EASTMED INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE NEXT DECADE
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  Thursday, April 11th 2019 
19:00 Cocktail reception
19:45 Welcome remarks by the conference chairman:
Emily Mansfield, country forecast director and Europe analyst, The Economist Intelligence Unit
20:00
OFFICIAL GALA DINNER
TRANSPORT IN THE EU: SMART, SAFE, GREEN
Violeta Bulc, commissioner for transport, European Commission



Friday, April 12th 2019
08:30Registration and refreshments
09:00THE ECONOMIST’S OUTLOOK ON INFRASTRUCTURE
Emily Mansfield, country forecast director and Europe analyst, The Economist Intelligence Unit
09:10Discussion
09:20
CONNECTING REGIONS TO ENHANCE COOPERATION AND STABILITY
What lies ahead for infrastructure and networks in south-east Europe?

Opening session:
Violeta Bulc, commissioner for transport, European Commission
Christos Spirtzis, minister of infrastructure and transport, Greece
Kostas Hatzidakis, vice-president, New Democracy

The business response:
George Peristeris, chairman & CEO, GEK TERNA Group of Companies
10:00Discussion
10:20
RENEW PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE
Financing infrastructure

Guillaume Le Bris, associate director, sustainable infrastructure sector, EBRD
Ioannis Kaltsas, head of lending operations division, Greece & Cyprus, EIB
Konstantinos Petropoulos, assistant general manager, structured & shipping finance, Piraeus Bank


Application of the British experience to the EastMed region
David Wright, CEO, Commonwealth Association for Infrastructure Development, director, PPP Solutions, UK

Should Greece adopt the unsolicited proposals?
Nikos Stathopoulos, director, National Center for Scientific Research, France

Infrastructure certification
Yiannis Economidis, certification manager, TÜV HELLAS 

11:00Discussion
11:20Break
11:50
THE NEXT DECADE PROJECTS - Session I
National roads – railway – subway : the national transport plan for Greece
The importance of logistics

Thanos Vourdas, secretary-general, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation, Greece

Bill Halkias, president, European Association of Operators of Toll Road Infrastructures (ASECAP)
Theodoros Papadopoulos, vice-chairman and managing director, Attiko Metro
Philippos Tsalides, CEO, TRAINOSE
Thanos Psathas, CEO, ETVA, VI.PE.
12:30Discussion
12:50
THE NEXT DECADE PROJECTS - Session II
Green infrastructure 

Setting the stage:
Nikolaos Mantzoufas, special secretary, public-private partnerships, Ministry of Economy and Development, Greece

PART I - WATER AND WASTE MANAGEMENT
Stephane Heddesheimer, CEO, Suez Poland
George Agrafiotis, COO, TERNA ENERGY

PART II – ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE
Theodore Zitounis, chairman of the BoD, DESFA
Dimos Sapidis, smart infrastructure head, Siemens Greece  
13:40Discussion
14:00
PORTS DEVELOPMENT: FROM TRANSHIPPING TO ADDED VALUE ACTIVITIES

Nektarios Santorinios, alternate minister, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy, Greece
Sotirios Theofanis, chairman of the BoD and CEO, Thessaloniki Port Authority
Aris Xenofos, executive chairman, Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund
Nektarios Demenopoulos, deputy manager, PR, IR & company announcements dept.,Piraeus Port Authority
14:30Discussion
14:50
TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE NEXT DECADE

George Tziallas, secretary-general for tourism policy and development, Ministry of Tourism, Greece
Commentator: Demetrios Iatrides, attorney-at-law, partner, Nikolinakos and partners law firm
14:55Discussion
15:00
THE AIRPORT OF THE FUTURE: A TRANSPORT HUB OR A GROWTH MULTIPLIER?
 The regional airports potential
• Sustainability as a crucial factor of the industry

Keynote closing address:
Dimitrios Dimitriou, associate professor, dept. of economics, Democritus University of Thrace, chairman of the BoD, Athens International Airport (AIA)
15:20Discussion
15:30Networking luncheon
16:30End of conference

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