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European Semester - Greece 2020


Stimulating a resilient recovery through investments, digital transformation and green economy



1 & 2 July 2020

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Day One Day Two

Program

Wednesday 1 July

15:00
Welcome to e-Conference Day 1 - VIDEO

Vasilis Nikitas, Economic Analyst, DG for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
Opening Remarks
George Markopouliotis, Head of European Commission Representation in Athens
Paul Kutos, Head of Unit for Greece, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission


15:10
Session 1 | EU measures targeting a fast and resilient recovery - VIDEO

Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner for the Economy, European Commission
Christos Staikouras, Minister of Finance, Hellenic Republic
Moderator: Nikos Vettas, General Director of IOBE, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business


15:45
Session 2 | Greece in the European Semester Policy Framework post COVID-19 - VIDEO

Declan Costello, Deputy Director General, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission - [Presentation]
Barbara Kauffmann, Director, DG Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion, European Commission - [Presentation]
Michael Arghyrou, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, Ministry of Finance and Greece’s Representative at the Eurogroup Working Group
Moderator: Angelos Athanasopoulos, Editor-in-Chief of Politics, To Vima


16:30
Break

16:35
Session 3 | New Investments and Reforms for Recovery and Resilience - VIDEO - [Background memo]

Maarten Verwey, Director General, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, EU Commission
Alex Patelis, Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister, Hellenic Republic
Moderator: Eirini Chrysolora, Journalist, Kathimerini


17:15
Session 4 | Financing the economy – challenges and key recovery accelerators - VIDEO - [Background memo]

International Investor perspective: Michele Napolitano, Senior Director Europe, Fitch Ratings
Banks’ perspective: Fokion Karavias, CEO, Eurobank
Capital market perspective: Socrates Lazaridis, CEO, Athens Stock Exchange (ATHEX) - [Presentation]
ESPA perspective: Nicola De Michelis, Director, Smart and Sustainable Growth and Programme Implementation IV, DG REGIO
Dag Detter, Investment Advisor and former President of Stattum Holdings, Sweden
Moderator: Chris Allen, Resident Adviser in Athens, DG for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission


18:10
Session 5 | Green Deal for Greece – Greece’s competitive advantage - VIDEO - [Background memo]

George Kremlis, Principal advisor to the Prime Minister on energy, climate, environment and circular economy
Green Deal: From Farm to Fork, Tassos Haniotis, Director, DG for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
Academic perspective: Phoebe Koundouri, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, President-elect, European Association of Environmental and Natural Resource Economists - [Presentation]
Business perspective: Lena Philippou, Brand President, Chief Innovation Officer at Korres Natural Products - [Presentation]
Moderator: Nikos Avlonas, President, Center for Sustainability and Excellence


19:05
Wrap-up of e-conference Day 1 - VIDEO

Nikos Vettas, General Director IOBE, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business


19:10
End of e-conference Day 1

Thursday 2 July

15:00
Introduction to e-Conference Day 2 - VIDEO

George Gatopoulos, Head of Finance and International Macro Unit, IOBE
Ioannis Hadjiyannis, Head of the Athens office, DG REFORM, European Commission


15:10
Session 6 | Policy reforms for Europe and Greece - VIDEO

Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Development & Investments, Hellenic Republic
Álvaro Santos Pereira, Director of the Country Studies Branch, Economics Department, OECD - [Presentation]
Simeon Djankov, Director for Policy, Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics
Nikos Vettas, General Director of IOBE, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business
Moderator: Paul Kutos, Head of Unit for Greece, DG for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission


16:10
Session 7 | Skills and employment in the post-crisis era - VIDEO - [Background memo]

Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, European Commission
Global perspective: Christopher Pissarides, Professor LSE and University of Cyprus, 2010 Nobel Prize Laureate
Niki Kerameus, Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, Hellenic Republic
Moderator: Panos Tsakloglou, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business


17:00
Break

17:05
Session 8 | Opportunities from digital transformation - VIDEO - [Background memo]

Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Minister of State and Digital Governance, Hellenic Republic
Business perspective: Marco Veremis, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Upstream, Partner at BigPi Venture Capital, Member of the BoD, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises - SEV
Local government transformation: Dimitris Papastergiou, Mayor of Trikala, President of the Greek Municipal Union (KEDE)
Industry 4.0 perspective: Athanasios Savvakis, President, Federation of Industries of Greece – SBE, Chairman, Hellenic Energy Exchange, Executive Director, Biosolids S.A.V
Moderator: Giorgos Fintikakis, Editor-in-Chief, Liberal.gr


18:00
Session 9 | Manufacturing, innovation, and smart specialisation: improving competitiveness - VIDEO - [Background memo]

Gregory Dimitriadis, Secretary General of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Chairman of Board of Enterprise Greece
Dimitrios Pontikakis, Economist, Directorate for Growth and Innovation, Joint Research Centre, European Commission - [Presentation]
Manolis Dermitzakis, Chair, National Council for Research, Technology and Innovation and Professor, University of Geneva
Business perspective: Michail Stassinopoulos, Executive Member of the BoD of Viohalco, President of Hellenic Production-Industry Roundtable for Growth
Moderator: Simos Anastasopoulos, President, Council on Competitiveness of Greece - CompeteGR


18:55
Farewell address - summary of conference takeaways - VIDEO

Chris Allen, Resident Adviser in Athens, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission


19:10
Conference close

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