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, Chairman, NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Service); Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Europe

·           Dimitris Papalexopoulos, CEO, Titan Cement Company S.A.

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 
  • Prof. Yannis Maniatis, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change 2013-2015
  • Mathios Rigas, CEO, Energean Oil & Gas


 

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, Professor of Maritime History, Ionian University

Moderator:   Ilias Bissias, Director, Naftika Chronika

Panelists:

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

·         John C. Lyras, Principal, Paralos Maritime Corporation S.A.  

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: Professor Vassilios Digalakis,  Deputy Minister responsible for Higher Education,  Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs

Moderator: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist, Alpha TV 

Panelists:

  • Catherine Morgan, Professor of Classics and Archaeology, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford
  • Vasso Kindi, Professor of Philosophy, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, National & Kapodistrian University
  • Vivienne Stern, Director,  Universities UK International (UUKi)
  • Dinos Arcoumanis, Chairman of the Academic Board, Metropolitan College

 

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