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10th Annual Capital Link CSR... register now

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The 10th Annual Capital Link CSR Forum on "ECONOMY & SOCIETY: THE NEXT DAY" will take place, on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020, in digital form, under the auspices of the Attica Region, the City of Athens and the Municipality of Piraeus.

A new reality has emerged. The restart of the Economy is a challenge that governments and societies must address, adapting to a new growth model. For Greece, in particular, which had only just begun to exit a long lasting crisis, the stakes are twofold: how will the country recover and return to a path of economic growth.

Capital Link` s initiative aims to highlight how different areas of economic activity can play a key role in this new reality. The focus will be on the new market environment, taking into account the new requirements of restrictive measures and the prioritization of digital solutions, while method proposals for the country’s dynamic return to a growth course will be discussed.

This year’s Forum title is: “ECONOMY & SOCIETY: THE NEXT DAY”, as dealing with the economic consequences from the pandemic is something of utmost interest for everyone. How each sector will contribute to the new tomorrow’s reality, how is the market environment transformed given the distancing imposed as well as the turn to adopting digital solutions, how will the country acquire the fastest possible to a dynamic return to growth.

Under the current circumstances, restarting the Economy is vital, in order to secure the transition to a new growth model, which will essentially contribute to a more active form of participation by all entities involved and by the society, in returning the country back to the recovery path and exit from introversion to which it has been forced.

Adapting to the current reality with all events being cancelled or postponed, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Forum will be organized in digital form. It is especially in periods of uncertainty and crisis everyone needs to keep the sense of community, the industry connectivity and the information flow at this time of travel restrictions and social distancing with a growing need of information and exchange of views on the impact of restrictive measures as well as the new economic environment.

The positive aspect of the Conference’s digital form is allowing the participation of panelists and audience from Greece and the US.


Local Government Authorities Contribution to Greek Economy Growth • Innovation & Entrepreneurship - GREEK START UP COMPANIES & Small - Medium Size Companies • SMEs – Challenges & Opportunities During & Post Covid-19 Crisis • Banking Sector – A New Role in Economy & Society • The rapid Transition to the new Digital World – Impact on the Public & Private Sectors & Society • E-Gov: Digital Solutions Benefiting the State & Citizens • The New Energy Landscape • Health & Pharmaceuticals Industry – New Challenges & Opportunities • Charting Tomorrow – The New Landscape of Consumption • THE POST –COVID 19 Landscape of core industries : Food Sector- Real Estate- Energy • Tourism: Bracing for Recovery • Investments – Growth – Economy – Society • The Day After: The New Reality



GREEK GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS: The Minister of Development & Investments, Mr. Adonis Georgiadis • The Minister of Digital Governance, Mr. Kyriakos Pierrakakis • The President of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), Mrs. Angela Gerekou • Τhe Deputy Minister of Development & Investments for Research and Technology, Mr. Christos Dimas • Τhe Deputy Minister of Development & Investments for Industry & Commerce, Mr. Nikos Papathanassis • The Governor of Attica Region, Mr. George Patoulis • The Mayor of Athens, Mr. Kostas Bakoyannis • The Mayor of Piraeus, Mr. Yannis Moralis • The Deputy Mayor of Development, Enterprise & Investments Municipality of Athens, Mr. Nicholas A. Macropoulos |



• John P. Calamos Sr. - Founder, CEO and Global Co-Chief Investment Officer, Calamos Investments

• Mr. John Catsimatides – Chairman & CEO, Red Apple Group

• Mr. Dean Metropoulos – Chairman - Metropoulos & Company

• Dr. George Kofinas - Founder & Medical Director Kofinas Fertility Group & Manhattan Reproductive Surgery Center


SENIOR REPRESENTATIVES FROM GREEK, EUROPEAN & INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & COMPANIES : Alpha Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Hellenic Development Bank SA (former ETEAN SA), Optima Bank, Piraeus Bank, PotamitisVekris, Ernst & Young BAS S.A., EEDE – Hellenic Management Association, Elikonos Capital Partners, ENVOLVE Entrepreneurship, GEK TERNA Group of Companies, Hellenic Petroleum (HELPE), Lambadarios Law office , LIBRA GROUP, Machas & Partners Law Firm, McKinsey & Company, COSMOTE (Hellenic TELECOMMUNICATIONS), Public Power Corporation SA Hellas (DEH)


Mr. Jimmy Athanasopoulos, Chairman Envolve Entrepreneurship & Greece Representative for Libra Social Responsibility - Libra Group
Mrs. Athina Chatzipetrou, President & CEO - Hellenic Development Bank SA (former ETEAN SA)
Mr. Constantinos Dorkofikis, Executive General Manager Wholesale Banking - Alpha Bank
Mr. George Handjinicolaou, Chairman of the Board - Hellenic Bank Association, Athens Stock Exchange and Piraeus Bank
Mr. Ioannis Konstantinidis, Chief Strategy, Transformation & Wholesale Officer - OΤΕ Group
Mr. Yanni Kourniotis Lambadarios Law Firm
Dr. Sotiris Kapellos, Operation and Development Director, BoD member, ELPE Renewable Energy Sources SA
Dr. Dimitris C. Iliopoulos, MD, Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery
Mr. Achilleas Ioakimides, Special Advisor to the CEO Communication – CSV - Public Power Corporation SA
Mr. Tasos Iossiphides, EY, Head of Transaction Advisory Services in Greece
Mr. George Kyparrisis, CEO - Optima Bank
Mrs. Penelope Lazaridou, General Financial Manager, Executive Board Member, GT – GEK TERNA Group of Companies
Mr. Petros Char. Machas, Founder – Chairman of the Advisory Board – Machas and Partners Law Firm
Mr. Alexandros Nousias Country Director Greece - Envolve Entrepreneurship
Mr. Panos Papazoglou, EY, CESA Accounts Leader and Managing Partner in Greece
Mrs. Dimitra Papandreou, Principal Manager Advice for Small Businesses Greece -SME Finance & Development Group European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Mr. Stathis Potamitis, Managing Partner, PotamitisVekris
George Skrimizeas, Chairman of the BOD, Hellenic Management Association.
Mr. Takis Solomos, Partner - Elikonos Capital Partners
Mr. George Tsopelas, CEO - Mc Kinsey & Company
Mr. Steve Vranakis, Chief Creative Officer - Government of the Hellenic Republic