THE EASTMED - NEW YORK INVESTMENT SUMMIT
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  Thursday, May 2nd 2019
08:00 Registration and refreshments
08:30 THE ECONOMIST’S FORECAST
Charlotte Howard, New York bureau chief and energy & commodities editor, The Economist
Peter Ceretti, senior analyst for SE Europe, Economist Intelligence Unit, NY
08:45THE EAST-MED ECONOMY: 
CREATING A FAVOURABLE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT FOR BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT

 Britain and the EU: What now?
 New investment opportunities that have emerged from the trilateral cooperation
 How is south-east Europe performing? 

Harris Georgiades
, minister of finance, Cyprus
Inon Elroy, economic minister to North America, government of Israel Economic Mission in New York
09:00Discussion
09:15
EUROPE’S CHANGING POLITICAL, FINANCIAL AND GEOPOLITICAL LANDSCAPE
A geopolitical overview of the Eastern Mediterranean region
Trans-Atlantic relations: where do we stand?
Securing stability to achieve prosperity in the region

John Negroponte, former United States deputy secretary of state
David Harris, chief executive officer, American Jewish Committee (AJC)
George Koumoutsakos, MP and shadow minister of foreign affairs, New Democracy, Greece
09:35Discussion
09:55
HOW DO GLOBAL TRENDS AFFECT INVESTMENT IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN REGION?
What is the current financial landscape in the region?
▪ Financing investment through alternative investment funds
Opportunities, challenges and prospects

Bob Diamond, founding partner and chief executive officer, member of the investment committee, Atlas Merchant Capital
John Wollen, founder, managing partner and chief investment officer, Waterwheel Capital Management
Peter Nathanial, member, Impala Partners
Andreas Yiasemides, vice-chairman of the BoD, Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA), partner, in charge of fund services, PwC Cyprus
10:25Discussion
10:45Break
11:30
THE EUROPEAN FINANCIAL MARKETS AND EUROPE’S ELECTION: WHAT LIES IN STORE?
Brexit and its impact on the financial landscape
Is Cyprus the next business hub?

Elena Duggar, chair of Moody’s macroeconomic board, associate managing director, credit strategy & research, Moody’s Investors Service
Marios Andreou, partner, head of international markets, PwC Cyprus  
Demetra Kalogerou, chairwoman, Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
11:50Discussion
12:10
LET’S TALK BUSINESS: IS THERE INTEREST IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN?
What are the US investment opportunities that have arisen from Greece-Israel-Cyprus cooperation?
Turning the Eastern Mediterranean region into a thriving business hub

Setting the stage
Aristos Constantine, trade commissioner of The Republic of Cyprus, North America

Michalis P. Michael, chairman, Invest Cyprus
Peter Vincent, member of group executive committee, government advisory and business intelligence, Henley & Partners 
Yiannis Misirlis, founding director, Imperio Group
12:40Discussion
13:00
ENERGY DIPLOMACY AND THE GEOPOLITICAL LANDSCAPE
The US viewpoint
Energy security and the trilateral partnership
Advancing the framework for multinational cooperation

Francis Fannon, assistant secretary for the bureau of energy resources, US Department of State

Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, minister of energy, commerce and industry, Cyprus
Amanda Sloat, US foreign policy expert, former deputy assistant secretary for southern Europe and eastern Mediterranean affairs at the US Department of State

TRANSFORMING THE EASTERN MED INTO A MAJOR NATURAL GAS SUPPLIER AND ENERGY HUB
How to keep the economics attractive?
LNG hub, a pipeline hub, or both?
Regional supply, demand and future implications for Europe's gas market

Don Bagley, vice-president, exploration and new ventures, Europe, Russia, Caspian, MENA, ExxonMobil Upstream Business Development
Yannis Bassias, president & CEO, Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management
13:35Discussion
14:00Networking buffet luncheon
16:00End of conference

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