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Energy market: unlocking Greece’s economic potential

Intercontinental Hotel, Athens

22 March 2016, 08:00 - 18:30

Conference Program

08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:45

Welcome remarks:
Thodoris Panagoulis, Editor in chief,

George Stasinos, President, Technical Chamber of Greece
Kostas Andriosopoulos, President, HAEE; Director, RCEM at ESCP Europe

09:45 - 10:30

Keynote address:

Michalis Verroiopoulos, Secretary General for Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Hellenic Republic
Panos Karvounis, Head of the European Commission Representation in Greece

10:30 - 11:30

“An institutional outlook”

Introduction and Chair: Giannis Pittaras, Journalist, Huffington Post
1.William Silkworth, Director, Office of Europe, the Western Hemisphere, and Africa,Bureau of Energy Resources, United States Department of State
2.George Tsipras, Secretary General for International Economic & Energy Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hellenic Republic
3.Valerie Ducrot, Executive Director, Global Gas Centre - World Energy Council
4.Makis Papageorgiou, fmr Deputy Minister of Energy, Hellenic Republic
5.Gürkan Kumbaroglu, President, International Association for Energy Economics; President, Turkish Association for Energy Economics
6.Arthouros Zervos, Chairman, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)
7.Savvas Seimanidis, President, European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF)

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 - 14:00

"The industry’s proposals"

Introduction and Chair: Chrysa Liagkou, Journalist, Kathimerini
1.Thierry Deschuyteneer, Secretary General, Gas Infrastructure Europe
2.Rikard Scoufias, Country Manager (Greece), Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG,TAP
3.Anar Mammadov, CEO, Socar Energy Greece
4.Federico Regola, ENI Gas & Power, General Manager, EPA Thessaloniki S.A. & EPA Thessalia S.A.
5.George Alexopoulos, General Manager Strategic Planning & Joint Ventures, ELLENIC PETROLEUM
6.Thierry Grauwels, General Manager Non Operated Venture Greece, Shell Integrated Gas
7.Matteo Marchiori, General Manager Africa & Mediterranean at Xodus Subsea, Saipem Ltd.
8.Rudy Van Beurden, Communication Manager, Fluxys

14:00 - 15:00 Light Lunch
15:00 - 16:45

“Perspectives from financiers”

Introduction and Chair: Nikos Filippidis, Journalist, Kathimerini
1.Alexandros Antonopoulos, CEO, Attika Bank
2.Martin Catchpole, Managing Director, Investment Banking Department, Credit Suisse
3.Christos Kontogeorgos, Deputy Adviser Lending Operations in Greece, European Investment Bank
4.Alkis Drakinos, Head of Resident Office, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
5.Yannis Kirkinezis, Business Development Director, Hill International, PM Group

16:45 - 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:30

“The national industry’s view”

Introduction and Chair: Spiros Papaefthimiou, Vice-president HAEE; Prof. Technical University of Crete
1.Manolis Panagiotakis (invited), Chairman and CEO, Greek Public Power Corporation
2.Konstantinos Xifaras, CEO, Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA)
3.Leonidas Bakouras, Dep. General Manager, EPA Thessaloniki S.A. & EPA Thessalia S.A.
4.Mathios Rigas, CEO and Chairman, Energean Oil & Gas
5.Ioannis Arapoglou, Corporate Finance Director, Copelouzos Group
6.Dinos Benroubi, Debuty CEO, PROTERGIA S.A.


“Conference Dinner”

Kostas Andriosopoulos, President, HAEE; Director, RCEM at ESCP Europe

George Stasinos, President, Technical Chamber of Greece

Keynote address:
Alexis Tsipras (invited), Prime Minister, Hellenic Republic