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

THESSALONIKI SUMMIT will begin in:

Registration

Registration to the Thessaloniki Summit 2021, is now open

The Agenda

Learn more about the Agenda, Keynote Speakers and Sessions.

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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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Strict health protocol procedures will be applied, based on the prevailing Greek Government’s health measures due to covid-19

All participants attending the Event need to demonstrate, before their entering the venue, one of the following:

EU’s Green Pass Certificate (14 days must have been passed since 2nd dose), a Vaccination Certificate (14 days must have been passed since 2nd dose) or proof that you have been positive with Covid-19 within the past six (6) months.

Rapid tests will not be acceptable for Event’s participation as this is no longer an option as per latest health protocols.

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

H.E. Amrani Yossi

Ambassador of Israel to the Hellenic Republic

H.E. ÖZÜGERGİN BURAK

Ambassador of Turkey to the Hellenic Republic

H.E. PYATT GEOFFREY

US Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic

Speakers

Agenda

This conference runs through 4 - 5 November 2021
Day 1
04 Nov 2021
Day 2
05 Nov 2021

ARRIVAL OF GUESTS & PARTICIPANTS – REGISTRATION

WELCOME ADDRESS

Athanassios Savvakis, President, Federation of Industries of Greece

Symeon G. Tsomokos, Delphi Economic Forum

Stavros Kalafatis, Deputy Minister of Interior of the Hellenic Republic, responsible for Macedonia and Thrace

Apostolos Tzitzikostas, Governor, Region of Central Macedonia

Konstantinos Zervas, Mayor of Thessaloniki

PARALLEL ROUNDTABLE (by invitation only) – Working together to build networks of change

The EU and the Western Balkans

Nikola Dimitrov, Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs of the Republic of the Republic of North Macedonia

Dr. Anže Logar*, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia

Miroslav Lajčák, EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue

Dimitris Kairidis, Professor of Int’l Politics, Panteion University of Athens; Member of Parliament of the Hellenic Republic

 

MODERATOR: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, Anchor, ALPHA TV

Fireside chat

H.E. Geoffrey R. Pyatt, US Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic 

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

Fireside chat

Nikolaos Bakatselos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

MODERATOR: .....

Fireside chat: Russia and the Balkans

H.E. Vladimir Chizhov, Permanent Representative Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the European Union

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

Fireside chat

H.E. Patrick Maisonnave*, French Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic

MODERATOR:

Fireside chat

H.E. Matthew Lodge*, British Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic 

MODERATOR:

14:10

Break – light lunch

An Outlook: Turkey

Amb. (ret.) Alexandros Mallias, fmr. Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to Washington D.C. (2005-2009)

Tasos Chatzivasileiou, PhD, MP, Secretary of the Standing Committee on National Defence and Foreign Affairs, Hellenic Parliament

Asli Aydıntaşbaş*, Journalist, Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations 

 

MODERATOR: Nectarios Notis, Founder - CEO, Notice Content and Services (BnB Daily - FnB Daily - ESGreece)

Fireside chat

Walter Bernyck, Counsellor, Political/Economic and Public Affairs at Global Affairs Canada, Canadian Embassy in Athens

MODERATOR: ……………..

Fireside chat

H.E. Burak Özügergin, Ambassador of Turkey to the Hellenic Republic

MODERATOR: ............

Fireside chat

H.E. Yossi Amrani, Ambassador of Israel to the Hellenic Republic

MODERATOR: .........

Speech

Dimitris Avramopoulos, fmr European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs & Citizenship; fmr Minister of Foreign Affairs

ECONOMIC AND INVESTMENT PROSPECTS FOR CONNECTIVITY INFRASTRUCTURE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

Opening Statement

Kostas Fragogiannis, Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy and Openness, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic

MODERATOR: Dimitris Pefanis, Director of Financial and Business Content, DPG Group of Companies

Investing in Connectivity and Renewable Energy Sources

Georgios Karagiannis*, Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Transport of the Hellenic Republic

Alexandra Sdoukou*, Secretary General for Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Environment and Energy of the Hellenic Republic

Matej Zakonjšek, Director of the Permanent Secretariat of the Transport Community

 

MODERATOR: Dimitris Pefanis, Director of Financial and Business Content, DPG Group of Companies

Capital Markets in South Eastern Europe

Siniša Krneta, CEO, Belgrade Stock Exchange (on-line)

Prof. Manyu Moravenov PhD, MRICS, CEO, Bulgarian Stock Exchange (on-line)

Nikos Porfyris, Chief Post Trading & International Business Development Officer, ATHEX Group (on-line)

Magnus Burkl, CFA, Principal, Financial Services Oliver Wyman (on-line)

 

MODERATOR: Yannis Papadogiannis, Chief Editor, www.BusinessDaily.gr

How to re-spark Foreign Direct Investments

Opening statement

Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Development and Investments of the Hellenic Republic

 

Discussants

Nikos Vettas, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business; General Director, Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research – IOBE

George Milonas, President and CEO, ALUMIL SA

Nikolas Takas, CEO, THERMI VENTURE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT SA

Panayiotis Alamanos, CEO, SOL Crowe SA

Georgia Karountzou, Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications, JTI Hellas

 

MODERATOR: Andreas Zampoukas, Journalist

EU Recovery Fund: Real Economy

Theodore Skylakakis, Alternate Minister of Finance, for Fiscal Policy of the Hellenic Republic

Alexis Charitsis, MP; fmr. Minister of Interior

Philippos Sachinidis, fmr. Minister of Economy (2012)

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

 

MODERATOR: Dimitris Pefanis, Director of Financial and Business Content, DPG Group of Companies

ESG in Capital Raising

Vassiliki Lazarakou, Chair, Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HCMC); Member of the Management Board, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA); Chair, ESAs Joint Committee Securitisation Committee

Socrates Lazaridis, CEO, ATHEX Group

Chris Aesopos, Chairman; Hellenic Fund and Asset Management Association; CEO, Alpha Trust

 

MODERATOR: ......

Fireside chat

Evangelos Venizelos, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2013-2015); Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister (2011-2012); Prof. of Constitutional Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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

How Greek Banks can take a Leadership Role in the Greek Economy

Gikas Hardouvelis, Professor of Finance and Economics, Dept of Banking and Financial Management, University of Piraeus; Chair of the Board of Directors, National Bank of Greece; Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic (2014-2015)

Athina Chatzipetrou, President and CEO, Hellenic Development Bank

Dmitry Pankin, President, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

 

MODERATOR: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, Anchor, ALPHA TV

Economic Recovery and Jobs

Kostis Hatzidakis, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Hellenic Republic

Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou, Member of the Parliament of the Hellenic Republic; Minister of Administrative Reconstruction (2018-2019) (on-line)

Spiros Protopsaltis, Governor and Chair of the Board of Directors, Greek Manpower Employment Organization - OAED

Byron Nicolaides, Founder and CEO, PeopleCert; President, CEPIS

 

MODERATOR: Yannis Papadogiannis, Chief Editor, www.BusinessDaily.gr

21:00

COCKTAIL

ARRIVAL OF GUESTS & PARTICIPANTS – REGISTRATION

WELCOME ADDRESS

OPENING SPEECH

Kostas Karamanlis, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport of the Hellenic Republic

Energy

Fireside chat

Stavros Drakoularakos, General Manager of Communication, Papastratos

MODERATOR: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, Anchor, ALPHA TV

European Civil Protection Mechanism and rescEU – European Solidarity in Action. What Next?

Christos Stylianides, Minister of Civil Protection of the Hellenic Republic (on-line)

MODERATOR: Andreas Zampoukas, Journalist

The Decarbonization of Greek Economy and Investment Opportunities in Macedonia

Alexandra Sdoukou*, Secretary General, Ministry of Environment and Energy of the Hellenic Republic

George Stathakis, MP; fmr. Minister of Environment and Energy

Kyriakidou Kalliopi*, Vice Governor for Energy, Infrastructure & Environment of Region of Western Macedonia

Panagiotis Plakentas*, Mayor, Municipality of Eordaia

 

MODERATOR:

The Future of Agriculture and the Post Pandemic Era

Spilios Livanos, Minister of Agricultural Development and Food of the Hellenic Republic

Christos Apostolopoulos, President, Association of Greek Dairy Industries (SEVGAP)

Konstantinos Apostolou, President, Greek Canners Association (EKE)

Christos Giannakakis, Chairman, NATIONAL INTERPROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION OF STONE FRUITS

Thomas Arapogiannis, Agriculture Vice President, TÜV Hellas (TÜV NORD)

 

MODERATOR: Nectarios Notis, Founder - CEO, Notice Content and Services (BnB Daily - FnB Daily - ESGreece)

Fireside chat

Stelios Petsas, Alternate Minister of Interior of the Hellenic Republic

The region of East Macedonia – Thrace

Christos Mettios, Governor, Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace

Ioannis Zampoukis, Mayor of Alexandroupolis

Kostis Sifneos*, Vice President and Project Director, Gastrade

 

MODERATOR: Dimitris Diamantidis, Journalist

The Region of Epirus and Western Greece

Alexandros Kahrimanis*, Governor, Region of Epirus

Moses Elisaf, Mayor of Ioannina

Andreas Dimitriou, President, Agricultural Poultry Cooperative of Ioannina - PINDOS

 

MODERATOR: Dimitris Diamantidis, Journalist

The Innovation Ecosystem Perspectives

Christos Dimas, Deputy Minister for Research and Innovation, Ministry for Development and Investments of the Hellenic Republic

Dr. Nikolaos G. Papaioannou, Rector, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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

Dimitrios Tzovaras, Chairman and Director of Central Directorate, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas

Vasilis Kafatos, Partner, Deloitte (on-line)

 

MODERATOR: Nectarios Notis, Founder - CEO, Notice Content and Services (BnB Daily - FnB Daily - ESGreece)

14:00

Break – light lunch

Northern Greece as a Logistics Gateway Connecting Europe

Athanasios Liagkos, Executive Chairman of the BoD, ThPA SA

 

MODERATOR: Nectarios Notis, Founder - CEO, Notice Content and Services (BnB Daily - FnB Daily - ESGreece)

The Crucial Roles of the Regions and the Cities for the Future of Greece

Konstantinos Zervas, Mayor of Thessaloniki

Kostas Bakoyannis*, Mayor of Athens

Yannis Moralis, Mayor of Piraeus

Dimitris Papastergiou, Mayor of Trikala; President, Union of Mayors of Greece (KEDE)

 

MODERATOR: Andreas Zampoukas, Journalist

Fireside Chat: EU Recovery Fund in the Digitalization of the society

Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Minister of State and Digital Governance of the Hellenic Republic

MODERATOR: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, Anchor, ALPHA TV

Digital Transformation and 4th Industrial Revolution

Pantelis Tzortzakis, Executive Vice Chairman, Hellenic Development Bank

Antonis Tsiboukis, Managing Director, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Malta (on-line)

Andreas Xirocostas, Managing Director Greece, Cyprus and Malta, SAP Hellas

 

MODERATOR:

Prospects for Macroeconomic Development

Christos Staikouras, Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic

MODERATOR: Yannis Papadogiannis, Chief Editor, www.BusinessDaily.gr

Fireside chat on Health

Athanasios Plevris, Minister of Health of the Hellenic Republic

MODERATOR: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, Anchor, ALPHA TV

Fireside chat on Health

Nico Gariboldi, Site Lead, Global Digital and Technology HUB; Senior Director, Pfizer

MODERATOR:

Technology and the future of Healthcare

Pascal Apostolides, General Manager, AbbVie Pharmaceuticals SA

Olympios Papadimitriou, President, Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies

Theodoros Tryfon, President, Greek Association of Pharmaceutical Industry

 

MODERATOR:

Fireside chat

Fireside chat

George Koumoutsakos*, fmr Alternate Minister of Migration and Asylum of the Hellenic Republic; Member of the Hellenic Parliament

MODERATOR: ……

Tourism

Vassilis Kikilias, Minister of Tourism of the Hellenic Republic

Yiannis Retsos*, President, Greek Tourism Confederation - SETE

Grigoris Tasios*, President, Halkidiki Hotel Association; President, Hellenic Hoteliers Federation

Artur Davidian, CEO, Dimera Group

Eleni Andreadis, Group Director of Sustainability & CSR, Sani Resort/Ikos Resorts Group, Greece

 

MODERATOR: Dimitris Diamantidis, Journalist

* to be confirmed

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65, 26th Octovriou Avenue 21, Thessaloniki, Greece
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