14.30
Registration - Coffee & Refreshments
15.00
Welcome Remarks

Symeon Tsomokos, Chairman, SGT SA

Professor Angelos Kotios, Rector University of Piraeus

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

15.30
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 

16.45
Coffee break
17.15
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

18.15
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

Vincent T. Trovato, Senior Advisor, Energy Innovation & Market Development, Office of International Affairs, Department of Energy, USA

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

20.00
Dinner - By Invitation only

Guest of Honor & Speaker: Kostis Hatzidakis, Minister of Energy and Environment, Greece

“Mediterranean Leadership Award” Ceremony

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

The Award will be received on his behalf by Vincent T. Trovato, Senior Advisor, Energy Innovation & Market Development, Office of International Affairs, Department of Energy, USA

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