Arrival of Delegates
Session 4 | A New Era for FDI in Europe and Arab Countries

Assessing the needs for new capital to support growth and job creation, PPP’s and privatization, enhancing the business and investment environment – potential for European investments in the Arab countries and the role of Arab investment in accelerating growth in the EU countries and the region of Southern Europe.

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

  • Mohamed Khodear, Chairman, The General Authority of Investment, Egypt
  • H.E. Marcos Bolaris, Alternate Minister of Agricultural Development of the Hellenic Republic
  • H.E. Mladjan Dinkic, Former Minister of Economy of the Republic of Serbia
  • H.E. Petros Doukas, Former Deputy Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic
  • H.E. Falah Mustafa Bakir, Minister, Head of Foreign Department of Kurdistan Regional Government

Panel Discussion:

  • Ania Thiemann, Head of Global Relations, Competition Division, OECD
  • Benjamin Godel, Senior Manager, International Markets, BDI
  • Nicholas Jennett, Deputy Director General of the Investment Team for Greece, European Investment Bank
  • Husni Bey, Chairman, HB Group
  • Hisham Ayoub, Vice President, Foreign Investors Association, Bahrain
  • Naaman El Bouri, Chairman, Assaray Trade & Investment Bank 
Break – Networking
Session 5 | Building a New Potential in Energy

Assessing outlook of oil markets – new investments needed to meet further demand-potential long term impact of Paris climate agreement- EU’s know how in building a viable renewable energy economy in the Arab World, how can Arab oil and gas producers help in enhancing EU energy security, opportunities for EU in the planned privatization of oil industry in the region

Chair: H.E. Christos Folias, f. Minister of Development, f. President of the Arab-Greek Chamber of Commerce & Development / Member of the organizing Committee 

  • H.E. Prof. Yannis Maniatis, MP, F. Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change, Hellenic Republic
  • Dr. Kostas Karayannakos, Executive Director,Commercial and Internstional Activities, Public Gas  Corporation, Greece 
  • Roudi Baroudi, CEO, Energy & Environment Holding, Qatar
  • HRH Abdul Aziz Bin Turki Bin Talal Al Saud, Chairman, Eleventh Holding
  • Sherif El-Gabaly, Chairman of Polyserve Group & Chairman of Chamber of Chemical Industries, Egypt
  • Jonathan Mcilroy, Bunker Trading Manager, AEGEAN MARINE PETROLEUM
  • Theodore Tsakiris, Assistant Professor, Geopolitics & Hydrocarbons, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • John Psarras, Director, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Session 6 | Developing a New Generation of Infrastructure in the Arab World: Needed Infrastructure to Boost Growth and Competitiveness.

Priority sectors in Shipping, Transportation, Healthcare and Logistics- Financing and Investment needs- PPPs and the role of EU in the development and funding of infrastructure.

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

Keynote speech: H.E. Christos Spirtzis, Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks of the Hellenic Republic

  • H.E. Miltiades Varvitsiotis, Former Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean of the Hellenic Republic
  • Mr. Meshal Abushaibah, Team Leader Marketing Support Coordination, Kuwait Petroleum Company 
  • Khamis Juma Buamim, Member of the Board of Directors, Managing Director,Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC
  • Camille Egloff, Partner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
  • John Iossifidis, Head of Corporate & Investment Banking Group, Mashreq Bank UAE
  • Alaa Alshaikh Isa Ali, Managing Director, Vanguard W.L.L. 
Session 7 | The potential of Greece for Business and Investment

Investment environment, privatization projects, tourism, real estate, and more

Chair: Alexia Tasouli, Diplomatic Correspondent, MEGA CHANNEL

  • George Tsipras, Secretary General for International Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic 
  • Dimitris Tryfonopoulos, Secretary General, Greek National Tourism Organization
  • Velissarios Dotsis, Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Greece
  • Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Greece
  • Dr. Nikolaos Porfyris, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Athens Exchange Group

Buffet lunch – Networking
End of the Conference