Balkans & Black Sea Forum "Executive Roundtable 2023"

The Balkans & Black Sea Forumexecutive roundtable” brings together visionary policymakers, diplomats and businesses to review challenges, assess implications, identify opportunities, and promote bi-/multi-lateral cooperation across the region. Restricted to experts and selected audiences by invitation only, they provide space for open, sincere, and out-of-the-box dialogue and debate.  

The “Executive Roundtable 2023” strictly under Chatham rules, highlights “The role of Greece in the Balkan & Black Sea regions” and focuses on how Greece could contribute to the region by assuming a significant role, political and economic, in 4 specific pillars: Energy, Innovation-Economics-Environment, Connectivity-Infrastructure, Intercultural cooperation. 

Speakers

Mr. Hendrik Bosshammer

Project Manager SEE, Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)

H.E. Mr. Kyriakos Kenevezos

Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus

Dr. Michael Thomadakis

Chief Officer Strategy & Development, DESFA SA

H.E. Mr. Valentin Poriazov

Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria

Agenda

Wednesday, 5 July 2023

09.30-10.00

Registrations

10.00-10.30

Welcome remarks

photoMr. Giannis Balakakis

Chair Executive Committee, Balkans & Black Sea Forum

photoAmbassador (a.h.) Michael B. Christides

Co-Chair Executive Committee, BBSF

photoDr. Spyridon Flogaitis

Director, European Public Law Organization
10.30-12.00

Chapter 1: Energy sector

photoH.E. Ms. Lajla Brandt Jakhelln

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Greece & Cyprus

photoMr. Costis Stambolis

Executive Director, Institute of Energy for South East Europe

photoMr. Thanos Dokos

National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister

photoDr. Yannis Maniatis

Professor Piraeus University, Fm Minister of Environment & Energy

photoDr. Michael Thomadakis

Chief Officer Strategy & Development, DESFA SA

Moderator

photoMr. Lambros Kalarrytis

Journalist
12.00-12.30

Break

12.30-14.00

Chapter 2: Innovation-Technologies, Economics, Environment

photoH.E. Mr. Sergii Shutenko

Ambassador of Ukraine

photoMr. Erik Holmgren

Economic Counselor, Embassy of the United States

photoMs. Christina Papaconstantinou

Deputy Governor, Bank of Greece

photoMr. Hendrik Bosshammer

Project Manager SEE, Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)

photoAmbassador Dimitrios Rallis

Deputy Secretary General of BSEC PERMIS

Moderator

photoMr. Anthony D. Papayannides

Journalist
14.00-15.00

Lunch break

15.00-16.30

Chapter 3: Connectivity, Mobility, Infrastructure

photoMr. Konstantinos Fragkogiannis

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Economic Diplomacy & Openness

photoH.E. Mr. Valentin Poriazov

Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria

photoH.E. Mr. Noam Katz

Ambassador of Israel

photoH.E. Mr. Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev

Ambassador of Kazakhstan

Moderator

photoMr. Anthony D. Papayannides

Journalist
16.30-17.00

Break

17.00-18.30

Chapter 4: Soft power, Intercultural cooperation

photoH.E. Ms. Lidija Boshkovska

Ambassador of North Macedonia

photoH.E. Ms. Lina Skerstonaite

Ambassador of Lithuania

photoH.E. Mr. Kyriakos Kenevezos

Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus

photoMr. John Nomikos

Director, European Intelligence Academy

photoMr. George Kremlis

BoD member, European Public Law Organization

photoMs. Xenia Kaldara

President, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation

Moderator

photoAmbassador (a.h.) Michael B. Christides

Co-Chair Executive Committee, BBSF
18.30-19.00

Conclusions

photoMr. Giannis Balakakis

Chair Executive Committee, Balkans & Black Sea Forum

photoAmbassador (a.h.) Michael B. Christides

Co-Chair Executive Committee, BBSF

Remarks

  • Official language is Greek with simultaneous translation from/to English
  • Participation is by invitation only. No livestreaming will be available

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