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“GREECE – Looking Ahead with Confidence”

An International Summit about the Greek Economy & Investment Opportunities

Featuring top US and International Investors, Government & Business Leaders, Global Investment Banks & Institutions & the Greek Government

Tuesday & Wednesday, December 15 & 16, 2020

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Digital Forum

2 Days – 31 Sessions – 107 Top Level Speakers

The 22nd Capital Link Invest in Greece” Forum: “Greece – Looking Ahead With Confidence” will take place on Tuesday & Wednesday December 15 & 16, 2020, in digital form, in co-operation with the New York Stock Exchange and major Global Investment Banks and Organizations. Citi and Tsakos Energy Navigation are Lead Sponsors of the Forum for twelve years in a row. This year, as a Virtual Forum, the event will be available to a global audience.

This is an International Summit about Greece. With a 22-year track record of success, the Forum has been engaged in a systematic effort to highlight Greece’s profile, to a global business and investment audience.

Foreign investments are of critical significance for the re-launching of the economy. The Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum also offers the perfect timing to communicate the Prime Minister’s relayed message at the HELEXPO on the Government’s 12 initiatives to support the economy, which he described as “12 steps of confidence”, and “bridges that will transfer Greece and the Greeks from the health and economic turmoil to the calm waters of progress and hope”. A message that will enhance investor interest and confidence and help attract foreign investments.

Over a two-day period, 31 sessions, and 107 Top Level Speakers, the Forum will showcase to a global audience the developments and reforms in the Greek economy and the investment opportunities that lie ahead. Led by the Prime Minister, several key Greek Government Ministers will outline their specific programs and policies in the sectors of their portfolios. A top-level group of CEOs and other executives will discuss trends, developments and opportunities for each of the main areas of the economy. Finally, a group of international investors will share their insight as to why they choose Greece as a Business and Investment Destination and what lies ahead.

Registration is complimentary. Please register at:

«GREEK AMERICAN ISSUER DAY» at the New York Stock Exchange


On Tuesday December 15, 2020, a special celebration titled «GREEK AMERICAN ISSUER DAY» at NYSE, will take place, in digital form, during which Greek & Greek American companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange will ring the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The event will be broadcasted live on major news stations in the United States and abroad to an audience of millions of viewers worldwide and it is event of unique visibility throughout the world.


As in previous years, the Forum will provide foreign investors with unique networking opportunities through one-to-one meetings with listed and not listed companies, as well as, with members of the Greek Government Delegation, which under the current circumstances will be held in digital form on a special digital platform

This year’s Forum will be honored by the participation of:

  • H.E. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister, Hellenic Republic, will deliver the Government’s message to the international investor Community
  • H.E. Alexandra Papadopoulou, Ambassador of Greece to the United States and H.E. Geoffrey R. Pyatt – U.S. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic, will deliver the Opening Remarks to the Forum.
  • The Forum will conclude with Closing Remarks by:
  • Mr. John Paulson, President & Portfolio Manager – Paulson & Co.
  • US Government Official Mr. Matthew Palmer, Deputy Assistant Secretary,  European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • H.E. Christos Staikouras, Minister of Finance
  • H.E. Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Development & Investments
  • H.E. Kostis Hatzidakis, Minister of Environment & Energy
  • H.E. Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Minister of Digital Governance
  • H.E. Kostas Karamanlis, Minister of Infrastructure & Transport
  • H.E. Giannis Plakiotakis, Minister of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy
  • H.E. Harry Theoharis, Minister of Tourism
  • H.E. Theodoros Skylakakis, Alternate Minister of Finance
  • H.E. Nikos C. Papathanasis, Alternate Minister of Development & Investments
  • H.E. Yannis Tsakiris, Deputy Minister of Development & Investments
  • Mr. Alex Patelis, Chief Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of Greece
  • Mr. Michael Arghyrou, Chairman of Council of Economic Advisors
  • Mr. Ioannis Smyrlis, Chairman of the Board – Enterprise Greece; Secretary General, International Economic Relations – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Bank of Greece
  • Mr. Yannis Stournaras, Governor
  • Mr. Spiros Pantelias, Director, Financial Stability Department
  • Five Global Investment Banks

     Citi • Goldman Sachs • HSBC • Nomura International • AXIA Ventures Group

  • Four Greek Banks:
  • Alpha Bank: Mr. Vassilios E. Psaltis, Chief Executive Officer Mr. Theodoros Athanassopoulos, Executive General Manager Non Performing Loans Wholesale Banking, CEO Cepal Hellas Financial Services S.A.
  • Eurobank: Mr. Fokion Karavias, Chief Executive Officer • Mr. Konstantinos Vassiliou, Deputy CEO, Head of Group Corporate & Investment Banking Executive Member of the BoD
  • National Bank of Greece: Mr. Pavlos Mylonas, Chief Executive Officer Mr. Vassilis Kotsiras, Head of Capital Markets and Structured Finance
  • Piraeus Bank: Mr. Christos Megalou, Chief Executive Officer Mr. Athanassios Vlachopoulos, General Manager Corporate & Investment Banking • Mrs. Eleni Vrettou, Executive General Manager, Chief of Corporate & Investment Banking Mr. George Kormas, Head of Group Real Estate of Piraeus Bank Group and CEO
  • Senior Representatives of Greek and International Organizations and Institutions :
  • Mr. Martin Bijsterbosch, Adviser – Country coordinator for Greece – Directorate General Economics  – European Central Bank
  • Mr. Rolf Strauch, Chief Economist and Management Board Member – European Stability Mechanism (ESM)
  • Mrs. Andreea Moraru, Director, Greece & CyprusEuropean Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)
  • Mr. John Jovanovic, Vice-President and Managing Director for the Aegean and Western Balkans – US International Development Finance Corporation
  • Mr. Riccardo Lambiris, CEO – Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund
  • Mr. George Pitsilis, Governor – Independent Authority for Public Revenue, President of the Intra-European Organization of Tax Administrations (IOTA)
  • Mr. Dimitrios Tsakonas, Director General – Public Debt Management Agency
  • Mrs. Rania Ekaterinari, CEO – Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participation (HCAP)
  • Top International Investors:

AlleyCorp • Apollo Advisors • BC Partners • BlackSummit Financial Group, Inc. • BrookStreet Equity Partners • CVC Capital Partners • Fortress • U.S. International Development Finance Corporation • HIP Investment (Blackstone Group) • Insight Partners • Oak Hill Advisors • Paulson & Co.

  • International Companies:

Atlantic Bank / New York Community Bank • AVIS Greece • Brown Hotels • CISCO, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Portugal • Eldorado Gold Corporation • EY • Flott & Co. PC • Google • Hines Greece • Jacobs • Libra Group • LightsourceBP  • Microsoft Greece, Cyprus & Malta • Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment • NN Hellas • Pfizer Hellas • Quantum Partners/547 Energy LLC • SP Global

  • Athens Exchange Listed Companies:

Athens Water Supply & Sewage Company S.A. (EYDAP) • Alpha Bank • ADMIE Holdings (Independent Power Transmission Operator S.A.) • Cenergy Holdings  • ElvalHalcor • Fourlis Holdings • Eurobank S.A. • GEK TERNA Group of Companies • Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA) • Hellenic Petroleum S.A. (ELPE) • Lamda Development S.A. • Motor Oil (Hellas) • Mytilineos S.A. • National Bank of Greece • Opap  • Orilina Properties REIC / Zeus Group  • OTE Group of Companies • Piraeus Bank • Piraeus Real Estate • Prodea Investments • Public Power Corporation of Greece (PPC) • Sarantis • Terna Energy • Titan Cement Group • Trastor REIC (Värde Global Real Estate) • Viohalco S.A

  • US Listed Global Shipping Companies

Capital Product Partners (CPLP)   • Danaos Corporation (DAC) • Dorian LPG (LPG) • Dynagas LNG Partners (DLNG) • Eurodry (EDRY) • EuroSeas (ESEA) • Pyxis Tankers (PXS) • Safe Bulkers (SB) • Seanergy Maritime Holdings (SHIP) • Star Bulk Carriers (SBLK) • Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN)


Blueground • Cepal Hellas Financial Services S.A.  • Elikonos Capital Partners • Enterprise Greece • Envolve Entrepreuneurship • EOS Capital Partners • Epignosis eLearning Solutions • Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) • Grivalia Management Company • Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participation (HCAP) • Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund • Independent Authority for Public Revenue • Intrum Hellas • Public Debt Management Agency • Regency Entertainment S.A. – Lampsa Hellenic Hotels S.A. • SMERemediumCap • Venture Friends


Allen & Overy LLP • Karatzas & Partners Law Firm • Lambadarios Law firm • Machas & Partners Law Firm • Milbank LLP • PotamitisVekris Law Partnership • Reed Smith LLP • Saplegal – A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm


Each Greek Government Minister will outline their Ministry’s specific programs and policies in the sectors of their portfolios followed by a panel of representatives of the most important Greek, Greek American and International Companies Investing in Greece.



The Prime Minister’s Message

Greece – Looking Ahead With Confidence – 12 Initiatives – 12 Steps of Confidence

The European & Greek Macro Picture

  • Paving The Way For Growth & Financial Stability In Greece & Europe
  • Government Economic Policy & Objectives – Positioning For The Post Covid-19 Era
  • Staying The Course – Reinforcing Greece’s Public Revenue & Tax System
  • The Macro Picture – The Greek & The European Economy Post Brexit & Post Covid 19

Investing In Fixed Income:

  • Greek Sovereign, Financial & Corporate Bonds – As A Funding Mechanism & An Investment Opportunity

Investing In The Energy Sector

  • The New Energy Landscape In Greece – A Regional Energy Gateway
  • The New Landscape In Energy & Utilities – Electricity, Oil & Gas, Water Supply
  • Investing In The High Growth Green & Renewable Energy Sector

Investing In Tourism – Hospitality – Real Estate

  • Tourism Sector – Recovery & Growth Prospects
  • Tourism & Hospitality – Navigating Through Short Term Challenges – Capturing Long Term Opportunities
  • Greek Real Estate – Market Dislocation Creates Opportunities

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurship In Greece – Private Equity Investing In Growth Export Oriented Small/Medium Enterprises  – The Domestic & International Institutional Investor Viewpoint

Shipping & Logistiscs

  • Greece As A Logistics & Transportation Hub – Supporting Greece’s Global Maritime Leadership

Exploring a Multi-Billion Dollar Investment in Greece’s Ports, Infrastructure & Energy 

GREECE – An Emerging Investment Destination



A New Era For Foreign Investments In Greece

  • The Hellinikon Project Underway– From Vision To Reality
  • Realizing The Largest Integrated Resort Casino (Irc) Project In Europe

Unblocking The Growth Potential Of Transport & Infrastructure Projects

  • Transforming Greece Through Large Privatization & Infrastructure Projects

Investing In Technology

  • The Digital Transformation Of The Greek State – Benefits For The State, Citizens And Businesses
  • Investing In The Information & Communications Technology (ICt) Sector – Turning Greece Into The Silicon Valley Of Southeastern Europe

Banking & Financial Services:

  • Banking Sector – Growth & Development Outlook
  • A Systemic Solution To The Greek NPL Situation
  • Greek NPLs – Progress & Outlook – Implications For The Economy & Investors

Innovation & Entrepreneurship:

  • Entrepreneurship In Greece – Greek Success Stories Attracting International Investors

Why Greece – The International Investor Viewpoint

  • Greece As A Business & Investment Destination – The International Investor Perspective
  • Greece – A Seasoned Investor’s Perspective – A one-on-one discussion of John Paulson

Closing Keynote Remarks:

  • The Greek – American Partnership Leading The Way In The Eastern Mediterranean & West Balkans Region


In Cooperation With: New York Stock Exchange


Lead Sponsors : Citi and Tsakos Energy Navigation are Lead Sponsors of the Forum for twelve years in a row.

Platinum Sponsor: Piraeus Bank

Gold Sponsors: EY • Goldman Sachs • Nomura International

Grand Sponsors: Alpha Bank • Libra Group • Milbank LLP • National Bank of Greece • NN Hellas • OTE Group of Companies • Reed Smith • Saplegal – A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm

Sponsors: Allen & Overy LLP • Athens Water Supply & Sewage Company (EYDAP) • AVIS Greece • AXIA Ventures Group • Cepal Hellas Financial Services S.A. • Eldorado Gold • Eurobank • Greek National Tourism Organization • Hellenic Petroleum • HSBC Greece • GT – GEK TERNA Group of Companies • Intrum Hellas • Jacobs • Karatzas & Partners •  Lambadarios Law Firm • Lamda Development • Machas & Partners Law Firm • Orilina Properties REIC • PotamitisVekris • Prodea Investments • Public Power Corporation SA – Hellas • TEMES S.A • Trastor REIC

Supporting Sponsors: Atlantic Bank / New York Community Bank • BrookStreet Equity Partners LLP • Elikonos Capital Partners • Enterprise Greece • EOS Capital Partners • Flott & Co. PC • Greek American Chamber of Commerce NJ/PA • Grivalia Management • Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund • Mytilineos • OPAP SMERemediumCap

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS:  Consulate General of Greece in NY • Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry • Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry • Economic Chamber of Greece • Hellenic Federation of Enterprises – SEV • AHEPA • AHEPA Delphi Chapter 25 • American Hellenic Institute (AHI) • Cyprus-US Chamber of Commerce • European American Chamber of Commerce, New York • European Financial Management Association (EFM) • EMBCA • Endeavor • Greek American Chamber of Commerce NJ/PA • Greek Energy Forum • Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce • Hellenic American Women’s Council (HAWK) • Hellenic American Bankers Association – HABA • Hellenic Bank Association • Hellenic Bankers Association UK • Hellenic Fund and Asset Management Association • Hellenic Lawyers Association  • Leadership 100 • The Hellenic Initiative

MEDIA PARTNERS: Antenna • Antenna Satellite • • Anamniseis • Banking News • Cosmos FM 91.5 NY • Εθνικός Κήρυξ – The National Herald • • Greek Reporter • Hellas Journal By Mignatiou.Com • Hellenic News of America • Hellenic DNA, Digital News America • KATHIMERINI • KATHIMERINI English Edition – The New York Times International • NGTV • Oikonomiki Epitheorisi – Greek Business File • World Energy News

For further information, please contact:

NEW YORK // Ms. Olga Bornozi & Ms. Eleni Bej

Τηλ: +1 212 661 75 66 – Email : [email protected] ; [email protected]

ATHENS // Ms. Victoria Tsoukala, Ms. Athena Kosmadaki  & Ms. Eliza Terzidi

Tel: +30 210 6109800 – Email : [email protected]

Or visit:


Founded in 1995, Capital Link is a New York based investor relations, financial communications and advisory firm with a strategic focus on the maritime, commodities and energy sectors, MLPs, as well as Closed–End Funds and ETFs.  Based in New York City, Capital Link has presence in London, Athens & Oslo. Capital Link is a member of the Baltic Exchange and works very closely with the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and the London Stock Exchange as well as with major international and supranational organizations and industry associations in the areas of the firm’s strategic concentration.

Our proactive approach, which integrates Investor Relations, Information Technology and Media, enhances awareness and branding for our clients through tailored outreach programs targeting analysts, institutional and individual investors and the financial media complemented by extensive and uniquely powerful marketing platforms. Capital Link offers a full suite of services including strategic and corporate advisory, investor relations, media relations, public and industry relations and the organization of corporate events. Capital Link is also known for the organization of large scale, high quality Investment Forums focusing on maritime transportation and U.S. investment products in key industry centers, such as New York, London, Athens, Limassol, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The Capital Link Investment Forums feature industry leaders and draw the elite of the global financial and investment communities. The Capital Link brand is widely–recognized and valued worldwide by participants in these communities for combining rich informational and educational content with as well as superior networking opportunities. In addition to conferences, Capital Link organizes Webinars focusing on investment strategies, sectors, critical topics of interest to the investment community and company presentations. Capital Link’s global marketing platform enhances the visibility and reach of these events on a global scale that lasts well beyond the date on which each event is held, becoming a continuous reference point for market participants.

Capital Link’s efforts have been recognized by the 2011 Lloyds’s List Greek Shipping Awards, in 2012 and 2013 by the InterContinental Finance Magazine and in 2016 by the Wealth & Finance Magazine, Also, by the International Propeller Club of the United States and AHI–American Hellenic Institute.

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