Friday, October 18, 2019

10.00
Welcome
10.15
Session 1: OPENING PLENARY

Setting out the theme and context of the third Greek-British Symposium through a short review of the year past for each country and the major changes to the UK-GR relationship

11.30
Coffee break
12.00
Session 2: ENERGY & INFRASTRUCTURE

Exploring investment opportunities in infrastructure (large scale but also micro) and sharing lessons between the UK and Greece. Geopolitics and security angles to be considered  

13.30
Informal Lunch & Networking
15.00
Session 3: SHIPPING

The most global part of the Greek economy is facing new challenges serving the international trade. UK is the base of a good part of Greek and non Greek shipping

16.30
Coffee Break
17.00
Session 4: EDUCATION

Session  to be led by Universities UK and British Council, in part marking 80 years of the British Council Greece and the current and future opportunities in partnering on education.

20.00
RECEPTION & FORMAL DINNER: CULTURE & CREATIVITY

The role of culture and creativity in redefining the future of our countries

Saturday, October 19, 2019

10.00
Session 5: RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY

Pushing the frontiers of applied knowledge. What are the critical factors for broadening its base in Greece and lessons from the UK

11.30
Coffee break
12.00
Session 6: PHILANTHROPY

Importance to society, role of diaspora and sharing best practice across countries

 

13.30
LUNCH & CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEECH: THE ECONOMIC ROLE OF DIASPORA