SOUTHEAST EUROPE-GERMANY BUSINESS & INVESTMENT SUMMIT
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  Monday, December 3rd 2018 
08:00 Registration and refreshments
08:45
THE ECONOMIST’S FORECAST ON EU AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE
How is the European economy performing?
What should the new priorities for EU be?

John Andrews, consultant editor, The Economist

Welcome remarks
Michael Maillis, president, German- Hellenic Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK)
09:00
EUROPE’S POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS OUTLOOK
Reforms in Europe: are Franco-German ties making progress?
Will Italy’s & Spain’s political landscape stabilise?
Countdown to Brexit
Leaving the bail-out behind: Greece embarks on new opportunities

Official opening:
Oliver Wittke, parliamentary state secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany 
George Stathakis, minister of environment and energy, Greece
Guy Verhofstadt, chair, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament, Brexit coordinator and chair, Brexit Steering Group, European Parliament
09:30Discussion
09:50
STRENGTHENING BUSINESS & INVESTMENT TIES

Dieter Kempf
, president, Federation of German Industries (BDI)
Theodore Fessas, chairman of the board of directors, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), Greece
Margarita Antoniou, member of the board, Enterprise Greece, head, directorate of international organizations, Ministry of Economy & Development, Greece
Volker Treier, deputy CEO, International and European economic affairs, AHK, Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) 
10:20Discussion 
10:40
Keynote address:
WHAT LIES IN STORE FOR THE EUROZONE?
An assessment of the Greek bailout programmes: Has EU become wiser?

Keynote address:
Yannis Stournaras, governor, Bank of Greece
10:55Discussion 
11:10Coffee break
11:40

THE GREEK ECONOMY: CURRENT STATE, CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

Christos Staikouras, former alternate minister of finance, MP, head of the economic policy sector, New Democracy

11:50Discussion
12:00
THE SOUTH-EAST EUROPEAN FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR AFTER THE CRISIS
NPLs: Have we done enough to tackle the threat?
Brexit’s implications
Is the banking sector providing sufficient liquidity to business?

Hubert Vannier, head of financial institutions group for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Deutsche Bank
George Triantafyllou, executive director, investment banking services Greece and Southeastern Europe, Goldman Sachs

The Greek capital markets after the bailοut: What should we expect?
Socrates Lazaridis, chief executive officer, Athens Exchange Group

The credit rating agencies’ viewpoint
Colin Ellis, managing director, chief credit officer EMEA, Moody's Investors Service
12:30Discussion
12:50
GERMANY – SOUTH-EAST EUROPE: MOVING FORWARD ON LARGE SCALE PROJECTS
Infrastructure, transportation and large-scale projects
Prospects for renewable energy sources
The energy landscape in SE Europe and east Mediterranean
Developments on the tourism industry

George Tziallas, secretary-general for tourism policy and development, Ministry of Tourism, Greece
Sabina Dziurman, director, regional head of Greece and Cyprus, EBRD
Peter Droege, president, European Association for Renewable Energy (EUROSOLAR)
Dimitrios Dimitriou, associate professor, department of economics, Democritus University of Thrace, chairman of the BoD, Athens International Airport (AIA)

Moderator:
Antonis Metaxas, managing partner, Metaxas and Associates law firm
13:30Discussion
13:50Networking luncheon



Business panels to be organised by the German-Hellenic Chamber of Industry & Commerce (AHK) 
14:50
CHALLENGES OF THE GREEK BANKING SECTOR HOSTED BY HELLENIC BANK ASSOCIATION
Debating on the post crisis opportunities with emphasis on funding the economy, digitalisation, liquidity and effective NPLs management

Opening remarks - chair:
Nikolaos Karamouzis, chairman of the board of directors, Hellenic Bank Association

Christos Megalou, CEO, Piraeus Bank
Pavlos Mylonas, CEO, National Bank of Greece
Theodore Kalantonis, deputy CEO and executive member of the board of directors, Eurobank Ergasias
Artemis Theodoridis, deputy CEO, Alpha Bank
15:30Discussion
15:30
ATTRACTING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT THROUGH PRIVATISATIONS HOSTED BY HELLENIC REPUBLIC ASSET DEVELOPMENT FUND (HRADF)
Success stories – positive impact of privatisations
Future opportunities

Opening remarks - chair:
Riccardo Lambiris, chief executive officer & member of the board of directors, Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

Αris Xenofos, executive chairman, Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund
Michael Tsamaz, chairman & CEO, OTE Group of Companies
Nicholas Exarchos, head of corporate finance for Greece & Cyprus, Deutsche Bank
Holger Linkweiler, managing director, AviAlliance, AviAlliance Capital 
Alexander Zinell, CEO, Fraport Greece
16:30Discussion 
16:45
GREEK – GERMAN – CYPRIOT COLLABORATION IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT
Funding and financing of innovation in Greece and Cyprus

Opening remarks - chair:
Stefan Nolte, president, Cyprus Germany Business Association (CGBA)

Nicolas Theocharides, member of the board of directors, chairman of the promotion committee of the board, Invest Cyprus
Savvas Peltekis, managing director, TÜV HELLAS
Michaela Balis, director Greece & Cyprus, Germany Trade & Invest
17:05Discussion
17:20End of conference

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