FORUM OVERVIEW

Capital Link’s 18th Annual Greek Investor Forum will take place at the Metropolitan Club in New York City on Monday, December 12, 2016. Greece has been going through a time of unprecedented difficulty and change, as the country restructures its economy and strives to embark on a period of renewed growth and stability. A lot of progress has been achieved, but there are still significant challenges ahead. Developments in Greece have far reaching implications for the European Union and the global economy.

 

 

This Forum will provide the audience with a unique blend of informational, marketing and networking opportunities. December mark’s the 18 year milestone of Capital Link’s commitment to raising awareness about Greece as an investment destination, to a wider investor universe.

 

 

Held in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange, this Forum is a collaborative event. Major global investment banks, as well as U.S. and international organizations allow Capital Link to provide forum participants with a comprehensive review of government reforms, policies, and objectives. Looking to the future, it will underscore both new and ongoing government and private sector initiatives meant to attract direct investment in Greece. An extensive network of key businesses, companies, investment communities, and government officials will also be at attendees’ disposal as will speakers, sponsors, and guests. In doing so, Capital Link remains committed to its aim of raising awareness about Greece as an investment destination to a wider investor audience.

 

 

The conference will feature the developments and reforms in the Greek economy and the Greek government programme for the economy and investments. Also, the latest trends in the capital markets and specific sectors  with topics such as Government and Corporate Bonds, energy, infrastructure development, real estate, tourism, banking, non-performing loans management, and global shipping.

 

 

Monday, December 12th, 2016, Metropolitan Club in New York City, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm - 18th  Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum


 

The Forum is organized in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange, and major global investment banks: Citi, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, UBS , and the Greek Investment Bank Axia Ventures Group.

 

 

The Ambassador of Greece to the USA, Hon. Haris Lalacos will provide the opening remarks to the Forum, which is supported by the Consulate General of Greece in New York and represented by the Consul General, Hon. Dr. Konstantinos Koutras.

GREEK GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS:
     •    Minister of Economy and Development, Hon. Dimitri Papadimitriou
     •    Minister of Environment and Energy, Hon. George Stathakis
     •    Minister of Tourism, Hon. Elena Kountoura
     •    Alternate Minister of Economy & Development, Hon. Alexis Charitsis
     •    Alternate Minister of Finance,  Hon. George Chouliarakis
     •    Secretary General of the General Secretariat for Public Revenue – Ministry of Finance, Mr. George Pitsilis
     •    Deputy CEO, Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, Mr. Eric Tourret
 
PARTICIPATING CORPORATIONS:
Seven Global Investment Banks:
     •    Citi 
     •    Bank of America Merrill Lynch 
     •    BNP Paribas
     •    Credit Suisse
     •    Deutsche Bank
     •    Goldman Sachs
     •    UBS
     •    The Greek Investment Bank AXIA
           Ventures Group
 
Senior Representatives From European & International Organizations:
     •    Mr. Declan Costello, Director - European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic & Financial Affairs
     •    Mr. Francesco Drudi, Principal Adviser, Country coordinator for Greece - European Central Bank
     •    Mrs. Sabina Dziurman, Director for Greece and Cyprus - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
     •    Mrs. Andrea Engel, Country Manager - International Finance Corporation (IFC)
     •    Mr. Nicola Giammarioli, Head of Strategy & Institutional Relations - European Stability Mechanism
     •    Mr. Ioannis Kaltsas, Head of Division - European Investment Bank
     •    Mr. Ioannis Tsakiris, Head of Division of SE Europe and EU Neighborhood - European Investment Fund

Four Greek Systematic Banks:
     •    Alpha Bank - Mr. Theodoros Athanassopoulos, Executive General Manager NPL – Wholesale Banking
     •    National Bank of Greece - Mr. Leonidas Fragkiadakis, CEO
     •    National Bank of Greece - Mr. Constantinos Vossikas, AGM for Corporate Special Assets
     •    Eurobank Ergasias SA - Mr. Nikolaos Karamouzis, Chairman & Emeritus Professor – University of Piraeus
     •    Piraeus Bank - Mr. Spyros Papaspyrou, Εxecutive General Manager, Non Core Business & Restructuring Portfolio

INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS:
        Apollo Management International
        BlackRock
        Calamos Investments
        Calamos Investments
        Fortress Investment Group

        KPS Capital Partners, LP
        Metropoulos & Company
        Oaktree
        Red Apple Group
        The Libra Group

        WL Ross & Co.
        York Capital Management


Mr. Costas Karagiannis, Operating Partner
Mr. Paschalis Bouchoris, Managing Director
Mr. John P. Calamos, Sr., Founder, Chairman & Global Chief Investment Officer
Mr. John Koudounis, CEO
Mr. Dean Dakolias, Co-Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Michael Psaros, Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Mr. C. Dean Metropoulos, Chairman & CEO
Mr. Spyros Spyropoulos, Managing Director
Mr. John Catsimatidis, Chairman & CEO
Mr. George Logothetis, Chairman & CEO (TBC)
Mr. Wilbur Ross, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. William Vrattos, Partner & Portfolio Manager


MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES & ORGANIZATIONS
    •    A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm
    •    Aegean Airlines S.A.
    •    Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm
    •    Alpha Bank
    •    Apollo Management International
    •    Artemis ITS SA
    •    Axia Ventures Group
    •    Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates L.P.C
    •    Blackrock
    •    Calamos Investments
    •    Dolphin Capital
    •    Eldorado Gold Corporation
    •    ELLAKTOR
    •    Eurobank Ergassias
    •    EY
    •    First Athens S.A.
    •    Greek National Tourism Organization
    •    Grivalia Properties REIC
    •    Hellenic Financial Stability Fund
    •    Hellenic Petroleum SA
    •    Intercontinental Real Estate & Development
    •    Intralot
    •    Karatzas & Partners Law Firm
    •    KPS Capital Partners, LP


     •    Lamda Development
     •    Libra Group
     •    Megas Yeeros Group
     •    Metropoulos & Company
     •    McKinsey & Company Greece
     •    momencioTM
     •    National Bank of Greece (NBG)
     •    NBG Pangaea REIC
     •    New York Stock Exchange 
     •    Oaktree 
     •    OTE
     •    Piraeus Bank
     •    Public Power Corporation S.A.
     •    Quest Holdings SA
     •    Red Apple Group
     •    Reed Smith
     •    SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises
     •    Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP
     •    TEMES SA
     •    Tite Capital Limited
     •    Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP)
     •    Watson Farley & Williams
     •    White Key Villas
     •    WL Ross & Co.
     •    York Capital Management


10TH ANNUAL GLOBAL SHIPPING MARKETS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Dorian Gas Ltd. (NYSE:LPG)   •   Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESEA)   •   Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP)



FORUM AGENDA TOPICS:
Greece, Europe & The Global Economy
     •    Current State & Outlook of the
           European & Greek Economy

The Government Perspective

     •    A New Era of Opportunity for Greece
     •    Investing for Growth – Vision and Strategy
     •    Greek Government Economic Policy
          & Objectives – The Greek Privatization
          Program
     •    Reforming the Greek Tax System –
          Key Aspects of the Tax Framework in
          Greece

Sector Panels – Opportunities & Challenges

     •    Funding Strategies for Greek Corporates
           in the Global Capital Markets
     •    Investment & Business Opportunities
           in Greece
     •    Seeking Growth – Funding Mechanisms
           for Investments in Greece
 
     •    Moving Forward – Investing for Growth - a roundtable
          discussion of private sector business leaders
     •    Real Estate Investing
     •    Investment Opportunities in Tourism & Hospitality
     •    Putting Greece On The Global Investment
           Agenda - The International Investor Perspective
     •    Energy Sector: Trends, Developments
           & Outlook
     •    Greek Banking: Strategy for the Future
           & Outlook
     •    Non-Performing Loans & Loan Restructuring
           as a Growth Opportunity

10th Annual Global Shipping Markets Roundtable
     •    The Global Commodity, Energy &
           Shipping Markets

Parallel Break Out Session

     •    Greek Mid & Small Cap Sector – Private Equity
           & Venture Capital Investing Opportunities
 

 

 Monday,  December  12th,  2016 -  Annual Hellenic Capital  Link  Leadership  Award  Dinner

The "2016 Hellenic Capital Link Leadership Award" will be presented to Mr. Wilbur Ross, Chairman & CEO of WL Ross & Co for his outstanding contribution to Greece, during an official dinner at The New York Yacht Club on Monday December 12th, 2016.


Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 – Greek Day at the New York Stock Exchange

On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016, we will celebrate "Greek Day at the New York Stock Exchange" where the Greek Delegation, Greek companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange and companies which participated in the forum will ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange, an event of unique visibility throughout the world. The event will be broadcast live on major news stations in the United States and abroad to an audience of millions of viewers worldwide.



TARGET AUDIENCE:
Management of Top U.S. Corporations with an active interest or involvement with Greece and The Greater Region • Institutional Investors in Greek Equities & Fixed Income Securities • Portfolio Managers & Analysts • Commercial and Investment Bankers • Financial Advisors and Brokers • Financial Media & Press


For more information, please contact: Eleni Bej, Director of Event Operations at ebej@capitallink.com or +1(212)661-7566 in NY

For sponsorship opportunities please contact: Nicolas Bornozis or Olga Bornozis or Anny Zhu at funds@capitallink.com or +1 (212) 661-7566.







                               



                                

                      

                             







                           

                          


             









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