Conference Agenda

09.00 - 09.30
09.30 - 10.00
Introduction | Welcome Addresses

Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce 

Symeon Tsomokos, Managing Director, Symeon G. Tsomokos S.A.

Elias Spirtounias, Executive Director, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

10.00 - 10.15
Keynote Address

Evangelos Apostolakis, Minister of Defence, Hellenic Republic

10.15 - 10.30
Opening Address

H.E. Geoffrey Pyatt, U.S. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic 

10.30 - 10.45
Opening Address

Vassilis Kikilias, MP, Head, National Defense Sector, New Democracy

10.45 - 11.15
Networking Coffee Break
11.15 - 11.30
Speech - Geopolitics and Grand Strategy in the 21 century

Athanassios G. Platias, Professor of Strategy, University of Piraeus  

11.30 - 12.45
Session 1 | Geopolitical re-arrangements in the eastern Mediterranean and the role of Greece in promoting stability and security in the wider region

Moderator: Alexia Tasouli, Diplomatic Correspondent, Open TV


George Markopouliotis, Head, Representation of the European Commission in Greece

Costas Douzinas, MP, Chair of the Standing Committee of Defence and Foreign Affairs

Thanos Dokos, Director General, Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy

Eirini Cheila, Professor of International Politics, Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences 

Dr. Aristotle Tziampiris, Professor of International Relations, Chair of the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus

Konstantinos Grivas, Associate Professor, Hellenic Military Academy 



12.45 - 13.00
Keynote Speech

Panagiotis Rigas, Alternate Minister of National Defence, Hellenic Republic

13.00 - 14.00
Session 2 | High-value investments through productive synergies

Moderator: Kostas Sarikas, Defense Correspondent, ALPHA


Vice Admiral (HN) ret. Kyriakos Kyriakides, Director General, General Directorate for Defense Investments and Armaments (GDDIA)

Dennys Plessas, Vice President Business Development Initiatives Europe, Middle East & Africa, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics/International 

Marc-Olivier Sabourin, Vice President & General Manager Europe & Africa, CAE Defence and Security

Charalambos Papaspyros, Vice-Chairman of the BoD, Hellenic Aerospace Industry S.A. (HAI)  

Evangelos Veronikiatis, President, Hellenic Aerospace Security & Defense Industries Group (HASDIG) 

Tassos Rozolis, President, Hellenic Defense Material & Security Association (SEKPY) 

Athanasios Potsis, President, Hellenic Association of Space Industry (HASI) 


14.00 - 14.15
Keynote Address - Next generation training systems for next generation air forces

Dave Waddington CBE, Air Commodore (ret), Director, Military Flight Training Campaigns, Europe & Africa, CAE Defence & Security 

14.15 - 15.00
Light Luncheon
15.00 - 15.45
Session 3 | Homeland Security Strategy in practice

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Legal Operations Response (Lawfare)

Andres Munoz Mosquera, Director of the ACO/SHAPE Office of Legal Affairs, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, NATO 

Moderator: Mina Karamitrou, Journalist, CNN Greece

Panagiotis Stathis, Lieutenant General (ret.) of the Hellenic Police, Ph.D Panteion University 

Vasileios Roussakis, Major of the Hellenic Police, Security expert, Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) 

Anastasios Gkouriotis, Director, DNM GROUP


15.45 - 16.30
Session 4 | Refugee - Migration Policy: The necessity of an intergrated action plan based on international law

Moderator: Xenofon Contiades, Professor of Public Law, Panteion University and Managing Director, Centre for European Constitutional Law


Dimitris Vitsas, Minister, Ministry of Migration Policy

Zaharoula Tsirigoti, Lieut. GeneralPolice Inspector General for Aliens & Border Protection, Hellenic Police 



16.30 - 17.30
Session 5 | Risks, threats and challenges of Cyberspace

Moderator: Yiannis Dionatos, Journalist, Publisher


Dr. Leandros Maglaras, Head of Cybersecurity Directorate, General Secretariat of Digital Policy, Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications & Media 

Dr. Andrew Liaropoulos, Ass. Professor, Dpt. of International & European Studies, University of Piraeus

Spyridon Papageorgiou, Captain (HN), Director, Hellenic National Defence General Staff, Cyber Defense Directorate, Hellenic National Defense General Staff 

Athanasios Kosmopoulos, Data Protection Officer, Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications & Media 

Anthimos Tsirigotis, Hellenic Air Forces Officer 

Dr. Konstantinos Ioannou, Member of Board of Directors, Center for Security Studies (KEMEA)


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