IMG_1679_seminarELIAMEP in cooperation with the Centre for Green Development & Energy Policy (CGDEP) of the University of Nicosia  organised in Athens a 3-day Executive Seminar focusing on the role of Greece as potential oil & gas producer as well as an energy transit hub for Caspian and Eastern Med hydrocarbons. The Executive Seminar took place on 25-27 September 2013 under the aegis of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Hellenic Ministry of Energy & Environment with the potential participation of both Ministers and/or Deputy Ministers.

Invited Speakers included:

  • Yiannis Maniatis, Minister for Environment, Energy & Climate Change
  • Dimitris Kourkoulas, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Niki Tzavela, European Member Parliament, Committee on Commerce & Energy
  • George Paparsenos, CEO, DESFA, Greek Transmission System Operator
  • Charles Ellinas, Executive Chairman, Cyprus National Hydrocarbons Company-CNHC
  • Mathios Regas, CEO, Energean Oil & Gas
  • Rikard Skoufias, Country Manager, Trans Adriatic Pipeline
  • Panayiotis Kanellopoulos, CEO, M&M Gas S.A.
  • Harry Sachinis, President & CEO, DEPA S.A.
  • Alexandros Yannis, Energy Diplomacy Coordinator, European External Action Service
  • Angus Miller, Energy Advisor, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Sir Michael Leigh, Senior Advisor, German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Sinan Ulgen, President of EDAM, Center for Economics & Foreign Policy Studies