Friday, October 18, 2019

09.00
Setting the Scene

Old Parliament House, “Vouleftikon”, Nafplio

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.

Keynote Speakers:

·           Peter Kellner, UK commentator 

·           Dimitris Papalexopoulos, CEO, TITAN 

11.30
Coffee break
12.00
Session 2: ENERGY & GEOPOLITCS

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.

Keynote Speaker: Dev Sanyal, Chief Executive, Alternative Energy and Executive Vice President, Europe and Asia regions, BP plc

Moderator: Nick Malkoutzis, Editor & Co-Founder, Macropolis

Panelists:

  • Gerassimos Thomas, Deputy Minister for Energy, former Commission Deputy DG Energy 
  • Yannis Maniatis, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change 2013-2015; Professor Emeritus, Department of Public Law and Political Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Mathios Rigas, CEO, Energean


 

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.

Keynote Speaker: Prof Gelina Harlaftis, Department of History, Ionian University

Moderator:   Ilias Bissias, Director, Naftika Chronika

Panelists:

·        Katy Ware, Director of Maritime Safety and Standards, UK Ship Register

·         John C. Lyras,  Chairperson, Foreign Affairs, UGS

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.

Keynote Speaker: Catherine Morgan, Professor of Classics and Archaeology, All Souls College, Oxford

Moderator: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, Alpha TV 

Panelists:

  • Nikki Kerameus, Minister for Education & Religious Affairs 
  • Vasso Kindi, Professor of Philosophy, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, National & Kapodistrian University
  • Vivienne Stern, Director,  Universities UK International (UUKi)

 

20.00
RECEPTION & FORMAL DINNER: CULTURE & CREATIVITY

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

Keynote Speaker:

Sir Ian Blatchford, Director & Chief Executive, London Science Museum 

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.

Keynote Speaker:   Professor Ian Goldin, Founding Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technological & Economic Change 

Moderator: Daniel Korski, Co-Founder, PUBLIC

Panelists:

  •   Stavros Messinis, Co-Founder, The Cube
  •   George Nounesis, Chairman, Demokritos
  •   Fragkiskos Vellis, Head of Voice Core Engineering, Vodafone Group UK 

11.30
Coffee break
12.00
Session 6: PHILANTHROPY

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

Keynote Speaker: Thodoris Georgakopoulos, Editorial Director, diaNEOsis

Moderator: Yannis Palaiologos, Kathimerini 

Panelists:

·    Panos Laskaridis, CEO, Laskaridis Shipping Co. Ltd

·      Marianna Latsis, Philanthropist

·      Theophilos Priovolos, Global Citizen Foundation 

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

·      Manolis Pratsinakis, Onassis Research Fellow, SEESOX;  Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford

·      Stathis Kalyvas, Gladstone Professor of Government, Department Politics & Int. Relations, University of Oxford