Agenda

Day 1
15 Nov 2018
Day 2
16 Nov 2018

ARRIVAL OF GUESTS & PARTICIPANTS – REGISTRATION

WELCOME ADDRESS

Athanassios Savvakis, President, Federation of Industries of Northern Greece - Speech - Presentation

Symeon Tsomokos, Delphi Economic Forum

Apostolos Tzitzikostas, Governor, Region of Central Macedonia

Yiannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki

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OPENING REMARKS

“Enlargement perspectives for the Western Balkans: progress achieved, future challenges, and forthcoming priorities”

Christian Danielsson, Director-General, Directorate-General Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR), European Commission

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GEOPOLITICAL FUTURE

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

H.E. Jens Plötner, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Hellenic Republic

Dimitris Kourkoulas, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (2012-15), Greece

George Koumoutsakos, Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs, New Democracy Party, Greece

Egemen Bağış, Former Chief Negotiator and Minister for EU Affairs of Turkey

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

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IN CONVERSATION

“Crafting the next day of the Greek economy: strategy, positioning, leadership”

Dimitris Maris, Chairman, 24Media Group, Greece

MODERATOR: Apostolos Mangiriadis, Political Editor, SKAI

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IN CONVERSATION

“The significance of Northern Greece to the growth of South Eastern Europe”

Ioannis Brachos, Secretary General for International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic

MODERATOR: Christina Tachiaou, Journalist

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14:45

Break – Light Lunch

IN CONVERSATION

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

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

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THE ROLE OF NORTHERN GREECE IN THE PROSPECTIVE ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND GREECE – THE NEXT STEPS AFTER TIF

Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Alexandros Costopoulos, Founder & CEO, Foresight Strategy & Communications; Counselor, Executive Committee, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Spyridon N. Litsas, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Macedonia, Greece

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

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ENERGY SECURITY IN THE REGION

Ana Birchall, Deputy Prime Minister of Romania

Georgios Stathakis, Minister of Environment and Energy of the Hellenic Republic - Speech

H.E. Irit Ben-Abba, Ambassador of Israel to the Hellenic Republic

Konstantinos Skrekas, MP, former Minister for Development and Competitiveness, Greece

Marinos Christodoulides, Chairman, Cyprus Stock Exchange, Cyprus

Alexandros Lagakos, Founding Chairman, Greek Energy Forum, Greece

Katerina Papalexandri, Country Manager Greece, TAP, Greece

MODERATOR: Kostas Andriosopoulos, Professor of Finance and Energy Economics, ESCP Europe Business School; Chairman, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics, Greece

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18:00

Break

REGIONAL COOPERATION AS PART OF THE EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic - Speech

Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria

Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of Serbia

Ana Birchall, Deputy Prime Minister of Romania

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Dinner

ARRIVAL OF PARTICIPANTS

WELCOME ADDRESS

Katerina Notopoulou, Deputy Minister of Interior (Macedonia – Thrace) of the Hellenic Republic

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OPENING REMARKS

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

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IN CONVERSATION

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

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

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MACROECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS – GREEK DEBT – INCLUSIVE GROWTH

Dimitris Liakos, Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic

Evangelos Venizelos, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece (2013-2015); Minister for Foreign Affairs (2013-2015), Greece - Speech

Christos Staikouras, MP, Head of Economic Policy Sector of Nea Demokratia Party; former Alternate Minister of Finance, Greece

MODERATOR: Yiannis Papadogiannis, Chief Editor, Economistas.gr

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IN CONVERSATION

H.E. Shamma Jain, Ambassador of India to the Hellenic Republic

MODERATOR: Symeon Tsomokos, Delphi Economic Forum

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CONNECTIVITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Christos Spirtzis, Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks of the Hellenic Republic - Speech

Sabina Dziurman, Director for Greece and Cyprus, EBRD

Tatiana Dermati, Institutional Relations Officer, European Investment Bank Group Office in Athens

Prof. Dimitrios Dimitriou, Professor Associate, Transportation planning management and economics; Chairman of the BoD Athens International Airport, Greece

Sotirios Theofanis, Chairman of the BoD and Chief Executive Officer, ThPA SA, Greece

Ilias Maragakis, Chief Operating Officer, Fraport Greece

Prof. Filippos Tsalidis, Managing Director, TRAINOSE, Greece

MODERATOR: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, ALPHA TV

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12:15

Break – light lunch

BANKING ROUNDTABLE

Sabina Dziurman, Director for Greece and Cyprus, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Thymios Kyriakopoulos, Executive General Manager and Group Chief Risk Officer, Piraeus Bank, Greece

Serafeim Tsokas, Secretary General, Black Sea Trade & Development Bank, Greece

MODERATOR: Yiannis Papadogiannis, Chief Editor, economistas.gr

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SPEECH

Margaritis Schinas, Chief Spokesperson of the European Commission

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IN CONVERSATION

Ioannis Plakiotakis, MP, Former President of New Democracy Party, Maritime Affairs Coordinator, Greece

MODERATOR: Nikos Ypofantis, Journalist, SKAI

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ATHENS STOCK EXCHANGE

IN CONVERSATION

Yiannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki

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

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IN CONVERSATION

Takis Athanasopoulos, Chairman of the Board, Foundation of Economic and Industrial Research, Greece

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

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IN CONVERSATION

Apostolos Tamvakakis, Chairman of BoD & Managing Partner, EOS Capital partners, Greece

MODERATOR: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, ALPHA TV

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INDUSTRIAL ROUNDTABLE

Stergios Pitsiorlas, Alternate Minister of Economy and Development of the Hellenic Republic

Alexandros Kontopoulos, Chairman, Hellenic Factors Association, Greece

Kleomenes Barlos, Chairman of the Board, Federation of Enterprises and Industries of the Peloponnese and Western Greece

George Milonas, Chairman and CEO, ALUMIL SA, Greece

Christos Harpantidis, Chairman and Managing Director, Papastratos SA, Greece

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

MODERATOR: Nikos Ypofantis, Journalist, SKAI

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INVESTMENT PERSPECTIVES

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

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

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

Vassili N. Takas, Vice President, Hellenic Venture Capital Association (HVCA); President, Thermi Ventures SA, Greece

Evangelos Karagrigoriou, Chairman, Hellenic Gaming Commission, Greece

Apostolos Gkoutzinis, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, UK

Nicos Koulis, Vice President and CEO, DECA Investments, Greece

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

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INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Stelios Rallis, Secretary General of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media of the Hellenic Republic

Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou, MP, Athens B', Head of Digital Policy, Telecommunications & Media for the New Democracy Party, Greece

Prof. Pericles A. Mitkas, Rector, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Aris Dimarakis, CTO, Stoiximan, Greece

Stefanos Mytilineos, General Manager, Group Digital Business, Piraeus Bank. Greece

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

Katerina Pramatari, Founding Partner, Uni.Fund, Greece

George Stefanopoulos, General Manager, Greek Mobile Operators Association, Greece

Eleni Nicolaides, Director, Hellenic ICT Professionals; Founding Member & Director, Alliance For Digital Employability; Business Development Manager, PeopleCert, Greece

Theodosis Michalopoulos, Enterprise and Public Sector Director, Microsoft Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Greece

MODERATOR: Dimitris Diamantidis, Journalist, Radio Thessaloniki, Thessnews

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IN CONVERSATION

Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Director of Research, diaNEOsis, Greece

MODERATOR: Manos Horianopoulos, Editorial Director, 24Media

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END OF THE DAY

19:30

Cocktail

DINNER (by invitation only)

Guest of Honor and Speaker

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Leader of the Opposition, President of New Democracy Party, Greece - Speech

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