Participants Arrival - Registration
  • Achilles Tsaltas, Vice President, International Conferences, The New York Times
  • George Stathakis, Minister of Energy and Environment, Hellenic Republic
  • Konstantinos Skrekas, MP - New Democracy Party, Head of Energy and Environment Sector, f. Minister of Development and Competitiveness, Hellenic Republic
  • Prof. Yannis Maniatis, MP - Democratic Coalition, f. Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change
Panel 1: The Global Geopolitical Parameters

- Diversification of energy sources to bring about energy independence for the region
- The impact of Brexit on EU Security & Energy Policy

  • Kate Smith, British Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic
  • Steven Bitner, Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Athens

- Energy sector as a leveraging tool despite geopolitical challenges

  • Nabil Fahmy, Dean, School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, American University of Cairo, f. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Egypt 
  • Defne Sadiklar-Arslan, Executive Director, Atlantic Council Turkey  

Introduction & Chair: Athanasios Ellis, Editor in Chief, Kathimerini English Edition

Networking Break - Light Lunch
Panel 2: Strategic Privatization Opportunities in the Energy Sector

  • Laurent-Charles Thery, Director for International Development, GRTgaz
  • George Longos, Managing Partner, Alantra

Introduction & Chair: Achilleas Topas, Journalist, SKAI Media Group

Panel 3: Completing the Midstream Puzzle: Exporting Gas from the Eastern Med and the Caspian Sea

- Progress report on IGB and the dynamics of a second LNG imports facility in Alexandroupolis
- TAP: Progress Report and Phase 2
- The feasibility of the East Med Gas Pipeline
- The LNG export option

   - The View from Greece

  • Dimitrios-Evangelos Tzortzis, CEO, Public Gas Corporation, Greece 
  • Sotiris Nikas, President & CEO, Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator - DESFA, Greece
  • Panayotis Kanellopoulos, Managing Director, M&M Gas S.A., Greece

   - The View from the Region

  • Rony Adam, Envoy on Energy Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
  • Katerina Papalexandri, Country Manager Greece, TAP
  • Theodore Tsakiris, Assistant Professor, Geopolitics & Hydrocarbons, University of Nicosia, Cyprus & Scientific Adviser Athens Energy Forum 

Introduction & Chair: Alex Lagakos, Founding Chairman, Greek Energy Forum | Member, Sustainable Energy Committee United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Networking Break
Panel 4: The Domestic and Regional Electricity Market Dynamics

ADMIE: The day after the ownership unbundling

  • Manousos Manousakis, Chairman and CEO, Transmission System Planning Department, IPTO S.A., Greece

 - The continuous need for complete market liberalization 
 - Progress report on the Inter-connectivity between the Islands and Mainland Greece 

  • Prof. Nikos Chatziargyriou, Chairman & CEO, Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator S.A.- HEDNO, Greece
  • Stavros Goutsos, Deputy CEO, Public Power Corporation, Greece
  • Dinos Benroubi, General Manager Electric Power Business Unit, MYTILINEOS, Greece

Introduction & Chair: Dr. Athanassios S. Dagoumas, Assistant Professor in Energy and Resource Economics, University of Piraeus

End of the 1st Day of the Forum