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23rd Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum postponed for April 2022


After due consideration we have taken the painful decision to postpone the 23rdAnnual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum for the spring of 2022. We will revert with a final date very soon. 


The new date of this event is Monday, April 11th, 2022


We believe that by then, the winter will be behind us and the overall situation will be much clearer and conducive to an in person event.


We have taken pride for the fact that the Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum has taken place year after year for 22 years regardless of the political and economic situation in Greece.


However, recent Covid developments and new international travel restrictions have presented us with challenges that cannot be ignored or surpassed. 


Two main considerations went into our decision making:

 

  • First, the safety and comfort of our panelists and delegates. 
  • Second, the track record of credibility and quality we have built over the last 22 years as the flagship event promoting Greece as a business and investment destination to a US audience.


In the current environment, as conditions deteriorate day by day, concerns about the Omicron variant coupled with the new international travel requirements create safety challenges to our speakers and delegates and would impede the optimal hosting of the event. A big part of the event is the large attendance on the various sessions, the extensive in person networking and the multiple meetings.


An in person event is optimal and also widely needed and expected by everyone. In this context, we have also decided not to host an on line event now, so as not to take away from our spring 2022 in person forum.


We appreciate very much the loyalty and support of our long time sponsors, speakers/panelists and friends.


We look forward to seeing you in the spring and wish you the best for the upcoming holidays!


Further details to be released soon - Stay tuned!



Agenda

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  THIS IS AN IN-PERSON EVENT
All sessions will be held at The Metropolitan Club
Proof of Full Vaccination is Required to Attend the Forum

MORNING SESSIONS

 

7:10 am - 7:55 am

REGISTRATION & COFFEE

 

WELCOME REMARKS

Mr. Nicolas Bornozis space Mr. Nicolas Bornozis
President
Capital Link

8:00 am - 8:10 am

OPENING REMARKS

H.E. Alexandra Papadopoulou space H.E. Alexandra Papadopoulou
Ambassador of Greece to the United States
Hellenic Republic
8:10 am - 8:20 am
THE PRIME MINISTER'S MESSAGE- A NEW ERA – A NEW DIRECTION FOR GREECE

H.E. Kyriakos Mitsotakis  

H.E. Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Prime Minister
Hellenic Republic
(via webcast)

 

 

8:20 am - 9:00 am

REFORMS ENHANCING THE BUSINESS & INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE

 

Moderator:

Mr. Stathis Potamitis space The New Restructuring & Bankruptcy Code – Speeding the Adjudication of Justice
Mr. Stathis Potamitis
Managing Partner
POTAMITISVEKRIS

 

 

Panelists:

 

H.E. Nikos Papathanasis   The Digital Transformation of The Greek State – Benefits For The State, Citizens And Businesses
H.E. Nikos Papathanasis

Alternate Minister of Development & Investments – Private Investments & PPPs 
Hellenic Republic 
     
Mr. George Pitsilis space

Reinforcing Greece’s Public Revenue & Taxation System

Mr. George Pitsilis
Governor Independent Authority for Public Revenue
Hellenic Republic

     
Mr. Panos Tsakloglou space

Labor & Pension Reform

H.E. Panos Tsakloglou
Deputy Minister of Labour & Social Affairs
Hellenic Republic

     
9:05 am - 9:55 am

GREECE’s FORAY INTO THE INTERNATIONAL DEBT & EQUITY CAPITAL MARKETS

 

Moderator:

Mr. Apostolos Gkoutzinis space Mr. Apostolos Gkoutzinis
Partner
Milbank

 

Panelists:

Mr. Paul Simpkin space Mr. Paul Simpkin
Managing Director & Co-Head European Loans & Leveraged Finance
Citi
     
Mr. Dimitris Kofitsas space Mr. Dimitris Kofitsas
Head of Greece Investment Banking Coverage and Financing
Goldman Sachs
     
Mr. Konstantinos Alexandridis space Mr. Konstantinos Alexandridis
CFO
Public Power Corporation of Greece PPC SA
     
Mr. Dimitrios Tsakonas space Mr. Dimitrios Tsakonas
Director General

Public Debt Management Agency
     
Mrs. Alexandra Konida space Mrs. Alexandra Konida
Managing Director, Head of Wholesale Banking Greece
HSBC Greece
     
Mrs. Myriam Zapata space

Mrs. Myriam Zapata
Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets, Sustainable Finance ESG
BNP Paribas

     
Mrs. Alexandra Konida space Mr. Morven Jones
Managing Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets, EMEA
Nomura
10:00 am - 10:20 am
ACCELERATING GROWTH - GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC POLICY & OBJECTIVES
H.E. Christos Staikouras  

H.E. Christos Staikouras
Minister of Finance
Hellenic Republic


10:25 am - 10:40 am

STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS TRANSFORMING GREECE

 

H.E. Nikos Papathanasis space

H.E. Nikos Papathanasis
Alternate Minister of Development & Investments – Private Investments & PPPs 
Hellenic Republic 

     
 
10:45 am - 11:30 am

THE NEW ENERGY & UTILITIES LANDSCAPE IN GREECE

 

Moderator:

Mr. Yannis Kourniotis space Mr. Yannis Kourniotis
Partner, Head of Project Finance & Development 
Lambadarios Law Firm

 

Panelists:

Mrs. Alexandra Sdoukou space

Mrs. Alexandra Sdoukou
Secretary General for Energy & Mineral Resources
Hellenic Republic

     
Mr. Pablo Escondrillas space

Mr. Pablo Escondrillas
Managing Director, European Power & Utilities
Citi 

     
Mr. Harry Sachinis space Mr. Ioannis Karampelas
CEO
ADMIE (IPTO) Holding SA
     
Mr. Harry Sachinis space Mr. Harry Sachinis
CEO
Athens Water Supply & Sewerage Company SA (EYDAP)
     
Mrs. Maria Rita Galli space

Mrs. Maria Rita Galli
CEO
DESFA S.A. – Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator

     
Mr. Konstantinos Mavros space Mr. Konstantinos Mavros
CEO
PPC Renewables
     
11:35 am - 12:05 pm

GREEK REAL ESTATE – MARKET DISLOCATION CREATES OPPORTUNITIES

 

Moderator:

Mr. Dimitris Andriopoulos space

Mr. Tom Kyriakopoulos
Partner
Machas & Partners Law Firm

 

Panelists:

Mr. Anastasios Astyfidis space

Mr. Anastasios Astyfidis
Managing Director
Ambrosia Capital

     
12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

TOURISM & HOSPITALITY – SHORT TERM CHALLENGES – LONG TERM OPPORTUNITIES

 

Moderator:

Mr. Dimitrios Christopoulos space Mr. Dimitrios Christopoulos
Managing Partner
D.C. Christopoulos & Partners

 

Panelists:

Mr. Alejandro Hernández-Puértolas space Mr. Manolis Sigalas
Managing Director of Southern Europe
Hill International
     
Mr. Alejandro Hernández-Puértolas space Mr. Alejandro Hernández-Puértolas
Founding Partner & CEO
HIP (Blackstone Group)
     
Mr.Konstantinos Dedes space Mr.Konstantinos Dedes
Principal Attorney
MIRUM GROUP
     
  KEYNOTE ADDRESS – LUNCHEON – AWARD PRESENTATION
1:00 pm - 3:10 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS & LUNCHEON

 

Welcome Remarks by

Mr. Ajay Kanani Mr. Ajay Kanani
Director, International Capital Markets
New York Stock Exchange (TBC)

 

Dr. Nikolas P. Tsakos

“Greek Shipping at the Forefront of the Global Supply Chain”
Dr. Nikolas P. Tsakos

Founder, President & CEO
TEN Ltd.  

 

Introductory Remarks

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

 

H.E. Adonis Georgiadis  

Keynote Address


H.E. Adonis Georgiadis
Minister of Development & Investments
Hellenic Republic

 

 

LUNCHEON

CAPITAL LINK HELLENIC LEADERSHIP AWARD

 

Introductory Remarks

Mr. Georgios Papadimitriou Mr. Georgios Papadimitriou
Partner, Accounts & Markets Leader, Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia
EY

 

HONOREE

Mrs. Alex Fotakidis  

Mr. Alex Fotakidis
Partner & Head of Greece
CVC Capital Partners

 

 

  AFTERNOON SESSIONS
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

GREEK BANKING SECTOR – GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT OUTLOOK

 

Moderator:

Mr. Georgios Papadimitriou space Mr. Georgios Papadimitriou
Partner, Accounts & Markets Leader, Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia
EY

 

Panelists:

Mr. Pavlos Mylonas space Mr. Pavlos Mylonas
Chief Executive Officer
National Bank of Greece
     
Mr. Luca Maiorana space Mr. Luca Maiorana
Head of FIG Emerging Europe, Head of Fintech and Asset Management Banking spaceCoverage
Barclays
     
Mr. Dimitrios Psarris space Mr. Dimitrios Psarris
Partner, Financial Services, Managing Director 
Oliver Wyman Greece & Cyprus 
     
Mrs. Elizabeth McCaul space

Mrs. Elizabeth McCaul
Member of the Supervisory Board
European Central Bank

     
Μr. Paolo Fioretti space

Μr. Paolo Fioretti
Deputy Head of Financial Sector and Market Analysis
European Stability Mechanism

     

 

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN GREECE – Private Equity Investing in Growth Export Oriented Small/Medium Enterprises – The Domestic Institutional Investor Viewpoint

 

Moderator:

Mr. Takis Solomos space Mrs. Elisabeth Eleftheriades
Partner 
Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

 

Panelists:

H.E. Yannis Tsakiris space

H.E. Yannis Tsakiris
Deputy Minister of Development & Investments
Hellenic Republic

     
Mr. Nicos Koulis space Mr. Nicos Koulis
CEO/Partner
DECA Investments AIFM
     
Mr. Takis Solomos space Mr. Takis Solomos
Partner
Elikonos Capital Partners
     
Mr. Takis Solomos space Mrs. Eleni Bathianaki
Partner
EOS Capital Partners
     
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

REMARKS

H.E. Geoffrey R. Pyatt H.E. Geoffrey R. Pyatt
U.S. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic

(via webcast)

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

 

Mrs. Erika Olson
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Introduced by
H.E. Christos Staikouras
Minister of Finance
Hellenic Republic

Mrs. Erika Olson H.E. Christos Staikouras
5:35 pm - 6:20 pm

WHY GREECE – THE INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR PERSPECTIVE

 

Moderator:

Mr. Konstantinos (Dean) Melitsanopoulos space

Mr. Konstantinos (Dean) Melitsanopoulos
Partner
Reed Smith LLP

 

Panelists:

Dimitrios Athanasopoulos space

Mr. Dimitrios Athanasopoulos
Group Managing Director

AXIA Ventures Group Ltd

     
Mr. Anthony Diamandakis space Mr. Anthony Diamandakis
Managing Director & Global Co- Head, Global Asset Managers
Citi
     
Mr. Alex Fotakidis space Mr. Alex Fotakidis
Partner & Head of Greece
CVC Capital Partners
     
Mr. Christos Balaskas space Mr. Christos Balaskas
Vice President & General Manager, Greece
Eldorado Gold Corporation
     
Mr. George Andriopoulos space Mr. George Andriopoulos
Vice President
Partners Group
6:20 pm - 6:30 pm

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR IN GREECE

 

Mr. Vassilis Kontozamanis space

Mr. Vassilis Kontozamanis
Advisor to the Prime Minister
Hellenic Republic
Former Alternate Minister of Health 

 

6:30 pm - 6:55 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

 
Dr. Albert Bourla
Chairman &
Chief Executive Officer
Pfizer

Introduced by
H.E. Adonis Georgiadis

Minister of Development & Investments
Hellenic Republic

Dr. Albert Bourla H.E. Adonis Georgiadis
   
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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