Forum Overview




Capital Link’s 19th Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum will take place at the Metropolitan Club in New York City on Monday, December 11, 2017. 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 19 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 11th, 2017
Metropolitan Club in New York City
8:00 am – 7:00 pm - 19th 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, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, UBS, and the Greek Investment Bank Axia Ventures Group Ltd.


THE PRIME MINISTER'S MESSAGE

H.E. Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic
(via webcast)


LUNCHEON KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Hon. Euclid Tsakalotos
Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic


FORUM KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Hon. Dimitris Papadimitriou
Minister of Economy and Development of the Hellenic Republic
 
Hon. Elena Kountoura
Minister of Tourism of the Hellenic Republic

 

The Ambassador of Greece to the USA, Hon. Haris Lalacos will provide the opening remarks to the Forum.The Ambassador of the United States in Greece, Hon. Geoffrey R. Pyatt will provide his remarks on “Energy & Geopolitics: The New Landscape”.

GREEK GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS:
     •    Hon. Euclid Tsakalotos, Minister of Finance, Hellenic Republic, who is the Luncheon Keynote Speaker
     •    Hon. Dimitris Papadimitriou, Minister of Economy & Development, Hellenic Republic
     •    Hon. Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism, Hellenic Republic
     •    Mr. George Tziallas, Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, Ministry of Tourism
     •   
Mr. George Pitsilis, Governor, Independent Authority for Public Revenue, Hellenic Republic
 
PARTICIPATING CORPORATIONS:
Six Global Investment Banks:
     •    Citi
     •    BNP Paribas
     •    Credit Suisse
     •    Goldman Sachs
     •    UBS
     •    The Greek Investment Bank AXIA
           Ventures Group
 

Four Greek Systemic Banks:

     •    National Bank of Greece - Mr. Leonidas Fragkiadakis, CEO
     •    Piraeus Bank - Mr. Christos Megalou, CEO
     •    Alpha Bank - Mr. Vassilios Psaltis, General Manager and CFO
     •    Alpha Bank - Mr. Theodoros Athanassopoulos, Executive General Manager Non Performing Loans Wholesale Banking
     •   
National Bank of Greece - Mr. Vasilios Kotsiras, Head of Funding Solution & Structure Finance
     •    Piraeus Bank - Mr. George Georgakopoulos, Executive General Manager, Non-Core Business & Restructuring Portfolio

Senior Representatives From Greek, European & International Organizations:

     •    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)
     •    Mr. Francesco Drudi, Principal Adviser, European Central Bank
     •    Mr. Ioannis Kaltsas, Head of Division, European Investment Bank
     •    Ms. Sabina Dziurman, Director, Greece & Cyprus, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
     •    Dr. Martin Czurda, CEO, Hellenic Financial Stability Fund
     •    Mrs. Rania Ekaterinari, CEO, Hellenic Corporation of Assets & Participations SA


INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS:
        Calamos Investments
      
 Invesco, WL Ross & Co.
        Waterwheel Capital Management - Mr. John Wollen
        Hayman Capital Management - Mr. J. Kyle Bass
        Amerra Capital – Mr. Thor Talseth


Mr. John Koudounis, CEO
Mr. Stephen Johnson, Managing Director
Mr. John Wollen, Founder, Portfolio Manager
Mr. J. Kyle Bass, Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Thor Talseth, Managing Director


PARTICIPATING COMPANIES & ORGANIZATIONS
    •    Allen & Overy LLP
    •    A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm
    •    Alpha Bank
    •    Amerra Capital
    •    Apollo Management International LLP
    •    Astir Palace Vouliagmenis
    •    Danaos Corporation
    •    Eldorado Gold Corporation
    •    Enterprise Greece
    •    Eurobank Ergasias SA
    •    Euroseas
    •    EY
    •    First Athens Corporate Finance
    •    Fitch Ratings Inc.
    •    Greek National Tourism Organization
    •    Grivalia Properties 
    •    Hellenic Bank Association
    •    Hellenic Corporation of Assets & Participations SA
    •    Hellenic Petroleum SA
    •    Intralot
    •    Lambadarios Law Firm

    •    Lamda Development
    •    Levant Partners


    •    Libra Group
    •    Marriott International Inc.

    •    McKinsey & Company
    •    Moody’s Investor Service
    •    Mytilineos Holdings SA
    •    National Bank of Greece
    •    NBG Pangaea REIC
    •    Noble Energy
    •    Oliver Wyman

    •    ONEX Technologies, Inc.
    •    Opap
    •    OTE Group of Companies
    •    Papastratos
    •    Philip Morris International

    •    Piraeus Bank
    •    Public Power Corporation SA (PPC)
    •    Reed Smith
    •    Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP
    •    Star Bulk Carriers
    •    Tsakos Energy Navigation
    •    Tellurian, Inc.
    •    Watson Farley & Williams
    •    Zepos & Yannopoulos

GLOBAL SHIPPING COMPANIES
 Danaos Corporation, Euroseas, Seaspan Corporation, Star Bulk Carriers, Tsakos Energy Navigation



11TH ANNUAL GLOBAL SHIPPING MARKETS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION




FORUM AGENDA TOPICS:
The Macro Picture
     •    Current State & Outlook of the Greek &
           the European Economy

The Government Perspective

     •    A New Era of Opportunity for Greece
     •    Transforming the Greek Tax Collection System
     •    Investing for Growth
     •    Optimizing the Greek State Assets Portfolio

Bond Investing

     •    Investing in Greek Bonds - Government &
           Corporate Bonds

Sector Panels – Opportunities & Challenges

     •    The Greek Banking Sector - Strategy & Outlook
     •    Investing in the Greek Banking & Financial Sector
     •    Tourism & Hospitality

 
     •    Real Estate & Infrastructure
     •    Energy & Geopolitics: The New Landscape
     •    Greece as an Energy Gateway
     •    NPL - The Big Opportunity for Restructuring
           Growth & Investment
     •    The Rebirth of Greek Shipbuilding

Investing in Greece: The Investor Perspective
     •    Investment Opportunities in Greece - 
          The Viewpoint of International Organizations
          & Domestic Institutional Investors

Investing in Greece: The Global Investor Perspective
     •    Global Investor Panel
  
11th Annual Global Shipping Markets Roundtable
     •    Global Shipping Markets Roundtable

 

 

The Forum concludes with a dinner at the Harvard Club and a dialogue between business executives & government leaders of Greece and the United States.

 

Harvard Club in New York City
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm -  Annual Capital  Link  Hellenic  Leadership  Awards  Dinner


HONOREE

Mr. André Calantzopoulos
CEO, Philip Morris International

WITH THE 2017 CAPITAL LINK HELLENIC LEADERSHIP AWARD
for his outstanding contribution to Greece. Philip Morris has a significant involvement and impact on the Greek economy with Mr. Calantzopoulos’ participation in Papastratos. His investments in Greece since 2003 approximate 700 million Euros. Furthermore, the recently announced investment for the manufacture of IQOS in Greece and global distribution is another vote of confidence to the Greek economy and helps enhance the image of Greece as an investment destination within the global investment community.
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Mr. Jonathan R. Cohen
Deputy Assistant Secretary European and Eurasian Affairs
U.S. Department of State


Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 – Greek Day at the New York Stock Exchange

On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, 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 Closing 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 forum@capitallink.com or +1 (212) 661-7566.





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