Tuesday, October 29, 2019

11.00
Registration opens - Light lunch
11.45
Welcome remarks
11.55
Opening ceremony - EUROPE AND THE ARAB WORLD: TRANSITIONS AND GEOPOLITICS

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece

Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus

Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General, The League of Arab States

 Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of Serbia

Viorica Dăncilă, Prime Minister of Romania

Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of Croatia

Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania

Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister of North Macedonia

Nabil Aburdeineh, Deputy Prime Minister of the State of Palestine 

Massimo D’Alema, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Italy 

Francois Fillon, former Prime Minister of France

14.00
AN ERA OF REALIGNMENT: THE NEED FOR A NEW EUROPEAN-ARAB WORLD APPROACH

Miltiades Varvitsiotis, Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Greece

Carmelo Abela, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, Malta

Amr Nassar, Minister of Trade and Industry, Egypt

Mohamad Al-Ississ, Minister of Planning & International Cooperation, State Minister for Economic Affairs, Jordan 

Soltan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Qatar

Nassr Kamel, Secretary General, Union of the Mediterranean

Eurico Brilhante Dias, Secretary of State for Internationalisation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Portugal


Georgios Kyrtsos, Member, European Parliament

15.30
Networking Light Lunch
16:00
CHALLENGES OF MIGRATION: THE VISION

George Koumoutsakos, Alternate Minister of Citizens' Protection, Greece

George Katrougalos, MP, fmr Minister of Foreign Affairs, Greece

Blanca Moreno-Dodson, Manager, Center for Mediterranean Integration, World Bank

Alfonso Lucini Mateo, Special Amb. for Middle East and Mediterranean Affairs, Ministry of Foreign  Affairs, Spain 

Professor Dlawer Ala’Aldeen, Founding President, Middle East Research Institute (MERI)

Mohanad Hage Ali, Fellow, Carnegie Middle East Center

17.15
BUILDING CLIMATE COALITIONS: AN EU-ARAB RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Elina Bardram, Head of Unit for International & Inter-institutional Relations, DG-Climate Action, European Commission

Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman & Founder, Gulf Research Center and President, Sager Group Holding, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Christos Zerefos, Head, Research Center for Atmospheric Physics & Climatology Academy of Athens

Nicolò Sartori, Head of Programme, Energy, Climate & Resources, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Italy

18.15
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: INVESTING WITH A PURPOSE

Mohamed Abdo Saeed, Chairman, Union of Arab Chambers

Janet Heckman, Managing Director, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) Region, EBRD

Marina Wes, Country Director, Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank 

Ana Fernandes, Head of the Foresight, Outreach and Policy Reform Unit (FOR), OECD

Benjamin Godel, Senior Manager International Markets, Federation of German Industries(BDI)

Michalis P. Michael, Chairman, Invest Cyprus

19.30
End of Day I Sessions
21.00
Official Dinner (by invitation only)

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

08:30
Arrival of delegates
09:30
Opening Statements

Alexis Tsipras, former Prime Minister of Greece, Leader of the Opposition and President of Syriza

10.15
ENERGY SECURITY PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES: DEVELOPING A POSITIVE COOPERATION AGENDA

Delvidas Matulionis, First Deputy Chancellor of the Government of Lithuania

Mohamed Shoeib, CEO & Managing Director, East Gas Company, Egypt

Symeon Kassianides, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA), Cyprus

Jean-Marc Leroy, External Relations Senior Executive Vice President, Engie, France

Hisham Ayoub, Managing Director, Eurotex, Bahrain

Roudi Baroudi, CEO, Energy & Environment Holding, Qatar

Konstantinos Andriosopoulos, Vice President, DEPA

Prof. Dinos Arcoumanis, Dep. of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, City University London

             Chair: Alexandros Lagakos, Founding Chairman, Greek Energy Forum

11.30
Networking break
12.00
Maritime, Ports and Logistics: the New Perspective in the Arab World

Dara Reshid, Deputy Minister , Vice President of REFAATO , Ministry of Construction , Housing & General Municipalities, Iraq

Khalid Hanafy, Secretary General, Union of Arab Chambers 

Mohamed Dawood, VP, Maritime Affairs, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

Cesare Trevisani, Chairman, Joint Italian Arab Chamber of Commerce, President Trevi SpA, Fmr VP, Confindustria

13.00
PATHWAYS FOR SHARED GROWTH: ADVANCING COOPERATION BETWEEN GREECE & THE ARAB WORLD

Adonis-Spyridon Georgiadis, Minister of Development and Investments, Greece

Nikos Pappas, MP, frm Minister, Greece

Konstantinos Michalos, President, Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Athanassios Savvakis, President Federation of Industries of Greece & Chairman Hellenic Energy Exchange

Rashad Mabger, Secretary General , Arab-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Development

John Sfakianakis, Director of Economic Research, Gulf Research Center, Saudi Arabia

14.00
Networking light lunch
14.30
NAVIGATING TECHNOLOGICAL DISRUPTION: A BI-REGIONAL APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Adel Afiouni, Minister of State for Information Technology, Beirut, Lebanon          

Hussain Mohammed Al Mahmoudi, CEO, Sharjah Research, Technology & Innovation Park, Saudi Arabia

Lykourgos Antonopoulos, Business IT Solutions Director, OTE Group

15.30
NEW STRATEGIES ON TRANSPORTATION: HOW TO BETTER CONNECT EUROPE AND ARAB WORLD

Eng Osama Amr, President, Businessmen Association, Palestine

Ahmed Mohamed Shalaby, President & CEO, Tatweer Misr, Egypt

Imad Ghandour, Co-founder & Managing Director, CedarBridge, UAE

Malek Azizeh, CEO, Standard Oil, UAE

Mounir Khouzami, Board of Trustee, RFI Foundation &Chairman, Advisory Board & Co-Founder, Swiss Arab Network

Daniela Herrmann, Founder & CEO, Topan, Switzerland

 

Chair: Petros Doukas, Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce, fmr Deputy Minister of Finance, Greece

16.30
The Ever Growing Healthcare Industry

Dr Prem Jagyasi, CEO, ExHealth, a Dubai HealthCare City, UAE

Justin Abu Anza, Medical & Wellness Tourism Manager, Jordan Tourism Board

Chair and speaker: Prof. Jenny Matsiota, Vice President, Lenus Medical, USA

17.30
Closing remarks
17.45
Farewell networking reception

Parallel Event - Startup Convention

10.30
Welcome Address

The Story of CCC Innovation & Startup Journey and Our Next Steps

Aref Boualwan, Senior Manager Digital Transformation & Startups, CCC, Greece

10.45
Keynote Speech

Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum 

11.00
Case Studies of Government Incentives for Startups & Investors: How governments are building a startup ecosystem to spark in-country & to nurture out-of-country Startups’ activity

Adel Afiouni, Investment and Technology Affairs Minister, Lebanon (TBC)

Christos Dimas, Deputy Minister for Research and Technology, Greece

Maan Esgi, Head of Investments, BIAC, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Representative from UAE (TBC)

Representative from Germany (TBC)

Moderator:   Haris Lambropoulos, Member of the BoD, Athens’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry

11.45
What You Don't Know About the Arab Startup Ecosystem: Startup’s evolvement, a path to success, and key factors looked at in-depth by Startup Hubs and Parks

Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO, Sharjah Research Tech. & Innovation Park, UAE (TBC)

Ahmed Osman, Managing Director, Global Entrepreneurship Network, Egypt

Hassan Albalawi, Founder & CEO, Wakecap, KSA

Aref Boualwan, Sr Mgr Digital Transformation & Startups CCC, Arab Corporate World

Startup representative (TBA) 

Moderator:  Carla Tanas, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Greece (TBC)

12.30
Coffee Break
12.45
Arab Investment Opportunities for EU Startups

Tammer Qaddumi, Partner, VentureSouq, United Arab Emirates

13.00
Cross Continent Entrepreneurship Discussion: A fireside chat on varying perspectives of startups involvement and evolvement

Apostolos Apostolakis, Co- founder, VentureFriends.vc, Greece 

Ioannis Tsakiris, Deputy Minister of Development and Investments, Greece (TBC)

Myriam Kacimi, Founder & CEO, SunGy, France & Algeria 

Filippos Zakopoulos, Managing Partner, Found.ation, Greece 

Konstantinos Synodinos, Founder & CEO, ChampionsID, Greece (TBC)

Moderator: Tammer Qaddumi, Partner, VentureSouq, United Arab Emirates

13.45
Keynote Speech

Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Minister of Digital Governance (TBC)

14.00
Closing Remark
14.30
Networking Light Buffet Lunch

Networking Light Buffet Lunch

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TBC: To be confirmed

Workshop - Real estate market: Facts & Opportunities

10.15
Welcome Remarks

Panagiotis Giannakis, MRICS, CEO, PMD Real Estate Network, Greece 

10.30
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES-GOLDEN VISA

Panagiotis Giannakis,  MRICS, CEO, PMD Real Estate Network, Greece 

Vaggelis Kteniadis, President, V2 Development, Greece

11.00
INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

Mostafa El Shibini , CEO, Netherfield Greece, Egypt 

Yasser Alawadi, CEO, Al Hijaz For Development, Saudi Arabia 

11.30
REAL ESTATE & TOURISM

Dr. Ahmed Shalaby, President and CEO, Tatweer Misr, Egypt

Amin Khoury, Business Development Manager, Hyper Luxury, Lebanon

12.00
LEGAL & CONSULTING SERVICES

Alina Georgopoulou, CEO, GLS – Georgopoulou Legal Services

12.30
TRUSTEE SERVICES

John Exarhos, Managing Director, First Zurich Trust AG, Switzerland

12.45
Networking coffee