Arrival of Guests - Registration
  • Tawfic Khoury, Chairman of Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group
  • Symeon Tsomokos, Delphi Economic Forum
  • Faysal Abou Zaki, Deputy CEO of Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group
Opening Addresses:
  • H.E. Mr. Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic
  • H.E. Dr. Jawad Anani, Deputy Prime Minister of Economic Affairs of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Dimitris Avramopoulos, EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs & Citizenship
  • H.E. Dr. Riyad Al–Maliki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Palestine and representative of Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas 
  • H.E. Soltan bin Saad Al Moraikhi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Qatar
  • Nael Al Kabariti, President, Union of Arab Chambers
  • Raouf Abou Zaki, CEO, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group

Keynote addresses:

  • Ambassador Dr. Haifa Abu Ghazala, Assist. Secretary General, League of Arab States
  • Elena Kountoura, Alternate Minister of Tourism of the Hellenic Republic 
Session 1 | The European-Arab Partnership: Shifting to a New Paradigm

EU global and economic challenges – the Arab world quest for peace, stability, and prosperity – the role of EU in bringing long lasting peace in the region – collaboration of Arab World and EU leading to economic development

Chair: H.E. Dr. Sami Haddad, Former Minister of Economy and Trade, Lebanon

  • Kyriakos Mitsotakis, President of New Democracy Party and Leader of the Opposition of the Hellenic Republic
  • Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Crisis Management, EU
  • General Mikhail Kostarakos, Chairman of the European Union Military Committee
  • H.E. Dr. Riad Al Maliki, Minister of Foreign Affairs, State of Palestine
  • H.E. Dimitris Mardas, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic
  • Christos Patsalidis, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus
  • Abdul Rahim Hassan Al Naqi, Secretary General, Federation of GCC Chambers
Break – Light Lunch/Networking
Keynote Addresses:
  • H.E. Abeer Odeh, Minister of National Economy of Palestine
  • Lady Olga Maitland, Chair of the Algerian-British business Council- ABBC
  • Vassilis Leventis, Leader, Union of Centrists party, Greece
  • Rashad Mabger, Secretary General, Arab Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
Session 2 | Greece: the Making of a New Economy

The economic reform agenda, negotiations with EU and IMF, the national debt process

Chair: Stamatis Zacharos, Publishing Consultant, 24Media Group, Journalist, Athens 9.84 Radio

  • H.E. Dr. George Stathakis, Minister of Economy, Development & Tourism of the Hellenic Republic 
  • Louka Katseli, Chair of the Board, National Bank of Greece
  • Constantine Michalos, President of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry & the Union of Hellenic Chambers
Session 3 | Economic Transformation in the Arab World and the Path into the Post-Oil Era

Outlook of Arab economies against the backdrop of heightened political risks and lower oil prices – overview of the economic reform agendas- implications of economic reforms and transformation and potential impact on diversification and job creation- how EU can support the transformation process? How Europe can help develop knowledge driven industries?

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

  • H.E. Dr. Jawad Anani, Deputy Prime Minister of Economic Affairs & Minister of Industry trade and Supply of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Mr. Juma Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary, Foreign Trade Affairs, Ministry of Economy, U.A.E. 
  • Dr. Sami Haddad, Former Minister of Economy and Trade, Lebanon
  • Eng. Nabil Itani, Chairman and General Manager, Investment Development Authority of Lebanon
  • Dr. Abdullah Dahlan, Chairman, University of Business & Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Rodi Kratsa, President of the Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy, f. Vice President of the European Parliament               
  • Michele Carlsson, Head of Business Development MEA, Nasdaq, UAE

Panel Discussion: New Opportunities to Nurture a Stronger Partnership

Chair: Antonis Papayiannidis, Chief Executive, ECONOMIKI EPITHEORISI

  • Jolana Mungengová, Member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner of Trade, Ms. Cecilia Malmstrom
  • H.E. Roger Dib, Former Minister of Lebanon - Director, Near East Consulting Group, Lebanon
  • Dr. Ashraf Mishrif, Assistant Professor in International Political Economy, Qatar University
Break –Networking
Keynote Addresses:
  • H.E. George Katrougalos, Minister of Labor, Social Security & Social Solidarity, Hellenic Republic
  • Dr. Yannis Stournaras, Governor, Bank of Greece 
Buffet Dinner