23rd Roundtable with the Government of Greece
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  July 16th 2019
08:00 Registration
09:00 Welcome by the conference chairman
THE ECONOMIST'S FORECAST
  • Is Europe before a new crisis?
  • Brexit: a disruptive fairwell?

Daniel Franklin, executive and diplomatic editor, The Economist
Agathe Demarais, global forecasting editor, The Economist Intelligence Unit

09:10Official opening
IS EUROPE THE MEASURE OF ALL THINGS?
  • What's on the new agenda?
  • How are European governments dealing with public anger?
  • Restoring sovereignty in a Europe that requires cooperation
  • Does Brexit matter?
  • The implications for Greece after the election

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former prime minister of Denmark
Matteo Renzi, former prime minister of Italy

  • Migration flows and their political and social impact on Greece and Europe
George Koumoutsakos, alternate minister for immigration policy, Ministry of Citizens’ Protection, Greece

The business perspective:
Angeliki Frangou, chairman & CEO, Navios Group

09:30Discussion
10:00UNITED STATES-EUROPE
  • The US-EU relations: challenges and opportunities
  • Geopolitical developments in the EastMed and the Western Balkans

Victoria Nuland, former US assistant secretary of state, senior counsellor, Albright Stonebridge Group
Dora Bakoyannis, member of the Hellenic Parliament, New Democracy

10:10Discussion
10:30RUSSIA-EUROPE
  • Europe and Russia moving towards a new era
Vladimir Chizhov, permanent representative of Russia to the European Union
10:35Discussion
10:45
GREECE'S ECONOMY: FULFILLING ITS EXPECTATIONS AFTER THE ELECTION?

The new government's viewpoint:
Christos Staikouras, minister of finance, Greece
10:55GREECE'S ECONOMY: FULFILLING ITS EXPECTATIONS AFTER THE ELECTION?
Europe's viewpoint:
Klaus Regling, managing director, ESM

The banking perspective: 
Pavlos Mylonas, CEO, National Bank of Greece

11:15Discussion
11:45Break
12:10THE KEY ROLE OF THE EURO WORKING GROUP IN THE EUROZONE
Hans Vijlbrief, president, Euro Working Group
George Chouliarakis, former alternate minister of finance, Greece and former chairman, Council of Economic Advisers 

Moderator:
John Papageorgiou, EU affairs reporter, Athens Municipal Radio, head, Athens Digest
12:30Discussion
12:55GREECE'S RETURN TO THE MARKETS: THE FINANCIAL OUTLOOK
Declan Costello, mission chief for Greece, European Commission
Peter Dohlman, mission chief for Greece, IMF
Nicola Giammarioli, head of strategy and institutional relations, mission chief for Greece, European Stability Mechanism (ESM)
Colin Ellis, chief credit officer, EMEA, Moody’s Investors Service 

Julien Petit, managing director, Goldman Sachs
13:20Discussion
13:45

DELIVERING A VISION FOR GREECE

  • How a business transformation can benefit the economy and society 
Juan José Marco, head of markets for south Europe, British American Tobacco
13:50Discussion
14:00Networking luncheon
15:30HEALTH-CARE SYSTEMS AND GROWTH IN EUROPE
  • In an aging Europe, can we have national health systems that combine efficiency, accessibility and economic viability?
  • The growth of health-care and pharma industries in Europe
  • How is technology changing public health day by day?
  • The Greek pharmaceutical industry: shaking things up

Vassilis Kikilias, minister of health, Greece
Declan Costello, mission chief for Greece, European Commission
Theodore Tryfon, co-CEO, Elpen Group, president of PEF, member of the BoD, SEV, member of the BoD, Medicines for Europe
Achilleas Gravanis, professor of pharmacology, University of Crete

Moderator:
Kyriakos Souliotis, associate professor of health policy, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of the Peloponnese 

16:00Discussion
16:30BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT IN GREECE
  • Is there potential after the bail-out?
  • Large scale projects in the pipeline
  • Promoting Greece abroad
  • Sovereign Equity vs. Sovereign Debt
  • Attracting foreign direct investment: a project financier's perspective

Yiannis Tsakiris, deputy minister for private investment and PPPs, Greece
Nikolaos Mantzoufas, special secretary for PPPs
Anastassios Kallitsantsis, managing director, ELLAKTOR Group
Raj Lakha, CEO, Growmore Group
Peter Vincent, member of the group executive committee, government advisory and business intelligence, Henley & Partners

Moderator:
Pavlos Tsimas, broadcaster, SKAI radio and TV

16:55Discussion
17:15TOURISM: THE COMPETITIVE CHALLENGE
  • Are political tensions in the region affecting the tourism industry?

Harry Theoharis, minister of tourism, Greece
Tom Jenkins, CEO, European Tourism Association (ETOA)
Chris Theophilides, CEO, Celestyal Cruises 

17:30Discussion
17:45SHOULD GREECE'S GROWTH MODEL CHANGE?
  • Reshaping public companies as a leverage for growth
  • Education and innovation
  • New models of insurance and social solidarity
  • Mobile networks: Transforming the economy, improving quality of life, generating value

Christos Dimas, deputy minister of growth and investments, Greece
Rania Ekaterinari, chief executive officer and member of the BoD, Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations
Antony Barounas, vice-president & general manager Europe & global telco accounts, Lenovo Mobile Business Group
Heracles Daskalopoulos, deputy general manager, Ethniki Insurance
Kostas Axarloglou, dean and professor of international business and strategy, Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece
George Stefanopoulos, general manager, Greek Mobiles Operators Association (EEKT)

18:10Discussion
18:30End of day sessions



OPENING GALA DINNER
20:30Cocktail reception
21:30

Opening gala dinner

Guest of honour and keynote speaker:
Alexis Charitsis, former minister of interior, Greece




July 17th 2019
08:30Registration
09:00FOREIGN POLICY CHALLENGES
  • The Balkan landscape following the Prespes Agreement
  • How is the energy landscape affecting regional geopolitics?

Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, alternate minister of foreign affairs, Greece
Nikos Christodoulides, minister of foreign affairs, Cyprus
Nikola Dimitrov, minister of foreign affairs, North Macedonia
George Katrougkalos, former minister of foreign affairs, Greece
Geoffrey Pyatt, US ambassador to Greece
09:45SECURITY CHALLENGES FOR THE REGION
  • The Balkan landscape following the Prespes Agreement
  • How is the energy landscape affecting regional geopolitics?

Nikos Panagiotopoulos, minister of national defence, Greece
Evangelos Apostolakis, former minister of national defence, Greece

Commentator:
Ioannis Mazis, professor of economic geography and geopolitics of Middle East and Turkey, School of Economics and Political Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 

10:00Discussion
10:45

CULTURAL DISPUTES IN POST-CRISIS GREECE

  • Overturning stereotypes to avoid new crises

Theofanis Tasis, lecturer of contemporary philosophy, Alpen-Adria Universität, Austria

10:55Discussion
11:00
YOUNG GREEKS
IN DIALOGUE WITH DANIEL FRANKLIN
  • Does Greece offer enough opportunity for young people to fulfill their ambitions?
  • What would young people like to see happen in Greece in order to give more space for young talent to flourish?
  • In what areas does Greece have the potential to shine in the future?

Dimitris Chatzis, scholar of electrical and computer engineering, Technical University of Berlin 
Vagelis Karathanos, founder & CEO, Geabit
Orestis Papaioannou, composer

11:15Discussion
11:30Break
12:00THE GREEK DIASPORA:
IN DIALOGUE WITH DANIEL FRANKLIN
  • What is the core of the relationship between Greece and the diaspora?
  • Brain drain: Is it a "choice" that Greece has silently accepted?
  • Is the diaspora interested in investing in Greece? And if so, under what conditions?
  • What can keep the Greek communities abroad alive?

Peter Katsambanis, president, World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association (WHIA)
Byron Nicolaides, founder and CEO, People Cert and president of European IT Professionals
Antonis Metaxas, assistant professor, chair of EU law, University of Athens, visiting professor, TU Berlin

12:20Discussion
12:30REDEFINING CITIES
  • Restructuring networks, reallocating activities, reviving neighbourhoods
  • Does Athens have the potential to sustainably establish itself as a global destination?

George Patoulis, regional governor-elect, Attica

  • Redefining companies

Elias Athanasiou, CEO, Hellenic Post (ELTA)

12:45Discussion
13:00AN ENERGY HUB IN SOUTH-EAST EUROPE
  • Energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean
  • The potential of Ionian Sea and Crete
  • An update on gas pipelines and LNG projects
  • Environmental risks
  • Energy transformation

Kostis Hatzidakis, minister of environment and energy, Greece
Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, minister of energy, commerce and industry, Cyprus
Yannis Maniatis, former minister for environment, energy and climate change, Greece

  • The business perspective:

Pierre Vergerio, executive vice-president, Gas Midstream, Energy Management & Optimization, Edison, chief executive officer, IGI Poseidon 
Panayotis Kanellopoulos, CEO, M-NG Trading
Nicola Battilana, chief executive officer, Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA)
George Alexopoulos, general manager group strategic planning & new activities, executive member of the BoD, Hellenic Petroleum
Katerina Papalexandri, country manager, Greece, Trans Adriatic Pipeline
Kostas Karayannakos, executive officer, ICGB 
Orestis Omran, counsel, head of EU-Greek practice, DLA Piper

13:50Discussion
14:30Networking luncheon
16:00OPENING THE ENERGY MARKET: ACHIEVEMENTS AND DRAWBACKS
  • Conventional and renewable energy sources: Is there an optimal combination?
  • The regulatory environment
  • European framework and national strategy
  • Whatever happened of the Green New Deal?

Gerassimos Thomas, deputy minister of environment and energy, Greece
Georgios Andriotis, vice-chairman of the BoD, Greek Public Power Corporation
Andrea Testi, executive chairman, Elpedison 
Manos Manousakis, chairman and chief executive officer, Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE)
Stefanos Oktapodas, CEO, Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO)
Dinos Benroubi, general manager Electric Power BU, Protergia, Mytilineos
Notis Sardelas, managing partner, Sardelas Petsa Law Firm 
Roberto Poti, senior adviser to the chief executive officer, Edison Italia 

16:45Discussion
17:10
GREECE'S INFRASTRUCTURE STRATEGY FOR THE NEXT DECADE
  • The contribution of infrastructure in Greece's growth model
  • Ports development: from transshipping to added value activities
  • The significance of the Western Balkans corridor

Kostas Karamanlis, minister of infrastructure and transport, Greece
Arup Banerji, regional director for the European Union countries, World Bank 
Sotirios Theofanis, chairman of the BoD and managing director, Thessaloniki Port Authority
Alexandros Exarchou, managing director, AKTOR
17:30Discussion
18:00End of day sessions



CLOSING GALA DINNER
20:30Cocktail reception
21:30Closing gala dinner
Guest of honour and keynote speaker:
Adonis Georgiadis, minister of development and investments, Greece

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