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:

30Days
16Hours
26Mins
33Secs

Participation

If you wish to participate in the Thessaloniki Summit 2019, you will find here the Participation Form

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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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Ambassadors

Allen Mark

Ambassador of Canada to the Hellenic Republic

Amrani Yossi

Ambassador of Israel to the Hellenic Republic

Pyatt R. Geoffrey

U.S. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic

Reichel Ernst

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Hellenic Republic

Smith Kate

British Ambassador 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

OPENING REMARKS

H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos

WELCOME ADDRESS

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

Apostolos Tzitzikostas, Governor, Region of Central Macedonia

Konstantinos Zervas, Mayor of Thessaloniki

Which are the priorities for the new EU leadership?

Opening statement

Margaritis Schinas, Vice President, European Commission

 

Discussants

Georgios Markopouliotis, Head of Representative of the EU Commission in Greece

H.E. Kate Smith, Ambassador of the UK to the Hellenic Republic

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

Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow, Bruegel, Belgium

Francois Heisbourg, Senior Advisor & Chair, International Institute for Strategic Studies, France

Greece 2020-2025: Developmental and Social Goals

Opening statement

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

 

Discussants

Anna Diamantopoulou, President DIKTYO, Greece

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

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

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

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

In conversation

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

15:00

Break – light lunch

In conversation

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

South East Europe: Ongoing Challenges and Future Prospects

Opening statements

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

Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria

 

Discussants

Maria Spyraki, Member of the European Parliament, Greece

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

Vessela Tcherneva, Deputy Director, European Council on Foreign Relations, Bulgaria

Anna Visvizi, Director of Research, Institute of East-Central Europe, Poland

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

In conversation

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

In conversation

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

Looking to the East

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

Energy Security Considerations in Eastern Mediterranean

Opening statement

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

 

Discussants

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

Temenuzhka Petkova, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria

Aleksandar Antic, Minister of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia

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

In conversation

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

20:00

Break – end of the first day

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

Viorica Dăncilă, Prime Minister of the Republic of Romania

Edi Rama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania

Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia

ARRIVAL OF PARTICIPANTS

OPENING REMARKS

Alexis Tsipras, Leader of the Opposition Party

Enhancing Connectivity through Transport Infrastructure

Opening statements

Zorana Mihajlović, Deputy PM & Minister of Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Republic of Serbia

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

Rossen Jeliazkov, Minister of Transport, IT and Communications of the Republic of Bulgaria

 

Discussant

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

In conversation

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

In conversation

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

Enhancing the economic and trade relations between US and Greece in light of the geostrategic developments in the East Med region.

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, Secretary General, VP, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC),

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

13:00

Break – light lunch

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

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

Panos Papazoglou, Managing Partner, EY Greece

In conversation

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

Greek Banking Sector and the future of Financial Stability

Opening Statement

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

Yannis Stournaras, Governor, Bank of Greece

 

Discussants

Fotis Kourmousis, Special Sectoral Secretary for Private Debt Management, Governmental Council for Private Debt Management, Ministry of Finance of the Hellenic Republic

Christos Megalou, CEO, Piraeus Bank, Greece

Vassilios Psaltis, CEO, Alpha Bank, Greece

Pavlos Mylonas, CEO, National Bank of Greece

Fokion Karavias, CEO, Eurobank, Greece

Making Industrial Policy work for growth, jobs and development

Opening Statement

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

 

Discussants

Milena Angelova, VP, European Centre of Employers & Enterprises providing Public Services & Services of general interest (CEEP), Belgium

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

How can SE Europe close the Digital Divide

Opening Statement

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission

Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Minister of Digital Governance of the Hellenic Republic

 

Discussants

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

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

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

19:00

Cocktail – end of the summit

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