Speakers Presentations

Welcome remarks

Chapter 1: Geopolitics, Regional Cooperation, Port hubs in the Mediterranean

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  1. Olivér Várhelyi, Commissioner for Neighborhood & Enlargement, European Commission

  2. YU Zenggang, Executive Chairman, Piraeus Port Authority SA

  3. XIA Xiaoxi, Counsellor, Secretariat of Cooperation Between China & CEEC, MFA of China

  4. Angelos Vlachos, BoD Member at Hellenic Ports Association & CEO Port of Kavala

  5. Dimitrios Rallis, Ambassador (a.h.), Deputy Secretary General, BSEC Permis

Moderator: Anthony Papayannides, Journalist

Chapter 2: New order and trends in regional connectivity

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  1. Young Tae Kim, Secretary General, International Transport Forum, ITF – OECD

  2. Philippe Lorand, Head Institutional Relations, International Union of Railways (UIC)

  3. SUN Jisheng, Vice President, China Foreign Affairs University

  4. HUANG Renwei, Executive Director-General, Fudan Institute for Belt & Road and Global Governance

  5. Ilias Lekkos, Group Chief Economist and Head of Investment Strategy, Piraeus Bank

  6. Ambassador Bolat Nurgaliyev, Chairman, Foreign Policy Research Institute, MFA of Kazakhstan

  7. Hendrik Bosshammer, Project Manager SEE, Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development

Moderator: Ambassador (a.h.) Michael B. Christides, Co-chair, Balkans & Black Sea Forum

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