Monday, December 11, 2017 - The Metropolitan Club

Agenda



       
MORNING SESSIONS
 7:20 AM – 7:50 AM REGISTRATION - BREAKFAST RECEPTION
 7:50 AM – 7:55 AM Welcome Remarks
Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President & CEO, Capital Link, Inc.
 7:55 AM – 8:00 AM  Opening Remarks H.E. Haris Lalacos, Ambassador of Greece to the United States

  Audio Webcast
  Video Webcast
THE MACRO PICTURE
8:00 AM – 8:40 AM PANEL DISCUSSION

Current State & Outlook of the Greek & the European Economy

After several years of recession, Greece is gradually returning to a growth trajectory. This panel will touch upon the global and European economy culminating with specific focus on Greece, stating the progress achieved so far and the challenges that remain ahead.
Moderator:
Mr. Yannis Manuelides, Partner, London, Allen & Overy LLP

Panelists:

  • Mr. Charles Seville, Senior Director, North America Sovereigns, Fitch Ratings Inc.
  • Ms. Elena Duggar, Chair of Moody’s Macroeconomic Board, Associate Managing Director, Credit Strategy & Research, Moody’s Investor Service
  • Mr. Panos Tsakloglou, Professor, Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics & Business, former Chairman of Greek Government Council of Economic Advisers
  • Mr. Declan Costello, Mission Chief for Greece, European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Mr. Nicola Giammarioli, Head of Strategy and Institutional Relations, European Stability Mechanism (ESM)

  Audio Webcast
  Video Webcast
 
THE GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE
8:40 AM - 8:50 AM The Prime Minister's Message :
"A New Era of Opportunity for Greece"

(VIA WEBCAST)
 
H.E. Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister, Hellenic Republic

  Video Webcast
8:50 AM - 9:05 AM  Transforming the Greek Tax
Collection System
Mr. George Pitsilis, Governor, Independent Authority for Public Revenue, Hellenic Republic

  Audio Webcast
  Video Webcast
9:05 AM - 9:20 AM Investing for Growth  
Keynote Speaker
Hon. Dimitri Papadimitriou, Minister of Economy and Development, Hellenic Republic

  Audio Webcast
  Video Webcast
9:20 AM - 9:35 AM Optimizing the Greek State
Assets Portfolio
Mrs. Rania Ekaterinari, CEO, Hellenic Corporation of Assets & Participations S.A.

  Audio Webcast
  Video Webcast
BOND INVESTING
9:35 AM - 10:20 AM PANEL DISCUSSION

Investing in Greek Bonds – Government & Corporate Bonds


This panel will discuss the issuance in the global capital markets of fixed income instruments by the Greek Government, the Greek Banks and Greek Corporates. It will also discuss global investor interest in Greek Risk and Greek Fixed Income Instruments
Moderator:
Ms. Christina Papanikolopoulou, Partner, Zepos & Yannopoulos

Panelists:


  Audio Webcast
  Video Webcast
SECTOR REVIEWS & INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
10:20 AM - 10:55 AM PANEL DISCUSSION:

The Greek Banking Sector -
Strategy and Outlook


This panel will discuss current trends and developments in the Greek banking and financial sector; cost issues, liquidity, upcoming stress tests and growth strategies
Moderator:
Mr. Panos Papazoglou, Country Managing Partner Greece - Central and South East Europe Accounts Leader, EY

Panelists:

  Audio Webcast
  Video Webcast
10:55 AM - 11:30 AM PANEL DISCUSSION

Investing in the Greek Banking &
Financial Sector



This panel of senior executives from major global investment banks active in the Greek market will discuss regulatory trends, M&A and consolidation activity in the sector and comparative sector valuations. Also, what types of investors are looking at Greek financial sector assets (HF’s, PE”s, Strategic Investors), and what will take to make foreign investors more comfortable
Moderator:
Mr. Apostolos Gkoutzinis, Partner, Head of European Capital Markets, Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP

Panelists:

  Audio Webcast
  Video Webcast
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION

Tourism  & Hospitality

Greece is experiencing record high number of visitors. Privatization of key tourist and transport state assets (marinas, regional airports), the development of premium tourist resorts and of specialized tourist products are transforming the tourism industry and create attractive investment opportunities.
 
Keynote Remarks
Hon. Elena KountouraMinister of TourismHellenic Republic

  Audio Webcast
Moderator:
Mr. Julian Allen, Managing Director, Head of EMEA Real Estate & Lodging Group, Citi

 



Panelists:
  • Mr. Elias Athanasiou, CEO, Enterprise Greece
  • Mr. Nikos Hadjos, Director of International Development Europe (Greece & Cyprus), International Hotel Leasing Company, Marriott International Inc.

  Audio Webcast
  Video Webcast
12:00 PM - 12:35 PM PANEL DISCUSSION

Real Estate & Infrastructure

Investors are returning to the Greek Real Estate market as Europe’s hardest hit economy is showing signs of recovery. The panel will discuss which areas show the most growth potential, the key factors affecting real estate investment in Greece and which flagship hotel, urban regeneration, retail and commercial projects are already in the pipeline which will change the way we look at this vital market.
Moderator:
Mrs. Virginia Murray, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams

Panelists:

  Audio Webcast
  Video Webcast
INVESTING IN GREECE: THE INVESTOR PERSPECTIVE
12:35 PM - 1:15 PM PANEL DISCUSSION

Investment Opportunities in Greece
– The Viewpoint of International
Organizations & Domestic
Institutional Investors


International and Supranational Organizations have earmarked significant funds for investments in Greece. The Panel will outline these investment programs and funding mechanisms. Also, how these funds will be invested in the Greek market through domestic institutional investors and where they see investment opportunities.
Moderator:
Mr. Constantinos Lambadarios, Managing Partner, Lambadarios Law Firm

Panelists:

  Audio Webcast
LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE ADDRESS
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Welcome Remarks by New York Stock Exchange


Mr. Stefan Jekel
Head of International Listings, New York Stock Exchange


Introductory Remarks by:


Mr. Jay Collins
Managing Director, Vice Chairman Corporate & Investment Banking, Citi

 

Keynote Address by:


Hon. Euclid Tsakalotos
Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic


  Audio Webcast
  Video Webcast
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
INVESTING IN GREECE: THE GLOBAL INVESTOR PERSPECTIVE
2:50 PM - 3:35 PM PANEL DISCUSSION

Global Investor Panel


The panel will provide the point of view of major foreign investors active in Greece. It will highlight challenges, opportunities and risks; the progress achieved so far and what needs to be done to solidify Greece as an attractive business and investment destination
Moderator:
Mr. Constantine Karides, Partner, Reed Smith

Panelists:
  Audio Webcast
  Video Webcast
  SECTOR REVIEWS & INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
3:35 PM - 3:45 PM Energy & Geopolitics:
The New Landscape
H.E. Geoffrey R. Pyatt
Ambassador of the United States in Greece

  Audio Webcast
  Video Webcast
3:45 PM - 4:20 PM PANEL DISCUSSION

Greece as an Energy Gateway


Major infrastructure projects for the delivery of gas to the European markets and increased interest in hydrocarbons exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean will change the energy landscape in the region with wider geopolitical implications. Also, the liberalization of the electricity market and increased activity in the field of renewables create new investment opportunities.
Moderator:
Mr. Arnaud Jossien, Managing Director, BNP Paribas

Panelists:
  Audio Webcast
  Video Webcast
4:20 PM - 4:35 PM Is re-industrialization a growth option for Greece? Mr. George Tsopelas, Senior Partner, Greece & Cyprus, McKinsey & Company

  Audio Webcast
  Video Webcast
4:35 PM - 5:15 PM PANEL DISCUSSION

NPLs – The Big Opportunity for Restructuring, Growth & Investment

The successful handling of NPLs will inject new liquidity in to the economy and will improve the competitiveness and sustainability of Greek companies. There is progress with a new regulatory framework, the approval of NPL manager licenses and the establishment of an NPL Forum for corporate loans among the four systemic banks, which are now much better positioned to deal with NPLs. Significant challenges remain but the potential for a positive outcome is there.
Moderator:
Mrs. Thenia Panagopoulou, Partner, A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm

Panelists:

  Audio Webcast
  Video Webcast
THE REBIRTH OF GREEK SHIPBUILDING
5:15 PM – 5:25 PM A Presentation by ONEX Technologies Mr. Panos Xenokostas, Founder & CEO, ONEX Technologies, Inc.

  Audio Webcast
  Video Webcast

11th ANNUAL GLOBAL SHIPPING MARKETS ROUNDTABLE

5:25 PM - 6:05 PM PANEL DISCUSSION

Global Shipping Markets Roundtable


The panel will discuss trends, developments and outlook of the energy, commodity and shipping markets (dry bulk, oil and gas, containers). Shipping is the second largest contributor to Greece’s GDP but it is a business conducted on a global scale outside Greece. It depends on the world economy, the commodity and energy markets. Greeks are the largest shipowners with 20+% of the global fleet.
Moderator:
Mr. Michael S. Pak, CFA, Managing Director, Institutional Clients, AXIA Capital Markets

Panelists:

  Audio Webcast
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6:10 PM - 7:00 PM 
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