Conference Presenters:

Tom Ellis, Editor in Chief, Kathimerini English Edition

Stella Kasdagli, Co-Founder Woman On Top, Writer

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

16:00 – 16:30 | Opening – Registration – Coffee

16:30 – 16:35 | Opening address by Kathimerini Executive Editor Alexis Papachelas

16:35 – 16:58 | Fireside Chat

Todd Stern, Former United States special envoy for climate change and the US chief negotiator at the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement

Palaiologos, Brussels Correspondent, Kathimerini

16:58 – 17:00 | Message from Michael A. Bloomberg

17:00 – 17:20 | Climate Crisis and Business Transformation

Dimitris Papalexopoulos, Chairman of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV)

Bellos, Business Editor, Kathimerini

17:20 – 17:30 | Measuring the Cost of Idleness

Demetres Karavellas, CEO, WWF Greece

Bellos, Business Editor, Kathimerini

17:30 – 18:00 | Discussion: The Challenges Faced by our Planet in the Future

Christos Stylianides, Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, Hellenic Republic, responds to questions by students and journalist Giorgos Lialios.

Moderator: Tom Ellis, Editor in Chief, Kathimerini English Edition

18:00 – 18:30 | Research on Climate Change: diaΝΕΟsis

Thodoris Georgakopoulos, Editorial Director, diaΝΕΟsis

Constantinos Cartalis, Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – Head of diaNEOsis Research on Climate Change in Greece

18:30 – 18:50 | Interview

Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission

Palaiologos, Brussels Correspondent, Kathimerini

18:50 – 19:05 | Break – Coffee

19:05 – 19:55 | Panel Discussion: Climate Crisis and the European Green Deal

Panel Participants

Maria Anargyrou-Nicolic, General Manager Coca-Cola HBC Greece and Cyprus

Alex Patelis, Adviser to the Prime Minister, Hellenic Republic

Alexandra Sdoukou, Secretary-General of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry for the Environment and Energy, Hellenic Republic

Sokratis Famellos, Head of Energy and Environmental Issues of the SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance Parliamentary Group and Member of Parliament from the 2nd Constituency of Thessaloniki

Moderator: D. Delevegos, Business Editor, Kathimerini

 19:55 – 20:35 | Panel Discussion: Tourism: Is Sustainability the Big Bet for the Future?

Panel Participants

Vassilis Kikilias, Minister of Tourism, Hellenic Republic

Achilles Constantakopoulos, TEMES SA

Yiannis Paraschis, CEO Athens International Airport SA, former Chairman of Airports Council International

Moderator: E. Bellos, Business Editor, Kathimerini

20:35 – 20:50 | Concluding Remarks – Conference Closing Session

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

08:30 – 09:00 | Registration – Coffee

09:00 – 09:35 | Research on Climate Change: McΚinsey

George Tsopelas, Chairman & Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company

09:35 – 10:25 | Panel Discussion: Climate Change, Energy Transition and Sustainability

Panel Participants

Konstantinos Skrekas, Minister of the Environment and Energy, Hellenic Republic

Theodora Antonakaki, Director of Climate Change and Sustainability Center, Bank of Greece

Efthimios Vidalis, President of the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV)

Kostis Moussouroulis, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Fair Development Transition Plan

Christos Harpantidis, Chairman and Managing Director, Papastratos

Moderator: C. Liagou, Energy Editor, Kathimerini

10:25 – 10:50 | Ambassadors’ Perspective – The International Experience and the Most Important Climate Crisis Initiatives

Geoffrey R. Pyatt, US Ambassador, in discussion with Athanasios Ellis, Editor in Chief, Kathimerini English Edition

Dr Ernst Reichel, German Ambassador, in discussion with Athanasios Ellis, Editor in Chief, Kathimerini English Edition

10:50 – 11:00 | Break – Coffee

11:00 – 11:30 | Fireside Chat

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic

Jeffrey Sachs, University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Chair of the Lancet COVID-19 Commission

Moderator: Yannis Palaiologos, Brussels Correspondent

11:30 – 11:40 | PwC Research Presentation

Marios Psaltis, CEO PwC Greece

11:40 – 12:00 | Break – Coffee

12:00 – 13:30 | Panel Discussions: Optimum ESG Practices and Climate Crisis Strategy

Panel 1 – Panel Participants

Alexandros Benos, Chief Financial Officer and Executive management member of Cenergy Holdings

Leonidas Canellopoulos, Chief Sustainability Officer, ΤΙΤΑΝ Cement Group

Stavros Drakoularakos, Director of Communications, PAPASTRATOS

Michael G Jacobides, Sir Donald Gordon Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Professor of Strategy, London Business School

Moderator: D. Delevegos, Business Editor, Kathimerini

Panel 2 – Panel Participants

Chryssanthi Berbati, General Manager, Head of Group Planning, IR & ESG, Piraeus Financial Holdings

Elena Chouliara, President and Managing Director of AstraZeneca Greece & Cyprus, Member of the PIF Board of Directors

Radoslaw Kedzia, Vice President, Huawei CEE & Nordic Europe Region

Katerina Ronga, Principal, Risk Advisory, Risk & Sustainability Services, Deloitte Greece

Moderator: Vassilis Kostoulas, Managing Editor, Money Review – Kathimerini Publishing

13:30 – 14:30 | Lunch

 14:30 – 15:15 | Panel Discussion: Analysing the Impact of ESG Criteria in the Development of Entrepreneurship

Panel Participants

Maria Alexiou, Senior ESG Advisor, TITAN Group, Chair of the Board of the Hellenic Network for CSR and the UN Global Compact Network Hellas, member of the BoD of CSR Europe and member of the European Reporting Lab of EFRAG (European Financial Reporting Advisory Group)

Michael Andreadis, Chief Markets Operation and Business Development Officer, Hellenic Exchanges – Athens Stock Exchange

Sissy Iliopoulou, Head of Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability for North Europe at The Coca-Cola Company

Anastasia Makri, Partner, Zepos & Yannopoulos

Moderator: D. Delevegos, Business Editor, Kathimerini

15:15 – 15:55 | Kathimerini reporting on the scene: Reports and interviews from the areas in Greece affected over the summer of 2021. The effects of the climate crisis.

Participating Kathimerini journalists and reporters

Giorgos Lialios

Yiannis Papadopoulos

Yiannis Souliotis

Tasos Τelloglou

Moderator: Iliana Magra, Reporter, Kathimerini

15:55 – 16:10| Break – Coffee

16:10 – 17:00 | Panel Discussion: Sustainable Finance

Panel Participants

Spyros Alogoskoufis, ExpertEuropean Central Bank

Alistair Clark, Managing Director of Environment & Sustainability, EBRD

Giannis Kaltsas, Head of the Investment Team for Greece & Cyprus, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Vassiliki Lazarakou, Chair of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission

Dimitris Sakipis, ESG Leader, Sustainability and Climate Change Services PwC Greece

Katerina Sokou, Washington correspondent, Kathimerini, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Counsil

Moderator: E. Tzortzi, Banking Editor, Kathimerini

 17:00 – 17:40 | Panel Discussion: Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure

Panel Participants

Kostas A. Karamanlis, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Hellenic Republic

Eftichios Vassilakis, Chairman of Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air, Vice Chairman and CEO of Autohellas SA / Hertz

Gregory D. Dimitriadis, Chief Executive Officer, Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participation

Yiannis Retsos, President of SETE and CEO, Electra Hotels & Resorts

Moderator: E. Bellos, Business Editor, Kathimerini

17:40 – 18:00 | Concluding Remarks – Conference Closing Session