The Greek Economy: Investments, the banking sector and market access

“Under the Auspices of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos”


The preparation of the 3rd International Conference organized by the Economic Chamber of Greece comes at a time that Greece faces a series of challenges that need to be surpassed in order to be led to economic growth. In the meanwhile, Europe is facing the challenge of a significant exit, which threatens to unfold surprising developments for the European Union. Sixty-nine years post the Schuman Declaration, which was intended to ensure unity in Europe, this year’s Europe Day will arrive with a large question mark for the future of the European Union.

During the conference, our distinguished speakers will provide valuable insights on the steps the country needs to take moving forward. How will the implementation of reforms affect market access? What is the role of the banking system in economic growth? How crucial are investments in the recovery process? Is the European Union destined for further integration or will Euroscepticism prevail?

All the above mentioned questions will be answered in a conference entitled «The Greek Economy: Investments, the banking sector and market access», which will take place on Europe Day,  Thursday, May 9th 2019, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC).



The Economic Chamber of Greece is proud to announce the distinguished speakers that will participate in the 3rd International Conference to be held in May 2019.

(Click on the pictures below to view the resumes)

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Official Opposition Leader & President of Nea Demokratia

Ioannis Dragasakis, Deputy Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Minister of Economy & Development and State Deputy

Vangelis Meimarakis, Former Leader of Nea Demokratia, Former President of the Hellenic Parliament, MEP Candidate

Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Ηead of SYRIZA delegation

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

Chris Allen, Resident Adviser in Athens, DG ECFIN, European Commission

Martin Czurda, Chief Executive Officer, Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF), Greece

Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow, Bruegel

Peter Dohlman, Mission Chief for Greece, International Monetary Fund

Michael Haliassos, Chair of Macroeconomics and Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt, and Director of the CEPR Network on Household Finance


Peter Jacobs, Head of Investment Team for Greece, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Fokion Karavias, Chief Executive Officer, Eurobank Ergasias S.A.

Riccardo Lambiris, Chief Executive Officer, Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

Socrates Lazaridis, Chief Executive Officer, Athens Exchange Group

Christos Megalou, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Board Member of the Board of Directors, Piraeus Bank SA

Costas Michaelides, Chair of the Board of Directors, National Bank of Greece

Dmitry Pankin, President and Chairman of the  Board of Directors, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

Nick Papandreou, MEP Candidate, Democratic Coalition

Artemis C. Theodoridis, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Alpha Bank


Conference Moderator

Katerina Panagopoulou, Anchorwoman, Star Channel- Athens Voice Editorial Team

Session Moderators

Nikos Chatzinikolaou, President, Athens Daily Newspaper Publishers’ Association (A.D.N.P.A.), Publisher, Realnews

Dionysios Chionis, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Democritus University of Thrace

Nena Malliara, Journalist,

Vassilis Monastiriotis, Associate Professor of Political Economy, European Institute, London School of Economics

Babis Papadimitriou, Journalist


The 3rd International Conference of the Economic Chamber of Greece will take place at the brand new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC).

The SNFCC is located 4.5 km south of the center of Athens, on the edge of Faliro Bay, overlooking the Saronic Gulf. Designed by world known architect, Renzo Piano, the SNFCC consists of three main pillars; the Greek National Opera (GNO), the National Library of Greece (NLG) and the 210,000 sq.m. Stavros Niarchos park. The GNO and the NLG are hosted in the SNFCC Visitors Center.

The 3rd International Conference will be held in Room “Estiatorio”, which is on level 5A of the Greek National Opera building (GNO). The Greek National Opera building is accessed:

  • From Pisitratou & Sachtouri Streets (entrance for the Parking of the SNFCC after the roundabout), through turning right after entering the Visitors Center Lobby (number 20 on the map).
  • From all other entrances, enter the Visitor Center from the Agora (number 14 on the map) and turn left right after entering the Visitors Center Lobby (number 20 on the map).

The SNFCC is a landmark for the city of Athens, with a strong cultural identity, a serene and inspirational environment and a plethora of amenities, making it ideal for high standard scientific events.



How to get there

Οn foot

The Stavros Niarhos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) has five main entrances, which are open for those who wish to walk to the venue. Those are:

  • Evripidou & Doiranis Streets (entrance for the SNFCC Visitors Center)
  • Evripidou & Irakleous Streets
  • Evripidou & Dimosthenous Streets (entrance for the Running Track)
  • Pisitratou & Sachtouri Streets (entrance for the Parking of the SNFCC after the roundabout)
  • Esplanade Pedestrian Bridge

By Car

From Piraeus:

Keep driving on Mikras Asias Avenue, which is renamed to New Posidonos Avenue, towards Kallithea.

As soon as you get off the New Posidonos Avenue keep straight on the Old Posidonos Avenue towards Palaio Faliro and turn left on Epaminonda Street.

Continue straight and two blocks later turn right on Pisistratou Street. Continue straight until the roundabout, where you will find the entrance for the SNFCC underground parking.

From Athens – Andrea Syngrou Avenue:

Drive on Andrea Syngrou Avenue towards Glyfada – Piraeus.

As you reach the end of Syngrou Avenue take the exit to Pireaus on your left and then turn right at the entrance of the SNFCC.

Drive on the roundabout and take the first exit towards the entrance for the SNFCC parking.

From Posidonos Avenue (Glyfada) – South Suburbs: 

Follow Posidonos Avenue and when you reach the Faliron Delta (where Posidonos Avenue meets Syngrou Avenue) keep left towards Piraeus.

Stay on the right and take the first exit, which leads to the roundabout of the SNFCC’s parking space.

By Bus or by Metro & Bus


From the Center of Athens

Lines Β2, 550: These lines pass through the metro station Syggrou Fix where you can change means of transport. Getting off at the “Onasseio” stop on Syggrou Avenue southbound, head south in the direction of the sea, up to Evripidou Street (junction with Syngrou Avenue by-lane).

From Pireaus
Lines A1, B1, 130, 217, 860: Getting off at the “Tzitzifies” stop on Ethnarchou Makariou Avenue. Move on the avenue towards Glyfada, then left onto Epaminontas Street and finally right onto Pisistratou Street.

  • 130: Piraeus – Nea Smyrni  (Tzitzifies Stop from Piraeus; Delta Stop to Piraeus)
  • 217: Piraeus – Dafni Station (Tzitzifies Stop from Piraeus; Delta Stop to Piraeus)
  • 550: Kifissia – Palaio Faliro (Evgenideio Stop, Syggrou Avenue northbound, Onassio Stop southbound)
  • 860: Palaio Faliro – Schisto (Tzitzifies Stop from Piraeus; Delta Stop to Piraeus)
  • Α1: Piraeus – Voula (Tzitzifies Stop from Piraeus; Delta Stop to Piraeus)
  • Β2: Academia – Agios Kosmas (Evgenideio Stop, Syggrou Avenue northbound, Onasseio Stop southbound)
  • Β1: Piraeus – Ano Glyfada (Tzitzifies Stop from Piraeus; Delta Stop to Piraeus)

By Tram

From the “Τzitzifies ” station, walk towards the Navarhou Votsi street and then turn right at Pististratou street. All the way straight and after you walk through the roundabout, you will find the entrance of the SNFCC parking.

By Trolley

Take line 10 from Chalandri Square to the Epaminonda stop. Walk towards Pisistratou and Sahtouri street and you will find the entrance of the SNFCC.

By the SNFCC Shuttle Bus

For information on the SNFCC shuttle bus please follow the link:




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