Schedule

Friday 11/9/2020

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 1
Speaker
Makis Voridis
Minister of Rural Development and Food
Stavros Arachovitis
Member of parliament, Commander of Rural Development sector for SYRIZA
Dimitra Emmanouilidou
President of Board of the Association of Manufacturers of Agricultural Machinery of Greece (EKAGEM)
Savvas S. Balouktsis
President of Machinery Importers’ Representatives’ Association (MIRA)
Manolis Panagiotopoulos
Country Commercial Lead in the Agriculture Science sector of Bayer Greece.
Giannis Mavroudis
Chief Executive Officer of GAIA
Sponsor
11:00 - 12:30
New technologies in the primary sector

The panel will focus on the need to mechanise Greek agriculture, new programmes, and prospects for agricultural products

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 3
Speaker
Kostas Tsiaras
Minister of Justice
Michalis Kalogirou
Lawyer, ex Minister, SYRIZA
Haris Kastanidis
Parliament Member
Αthanassios Kaissis
President of the Governing Board of International Hellenic University
Christodoulos Kyrtsidis
President of the Court of Appeals
Efstathios Koutsochinas
President of Thessaloniki Bar Association
Sponsor
13:00 - 14:30
Digital Justice
Speaker
Alexandra Sdoukou
Secretary General for Energy & Mineral Resources
Sokratis Famellos
Member of Parliament, Head of Environment & Energy of SIRIZA
Nikolaos Prezas
Kosmocar - Volkswaken Sales & Marketing Manager
Dionysis Papachristou
Director of Press & Public Relations Office of RAE
15:00 - 16:30
Energy, sustainability, and viable practices

The panel will focus on the new major energy investments in Greece and the broader region of S.E. Europe, Greece’s role in international networks, oil and natural gas transportation pipelines, and sustainable energy practices, such as electromobility.

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 3
Speaker
George Milonas
President Of ALUMIL
Konstantinos Fragogiannis
Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy and Openness
Theodora Tzakri
Member of parliament, Deputy Commander of Greek Diaspora and External Commerce SYRIZA
Symeon Tsomokos
President of Delphi Economic Forum
Lefteris Papageorgiou
CEO of ENTRANET
Sponsor
17:00 - 18:30
Openness and exports under the new conditions

The panel will focus on the development of openness given the new conditions enforced by the pandemic, and will outline new target-markets for Greek products.

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 1
Speaker
Adonis Georgiadis
Minister of Develpopment
Kostas Karamanlis
Minister of Infrastructure & Transport
Theodoros Karaoglou
Deputy Minister of Macedonia-Thrace
Apostolos Tzitzikostas
Governor of Central Macedonia
Christos Metios
Governor of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace
George Kasapidis
Governor of Western Macedonia
Konstantinos Zervas
Mayor of Thessaloniki
Tasos Tzikas
President of Thessaloniki International Fair HELEXPO SA
19:00 - 20:30
Growth Prospects for Northern Greece

Saturday 12/9/2020

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 2
Speaker
Kiriakos Mitsotakis
Prime Minister
19:00 - 20:30
Speech by the Prime Minister, Mr Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Sunday 13/9/2020

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 2
Speaker
Kiriakos Mitsotakis
Prime Minister
13:00 - 14:30
Press Conference by the Prime Minister, Mr Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Monday 14/9/2020

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 1
Speaker
Georgios Georgantas
Υφυπουργός Ψηφιακής Διακυβέρνησης
Marios Katsis
Parliament Member SYRIZA
Kyriakos Loufakis
President of the Alexander Innovation Zone
Pantelis Angelidis
Chairman of the BoD at the Hellenic Association of Mobile Application Companies (ΣΕΚΕΕ)
Kostis Kaggelides
Chairman of the Association of IT companies of North Greece (SEPVE)
Yannis Sirros
Director General of SEPE
Alexandros Tsaxirlis
General Director of TIF - HELEXPO S.A.
Michalis Stangos
Founder Industry Disruptors Game Changers
Sponsor
13:00 - 14:30
Beyond 4.0

The panel will focus on the BEYOND 4.0 Digital Technology and Innovation International Exhibition Platform, which is an interactive International Forum with a broad programme of congresses and keynote speakers, B2B, and B2G meetings

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 3
Speaker
Theodoros Skylakakis
Alternate Minister of Finance
Georgios Stathakis
Head of the Program Committee of SYRIZA, former Minister of Environment & Energy
Stylianos Katranidis
Rector of University of Macedonia
Constantine Michalos
President of the Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce
Ioannis Kaltsas
Head of Division for the European Investment Bank (ΕΙΒ) lending operations in Greece and Cyprus
Vassiliki Lazarakou
Chair of the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission (HCMC)
Athanasios Thanopoulos
President of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT)
Sponsor
15:00 - 16:30
The Recovery Fund as an opportunity for major changes

The panel will focus on the utilization of the funds allocated to Greece by the Recovery Fund, as well as on the prospects of small and medium-sized enterprises and their support programs.

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 1
Speaker
Harry Theoharis
Minister of Tourism
Katerina Notopoulou
Member of Parliament, Commander of Tourism SYRIZA
Konstantina Adamou
Member of Parliament, Mera25
Michalis Zorpidis
President of the Chamber of Professionals of Thessaloniki
Paraskevi Patoulidou
President of Thessaloniki Tourism Organization
Alexandros Thanos
Head of Tourism Sector, Region of Central Macedonia-Greece
Maria Karagianni
Head of Tourism and Culture Sector of the Municipality of Thessaloniki
Grigoris Tasios
President of Panhellenic Hoteliers Federation
Andreas Mandrinos
President of the Board of Directors of Thessaloniki Hotels Association
George Vilos
Executive Director, Commercial & Business Development FRAPORT GREECE
Sponsor
16:00 - 18:30
Tourism under the new conditions

The panel will focus on the challenges for tourism this year and what comes next for Greek tourism.

Tuesday 15/9/2020

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 1
Speaker
Dr. Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos
General Secretary for Information Systems of Public Administration, Ministry of Digital Governance
Stefanos Tziritis
Vice President of the German-Hellenic Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Ernst Stöckl-Pukall
Head of Unit “Digitization and Industrie 4.0" in the Department for Industrial Policy in the Federal Ministry for Economics and Energy
Harald A. Summa
Chair of the Board, DE-CIX Group AG
Andreas Weiss
Head of Digital Business Models, eco - Association of the Internet Industry & Director of Eurocloud Germany
Thomas Niessen
Managing Director, Trusted Cloud
Apostolos Kakkos
Chairman & CEO of Lamda Hellix
Fotios Panteliadis
Managing Director, Kenotom Ι.Κ.Ε.
Kostis Kaggelides
Chairman of the Association of IT companies of North Greece (SEPVE)
Thomas Feld
Managing Director of Strategion GmbH
11:00 - 12:30
Panel of the German-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Industry: GAIA-X: A European Data Infrastructure for the next generation
Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 3
Speaker
Adonis Georgiadis
Minister of Develpopment
Alexis Charitsis
Member of Parliament, Commander of Development and Investment SYRIZA
Dimitris Papalexopoulos
Chairman of the Board of SEV
Tasos Tzikas
President of Thessaloniki International Fair HELEXPO SA
Mary Chatzakou
Vice President and CEO of MEVGAL
Stefanos Tziritis
President of Isomat Group
Sponsor
13:00 - 14:30
Growth & Industry

The panel will focus on the role of industry in growth and investment opportunities in the post-Covid era.

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 1
Speaker
Nikos Papathanasis
Alternate Minister of Development and Investments
Alexis Charitsis
Member of Parliament, Commander of Development and Investment SYRIZA
George Kavvathas
President of GSEVEE
George Tsoukalas
Partner at Mazars in Greece
Dimitris Lakasas
CEO of Olympia Electronics S.A.
Platon Marlafekas
Vice President & Head of the Marketing and Exports Departments of Loux SA
George Tsaprounis
Corporate Communication Executive Director of WIND
Sponsor
15:00 - 16:30
Private and Public Investments

The panel will focus on public and private investments, and their contribution to Greece’s growth.

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 3
Speaker
Dimitris Skalkos
Secretary General of Public Investment and Partnership Agreement
George Patoulis
Governor of Attica
Maria Spyraki
Member of the European Parliament
Panagiotis Korkoli
Development Director at the Institute for Alternative Policies ENA, and as Advisor for Economy and Development to the President of SYRIZA Alexis Tsipras
Ioannis (Yannis) Psycharis
Professor of the Department Economic and Regional Development Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens
Sponsor
17:00 - 18:30
Cohesion policy 2021-2027: Challenges and prospects for Greece the day after
Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 2
Speaker
Mr. Yianis Varoufakis
Secretary General of Diem25
20:00 - 21:30
Speech of the Secretary General of Diem25 Political Party, Mr. Yianis Varoufakis

Wednesday 16/9/2020

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 1
Speaker
Theodoros G. Karaoglou
Deputy Minister of Interior (Macedonia Thrace)
Kyriaki Malama
Member of Parliament, Deputy Head of Interior - Macedonia Thrace - SYRIZA
Konstantinos Zervas
Mayor of Thessaloniki
Michail Geranis
President of the New Regional Association of Solid Waste Management Bodies of Central Macedonia (FODSA)
Panagiotis Karamoschos
President and CEO of the company MAKEDONIA MEDIA S.A.
Nikolaos Efthymiadis
Chairman & CEO of the Thessaloniki Innovation & Technology Center – Thess INTEC S.A.
Sponsor
11:00 - 12:30
Thessaloniki, opportunities and prospects

The panel will focus on the prospects of Thessaloniki to emerge as a leading player in the broader region of Southeast Europe, promoting its tourism and technology profile.

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 3
Speaker
Panagiotis Theodorikakos
Minister of Interior and State Deputy
Kostas Zachariadis
Member of Parliament SYRIZA
Evangelia Liakouli
Member of Parliament KINAL
Apostolos Tzitzikostas
Governor of Central Macedonia
Dimitris Papastergiou
Mayor of Trikala and President of the Central Union of Greek Municipalities (KEDE).
Spyridon Pampoukides
President and CEO of the IT company OTS
Sponsor
13:00 - 14:30
State and Local Government reforms – More necessary than ever
Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 1
Speaker
Vassilis Kontozamanis
Deputy Minister of HEALTH
Andreas Xanthos
MP for Rethymno Prefecture, Ηead of Health Care Sector of SYRIZA
Stefanos Parastatidis
Represantative Political Party-KINAL
Nikolaos G. Papaioannou
Rector Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Dr Αthanasios Α. Εxadaktylos MD, PhD
President of the Panhellenic Medical Association
Theodore E. Tryfon
Panhellenic Union of Pharmaceutical Industries
Sponsor
15:00 - 16:30
Covid-19 & Health under the new conditions

The panel will focus on the health system and how it was on the front line in the fight against the pandemic, the plan on dealing with the coronavirus, and the ability of a modern health system to adapt and respond to emergency situations.

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 3
Speaker
Nikolaos G. Papaioannou
Rector Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Tasos Tzikas
President of Thessaloniki International Fair HELEXPO SA
Vassilis E. Kafatos
Vice President American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Deloitte Partner
Nikolaos Efthymiadis
Chairman & CEO of the Thessaloniki Innovation & Technology Center – Thess INTEC S.A.
Zachary Ragousis
President and Managing Director, Pfizer Hellas
Antonis Tsiboukis
General Manager Cisco Systems Hellas
Sponsor
17:00 - 18:30
How can Northern Greece become an International Research and Innovation hub

Thessaloniki has recently been the recipient of investments from important US companies with an emphasis on technology, research and innovation.

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 2
Speaker
Ms. Fofi Gennimata
President of the Movement for Change
19:00 - 20:30
Speech of the President of the Movement for Change Political Party, Mr. Fofi Gennimata

Thursday 17/9/2020

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 1
Speaker
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Giannus Bournous
Alterante Head of European Matters, SYRIZA
George Fragidis
Member of the Parliament, KINAL
Vicky Loizou
Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development
Gerald Boese
CEO Koeln Messe
Pietro Piccinetti
President Fiera di Roma
Kyriakos Pozrikidis
Managing Director TIF-HELEXPO SA
Theodoros Vokos
Managing Director «POSEIDONIA» exhibitions
Phil Kafarakis
former President, Specialty Food Association
Sponsor
11:00 - 12:30
“Exhibitions vs the Pandemic; physical and digital interaction”.

The panel will focus on the singular conditions created by the pandemic for the global exhibition industry, which is called upon to respond to unfavourable conditions

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 3
Speaker
Ioannis Vroutsis
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou
Member of the Greek Parliament, Head of the Labour and Social Affairs’ Department in the Parliamentary Group of SYRIZA
Vasilis Kegkeroglou
Member of Parliament of Movement for Change
Athanasios Savvakis
President of the Federation of Industries of Greece
Yannis Panagopoulos
President of the Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE)
Anastasios Kapnopolis
President of Chamber of Small and Medium Sized Industries of Thessaloniki
Pantelis Filippidis
President of Traders’ Association of Thessaloniki
Sponsor
13:00 - 14:30
Adapting and supporting work given the new standards

The panel will focus on the protection framework for jobs during the pandemic, employment support measures, and provisions for sectors that were impacted the most, such as tourism.

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 1
Speaker
Christos Dimas
Deputy Minister for Development and Investments
Leonidas Christopoulos
Secretary General of Digital Governance and Simplification of Procedures
Ioannis Ath. Sarakiotis
Member of Parliament, Associate Head of Development and Investments, responsible for Research and Technology. of SYRIZA
Yota Paparidou
President of the Board of Directors, SEPE (Federation of Hellenic ICT Enterprises)
Dr. Dimitrios Tzovaras
Director of the Information Technologies Institute (ΙΤΙ)
MIchail Khavouzis
CEO Technopolis ICT Business Park
Sponsor
15:00 - 16:30
Digital Governance and startup entrepreneurship

The panel will focus on digital platforms and electronic integration of public services, as well as on startup businesses and initiatives to help them flourish.

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 3
Speaker
Yannis Tsakiris
Deputy Minister for Development & Investments
Harris Mamoulakis
Member of Parliament SYRIZA
Apostolos Panas
Member of Parliament KINAL
Athanasios Savvakis
President of the Federation of Industries of Greece
Harris Lambropoulos
President of the Hellenic Development Bank of Investments
Athina Chatzipetrou
CEO Hellenic Development Bank
George Handjinicolaou
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Bank Association
Sponsor
17:00 - 18:30
Liquidity, financial instruments and NSRF

Liquidity, financial instruments & NSRF: The tools that direct liquidity to the economy and businesses. Investments through NSRF, Entrepreneurship Support Bodies and the role of the banking system.

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 2
Speaker
Mr. Dimitris Koutsoumpas
Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Communist of Greece
20:00 - 21:30
Speech of the Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece Mr. Dimitris Koutsoumpas

Friday 18/9/2020

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 1
Speaker
Armin Laschet
Prime Minister of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia
Apostolos Tzitzikostas
Governor of Central Macedonia
Elisa Ferreira
European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms
Theodoros Livanios
Deputy Minister of Interior
Dimitris Papastergiou
Mayor of Trikala and President of the Central Union of Greek Municipalities (KEDE).
Younous Omarjee
Member of the European Parliament, President of Committee on Regional Development
Renaud Muselier
President of the Association of French Regions, President of Region Provence-Alpes Cote d Azur
Sponsor
11:00 - 12:30
The Europe of Regions: The road to Economic and Social Recovery

Τhe Association of Greek Regions in cooperation with TIF-HELEXPO, are organizing the Official Thessaloniki Helexpo Forum Thematic Event by the title: “The Europe of Regions: The road to Economic and Social Recovery”.

Speaker
Christos Staikouras
Minister of finance
Athanasios Savvakis
President of the Federation of Industries of Greece
Ioannis Masoutis
President of Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Simos Anastasopoulos
President, of  Association of S.A. & Limited Liability Companies 
Rania Ekaterinari
CEO of the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations SA
Sponsor
13:00 - 14:30
The next day for the Greek economy

The panel will focus on the growth plan of the Greek economy in the pandemic, in the future, and the role that businesses are being called upon to play.

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 1
Speaker
Kostas Karamanlis
Minister of Infrastructure & Transport
Nikos Pappas
Member of Parliament, Head of Transports & Infrastructure Sector of SIRIZA
George Arvanitidis
Member of Parliament - KINAL
Alexander Zinell
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FRAPORT GREECE
Filippos Tsalides
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TRAINOSE
Nikolaos Tachiaos
President of Attiko Metro
Athanasios Liagkos
President of Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A.
Sponsor
15:00 - 16:30
Transports & Infrastructure as tools for growth

The panel will focus on transport investments and the implementation of strategic infrastructure, which can act as growth accelerators.

Speaker
Konstantinos Zervas
Mayor of Thessaloniki
Kostas Bakoyannis
Mayor of Athens
Vassilis Lambrinos
Mayor of Heraklion
Ioannis Zampoukis
Mayor of Alexandroupolis
Konstantinos Koukas
Mayor of Mykonos
Dimitris Papastergiou
Mayor of Trikala and President of the Central Union of Greek Municipalities (KEDE).
17:00 - 18:15
Municipality of Thessaloniki – Covid-19: Cities on the front line of response, recovery, and action

Subject Α: Entrepreneurship and Innovation by Local Government: Recovery Plan for Covid-19 through State Subsidies & Programmes

Venue
Lab’ Αttoir
Speaker
Konstantinos Zervas
Mayor of Thessaloniki
Nicos Nicolaides
Mayor of Limassol
Ulrich Hörning
Vice Mayor of Leipzig
Christiane AMIEL
Deputy Mayor of Nice, representing Mayor Christian Estrosi
18:15 - 19:30
Municipality of Thessaloniki – Covid-19: Cities on the front line of response, recovery, and action

Subject B: Best City practices regarding the adjustment to Covid-19: the role of innovation and technology

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 2
Speaker
Mr. Margaritis Schinas
Vice President of the European Commission
20:00 - 21:30
Speech of the Vice – President of the European Commission Mr. Margaritis Schina

Saturday 19/9/2020

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 2
Speaker
Mr. Alexis Tsipras
Leader of the main opposition party
19:00 - 20:30
Speech by the the leader of the main opposition party, Mr Alexis Tsipras

Sunday 20/9/2020

Venue
C.C. "I. VELLIDIS" - Hall 2
Speaker
Mr. Alexis Tsipras
Leader of the main opposition party
13:00 - 14:30
Press conference by the leader of the main opposition party, Mr Alexis Tsipras