Monday, October 29, 2018

Arrival of Guests – Registration
Welcome remarks

Tawfic Khoury, Chairman, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group

Symeon Tsomokos, President, Delphi Economic Forum

Raouf Abou Zaki, CEO, Al-IktissadWal-Aamal Group 

Opening Addresses

Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic

Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus 

Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria

Dimitris Avramopoulos, EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs & Citizenship

Dr. Nabil Abu Rudeineh, Deputy Prime Minister of the State of Palestine, Minister of Information

Lahcen Daoudi, Minister Delegate to the Head of Government, Kingdom of Morocco

George Katrougalos, Alternate Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hellenic Republic

Karin Kneissl, Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria, Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Teodor Melescanu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Romania

Nebojša Stefanović, Vice-President and Minister of Interior, Republic of Serbia

Eng.Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Egypt

Carmelo Abela, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, Malta

Soltan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Qatar

Abdulsalam Kajman, Vice President of the Presidential Council, Libya

Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism, Hellenic Republic

Abdulrahman Bin Ahmad Alharbi, Undersecretary for Foreign Trade in Charge, Ministry of Trade & Investment, Saudi Arabia

Dara Hassan Reshid, Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, & General Municipalities, Iraq

Dr. Kamal Hassan Ali, Assistant of the Secretary General, Arab League

Mohamed Abdo Saeed, Chairman, Union of Arab Chambers

Networking break
Europe and the Arab World in a Challenging Global Environment

George Papandreou, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic (2009-2011), President of Socialist International

European and Arab Neighborhood Policies in the Mediterranean, Africa and the Middle East

•Foreign and Security Policies in the Mediterranean, Africa and the Middle East  

•The Past and the Future Horizons of Arab-European Relations

•Making Multilateralism Work in the Euro-Arab Region 

•Power Dynamics and Strategic Relations between the Arab World and Europe

Chair: Faysal Abou Zaki, Deputy CEO, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group

Ramona Manescu, Vice Chair, Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries, European Parliament

Dr. Mustafa Al Hitti, Reconstruction Fund for Areas Affected by Terroristic Operations, Republic of Iraq

Ali Haddad, President, Algerian Business Leaders Forum 

Ahmed Badr, Ex. Director Egypt, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, (RCREEE)

Sebastian Sons, Associate Fellow, MENA Program, German Council on Foreign Relations

Angus Taverner, Consultant, Bussola Institute

Networking light buffet lunch
Spearheading the Renewable Revolution: How the EBRD can help

Chair: Stamatis Zacharos, Journalist, Action 24

Janet Heckman, Managing Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Investment Opportunities through Privatisations

Ricardo Lambiris, CEO and Member of the BoD, Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

Migration Policies in the Mediterranean, Africa and the Middle East

• Migration Policies and Tackling of the Refugee Crisis in Europe, the Mediterranean Sea and Africa

Chair: Amal Daraghmeh Masri, Editor in Chief, Middle East Business News and Magazine

Dimitris Kourkoulas, Deputy Foreign Minister 2012-2015 Hellenic Republic

Dr Nancy Okail, Executive Director, The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, USA

Aref Boualwan, Manager M.I.S. & Business Process Re-Engineering, CCC

Institution Building and Social Movements

Chair:  Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, Alpha TV


Dr Laryssa Chomiak, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

Kristian Brakel, Associate Fellow, MENA Program, German Council on Foreign Relations

Cooperation with Arab States on Climate Change and Energy Transition

Chair: Frank Wouters, Director, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

Gerassimos Thomas, Deputy Director General, Energy, European Commission

Dinos Arcoumanis, Chairman of Academic Board, Metropolitan College, Ambassador of Greece for Energy Policy (2012-15)

Andreas A. Papandreou, Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Athens

Paul van Son, Chairman MENA & Turkey, RWE Innogy

Energy Efficiency in the Region

•Networks and Connectivity in the Euro-Arab Region 

•Natural Gas in the South-Eastern Mediterranean and EU Energy Security

Chair: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, Alpha TV


Theodoros Tsakiris, Ass. Professor Geopolitics & Hydrocarbons, University of Nicosia

Khamis Juma Buamim, Board Member, MD & CEO, Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC

Gassan Anbar, Chairman, GreenPower2020

Nektaria Karakatsani, Member of the Board, Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) 

Malek Azizeh, Commercial Director, Fujairah Oil Terminal, UAE

End of Day I
Official dinner (by invitation only)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Arrival of delegates
Welcome address

Symeon Tsomokos, President, Delphi Economic Forum

Opening addresses

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Leader of the Opposition and President, New Democracy Party 

Margaritis Schinas, Deputy DG Communication, European Commission

Averof Neofytou, President, Democratic Rally (DISY), Cyprus   

Greece and the Arab World: a Multi-level Cooperation

Chair: Christos Folias, fmr Minister of Development, CEO, Folias and Associates

Address: Dr. Abdullah Al Kuwaiz, Former Ambassador and Economist, Saudi Arabia

Costas Douzinas
, Chairman, National Defence& Foreign Affairs Permanent Committee, Hellenic Parliament

George Koumoutsakos, MP, Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs, New Democracy Party

Dr. Khalid Hanafy, Secretary General, General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce

Constantinos Michalos, President, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Hisham Ayoub, Vice President, Foreign Investors Association, Bahrain

Konstantinos Bitsios, Vice Chairman, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises

Dr. Vassili Apostolopoulos, CEO, Athens Medical Center

Charalampos Papaspyros, Vice President of BoD, Hellenic Aerospace Industry

Khalid Benjelloun, Vice-President, General Confederation of Enterprises of Morocco

Networking Break
Potential Role of Europe in Developing Digital Economy in the Arab Countries

•Digital transformation visions in the Arab countries : e-Governance

•Investment opportunities in the digital economy in the Arab countries: Smart cities, Digital infrastructure, IoT, Smart Healthcare

• EU role in funding digital transformation projects and training

•Economic transformation and reforms in the region : e-commerce

Chair: Tasos Zachos, Editor in Chief Fortune, Olive Media

Pantelis Tzortzakis, f. Deputy Minister of e-Governance, founder of Forthnet

Byron Nicolaides , Chairman & CEO, PeopleCert Group, President, CEPIS

Paris Drosinos, Executive Vice President, Singular Logic

Grigoris Christopoulos, Chief Commercial Officer Business Segment, OTE GROUP

Daniel Gradenegger, Initiator & co-founder, Annanow

Jonas Loetscher, Product Developer, Procivis

Zuhair Haddad, CIO, Corporate Assets and Risk Management, CCC 

Networking light buffet lunch
Role of Transportation in Promoting Growth in Trade and Investment between EU and Arab Countries

•Impact of the Euro-Arab partnership and collaboration in  transportation on economic development, trade and investment

•Potential of linking and integrating road and railway networks

•Identifying key projects of integration in transportation

•Promoting PPP in transportation projects 

•Strengthening  shipping lines and ports integration between EU and Arab countries 

•How can the EU and Arab countries create shipping hubs, and attract investment into ports and logistics

Chair & Speaker: Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghafar Ismail Farag, President, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime

Dr. Mohamed Aboeldahab, PMO Director, General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone 

Dipl.-Ing.Mouddar Khouja, Secretary General, Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC)

Apostolos Zampelas, Senior Consultant, Global Shipping Expert, The Boston Consulting Group

George Tsavliris, Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group

Dr. Gehan Saleh, Economic Advisor, Cabinet of the Prime Minister of Egypt

Ahmed Youssef, Professor of Maritime Technology, Director of International Forum for Maritime Transport, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt

Recent FDI trends in Europe and the Arab World

•Growth and social investment Policies

•Jobs, skills and youth employability 

•Transport, shipping, construction, logistics 

•Trade policies and cooperation 

•Investment policies and finance: smart, green investments, circular economy

Chair: Petros Doukas, fmr Deputy Minister, Hellenic Republic

Rashad Mabger, Secretary General, Arab-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Development

George Kremlis, EU Commission Honorary Director, In charge of Circular Economy on behalf of DGENV

Lady Olga Maitland, Algerian-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Council

Manolis Sigalas, Vice President & Managing Director for Southern Europe, Hill International 

Closing words

Symeon Tsomokos, President, Delphi Economic Forum

Farewell drinks