Balkans & Black Sea Forum "Executive Roundtable 2024"

The Balkans & Black Sea Forum Executive Roundtable brings together policymakers, diplomats, thinktanks and businesses to review challenges, assess implications, identify opportunities and promote bi-/multi-lateral cooperation across the regions. Held under Chatham-house rules and restricted to experts and selected audience by invitation only, it provides space for open, sincere and out-of-the-box dialogue and debate.

Amidst the destabilizing conflicts in the Middle East and Eurasia, the 2nd annual Executive Roundtable of the Balkans & Black Sea Forum will be held in the Athenian Club on Wednesday July 10th, 2024, entitled “Peace & Security in EUrAsia: feasible, sustainable or just an illusion”; focusing on how key players can contribute to promote peace and security for the benefit of the States and people in the region.

Speakers

Dr. Ilias Lekkos

Group Chief Economist & Head of Investment Strategy, Piraeus Bank

Mr. Konstantinos Lambropoulos

Senior Strategic Analyst, Co-Chair Greek branch-Geneva Center for Security Policy

Rear Admiral Georgios Floros HN

Deputy Chief of the Hellenic Navy General Staff

Agenda

Wednesday, July 10th, 2024

09.30-10.00

Registrations

10.00-10.30

Welcome remarks

photoMr. Giannis Balakakis

Chair Executive Committee, Balkans & Black Sea Forum
10.30-12.30

Chapter 1: Bridging the gap

In focus: Regional cooperation; EU & NATO; asylum & migration; arteries & connectivity; vital zones; emerging risks;

photoProfessor Spyridon Flogaitis

Director, European Public Law Organization

photoH.E. Mr. Valentin Poriazov

Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria

photoH.E. Mr. Noam Katz

Ambassador of Israel

photoH.E. Mr. Arif Mammadov

Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan

photoRear Admiral Georgios Floros HN

Deputy Chief of the Hellenic Navy General Staff
12.30-13.00

Break

13.00-15.00

Chapter 2: Threats & Challenges

In focus: Cyber-crime/security; counterterrorism; rare earth elements; energy & economic risks; regional understanding;

photoMr. Costis Stambolis

Executive Director, Institute of Energy for South East Europe

photoDr. Ilias Lekkos

Group Chief Economist & Head of Investment Strategy, Piraeus Bank

photoMr. George Karakatsanis

Natural Resources Environmental Economist, Evotropia Ecological Finance Architectures

photoMr. Konstantinos Lambropoulos

Senior Strategic Analyst, Co-Chair Greek branch-Geneva Center for Security Policy

photoAmbassador (h.c.) Konstantinos Bikas

Fm. Head Greek National Intelligence Service, International Business Director at Metlen Energy & Metals
15.00-15.10

Break

15.10-15.30

Concluding session

photoAmbassador (a.h.) Michael B. Christides

Co-Chair Executive Committee, BBSF

photoMr. Anthony D. Papayannides

Journalist

photoMr. Lambros Kalarrytis

Journalist
15.30-16.30

Networking reception

Remarks

  • Participation by invitation and registration only. The event is closed to the public and the media
  • No information should be shared nor the identity of who said what may be revealed publicly by any of the participants
  • The official language is English with no livestreaming and simultaneous translation

Sponsors

Contributors

Organizer