THE EU-EURASIA-CHINA BUSINESS SUMMIT
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  Monday, October 9th 2017
09:00 Registration-welcome coffee
09:30 Welcome remarks by the conference chairpersons
John Andrews, consultant editor, The Economist
Joan Hoey, regional director, Europe, Economist Intelligence Unit
Spyros Kouvelis, president, Greek Eurasian Business Council, former vice-minister for foreign economic, cultural and environmental affairs, Greece
09:45
Official opening:
H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos
10:00 

ENHANCING COLLABORATION WITH EURASIA AND CHINA:
LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Elena Kountoura, minister of tourism, Greece 
Georgios Katrougkalos, alternate minister , Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece
Roman Vassilenko
, deputy minister of foreign affairs of Kazakhstan
Jianzhong Lu, founding chairman, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC), president, Tang West Market Group
Sergey Sidorskiy, member of the board, minister in charge of industry and agroindustrial complex, Eurasian Economic Commission

 10:35Discussion
 11:00Coffee break
 11:30
SETTING THE GEOPOLITICAL STAGE:
Are we witnessing a new geopolitical era?
▪ EU, Eurasian region and China: Strengthening ties  
▪ What lies in store for Europe?

Vladimir Chizhov, permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the EU
Jemal Inaishvili, president, Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce & Industry, honorary chairman, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC)
Laza Kekic, independent consultant, former regional director for Europe & director for country forecasting services, Economist Intelligence Unit

Commentator:
Spyros Flogaitis, director, European Public Law Organization (EPLO), professor of public law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 
12:00Discussion
12:15GLOBAL MIGRATION AND SECURITY CHALLENGES 

Keynote address:
Dimitrios Avramopoulos, commissioner, migration, home affairs and citizenship, European Commission
12:30Discussion
13:00 Luncheon to be hosted by the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC)
14:30
EXPLORING NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS INVESTMENT: THE INDUSTRY RESPONDS
Stergios Pitsiorlas
, deputy minister, Ministry of Economy and Development, Greece

Moving forward: Attracting global citizens through investment migration programmes

Juerg Steffen, chief operating officer, Henley & Partners

In dialogue with:
Elias Athanasiou, CEO, Enterprise Greece
Kadyr Baikenov, chairman of the board of the confederation of employers (entrepreneurs), Kazakhstan, president LLP "Investconsulting Company", former minister of energy and fuel resources
Arsen Ghazaryan, president, Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen of Armenia
Nonna Kagramanyan, vice-president for international affairs, All Russia Public Organization “Business Russia” 
Vassilis Apostolopoulos, president, Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association (ΕΕΝΕ), CEO, Athens Medical Group 
Spyros Kouvelis, president, Greek Eurasian Business Council, former vice-minister for foreign economic, cultural and environmental affairs, Greece 
15:30 Discussion
16:00CONNECTING REGIONS THROUGH ELECTRICITY GRIDS
Emmanuel Panagiotakis, chairman & CEO, Greek Public Power Corporation
Shirong Lyu, deputy director-general, International Cooperation Department, State Grid Corporation of China

Commentator:
Antonis Metaxas, managing partner, Metaxas & Associates law firm
16:20 Discussion
16:40THE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION OF FINANCING LARGE SCALE PROJECTS
▪ Opportunities to boost business from east to west
▪ 25 years of EU and WB financed projects in the Eurasian Region: Challenges and future prospects
▪ The significance of the One Belt-One Road initiative in building bridges from east to west  

Louka Katseli, former minister for labour and social security, Greece, ex chair of the board of directors, National Bank of Greece
David Kiang, CEO, Da Tang Xi Shi International Group, chairman, Adamas Asset Management
Bojan Markovic, deputy director, economics, policy and governance department, EBRD
Dimitris Bakolas, president, Hellenic Russian Chamber of Commerce
Michael Christides, ambassador, secretary-general of the permanent international secretariat, Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC), Turkey  

The business perspective: 
Hao Guoqi, director, working committee on land bridge transport, China International Freight Forwarder Association (CIFA)

17:20Discussion
17:50End of day’s sessions
 18:00Cocktails and networking buffet
 
B2B meetings organised by Enterprise Greece and the Bilateral Chambers of Commerce 
and the Road Show to be hosted by Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC)
will be open throughout the two-day event.
  
 Tuesday, October 10th 2017
09:30Arrival of delegates-registration
10:00 

ENERGY SECTOR: ILLUMINATING THE PATH TO COOPERATION
Supply of energy in the region: exploring the possibilities and tackling the challenges
Oil & Gas, pipelines update
ITGI-TAP-IGB-Turkish Stream

George Stathakis, minister of environment and energy, Greece
Konstantinos Skrekas, MP, head of energy, environment & climate change sector, New Democracy party, former minister of development and competitiveness, Greece
Paolo Scaroni, deputy chairman, Rothschild Group, former CEO, ENI
Konstantin Simonov, founder and director-general, National Energy Security Fund, Russia
Kate Marie Byrnes, deputy chief of mission (DCM), US Embassy, Athens

10:40 Discussion
11:00Coffee break
 11:30 
CONNECTING EAST AND WEST THROUGH INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORTATION AND NETWORKS
Reviving the Silk Road: Exploring Beijing’s One Belt-One Road initiative
Europe: Enhancing the transportation and networks’ puzzle


Nikos Pappas, minister of digital policy, telecommunications and media, Greece

In dialogue with:
Zurab Gumberidze, ambassador, senior expert of the South Caucasus transport corridor, Georgia
Jean-Guy Carrier
, executive chairman, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC)
Oleg Dunaev, chairman of the subcommittee on transport and logistics, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), expert, Chamber of Commerce and Industry
of the Russian Federation (CCI RF)
Nicolas Vernicos, president, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC-Hellas), vice-chair, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC) 

Commentator:
Thomas Lamnidis, partner & vice-president, KLC law firm

12:15 Discussion
12:45End of conference
 
B2B meetings organised by Enterprise Greece and the Bilateral Chambers of Commerce 
and the Road Show to be hosted by Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC)
will be open throughout the two-day event. 
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