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PROGRAM

WELCOME SPEECHES

 

Christina Sakellaridis, President of Panhellenic Exporters Association
Markos L. Drakotos Esq., President Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce

English

Greek 

OFFICIAL OPENING

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece

Nikos Dendias, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Greek 

CELEBRATING EXPORTERS 75TH ANNIVERSARY
Christina Sakellaridis, President of Panhellenic Exporters Association

English

ECONOMY, DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENTS, HIGH-QUALITY AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION & TOURISM, DIGITAL GOVERNANCE

 

Moderator: Fanis Zois, Journalist Naftemporiki

 

Keynote Speakers:
Christos Staikouras, Minister of Finance
Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Development and Investments
Mavroudis Voridis, Minister of Rural Development and Food
Harry Theocharis, Minister of Tourism
Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Minister of Digital Governance

English

THE CONTRIBUTION OF ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY IN THE PROMOTION OF EXPORTS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 
Kostas Fragogiannis, Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy and Openness 

 

THE CONTRIBUTION OF CUSTOMS AUTHORITIES IN THE PROMOTION OF EXPORTS KEYNOTE SPEAKER 
George Pitsilis, Governor of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue 

 

THE CONTRIBUTION OF CHAMBERS IN THE PROMOTION OF EXPORTS 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER 
Konstantinos Michalos, President of Central Union Of Chambers President Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI)

Moderator: Fanis Zois, Journalist Naftemporiki

English

Greek 

THE DYNAMIC CONTRIBUTION OF COMPANIES & BEST PRACTICES FOR GROWTH & EXPORTS

 

Moderator: Fanis Zois, Journalist Naftemporiki


Keynote Speakers:
Michalis Stasinopoulos, Member BoD, Viohalco
Marina Ofloudi-Giavroglou, President, Soya Mills Int’l, President, ICCI Women Hellas
Julia Chaida, Vice President, Iktinos Hellas S.A., President of Marble Association of Macedonia-Thrace (SEMMTH)

English

Greek 

EXTROVERSION SUPPORT PILLARS

Keynote Speakers:

Smirlis Ioannis, General Secretary for Economic Diplomacy and Openness, President of Enterprise Greece

Grigoris Stamatopoulos, General Manager, Export Credit Insurance Organization

Maria Papazarkada, Country Manager Greece & Cyprus, Compagnie Française d’Assurance pour le Commerce Extérieur (Coface Greek Branch)

Moderator: Fanis Zois, Journalist Naftemporiki 

English

Greek 

THE CONTRIBUTION OF BANKS TO GROWTH & EXPORTS

 

Moderator: Fanis Zois, Journalist Naftemporiki


Keynote Speakers:
Fokion Karavias, Chief Executive Officer, Eurobank SA
Athina Chatzipetrou, Chief Executive Officer, Hellenic Development Bank
Nancy Papaioannou President, Atlantic Bank, NYCB

English

Greek 

GREETINGS TO NEW YORK AUDIENCE

 

Christina Sakellaridis, President of Panhellenic Exporters Association
Markos L. Drakotos Esq., President of Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce

OPENING REMARKS FOR NEW YORK AUDIENCE
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America
Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece
Nikos Dendias, Minister of Foreign Affairs

THE IMPORTANCE OF TRANSPORTATION COSTS-TIME-SAFETY

Moderator: Nicolas A. Vernicos, Shipowner, President Emeritus ICC-Hellas

Member of the board Hellenic Chamber of Shipping

Panelists:

Iro Doumani, General Manager, Hellenic Federation of Road Transports (OFAE)

Clay Maitland, Managing Partner at International Registries, Inc.,

NAMEPA Founding Chairman

Marina Hadjipateras, Co-Founder and General Partner at TMV

Kallinikos Kallinikos, Executive Vice President of GoldAir Group

Vasilios Koutsis, Former President Piraeus Port and Secretary-General of the Ministry of Shipping 

GREEK TOURISM, GREEK MEDITERRANEAN DIET, GREEK GASTRONOMY

Moderator: George Ν. Zapantis, Esq.,The Law Office of George N. Zapantis

Keynote Speaker

Angela Gerekou, President, Greek Tourism Organization

Panelists:
Nicky Giavroglou, CEO, Hellenic Fine Oils
Alexandra Pitta – Chazapi, Managing Director, ATTIKI Bee Culturing Company
Nick Livanos, Owner of Livanos Restaurant Group (Oceana, Molyvos, Ousia, Moderne Barn, City Limits)
John Stavros, Co-Owner-Distributor Terra Medi, Elea, Kyma
Diane Kochilas, Chef, Author, My Greek Table PBS

ECONOMIC CLIMATE IN GREECE- INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN EXPORT COMPANIES AND PRODUCTS- GOVERNMENT SUPPORT TO EXPORTS

Moderator: Lou Katsos, President, Jekmar Associates, Inc.

Keynote Speaker:

Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Development and Investments

WHAT BUYERS AND INVESTORS ARE LOOKING FOR?

 

Panelists:

John Catsimatidis, Owner, President, Chairman, and CEO of Red Apple Group

Dean Metropoulos, Chairman and CEO C. Dean Metropoulos, and Co.

John Calamos, Founder, Chairman and Global CIO of Calamos Investments

VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION OF THE CHAMBERS

Moderator: Eftihia Pylarinou Piper, Sr VP Red Apple Group NY- former President ETVA Bank Greece

Keynote Speaker:

Takis Theodorikakos, Minister of Interior

     

Panelists:

Konstantinos Koutras, Consul General of Greece in New York

Markos L. Drakotos Esq., President Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce

Konstantinos Michalos, President of Central Union of Chambers

President Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI)

PRESENTATION OF THE SISTERHOOD OF THE HELLENIC-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (HACC) AND THE ATHENS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (ACCI) GREECE
LIVE PRESENTATION IN GREECE

Antonis Contomichalos, HACC to present Konstantinos Michalos with sisterhood documents.

Discussion (5min)

PRESENTATION OF THE SISTERHOOD OF THE HELLENIC-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (HACC) AND THE ATHENS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (ACCI) GREECE
LIVE PRESENTATION IN GREECE

Antonis Contomichalos, Founder and President McArthur Capital Group, Member of the Board HACC

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER THE US MARKETS THE ROLE OF THE DISTRIBUTOR

Moderator: Nikolas Katsimpras, Columbia University - Conflict Resolution lecturer – Consultant

Panelists:

George Michailidis, Head of the Greek Trade Office at Consulate General of Greece in New York

Andreas Koutsoudakis, Esq, KI Legal, General Counsel, Litigation, and Transactions

Michael Iakovou, Esq., KI Legal, General Counsel, Litigation, and Transactions

Kostas Mastoras, President, Optimum Foods

Ted Economou, General Manager, Loumidis Foods

CLOSING REMARKS

 

Christina Sakellaridis, President, Panhellenic Exporters Association
Markos L. Drakotos Esq., President Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce