Monday, December 10, 2018 - The Metropolitan Club

Agenda



 
MORNING SESSIONS
7:20 AM – 7:50 AM REGISTRATION
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
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:
  • Ms. Silvia Ardagna, Managing Director, Global Economics & Global Investment Research - Goldman Sachs International
  • Dr. Tasos Anastasatos, Group Chief Economist  - Eurobank and Chairman of the Scientific Council - Hellenic Bank Association
  • Mr. Declan Costello, Principal Adviser, Mission Chief for Greece - European Commission
  • Ms. Elena Duggar, Chair of Moody’s Macroeconomic Board, Associate Managing Director, Credit Strategy & Research - Moody’s Investor Service
  • Mr. Bob Traa, Independent Economist, former IMF Representative in Greece
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
8:50 AM – 9:10 AM Greece Beyond the Program - Opportunities & Challenges
(VIA WEBCAST)
Mr. George Chouliarakis, Alternate Minister of Finance - Hellenic Republic
INVESTMENTS AND TAX ENVIRONMENT
9:10 AM – 9:20 AM The Tax Administration Perspective 
Mr. George Pitsilis, Governor, Independent Authority for Public Revenue - Hellenic Republic
ACCESSING THE GLOBAL DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS
9:20 AM – 10:15 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:
Mr. Apostolos Gkoutzinis, Partner - Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Panelists:
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Success Stories of Greek Multinationals Moderator:
Mr. Tom Kyriakopoulos, Partner - Machas & Partners

Panelists:
10:45 AM – 11:05 AM Growth & Investment Opportunities in Greece Mr. Yannis Harizopoulos, Partner - McKinsey & Company Greece
SECTOR REVIEWS & INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
11:05 AM – 11:50 AM 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 Kountoura, Minister of Tourism, Hellenic Republic
Moderator:
Mr. Constantinos Lambadarios, Managing Partner - Lambadarios Law Firm

Panelists:
11:50 AM - 12:30 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:
Mr. Dionysios Voulgaris, Partner - A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm

Panelists:
12:30 PM – 1:10 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:
Mrs. Virginia Murray, Partner - Watson Farley & Williams

Panelists:
1:15 PM – 2:45 PM LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Welcome Remarks by:
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 - Hellenic Republic


 Audio Webcast
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
INVESTING IN GREECE: THE INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR PERSPECTIVE
3:00 PM – 3:40 PM Institutional Investor Panel

The panel will provide the point of view of major foreign and Greek institutional 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. Stathis Potamitis, Partner - Potamitis Vekris

Panelists:
3:40 PM – 3:50 PM Why Greece – Why SMEs  Mr. Apostolos Tamvakakis, Managing Partner - EOS Capital Partners
3:50 PM – 4:00 PM Private Equity Opportunities in Greece Mr. Takis Solomos, Partner & Co Founder - Elikonos Capital Partners
4:00 PM – 4:50 PM 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, Regional Accounts Leader, Central Eastern SouthEastern Europe and Central Asia, Country Managing Partner, Greece - EY

Panelists:
4:50 PM – 5:30 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:
Mr. Constantine Karides, Partner - Reed Smith

Panelists:
INVESTING IN GREECE
5:35 PM – 5:45 PM Growth Strategy: Investment Opportunities in Greece Mr. Ioannis Brachos, Secretary General for International Economic Affairs - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Member of the Board – Enterprise Greece
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GLOBAL SHIPPING ROUNDTABLE
5:45 PM – 6:20 PM Global Shipping Market –Developments and Outlook

Greek Shipping – A Global Force

The Rebirth of Greek Shipbuilding
Moderator:
Ms. Christa Volpicelli, Managing Director - Citii

Panelists:
6:20 PM – 7:15 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION





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