12.00 – 12.30
Arrival & registration of participants
12.30 – 13.00
Welcome Light Lunch
13.00 – 13.10
Opening of the event and welcome
Moderator: Georgia Sadana, Journalist
Eleftheria Chatzigeorgiou, Deputy Minister of Interior (Sector of Macedonia & Thrace)
13.10 – 13.30
Keynote Speech: Balkan co-operation and co-development, prospects and potentialities.
Ioannis Dragasakis, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Economy & Development, Greece
13.30 – 14.00
Short interventions of official guests
Anastasios Kourakis, Α’ Vice president of Hellenic Parliament, Greece
Dimitris Papadimoulis, Vice president of the European Parliament, Greece
Suhejl Fazliu, Minister of Local Self Government, North Macedonia
Terens Quick, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Greece
Ioannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki
Gregory W.Pfleger,Jr, General Consul of USA in Thessaloniki
Walter Stechel, General Consul of Germany in Thessaloniki
Ioannis Stavrou, Α’ Vice president – Executive of Federation of Industries of Greece, Greece
Pantelis Filippidis, Α’ Vice president of Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Greece
Grigoris Tasios, Α’ Vice president of Greek Tourism Confederation, Greece
Initiatives to promote the trans-balkan cooperation in the fields of entrepreneurship & innovation.
Moderator: Nikos Fotopoulos, Journalist
Kreshnik Bekteshi, Minister of Economy, North Macedonia
Asterios Pitsiorlas, Deputy Minister of Economy & Development, Greece
Bogdan Constantin Andronic, Debuty Minister of Economy, Romania
15.30 – 15.45
Coffee – Break
15.45 – 17.30
Existing situation of transport, industrial, technological, and energy infrastructures and networks in the Balkan area.
Moderator: Georgios Emmanouil, General Director of Ministry of Interior (Sector Macedonia & Thrace).
Apostolos Proios, President of the Permanent Team for Infrastructures & Networks of Technical Chamber of Greece – Regional Department of Central Macedonia, Greece
Miroslav Maznev, Executive Director of Bulgarian Construction Chamber & Dr. Eng. Ivan Katsarov, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering & Geodesy, Faculty of Transportation Engineering, Bulgaria
Mile Dimitrovski, President of Chamber of Certified Architects and Certified Engineers of the Republic of North Macedonia, North Macedonia
Dušan Mladenović, Vice-president of Commission for international cooperation Representative of Serbian Chamber of Engineers, Serbia
Debate – Short Interventions (5′)
Parallel Meeting of Convention Carriers of the Balkan countries, aiming to the promotion of foreign cooperation for organising conventions, exhibitions and conferences.