The conference brought together prominent personalities from the business world
With the central theme “A New Era – A New Direction for Greece”, the 23rd Annual Hellenic Investment Conference was held with great success and excellent participation on Monday 11 April , 2022 with physical presence, in collaboration with the New York Stock Exchange, major International Banks and Organizations, with the support of Top Sponsors CITI & Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) Ltd. as well as with the strong support of the Greek business and financial community.
Having become an institution for the presentation of investment opportunities emerging in Greece, the conference brought together prominent figures from the business world, as it brought together a number of international investors, businessmen, bank executives, technocrats, political officials from Greece, Europe and America and representatives of major Greek and European Organizations.
The Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, addressed the following message of the government to the investors through video, emphasizing that “the recovery of the Greek economy in 2021 was even more dynamic than expected, and will exceed the pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year. Unemployment has also fallen faster than in other countries, falling below pre-pandemic levels to its lowest level since 2010.
The agenda, topics and structure of the Conference through 14 thematic Units and with the participation of 64 High Level Speakers, were designed to inform and meet the requirements of international investors by combining the Greek and American government perspective, with the perspective private sector executives, international financiers and investors. The conference was held at a critical juncture, as the impact of the pandemic is still being felt in the global economy.
Supply chain problems, inflation trends and increases in energy tariffs are challenges that remain at the forefront. At the same time, the new war in Ukraine has redrawn the geopolitical and energy map of Europe, intensifying global uncertainty.
“A New Era – A New Direction For Greece”: In the light of these new challenges, Greece has managed to shape a new reality that creates promising prospects for the future. Indicatively, “Modernization and Investment” is at the heart of the National Plan for Recovery and Sustainability “Greece 2.0”, the largest plan prepared in modern Greek history aiming to change the economic model, turning it into competitive and extroverted with digital and efficient background. The amount of around € 31 billion to be disbursed from the Recovery and Sustainability Fund – in addition to the funds from the European Development Programs and which are included in the new European Union budget for the period 2021-2027, may be necessary for Greece a pole of attraction for significant and additional foreign investments.
The Minister of Finance, Mr. Christos Staikouras, as the Keynote Speaker of the Conference, presented the development economic policy and the goals of the Government, while the topic of his intervention was “Accelerating Growth – Government Economic Policy & Objectives”.
The Minister of Development and Investment Mr. Adonis Georgiadis, and the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of PFIZER, Dr. Albert Bourla were the keynote speakers at the formal luncheon.
Introductory Speeches were made by: Mr. Stefan Jekel, Head of International Listings – New York Stock Exchange, Mr. Jay Collins, Managing Director, Vice Chairman Corporate & Investment Banking – Citi, and Dr. Nikolas P. Tsakos, Founder, President & CEO – TEN Ltd., who spoke on “The State of Greek & Global Shipping”.
As every year, the Conference provided foreign investors with the opportunity to network through a variety of “oneto-one meetings” with Institutional Investors representing large foreign funds with investment interest in Greece, with listed and non-listed companies, as well as with members of its delegation. Greek government.
In cooperation with the investment banks that support the Conference, group sessions were organized for the main ministers of the government:
The Minister of Finance, Mr. Christos Staikouras, accompanied by Mr. Dimitrios Tsakonas, General Manager – Management Organization
of Public Debt (ODDIH), and the Minister of Development & Investment, Mr. Adonis Georgiadis accompanied by Mr. Nikos Papathanasis, Deputy Minister of Development & Investment, Private Investments & PPP, Diethri. Board Member and Executive Member – Superfund (HCAP), & Mr. Dimitris Politis, Managing Director – HRDH (HRAF).
Expatriate and International Media
The representatives of the Government and the companies that participated in the Conference spoke with the Expatriate Media of New York that covered all the sections as well as with the international Media that attended the Conference such as: Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, YAHOO Finance , Reuters, New York Times, Tradewinds.
The Conference closed with a formal dinner during which Mr. Alex Fotakidis, Partner & Head of Greece – CVC Capital Partners, was honored with the “2021 Capital Link Hellenic Leadership Award”, for his outstanding contribution to Greece.
The Ambassador of Greece to the USA, Mrs. Alexandra Papadopoulou, gave the Introductory Speech / Welcome. The keynote address was delivered by Maria Olson, Office Director-Office of Southern European Affairs, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs – U.S. Department of State.
Mr. George J. Tsunis, Ambassador-Designate of the United States to Greece also participated. Mr. Panagiotis Bernitsas, Managing Partner – Bernitsas Law made Introductory Comments.
Mr. George Papadimitriou, Partner, Accounts & Markets Leader, Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia – EY, prefaced Mr. Alex Fotakidis, Partner & Head of Greece – CVC Capital Partners who made a keynote speech.
Dinner was sponsored by EY
“Greece – America Day at the New York Stock Exchange”
As part of the “23rd Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum”, the New York Stock Exchange in collaboration with Capital Link organized a special event entitled “GREEK AMERICAN ISSUER DAY” at the New York Stock Exchange during which Dr. Nikos Tsakos, Founder, President & CEO – TEN Ltd. (NYSE: TNP); The Minister of Finance, Mr. Christos Staikouras, also rang the “Opening Bell”, the bell of the start of operations on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, of the NYSE-New York Stock Exchange, framed by Greek-American and Greek-listed companies listed on the New Stock Exchange. .
The conference was organized in collaboration with the New York Stock Exchange
Lead Sponsors: Citi and Tsakos Energy Navigation – TEN Ltd. have been Major Sponsors of the Conference for the last 13 years.
Gold Sponsors: Barclays • BNP Paribas • EY • Goldman Sachs • Piraeus Bank
Large Sponsors: Alpha Bank • Ambrosia Capital • Athens Water Supply & Sewage Company (EYDAP) • AVIS • AXIA Ventures Group • Bernitsas Law • Eldorado Gold • Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) • Hellenic Petroleum Holdings S.A. • HILL International • HSBC Greece • Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm • Lambadarios Law Firm • Lamda Development • Milbank LLP • National Bank of Greece • NN Hellas • Nomura International • Oliver Wyman • OTE Group of Companies • POTAMITISVEKRIS • Public Power Corporation of Greece – PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A. (PPC S.A.) • PPC Renewables • Qualco Group • Reed Smith
Sponsors: D.C. CHRISTOPOULOS & PARTNERS • DEDES & ASSOCIATES LAW FIRM • Eurobank S.A. • GEK TERNA • INTRUM
• Machas & Partners Law Firm • York Studios
ADMIE (IPTO) Holding SA • DECA Investments AIFM • Dimand Real Estate • Elikonos Capital Partners • EOS Capital Partners • Flott & Co. PC • SMERemediumCap • Trastor REIC Sponsor Cocktail Reception: Navios Maritime Partners L.P. Dinner Sponsor: EY
ΦΟΡΕΙΣ ΥΠΟΣΤΗΡΙΞΗΣ: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy, Hellenic Republic • Consulate General of Greece in NY • AHEPA • AHEPA Delphi Chapter 25 • American Hellenic Institute (AHI) • Consulate General of Greece, NY – Trade Office • Cyprus-US Chamber of Commerce • European American Chamber of Commerce, New York • European Financial Management Association (EFM) • Greek American Chamber of Commerce NJ / PA • Hellenic American Bankers Association – HABA • Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce • Hellenic American Women Council (HAWK) • Hellenic Bankers Association UK • Hellenic Corporation of Assets & Participations • Hellenic Lawyers Association • Leadership 100 • The Hellenic Initiative • World Hellenic InterParliamentary Association
Antenna • Antenna Satellite • AllAboutShipping.co.UK • Anamniseis • Banking News • Εθνικός Κήρυξ – The National Herald • Greek Reporter • Hellenic Daily News – NY • Hellas Journal By Mignatiou.Com • Hellenic DNA • Hellenic News of America • MEGA – TO BHMA – TA NEA – in.gr – ot.gr -ικονομικός Ταχυδρόμος • NGTV • Oikonomiki Epitheorisi – Greek Business File • Athens – Macedonian News Agency • World Energy News
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