7 September 2018
SOUTHEAST EUROPE ENERGY FORUM | International Event
MET Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece
Friday, September 7, 2018
SOUTHEAST EUROPE ENERGY FORUM

Friday, September 7, 2018 

12:00-12:30 Welcome Coffee | Registration

12:30-13:00 INTRODUCTION & WELCOME REMARKS

  • Elias Spirtounias, Executive Director, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
  • Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
  • Kostas Andriosopoulos, Professor of Finance and Energy Economics, ESCP Europe Business School; Chairman, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics
  • Ellen Scholl, Deputy Director, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council

13:00-13:30 THE US PERSPECTIVE

Geoffrey R. Pyatt, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Hellenic Republic

Guest of Honor & Keynote Speaker: Mark W. Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

13:30-13:45 TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN SOUTHEAST EUROPE'S ENERGY MARKET

Emmanuel Panagiotakis, Chairman & CEO, Public Power Corporation S.A.

13:45-14:00 FINANCING THE ENERGY SOURCES OF GREECE

 

Pavlos Mylonas, CEO, National Bank of Greece

14:00-15:00 THE FUTURE OF NATURAL GAS IN SE EUROPE | INTERCONNECTIONS, TERMINALS & LNG

  • Dimitris Tzortzis, CEO, DEPA
  • Ioannis Kopanakis, Chief Corporate Development Officer, PPC
  • Ioannis Arapoglou, Chairman, GASTRADE
  • Nicola Battilana, Managing Director, TAG GmbH
  • Katerina Papalexandri, Country Manager, Greece, Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG

Moderator: Kostas Andriosopoulos, Prof. of Finance & Energy Economics, ESCP Europe Business School; Chairman, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics

15:00-16:00 THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF OIL INDUSTRY IN SHAPING SE EUROPE’S ECONOMIES 

  • Tristan Aspray, Vice President Europe/ Russia/ Caspian, ExxonMobil Exploration Company
  • Yannis Grigoriou, CEO, Hellenic Petroleum Upstream S.A.
  • Dimitris Gontikas, Vice President and CEO of Energean Oil & Gas

Moderator & Speaker: Yannis Bassias, President, Hellenic Hydrocarbons Resources Management

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-16:45 THE EU PERSPECTIVE

Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy, European Commission*

16:45-17:00 REGIONAL ENERGY MARKETS & FINANCING TOOLS

  • Athanassios Savvakis, Chairman, Hellenic Energy Exchange
  • Anthony Bartzokas, Alternate Board Director, EBRD

Moderator: Socrates Lazaridis, CEO, Athens Exchange Group

17:00-18:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESSES - GEOSTRATEGIC & GEOPOLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING ENERGY IN SE EUROPE | THE IMPORTANCE OF DEVELOPING AN ENERGY MASTER PLAN FOR THE REGION

  • George Stathakis, Minister of Environment & Energy of the Hellenic Republic
  • Temenuzhka Petkova, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • Aleksandar Antic, Minister of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia
  • Yuval Steinitz, Minister of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources of the State of Israel
  • Anton Anton, Minister of Energy, Romania*

Moderator: Ellen Scholl, Deputy Director, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council

18:00-19:00 RENEWABLE ENERGY STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT & SMART GRIDS

  • Socrates Konstantinidis, Managing Director, Renewable Energy Sources Dept., Copelouzos Group
  • Ilias Monacholias, Chief Executive Officer, PPC Renewables S.A.
  • Dr.-Ing. George Pechlivanoglou, Chief Technical Officer, Eunice Wind

Moderator: David Livingston, Deputy Director, Climate & Advanced Energy, Atlantic Council

19:00 END OF FORUM | NETWORKING RECEPTION

*Awaiting Confirmation