20TH ROUNDTABLE WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF GREECE
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  DAY 1 - Wednesday, June 22nd 2016
08:15 Registration and refreshments
08:50 Welcome remarks by the conference chairs:
THE ECONOMIST'S LATEST FORECAST ON EUROPE AND GREECE
Daniel Franklin
, executive editor, The Economist
Joan Hoeysenior analyst & regional manager, Europe team, The Economist Intelligence Unit
09:00

Opening session
EUROPE: SHAKEN AND STIRRED?
 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): recent developments
Countdown to Brexit or Bremain
 The European economy: strong at last?

John Bruton
, former prime minister of Ireland
Enrico Letta, dean, Paris School of International Affairs, SciencesPo, former prime minister of Italy 

 The business perspective: 
Paolo Scaroni, deputy chairman, Rothschild Group 

   09:30
 Discussion
 10:00UNFINISHED BUSINESS: THE GREEK ECONOMY
ACHIEVEMENTS AND OBSTACLES

Klaus Regling, managing director, European Stability Mechanism (ESM) 
Gikas Hardouvelis
, former minister of finance, Greece 
 10:20Discussion
 10:45KEEPING THE THIRD ECONOMIC ADJUSTMENT PROGRAMME ON TRACK:
WHAT NOW?

George Chouliarakis
, alternate minister of finance, Greece

 In dialogue with the institutions
Declan Costello, mission chief for Greece, European Commission
Delia Velculescu, mission chief for Greece, IMF
Francesco Drudi, head of fiscal policies division, European Central Bank
Nicola Giammarioli, mission chief for Greece, European Stability Mechanism (ESM)
Alvaro Pereira, director of country studies, economics department, OECD
 11:15 Discussion
 11:45 Break
 12:15

FOLLOWING A ROLLER-COASTER RIDE:
WHAT IS THE FINANCIAL-SERVICES OUTLOOK FOR GREECE?
Strategies for lending and liquidity
Louka Katseli, chair, Hellenic Bank Association
Hubert Vannier, managing director, head of M&A for financial institutions in Europe, Middle East & Africa, Deutsche Bank
Vasilis Tsaprounis, managing director, Magna Trust Securities

 12:35Discussion
 12:50SOCIAL SECURITY AND INSURANCE IN GREECE: 10 YEARS AHEAD
LOOKING INTO ALICE’S MAGIC MIRROR
What challenges lie ahead for the government to tackle?
How can the private sector contribute?

Georgios Katrougalos, minister of labour, social insurance and social solidarity, Greece
Tasos Giannitsis, emeritus professor, university of Athens, former minister of labour and social affairs (2000-01)

• In dialogue with business:
Christophoros Sardelis, chairman of the board of directors, Ethniki Insurance company
 13:10 Discussion
 13:30HEALTH-CARE REFORM AND THE GREEK PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY:
TOUGH DECISIONS-TOUGH IMPLEMENTATION?
Andreas Xanthos, minister of health, Greece
Theodore Tryfon, president, Panhellenic Union of Pharmaceutical Industry (PEF)
Sotiris Bersimis, president, EOPYY, assistant professor, university of Piraeus
Nikos Maniadakis, professor, department chair of health services management, alternate dean, National School of Public Health
13:50 Discussion
 14:30
Official Luncheon
Guest of honour and keynote speaker:
Nikos Pappas, state minister, Greece
16:30
End of day's sessions
20:00Cocktail reception
21:00
OFFICIAL OPENING GALA DINNER
Guest of honour and keynote speaker:
Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of the main opposition and president of New Democracy party
  
 DAY 2 - Thursday, June 23rd 2016
 08:15Registration and refreshments
 08:50Welcome remarks by the conference chairs:
John Andrews, consultant editor, The Economist
Joan Hoey, regional editor and senior analyst, The Economist Intelligence Unit
 09:00

UNITED STATES: THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD AND ITS GEOPOLITICAL IMPLICATIONS
Will the US be a force for global stability?

Nicholas Burns, former US undersecretary of state for political affairs, former ambassador to NATO and Greece, professor of the practice of diplomacy and international politics, Harvard Kennedy School

SECURITY CHALLENGES FOR EUROPE: WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?
Setting the stage:
Laza Kekic, independent consultant, former regional director for Europe & director for country forecasting services, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Panos Kammenos, minister of national defence, Greece
Vladimir Chizhov, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union

 09:30 Discussion
 10:00

ENERGY ALLIANCE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND NORTH AFRICA:
UNLOCKING THE FULL POTENTIAL
What are the benefits of this alliance?
Energy security and the implications for Europe

Panos Skourletis, minister of environment and energy, Greece
Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, minister of energy, commerce, industry and tourism, Cyprus

10:15Discussion
10:35Break
11:00

EUROPE’S SOUTHERN GAS CORRIDOR:
AN UPDATE ON THE PIPELINES AND LNG FACILITIES

Theodoros Kitsakos
, CEO, Public Gas Corporation (DEPA)
Anar Mammadov, CEO, Socar Energy Greece
Elio Ruggeri, CEO, IGI Poseidon
Rikard Scoufias, country manager, Greece, TAP
Konstantinos Xifaras, chief executive officer, DESFA (Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator)

 11:25 Discussion
11:50RESTRUCTURING THE GREEK ELECTRICITY MARKET
FOLLOWING THE MEMORANDUM PROVISIONS
Liberalising the retail electricity market
• Supporting renewable energy

Michalis Verroiopoulos, secretary general for energy and mineral resources, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Greece
Emmanouel Panagiotakis, president and CEO, Greek Public Power Corporation
George Peristeris, chairman, Terna Energy and chief executive officer, GEK Terna
Roberto Poti, executive vice-president, Edison
Spyros Andreas, executive chairman, Elpedison
Antonis Metaxas, managing partner, Metaxas & Associates law firm
12:20Discussion
12:45Networking luncheon
14:00

GREECE TODAY AND TOMORROW:
ENVISAGING NEW BUSINESS MODELS FOR GROWTH
New ideas, new business strategies
Financing for growth and competitiveness
 Tourism

Alexis Charitsis, deputy minister of economy, development and tourism, Greece
Nicholas Jennett, deputy director general, head of investment team for Greece, European Investment Bank (EIB)

In dialogue with business:
Dimitrios Demos, vice president, Panhellenic Union of Pharmaceutical Industry (PEF), Demo
Alexandros Karafillides, chief executive officer, Olympic Brewery
Antonis Kerastaris, group chief executive officer, Intralot
Nikitas Konstantellos, group chief executive officer, ICAP Group, president, Hellenic Association of Chief Executive Officers (EASE)
George Stefanopoulos, general manager, Greek Mobile Operators Association (EEKT)
Nickolaos Travlos, dean and the Kitty Kyriacopoulos chair in finance, ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece

 14:45 Discussion
 15:20

INVESTING IN GREECE: GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Putting the country back onto the global agenda
Outlining the government’s next steps

The investors have the floor
John Calamos
, Sr, founder, chairman & global chief investment officer, Calamos Investments
John S. Koudounis, chief executive officer, Calamos Investments, former CEO, Mizuho Securities
C. Dean Metropoulos, chairman and CEO, Metropoulos & Co.

15:30 
Discussion
15:45 

PRIVATISATION PROCESS: UP AND RUNNING?
 Large scale projects to boost the economy

Antonios Leousis, chief executive officer, Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF)
Odisseas Athanassiou, chief executive officer, Lamda Development
Kostas Andriosopoulos, executive director, RCEM, associate professor, ESCP Europe Business School, UK

16:00 Discussion
16:20THE ECONOMIST IN CONVERSATION WITH THE GNTO
Dimitris Tryfonopoulos, secretary-general, Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO)
16:30 Closing keynote address
THE MIGRANT CRISIS: WAVE AFTER WAVE
Dimitris Avramopoulos, commissioner for migration, home affairs and citizenship, European Commission
16:40 Discussion
17:00End of conference sessions
20:00
Cocktail reception
21:00
OFFICIAL CLOSING GALA DINNER
Guest of honour and keynote speaker:
Alexis Tsipras, prime minister of Greece
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