaloniki Port Authority, Greece

 

MODERATOR: Dimitris Diamantidis, Journalist, Radio Thessaloniki, Thessnews

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