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A High Level Greek Delegation Comes to Manhattan to Attract Investments 16th Annual Capital Link Forum «Investing for Growth»

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New York, November 25, 2014

The Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum opens its doors for the 16th year on Monday, December 1, 2014 in New York, at the Metropolitan Club.

The Forum entitled “Investing for Growth” and is organized by Capital Link, in cooperation with NYSE Euronext and major global investment banks and organizations. It is under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Development and Competitiveness and in cooperation with the Consulate General of Greece in New York, the Press & Communication Office of the Permanent Mission of Greece to the UN and the Greek Trade Office.

This Forum will provide the audience with a unique combination of informational, marketing and networking opportunities. This December marks the 16 year milestone of Capital Link’s commitment to raising awareness about Greece as an investment destination to a wider investor universe.

Since 1995, Capital Link has consistently toiled at raising the profile of Greece among the global financial, business and investment community and at fostering closer business and investment ties between Greece and the United States. The Capital Link Forums are a well-established and respected brand among investors in New York, London and Athens.

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A high level delegation of government officials, public and private sector CEOs and executives from major global investment banks will discuss the developments and reforms in the Greek economy. Also, the latest trends in the capital and stock markets with topics such as banking and finance, private equity and investing, energy, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure development, telecommunications, real estate, tourism, transportation and global shipping.



E. Antonis Samaras, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic (Webcast Remarks)

  • Constantine Skrekas, Minister of Development and Competitiveness (Keynote Speaker at the Luncheon)
  • Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs & the Aegean
  • Christos Staikouras, Alternate Minister of Finance
  • Assimakis Papageorgiou, Deputy Minister-Environment, Energy & Climate Change
  • E. Christos Panagopoulos, Ambassador of Greece to the United States
  • Jyrki Katainen, Vice President European Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment & Competitiveness (Webcast Remarks)
  • Rishi Goyal, Mission Chief for Greece, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Paschalis Bouchoris, Executive Director, Hellenic Asset Development Fund
  • Christos Sklavounis, Chairman, Hellenic Financial Stability Fund
  • Stephanos Issaias, CEO, Enterprise Greece S.A.



International Financial Institutions:

Citigroup, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs, Ernst & Young, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, UBS Investment Bank, the International Monetary Fund, Calamos Investments, Eaglevale Partners, Eurobank Group, Marathon Asset Management, OakHill Advisors, National Bank of Greece, NYSE Euronext, Bank of Piraeus, York Capital Management and other.


Other Multinational Companies & Organizations:

A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm, Attiki Odos & Aktor Concessions – ELLAKTOR GROUP, Atlantic Bank, Grivalia (Eurobank Properties) REIC, First Athens Corporate Finance SA, Hellenic Petroleum, Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE), Intralot S.A., Invel Real Estate, Lamda Development, Libra Group, M.A. Angeliadis, Inc., Machas & Partners Law Firm, McKinsey & Company Greece, Mistras Group, Inc., Mytilineos Holdings, NBG Pangaea REIC, Noble Energy Inc., Opap S.A., Public Power Corporation and Reed Smith.


Global Shipping Companies:

Danaos Corporations (NYSE:DAC), Dorian Gas Ltd. (NYSE:LPG), Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESEA), Navios Maritime Holdings (NYSE:NM) and Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP)


Media – International Anchors will participate as Moderators:

Bloomberg Radio & TV, Institutional Investor Magazine, Reuters, Platts.


As in previous years, the Forum provides investors with a unique networking capability through one-to-one meetings with listed and private companies, as well as, with members of the Greek government delegation.



Citigroup and Tsakos Energy Navigation are Lead Sponsors of the Forum for sixth year in a row. Grand Sponsors include BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank και Goldman Sachs, and EY.





The “2014 Capital Link Leadership Award” will be presented to Mr. George Logothetis, Chairman and CEO of Libra Group for his contribution to numerous educational and philanthropic initiatives globally, including the Libra Internship Program and the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award (HEA). The Award Ceremony will take place after an Official Dinner.


Welcome Greeting will be made by Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President of Capital Link and the Introductory Remarks by Mr. Panos Papazoglou, Country Managing Partner of EY.


Honored Guests & Brief Remarks by:

  • Constantine Skrekas, Minister of Development & Competitiveness
  • Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs & the Aegean
  • Christos Staikouras, Alternate Minister of Finance
  • Assimakis Papageorgiou, Deputy Minister – Environment, Energy & Climate Change
  • Mistress of Ceremony: Ms. Alexis Christoforous, former CBS News Anchor
  • Award presentation by H.E. Ambassador C. Panagopoulos & G. Logothetis Speech.

EY is the Dinner Sponsor.




Within the context of the 16th Annual Greek Investor Forum the New York Stock Exchange will organize in cooperation with Capital Link a special celebration of “Greek Day at NYSE”, on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014. There will be an official reception in honor of the Greek Delegation, Greek companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange and companies participating in the Forum. Then Minister Skrekas, with Ministers Varvitsiotis, Staikouras and Papageorgiou, and the executives of NYSE listed Greek companies, will ring “The Closing Bell”, ending the trading session on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014.


The event will be broadcast live on major news stations in the United States and abroad to an audience of millions of viewers worldwide.


For further information, please contact:


Ms. Olga Bornozi / Ms. Maria Chercheletzi

Tel: +30 210 610 9800 – Email: [email protected]



Mr. Nicolas Bornozis / Ms. Eleni Bej

Tel. +1 212 661 75 66 – Email: [email protected]


For more details and extensive information, please visit:

The CAPITAL LINK website:





With its headquarters in New York and presence in London, Athens and Oslo, Capital Link has been active since 1995 in the field of Investor Relations and Financial Communication. It also organizes annually in New York, London and Athens a series of Investment Forums focusing on its main activity fields (


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