Welcome Remarks

Achilles Tsaltas, Vice President, International Conferences, The New York Times


George Stathakis, Minister of Energy and Environment, Greece

In conversation

Geoffrey Pyatt, U.S. Ambassador in Greece

with Tom Ellis, Editor in Chief, Kathimerini English Edition

Panel Discussion 1 | The Regional Geopolitical Perspectives
  • Increasing the substance of trilateral cooperation between Cyprus, Israel and Egypt
  • Greece as an East Med Security player   
  • The Greek-FYROM and Serbia-Kosovo Disputes 

Chair: Dr. Aristotle Tziampiris, Professor of International Relations, University of Piraeus

George Katrougkalos, Alternate Foreign Minister for European Affairs, Greece

Konstantinos Skrekas, MP, Head of Energy and Environment Sector, Former Minister of Development and Competitiveness, New Democracy Party

Victor Grigorescu, Former Minister of Energy, Romania

Q & A 

Update on the Privatization Agenda

In conversation

Aris Xenofos, Chairman of the BoD, Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

with Achilles Topas, Journalist, SKAI TV

Light Lunch
PANEL DISCUSSION 2 | Cyprus Energy Outlook

Chair: Theodore Tsakiris, Assistant Professor, Geopolitics & Hydrocarbons, University of Nicosia, Program Adviser AEF 2019

Dr. Andreas Poullikkas, Chairman, Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority 

Dr. Symeon Kassianides, Chairman, Natural Gas Public Company 

Roudi Baroudi, CEO, Energy & Environment Holding

Q & A 

Panel Discussion 3 | Update on Upstream Developments
  • Greek offshore exploration   
  • Developments in Israel and Egypt
  • Developments in the Black Sea and the Adriatic

Chair: Alexandra Sdoukou, Energy Advisor 

Yannis Bassias, President, Hellenic Hydrocarbons Resources Management S.A. 

Yannis Grigoriou, CEO, Hellenic Petroleum Upstream S.A. 

Orit Ganor, Director of Natural Gas International Trade, Ministry of Energy, Israel 

 Q & A 

Panel Discussion 4 | Update on Regional Midstream Developments
  • The IGB pipeline project  
  • The Alexandroupolis FSRU project and planned regional LNG terminals
  • The feasibility of the East Med Gas Pipeline
  • The TAP and Turkish Stream projects and associated vertical corridors
  • Latest developments in the National Natural Gas System
  • Existing and future gas storage available in the region

Chair: Prof. Nikolaos Farantouris, Chair, Legal Affairs, EUROGAS, Brussels

Konstantinos Karayannakos, Executive Officer, ICGB 

Katerina Papalexandri, Country Manager Greece, TAP 

Theodore Tsakiris, Assistant Professor, Geopolitics & Hydrocarbons, University of Nicosia, Program Adviser AEF 2019

Panayotis Kanellopoulos, Managing Director, M&M Gas S.A.

Nikos Katsis, NNGS Operation Division Director, Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA) 

Ioannis Arapoglou, Vice Chairman, Gastrade 

Alex Lagakos, Founding Chairman, Greek Energy Forum

Q & A 

End of the 1st Day of the Forum