Day I - Tuesday, October 1

Registration - Coffee & Refreshments
Welcome Remarks

Symeon Tsomokos, Chairman, SGT SA

Professor Angelos Kotios, Rector University of Piraeus

Sasha Toperich, Senior Executive Vice President, Transatlantic Leadership Network, USA

Security Dimensions of Transatlantic Energy Cooperation: The Effects on the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Impacts of LNG trade on energy geopolitics and European energy security
  • Physical security and cybersecurity for pipelines and LNG facilities

Geoffrey Pyatt, US Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic

Joshua Volz, Senior International Energy Officer, Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State

Athanasios Platias, Professor of Strategy, University of Piraeus, Greece

Aylin Unver Noi, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership Network, Turkey

Moderator: Sasha Toperich, Senior Executive Vice President, Transatlantic Leadership Network, USA 

Coffee break
Removing Barriers and Exploiting Opportunities
  • Overcoming regulatory and legal issues to facilitate required infrastructure development: tax, licensing
  • The role of international companies and international institutional organizations in markets development

Yannis Grigoriou, CEO, Hellenic Petroleum Upstream S.A. 

Yannis Bassias, CEO, Hellenic Hydrocarbon, Greece  

Prof. Nikolaos Farantouris, Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, International & European Studies Dept., University of Piraeus & Chair, Legal Affairs, EUROGAS, Brussels  

Ioannis Desypris, Director Regulatory Affairs, Mytilineos , Greece 

Moderator: Petros Liacouras,  Professor of International Law, University of Piraeus, Greece

Ministerial Roundtable: Energy Developments in South East Europe

Alexandra Sdoukou, Secretary General for Energy & Natural Resources, Greece

Mirko Sarovic, Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Joshua Volz, Senior International Energy Officer, Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State

Moderator: Dr. Aristotle Tziampiris, Professor of International Relations, Chair of the Department of International and European Studies, Director, MSC in Energy: Strategy Law and Economics, University of Piraeus, Greece

Dinner - By Invitation only

Guest of Honor & Speaker: Gerassimos Thomas, Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy

“Mediterranean Leadership Award” Ceremony

Awarded to Rick Perry, U.S. Secretary of Energy

The Award will be received on his behalf by Joshua Volz, Senior International Energy Officer, Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State

To be confirmed

DAY II - Wednesday, October 2

Coffee & Tea
Welcome Remarks

Yossi Amrani, Ambassador of Israel to the Hellenic Republic

The Future of Oil & Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean: Alternative Scenarios and Policy Perspectives
  • An overview of the alternative oil & gas supply scenarios and their implications
  • Perspectives on LNG: From geopolitical and supply concerns to climate goals and renewable  energy investments

Prof. Yannis Maniatis, f. Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change, Hellenic Republic  

Dr. Ali Abu Sedra, Law expert in Petrochemicals, Former Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Oil, Libya

Roudi Baroudi, CEO, Energy & Environment Holding, Qatar

Alexandros Lagakos, Founder, Greek Energy Forum | COO, Blue Bird

Moderator:  Eirini Cheila, Professor of International Politics, Panteion  University, Greece

Securing financing and creating an enabling environment for the investments

Elias Eliades, Deputy Director of Investment Promotion & Facilitation, Enterprise Greece 

Coffee break
Opportunities for Energy Cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Project View  
  • Competing for the gas supply to Europe: Active and pipeline projects

Dr. Ioannis Kasoulides, f. Foreign Minister of Cyprus, Chairman of the Scientific Council, EuroAsia Interconnector

Dr. Symeon Kassianides, Chairman, Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA), Cyprus 

Ioannis Chomatas, Project Management Division Director, DESFA, Greece 

Stefania Mosse, CEO & Vice President, DEDA, Greece

Moderator: Konstantina Botsiou, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Peloponesse, Greece

Prometheus Annual Energy Lecture by Georgios Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Cyprus

View the presentation here

Lunch - End of Summit
To be confirmed