Thessaloniki Summit
14-15 November 2019
/
Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki

Under the Auspices
of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic
Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos

THESSALONIKI SUMMIT will begin in:

Participation

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The Agenda

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The Organisers

The Conference is organized by The Federation of Industries of Greece in cooperation with Symeon G. Tsomokos S.A., with the support of…

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The Venue

The conference will be held
in the Hyatt Regency
Thessaloniki Hotel
,
Thessaloniki, Greece

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Prime Ministers

Mitsotakis Kyriakos

Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic

Borissov Boyko

Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria

Zaev Zoran

Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia

Ambassadors

Allen Mark

Ambassador of Canada to the Hellenic Republic

Pyatt R. Geoffrey

US Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic

Reichel Ernst

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Hellenic Republic

Zhang Qiyue

Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Hellenic Republic

Speakers

Agenda

This conference runs through 14 - 15 November 2019
Under the Auspices of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic
Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos
Day 1
14 Nov 2019
Day 2
15 Nov 2019

ARRIVAL OF GUESTS & PARTICIPANTS – REGISTRATION

Welcome Address

Athanasios Savvakis, President, Federation of Industries of Greece - Speech

Symeon Tsomokos, President, S.G.T S.A.

Konstantinos Zervas, Mayor of Thessaloniki - Speech

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

Nikolaos Bakatselos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

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

In conversation

Christos Staikouras, Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic

MODERATOR: Yiannis Papadogiannis, Financial Journalist, BusinessDaily.gr

Which are the priorities for the new EU leadership?

Video Message

Margaritis Schinas, Vice President, European Commission

 

Opening statements

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

Nemanja Stevanovic, State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia

Georgios Markopouliotis, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Greece

 

Discussants

Loukas Tsoukalis, President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, Greece

Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow, Bruegel, Belgium

 

MODERATOR: Constantinos Filis, Executive Director, Institute of International Relations, Greece

Greece 2020-2025: Developmental and Social Goals

Opening statements

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

Dr Domna Michailidou, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, responsible for social welfare and social solidarity of the Hellenic Republic

 

Discussants

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

Gikas Hardouvelis, Professor of Finance & Economics, Banking & Financial Management Department, University of Piraeus, Greece - Speech

Panos Tsakloglou, Professor of Economics, International and European Economic Studies Dept., Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

 

MODERATOR: Yiannis Papadogiannis, Financial Journalist, BusinessDaily.gr

In conversation

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

MODERATOR: Alexia Tasouli, Diplomatic Correspondent, OPEN TV

14:10

Break – light lunch

Keynote address

Yiannis Vroutsis, Minister for Labour and Social Affairs of the Hellenic Republic

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

In conversation

Anna Diamantopoulou, President Diktio - Network for Reform in Greece and Europe;  Former Minister and EU Commissioner, Greece

MODERATOR: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, ALPHA TV

In conversation

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

MODERATOR: Alexia Tasouli, Diplomatic Correspondent, OPEN TV

South East Europe: Ongoing Challenges and Future Prospects

Opening statements

Kocho Angjushev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia

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

Ambassador Faruk Kaymakci, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey

 

Discussants

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

Benjamin Haddad, Director, Future Europe Initiative, Atlantic Council, USA

 

MODERATOR: Alexia Tasouli, Diplomatic Correspondent, OPEN TV

Looking to the East

H.E. Zhang Qiyue, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Hellenic Republic

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

Energy Security Considerations in Eastern Mediterranean

Kocho Angjushev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia

Maria Spyraki, Member of the European Parliament, Greece

Gerasimos Thomas, Deputy Minister for Environment and Energy of the Hellenic Republic

Sokratis Famellos, Former Alternate Minister for Energy and Environment of the Hellenic Republic, Responsible for coordinating Energy and Environmental Policies within the SYRIZA party, MP, Greece

Konstantin Konstantinov, CEO, Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange EAD (IBEX), Bulgaria

Teodora Georgieva, Executive Officer and Board Member, ICGB AD (Interconnector Greece Bulgaria)

 

MODERATOR: George Findikakis, Journalist, liberal.gr, Fileleftheros

In conversation

George Koumoutsakos, Deputy Minister of Citizen Protection of the Hellenic Republic

MODERATOR: Constantinos Filis, Executive Director, Institute of International Relations, Greece

In conversation

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

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

19:20

Break

Speeches – Official Dinner

SE Europe: Taking forward regional cooperation and reforms

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic

Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria

Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia

 

CHAIR:
Athanasios Savvakis, President, Federation of Industries of Greece - Speech
Symeon Tsomokos, President, S.G.T S.A.

ARRIVAL OF PARTICIPANTS

Welcome

Symeon Tsomokos, President, S.G.T S.A.

Enhancing Connectivity through Infrastructure

Opening statements

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

Rossen Jeliazkov, Minister of Transport, ΙΤ & Communications of the Republic of Bulgaria

 

Discussants

Sotiris Theofanis, Chairman of the BoD and Managing Director, Thessaloniki Port Authority SA, Greece

Narkissos Georgiadis, CEO, Thessaloniki Water Supply and Sewerage Co SA (EYATH), Greece

Nikos Efthymiadis, Chairman, Thessaloniki Technology Park; Coordinator, Thess INTEC; Chairman, Efthymiadis Agrotechnology Group, Greece

Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament, Head of the Hellenic S&D Delegation, Greece

 

MODERATOR: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, ALPHA TV

In conversation

Ioannis Plakiotakis, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy of the Hellenic Republic

MODERATOR: Andreas Zampoukas, co-founder, Liberal.gr

In conversation

Christos Dimas, Deputy Minister of Development and Investment of the Hellenic Republic

MODERATOR: Andreas Zampoukas, co-founder, Liberal.gr

Enhancing the economic and trade relations between US and Greece. Prospects and opportunities in Northern Greece.

Vasilis Kafatos, Partner, Deloitte, Greece

Panos Vlachos, President, Anatolia College, Greece

Michalis Lapokonstantakis, Digital Manager Pfizer Hellas, Greece

 

MODERATOR: Elias Spirtounias, Executive Director, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, 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 - Speech

MODERATOR: Athanasios Ellis, Editor in Chief, Kathimerini English Edition

The critical role of employers’ organizations in the economic and social development of Eastern Europe

Opening Statement

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

 

Discussants

Georgios Karanikas, President, Hellenic Confederation of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (ESEE)

Miloš Nenezić, President, Serbian Association of Employers (SAE), Serbia

Milena Angelova, Vice-President, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC); Vice-President, European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of general interest (CEEP); Secretary-General, Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BICA), Belgium

Florin Jianu, President, National Council of Small and Medium Sized Private Enterprises in Romania (CNIPMMR), Romania

 

MODERATOR: Valia Aranitou, Director, Institute of Commerce and Services, Hellenic Confederation of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (ESEE)

13:00

Break – light lunch

In conversation

Ioannis Tsakiris, Deputy Minister of Development and Investment of the Hellenic Republic

Marinos Christodoulides, Chairman, Cyprus Stock Exchange

 

MODERATOR: Yiannis Papadogiannis, Financial Journalist, BusinessDaily.gr

Greek capital market – a springboard for growth. The important role of domestic savings.

Vassiliki Lazarakou, Chair, Hellenic Capital Market Commission, Greece

Socrates Lazaridis, CEO, Athens Exchange Group, Greece

Kimon Volikas, Managing Director, Alpha Asset Management AEDAK; President, Hellenic Fund and Asset Management Association, Greece

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

 

MODERATOR: Yiannis Papadogiannis, Financial Journalist, BusinessDaily.gr

How can Greece take advantage of its comeback as an investment destination? Attractiveness Survey – Greece 2019

Panos Papazoglou, Managing Partner, EY Greece

In conversation

Christos Harpantidis, President & CEO, Papastratos; Managing Director EU South East Cluster, PMI

MODERATOR: Andreas Zampoukas, co-founder, Liberal.gr

Industrial Growth and Digital Challenges

Opening Statements

Nikolaos Papathanasis, Deputy Minister of Development and Investment of the Hellenic Republic

Georgios Georgantas, Deputy Minister of Digital Governance, responsible for the Simplification of Administrative Procedures of the Hellenic Republic

 

Discussants

H.E. Mark Allen, Ambassador of Canada to the Hellenic Republic

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

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

 

MODERATOR: Dimitris Diamantidis, Journalist, Radio Thessaloniki, Thessnews

From corporate governance to ESG, legal framework, international trends and practices

Natassa Stamou, Vice Chair, Hellenic Capital Market Commission, Greece

Xenia Kazoli, Member of the Board, Hellenic Corporate Governance Council; ΑΤΗΕΧ Group, Greece

Tania Bizoumi, Project Manager & Sustainable Finance Consultant, ATHEX Group, Greece

 

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

Competitiveness in South-Eastern Europe: The Position of Greece

Presentation:

“Greece compared with the rest South-Eastern European countries”

Venetia Koussia, Director General, Council on Competitiveness of Greece – CompeteGR, Greece

 

Discussants

Grigoris Zarifopoulos, Deputy Minister of Digital Governance of the Hellenic Republic

Madalina Papahagi, Program Coordinator, Subnational Doing Business, World Bank Group

Rania Ekaterinari, CEO, Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations (HCAP), Greece

Simos Anastasopoulos, President, CompeteGR, Greece

 

MODERATOR: Venetia Koussia, Director General, Council on Competitiveness of Greece – CompeteGR, Greece

In conversation

“EMU Architecture: Monetary, fiscal and financial stability policy issues”

Yannis Stournaras, Governor, Bank of Greece

 

MODERATOR: Yiannis Papadogiannis, Financial Journalist, BusinessDaily.gr

Greek Banking Sector and the future of Financial Stability

Georgios Kyrtsos, Member of the European Parliament, New Democracy Party, Greece

George Handjinicolaou, Chairman of the Board, Piraeus Bank; Hellenic Bank Association; Athens Stock Exchange, Greece

Alexandros Manos, Chief Commercial Officer, Praxiabank, Greece

Pavlos Mylonas, CEO, National Bank of Greece

Dr. Vassili G. Apostolopoulos, President, Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association (EENE); CEO, Athens Medical Group, Greece

 

MODERATOR: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, ALPHA TV

19:45

end of the summit

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