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
Keynote Address

Olga Gerovasili, Minister of Citizen Protection , Hellenic Republic *

10.30 - 10.45
Opening Address

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

10.45 - 11.00
Opening Address

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

11.00 - 11.30
Networking Coffee Break
11.30 - 11.45
Speech - Geopolitics and Grand Strategy in the 21 century

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

11.45 - 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

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

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

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


14.00 - 14.45
Light Luncheon
14.45 - 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

Police Lieut. General Aristeidis Andrikopoulos, Chief, Hellenic Police *

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)

Dr. Maria Alvanou, Criminologist, P/CVE expert, Member of ITSTIME Research Team


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. General,Police Inspector General for Aliens & Border Protection, Hellenic Police

Fotini Pandiora, Special Secretary for Crisis Management Communication, Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media*

Michalis Angelopoulos, Mayor of Samos *



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

Moderator: Yiannis Dionatos, Journalist, Publisher

Stelios Rallis,
Secretary General for Digital Policy, Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications & Media

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

Navy Captain Spyridon Papageorgiou, MSc (Computer Science), Director, Cyber Defense Directorate

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

Anthimos Tsirigotis, Hellenic Air Forces Officer



End of Exposec-DefenseWorld 2019
* Awaiting confirmation