An International Summit On Greece in New York

Featuring Top US Investors, Global Investment Banks & Institutions, the Greek Government & Business Leaders


19th Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum



The 19th Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum will take place at the Metropolitan Club in New York City on Monday, December 11, 2017. This is an International Summit about Greece in New York organized in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange and major global investment banks. The Forum will feature government and business leaders from Greece, Europe and the United States, and top executives from the investment, financial and business communities. The timing for this Forum is optimal. After years of recession, Greece is slowly returning to a period of economic growth and aims to position itself as an attractive investment and business destination.


This Forum will provide the audience with a unique blend of informational, marketing and networking opportunities. December mark’s the 19 year milestone of Capital Link’s commitment to raising awareness about Greece as an investment destination, to a wider investor universe.


The conference will feature the developments and reforms in the Greek economy and the Greek government programme for the economy and investments. Also, the latest trends in the capital markets and specific sectors  with topics such as Government and Corporate Bonds, energy, infrastructure development, real estate, tourism, banking, non-performing loans management, and global shipping.


The Ambassador of Greece to the USA, Hon. Haris Lalacos will provide opening remarks for the Forum.

The Ambassador of the United States in Greece, Hon. Geoffrey R. Pyatt will provide his remarks on “Energy & Geopolitics: The New Landscape”.


The Forum will feature this year:


  • H.E. Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic who will send the Government’s message to the 


    •     international investor Community via webcast
  • Five Greek Government Officials:
  • Hon. Euclid Tsakalotos, Minister of Finance, Hellenic Republic, who is the Luncheon Keynote Speaker
  • Hon. Dimitris Papadimitriou, Minister of Economy & Development, Hellenic Republic
  • Hon. Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism, Hellenic Republic
  • Mr. George Tziallas, Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, Ministry of Tourism
  • Mr. George Pitsilis, Governor, Independent Authority for Public Revenue, Hellenic Republic


They will discuss the developments and outlook of the Greek Economy and business and investment opportunities in the country.


  • Six global investment banks


Citi, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, UBS, and the Greek Investment Bank Axia Ventures Group Ltd.


  • Four Greek Systemic Banks:
    • Alpha Bank – Mr. Vassilios Psaltis, General Manager and CFO
    • Alpha Bank – Mr. Theodoros Athanassopoulos, Executive General Manager Non Performing Loans Wholesale Banking
    • Eurobank Ergasias SA – Mr. Nikolaos Karamouzis, Chairman & Chairman of Hellenic Bank Association
  • National Bank of Greece – Mr. Leonidas Fragkiadakis, CEO
  • National Bank of Greece – Mr. Vasilios Kotsiras, Head of Funding Solution & Structure Finance
  • Piraeus Bank – Mr. Christos Megalou, CEO
  • Piraeus Bank – Mr. George Georgakopoulos, Executive General Manager, Non-Core Business & Restructuring Portfolio



  • Senior Representatives From Greek, European & International Organizations:


    • Mr. Nicola Giammarioli, Head of Strategy and Institutional Relations, European Stability Mechanism (ESM)
  • Mr. Francesco Drudi, Principal Adviser, European Central Bank


    • Mr. Declan Costello, Director, European Commission, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs–
    • Dr. Martin Czurda, CEO, Hellenic Financial Stability Fund
    • Mrs. Rania Ekaterinari, CEO, Hellenic Corporation of Assets & Participations
  • Mr. Ioannis Kaltsas, Head of Division, European Investment Bank
  • Ms. Sabina Dziurman, Director – Greece & Cyprus, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


  • International Investors:


    • Calamos Investments – Mr. John Koudounis, CEO
    • Invesco, WL Ross & Co. – Mr. Stephen Johnson, Managing Director
    • Waterwheel Capital Management – Mr. John Wollen, Founder, Portfolio Manager
  • Hayman Capital Management – Mr. J. Kyle Bass, Chief Investment Officer
  • Amerra Capital – Mr. Thor Saleh, Managing Director


  • Corporate CEOs from Greece and the United States



  • Other Participating Companies & Organizations:


Allen & Overy LLP • A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm • Alpha Bank • Amerra Capital • Apollo Management International LLP • Astir Palace Vouliagmenis • Danaos Corporation • Eldorado Gold Corporation • Enterprise Greece • Eurobank Ergasias SA • EY • First Athens Corporate Finance • Fitch Ratings Inc. • Greek National Tourism Organization • Grivalia Properties • Hellenic Bank Association • Hellenic Corporation of Assets & Participations SA • Hellenic Financial Stability Fund • Hellenic Petroleum SA • Intralot • Lambadarios Law Firm • Lamda Development • Levant Partners • Libra Group • Marriott International Inc. • McKinsey & Company • Moody’s Investor Service • Mytilineos Holdings SA • National Bank of Greece • NBG Pangaea REIC • Noble Energy • Oliver Wyman • ONEX Technologies, Inc. • Opap • OTE Group of Companies • Papastratos • Philip Morris International • Piraeus Bank • Public Debt Management Agency of the Hellenic Republic • Public Power Corporation SA (PPC) • Reed Smith • Seaspan Corporation • Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP • Star Bulk Carriers • Tsakos Energy Navigation • Tellurian, Inc. • Watson Farley & Williams • Zepos & Yannopoulos


  • Global Shipping Companies: 


  • Danaos Corporation, Seaspan Corporation, Star Bulk Carriers, Tsakos Energy Navigation


As in previous years, the Forum will provide delegates with unique networking opportunities through one-to-one meetings with listed and unlisted companies, as well as, with members of the Greek government delegation.



Citi and Tsakos Energy Navigation are Lead Sponsors of the Forum for nine years in a row.

In Cooperation With: New York Stock Exchange

Platinum Sponsor: Piraeus Bank

Gold Sponsors: BNP Paribas, EY, Goldman Sachs, National Bank of Greece, OTE Group of Companies, UBS

Grand Sponsors: Allen & Overy LLP, A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm, Astir PalaceVouliagmenis, Axia Ventures Group Ltd, Credit Suisse, Papastratos, Reed Smith, Shearman & Sterling, Watson Farley & Williams

Sponsors: Alpha Bank, Calamos Investments, Danaos Corporation, Eldorado Gold Corporation, Enterprise Greece, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., First Athens Corporate Finance, Greek National Tourism Organization, Grivalia Properties, Hellenic Petroleum SA, Intralot, Lambadarios Law Firm, Lamda Development, Levant Partners, Libra Group, McKinsey & Company, Mytilineos Holdings SA, NBG Pangaea REIC, Oliver Wyman, ONEX Technologies, Inc., Opap, Public Power Corporation S.A.–Hellas, Zeppos & Yannopoulos



The “2017 Hellenic Capital Link Leadership Award” will be presented to Mr. Andre Calantzopoulos, CEO – Philip Morris International for his outstanding contribution to Greece, during an official dinner at The Harvard Club, on Monday, December 11, 2017.

The keynote speaker will be Mr. Jonathan R. Cohen, Deputy Assistant Secretary European and Eurasian Affairs U.S. Department of State.


Honored Guests:

  • Hon. Euclid Tsakalotos, Minister of Finance, Hellenic Republic
  • Hon. Dimitris Papadimitriou, Minister of Economy & Development, Hellenic Republic
  • Hon. Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism, Hellenic Republic
  • Mr. George Tziallas, Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, Ministry of Tourism


  • Mr. George Pitsilis, Governor, Independent Authority for Public Revenue, Hellenic Republic


The Dinner is sponsored by EY .



Within the context of the 19th Annual International Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum, the New York Stock Exchange will organize in cooperation with Capital Link a special celebration of “Greek Day at NYSE”, on Tuesday December 12, 2017. Minister of Finance Hon. Euclid Tsakalotos and the Greek Delegation, Greek companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange and companies which participated in the Forum, will ring the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange, an event of unique visibility throughout the world. The event will be broadcast live on major news stations in the United States and abroad to an audience of millions of viewers worldwide.


For further information, please contact:

NEW YORK // Mrs. Olga Bornozi & Mrs. Eleni Bej

Tel. +1 212 661 75 66 – Email:

ATHENS // Mrs. Maira Kitova

Tel: +30 210 610 9800 – Email:


For more details and extensive information, please visit:

The CAPITAL LINK website:




Capital Link is an Advisory, Investor Relations and Financial Communications firm. Besides the customized Investor Relations programs tailored to each specific client, Capital Link is also known for the organization of large scale high quality maritime and investor forums in key industry centers, such as in New York, London, Athens, Shanghai, Limassol and next year in Singapore. Capital Link organizes fourteen conferences annually, of which seven are focused on the maritime sector. Capital Link’s events draw the elite of the financial, investment and maritime communities and provide a unique combination of superior informational content, marketing and networking opportunities. Capital Link’s global marketing platform enhances the visibility and reach of these events during the year on a global scale that lasts well beyond the date on which each event is held, becoming a continuous reference point for market participants.

Capital Link’s efforts have been recognized by the 2011 Lloyds’s List Greek Shipping Awards, in 2012 and 2013 by the InterContinental Finance Magazine and in 2016 by the Wealth & Finance Magazine, Also, by the International Propeller Club of the United States and AHI-American Hellenic Institute.