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The Forum was held the day before the official opening of the Thessaloniki International Fair 2018 where the United States was the honored country, and an expanded governmental and business delegation from the United States attended the Forum. US Under Secretary of Energy, Mark W. Menezes, as well as US. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic, Geoffrey Pyatt, addressed the Forum and presented the US perspectives for the energy sector.
A highlight of the Southeast Europe Energy Forum was the panel discussion with four Ministers of Energy from the SE Europe region consisting of the Greek Minister of Environment & Energy, George Stathakis, the Bulgarian Minister of Energy, Temenuzhka Petkova, Minister of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Antic, and the Minister of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources of the State of Israel, Yuval Steinitz.
The Southeast Europe Energy Forum brought together key policy makers, regulators, top market players, financiers, academics and experts who presented and discussed insights and observations on up-to-date topics in the dynamic energy field in Greece and the wider region.
During the Forum bilateral and multilateral ministerial meetings and discussions on the SE European energy policy took place as well.
From left to right: Mark W. Menezes, US Under Secretary of Energy, Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Geoffrey Pyatt, US. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic
From left to right: Kostas Andriosopoulos, Chairman, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics, Ellen Scholl, Deputy Director, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council, George Stathakis, Minister of Environment & Energy, Hellenic Republic, Temenuzhka Petkova, Minister of Energy, Republic of Bulgaria, Aleksandar Antic, Minister of Mining and Energy, Republic of Serbia, Yuval Steinitz, Minister of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources, State of Israel, Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
Emmanouil Panagiotakis, Chairman & CEO, Public Power Corporation (PPC)
Pavlos Mylonas, CEO, National Bank of Greece
From left to right: Anthony Bartzokas, Alternate Board Member, EBRD, Athanassios Savvakis, Chairman, Hellenic Energy Exchange, Tasos Garis, Vice President, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics, Socrates Lazaridis, CEO, Athens Exchange Group
From left to right: Ioannis Kopanakis, Chief Corporate Development Officer, Public Power Corporation (PPC), Ioannis Arapoglou, Chairman, GASTRADE, Nicola Battilana, Representative, SNAM, Katerina Papalexandri, Country Manager, Greece, Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG, Dimitris Tzortzis, CEO, Greek gas Corporation (DEPA), Kostas Andriosopoulos, Chairman, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics
From left to right: Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Tristan Aspray, Vice President Europe/Russia/Caspian, ExxonMobil Exploration Company, Dimitris Gontikas, VP and CEO, Energean in Greece, Yanis Grigoriou, CEO, Hellenic Petroleum Upstream S.A., Υannis Bassias, President, Hellenic Hydrocarbons Resources Management
From left to right: Socrates Konstantinidis, RES Managing Director, Elica SA, Copelouzos Group, David Livingston, Deputy Director, Climate & Advanced Energy, Atlantic Council, Ilias Monacholias, CEO, PPC Renewables, George Pechlivanoglou, Chief Technical Officer, Eunice Energy Group, Dimitris Kollias, VP Commercial Development, Greenesco SA