Monday, December 9, 2019 - The Metropolitan Club

Forum Overview

The 21st Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum: "GREECE IS BACK" will take place at the Metropolitan Club in New York City on Monday, December 9, 2019. 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.


This Forum will provide the audience with a unique blend of informational, marketing and networking opportunities. With a 21 year track record, the Capital Link Forum is committed to raising awareness about Greece as an investment destination, to a wider investor universe.


Given the renewed interest of the business and investment community for Greece, we are confident that this year’s forum will attract record attendance; it will allow the international investment community to familiarize itself with the priorities of the new government and will highlight the new opportunities in Greece and its attractiveness as an investment and business destination. With a new government which has solid parliamentary majority and popular mandate coupled with a clear, realistic and business friendly strategy, Greece is expected to embark on a solid growth trajectory.


The conference will feature the developments and reforms in the Greek economy and the new 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.


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


21st Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum

Monday, December 9th, 2019
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Metropolitan Club in New York City

The Forum is organized in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange.

H.E. Christos Staikouras
Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic
H.E. Adonis Georgiadis
Minister of Development & Investments of the Hellenic Republic
H.E. Harry Theocharis
Minister of Tourism of the Hellenic Republic
H.E. Ioannis Plakiotakis
Minister of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy of the Hellenic Republic
H.E. Yannis Tsakiris
Deputy Minister of Development & Investments of the Hellenic Republic
H.E. Gerassimos Thomas
Deputy Minister of Environment & Energy of the Hellenic Republic
H.E. George Zavvos
Deputy Minister of Finance, Responsible for the Financial System

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

2019 Annual Capital Link Hellenic Leadership Awards Dinner 
7:00 pm Cocktail , 8:00 pm Dinner
The Union League Club in New York City
Dinner Registration is by Invitation Only

The "2019 CAPITAL LINK HELLENIC LEADERSHIP AWARD" will be presented to Mr. John Paulson,
President & Portfolio Manager - Paulson & Co. Inc. for his outstanding contribution to Greece


Leadership Award Honoree


Mr. John Paulson, President & Portfolio Manager - Paulson & Co. Inc.


We recognize John Paulson's commitment and transformational contribution to Greece. He has been one of the early investors in Greece, believed in the country and its potential and took the long term approach staying the course despite several bumps on the road. Furthermore, he made a significant positive impact on how business is done in Greece and on investor perceptions about the country.


Leadership Award Dinner Keynote Speaker


Hon. Wilbur L. Ross, Secretary of Commerce - U.S. Department of Commerce



Previous recipients of the award were Chairman & CEO of Mytilineos, Mr. Evangelos Mytilineos, Secretary of Commerce US, Mr. Wilbur L. Ross, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of WL Ross & Co, Mr. André Calantzopoulos, CEO, Philip Morris International, Dr. Anthony Papadimitriou, President to the Board of Directors of Alexander S. Onassis Foundation & Managing Partner of A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm, Mr. George Logothetis, Chairman & CEO of Libra Group, Mr. John Calamos, Chairman, CEO & Global Co-Chief Investment Officer of Calamos Investments and Mr. Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company

Greek Day at the New York Stock Exchange
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, 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. 

For more information, please contact: Eleni Bej, Director of Event Operations at or +1(212)661-7566 in NY or Kyveli Kouvela, Business Development Manager at or (+30) 210 6109800-2 in Greece

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

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Music by Menelaos Kanakis