Thursday, January 23

12.00
Registration
12.30
WELCOME REMARKS

Symeon Tsomokos, SGT SA

12.35
Opening Address

Kostis Hatzidakis, Minister of Environment & Energy, Hellenic Republic

12.50
ΚΕΥΝΟΤΕ ADDRESS

Andrew McDowell, Vice President, European Investment Bank

13.05
SESSION I | EASTMED PIPELINE: A “GAME-CHANGER” IN THE MAKING
  • The techno-economic and geopolitical aspects
  • The competition to alternative options
  • The next steps towards its realization

Geoffrey Pyatt, US Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic

Prof. George Stathakis, f. Minister of Environment & Energy, Hellenic Republic

Prof. Yannis Maniatis, f. Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change, Hellenic Republic

Kyriacos Kenevezos, Ambassador of Cyprus to the Hellenic Republic

Theodore Tsakiris, Associate Professor, Politics and Economics of the Oil & Gas Industry, University of Nicosia

Moderator: Alex Lagakos, COO, Blue Grid Gas & Power

14.15
SESSION II | SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION & GREEN SHIPPING
  • The role of EVs and NGVs 
  • IMO2020 and LNG bunkering
  • The prospects for alternative fuels in onshore and offshore transportation

Alexandra Sdoukou, Secretary General, Ministry of Environment & Energy, Hellenic Republic 

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe 

Dr Spyros Kiartzis, Manager New Technologies & Alternative Energy Sources, Hellenic Petroleum

Georgios Vagiannis, Head of Newbuild & Energy Efficiency, TUI Cruises GmbH 

Antonis Trakakis, Technical Manager, Arista Shipping

Moderator: Alex Lagakos, COO, Blue Grid Gas & Power

15.15
Light Lunch
16.00
PRESENTATION | GREECE AS A REGIONAL ENERGY LEADER: BUILDING A ROAD MAP

Katerina Sokou, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Future Europe Initiative, Atlantic Council; Washington DC correspondent, SKAI TV and Greek daily newspaper Kathimerini

16.15
Session III | GLOBAL ENERGY FUNDAMENTALS & REGIONAL GEOPOLITICS
  • Renewable energy on the spotlight
  • Peak oil and natural gas
  • Global energy macro trends

Dr. Andreas Poullikkas, Chairman, Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority 

Roudi Baroudi, CEO, Energy and Environment Holding, Qatar 

Dr. Valentina Dedi, Lead Economist, KBR

Moderator: Michalis Mathioulakis, Academic Director, Greek Energy Forum

16.45
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
17.15
PRESENTATION | NEW CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE GRID OPERATORS

Gregorio Ogliaro, Managing Director, Utilities Transmission & Distribution Lead for Europe, Accenture 

17.30
SESSION IV | GAS & POWER
  • The future role of gas in power generation 
  • The sources of gas for the country & the role of LNG
  • Electricity trading prospects in the region
  • Expanding power and gas networks

Nicola Battilana, CEO, Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator 

Iraklis Skoteinos, Director, Market Management, Independent Power Transmission Operator 

Panayotis Kanellopoulos, CEO of M-NG Trading, MYTILINEOS 

Kostis Sifnaios, Business Development & Project Director, Gastrade 

Dr. Marios Tsakas, CEO, Public Gas Distribution Networks SA (DEDA)  

Moderator: George Findikakis, Journalist, Fileleftheros newspaper - liberal.gr

18.30
SESSION V | ENERGY FINANCE
  • Making an energy project bankable
  • Hot investment areas
  • Success stories from the industry

Costas Mitropoulos, Chairman, Attica Bank

Konstantinos Kalligeros, Director, Commodities, Commerzbank AG

Roman Matkiwsky, Director Energy and Infrastructure, Black Sea Trade & Development Bank 


Harris Damaskos,
 Principal Banker, EBRD

Panayiotis-Peter Contis, Visiting Professor, Northeastern University; CEO Advisor, Ameresco 

Moderator: Panagiotis Bousbourelis, Director, worldenergy news.gr

19.15
END OF DAY 1
19.30
Speakers & Sponsors Dinner (By Invitation only)

Friday, January 24

09.30
Coffee / Tea
10.00
SESSION VI | THE INSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATION
  • The Electricity Market 
  • The Energy Exchange 
  • The Gas Market 

 

Athanasios Savvakis, President, Fed. of Industries of Greece|Chairman, Hellenic Energy Exchange

Nektaria Karakatsani, Member of the BoD, Regulatory Authority for Energy  

Konstantinos  Athanassiadis, Chairman, Hellenic Association of Energy Trading & Supply Companies

Yiannis Giannakopoulos, Commercial Director – Electric Power Business Unit, MYTILINEOS

Moderator:  Miltos Aslanoglou, Energy Regulation Expert

11.00
SESSION VII | RENEWABLE ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
  • Grid parity for renewable electricity
  • Sustainable waste management 
  • Energy storage, smart meters & demand side management

Dr. Arthouros Zervos, Chair, REN21

Konstantinos Mavros, Vice President & CEO, PPC Renewables

Aristotelis Chantavas, Head of Europe Area, Enel Green Power

George Polites, CEO, Euroxx Securities| BoD Member of Hellenic Energy Exchange

Philipp Kunze, Head of Project Development, Greece & Head of Global Hybrid Projects, BayWa AG 

Moderator: Dr. Ioannis Tsipouridis, Renewables Consultant Engineer, Editor of e-mc2.gr

11.45
Networking Coffee Break
12.15
SESSION VIII | GLOBAL DECARBONISATION DRIVE
  • Is Greta Thunberg right?
  • Turning hydrocarbons into renewables
  • The spillover effect to the global economy 

Ivan Pineda, Director of Public Affairs, Windeurope 

Theodora Antonakaki, Climate Change Impacts, Bank of Greece

Constantine Levoyannis, EU Public Affairs & Communications Director, GRTgaz

Moderator: Stelios Bouras, Journalist, Business Daily, Fortune.Com

12.45
SESSION IX | DISRUPTIVE INNOVATIONS
  • The pathway towards a carbon neutral Europe
  • Going electric vs. going greener
  • Digitalization of energy

Dr. Spyros Economou, President & General Director, Center for Renewable Energy Sources & Saving 

Dimitris Doukas, Head of Analytics & Country Manager- Greece, Net2Grid 

Melissa Verykios, Business Manager, Helbio 

Menelaos Ioannidis, Chief Technology Officer, LightsourceBP  

Ioannis Orfanos, Senior Advisor, Green Value Associates | Partner, Arbitrage RE 

Moderator: Dr. Athanasios Dagoumas, Assistant Professor; Director, Energy and Environmental Policy laboratory, University of Piraeus 

13.30
Conclusion of the Athens Energy Dialogues