Monday, December 11, 2017 - The Metropolitan Club

Forum Overview

The 19th Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum will take place at the Metropolitan Club in New York City on Monday, December 11, 2017. This is an International Summit about Greece in New York organized in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange and major global investment banks. The Forum will feature government and business leaders from Greece, Europe and the United States, and top executives from the investment, financial and business communities. The timing for this Forum is optimal. After years of recession, Greece is slowly returning to a period of economic growth and aims to position itself as an attractive investment and business destination. 


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. 


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.


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


Hon. Euclid Tsakalotos
Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic


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”.

     •    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
Seven Global Investment Banks:
     •    Citi
     •    BNP Paribas
     •    Credit Suisse
     •    Deutsche Bank
     •    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

        Calamos Investments
WL Ross & Co.
        Waterwheel Capital Management
        Hayman Capital Management
        Amerra Capital

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

    •    Allen & Overy LLP
    •    A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm
    •    Alpha Bank
    •    Atlantic Bank
    •    AXIA Capital Markets
    •    Eldorado Gold Corporation
    •    Enterprise Greece
    •    Eurobank Ergasias SA
    •    Euroseas Ltd
    •    EY
    •    First Athens Corporate Finance
    •    Fitch Ratings Inc.
    •    Flott & Co. PC
    •    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
    •    Marriott International Inc.

    •    McKinsey & Company

    •    Moody’s Investor Service
    •    Morgan Stanley

    •    National Bank of Greece
    •    NBG Pangaea REIC
    •    New York Stock Exchange
    •    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
    •    Ridgebury Tankers
    •    Seaspan Corporation
    •    Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP
    •    Star Bulk Carriers
    •    SteelShips
    •    Tellurian, Inc.
    •    Tsakos Energy Navigation
    •    Watson Farley & Williams
    •    Zepos & Yannopoulos

Seaspan Corporation, Ridgebury Tankers, Star Bulk Carriers, SteelShips, Tsakos Energy Navigation


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 Reviews & Investment Opportunities

     •    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
     •    Is re-industrialization a growth option for Greece?
     •    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


Mr. André Calantzopoulos
CEO, Philip Morris International

for his outstanding contribution to Greece. Philip Morris has a significant involvement and impact on the Greek economy through its participation in Papastratos.  Philip Morris’ investments in Greece since 2003 approximate 700 million Euros. Furthermore, the recently announced investment for the manufacture of IQOS in Greece and the global distribution is another vote of confidence to the Greek economy which helps enhance the image of Greece as a business destination within the global investment community.

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.

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 or +1(212)661-7566 in NY

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

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