February, 7 & 8 February, 2020 • Athens

Friday, 7 February 2020



10:00- 10:15

President's welcome G.Karanikas


Hellenic Annual Commerce Report 2019 

Presentation of the key points of the Hellenic Annual Commerce Report 2019 

Valia Aanitour, Director of the Institute of Commerce and Services,  Associate Professor

Commentary by directors of Social Partner Institutes 

George Argitis, Dionisis Gravaris, Xristos Georgiou, Ilias Kikilias, Nikos Vettas,


Moderator: John Pahoulakis, Head of Press Office ESEE 


Conference Opening

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister, Hellenic Republic


I. Commerce-changing digital technologies

Troy Beeler, General Manager, Future Commerce Initiative LLC

Nikos Kostroglou, Managing Partner Koolmetrix

Lena Tsipouri, Professor at the Department of Economic Sciences, University of Athens


Moderator: Milena Panagiotopoulou, Policy Officer European Affairs, INEMY-ESEE


Plenary Speech

Nikos Fligos, Director Commercial Operations, Deployment, GR, CY, MT, PAPASTRATOS, Philip Morris International

14:00- 14:15

In conversation:

Jasmin Battista, Head of e-commerce sector, European Commission, DG CONNECT


Moderator: Dimitris Maziotis, Founding Partner W2Strategy  


II. The impact of technological innovations on the supply chain

Zina Mavroeidi, CEO

Anestis Partalidis, Managing Director, Trade Logistics SA

Nicholas Rodopoulos, President of the Hellenic Logistics Association


ΙΙΙ. Millennials 

Leuteris Kiosses, Director of  Research Institute of Retail Consumer Goods

George Karamanolis, Co-Founder & CTO/CIO at Crowdpolicy Chairman of Hellenic Blockchain Hub


Moderator: Nora Ralli, Journalist


Light Lunch 


Plenary Speech

Christian Verschueren, Director-General, Eurocommerce


Moderator: Dimitris Maziotis, Founding Partner W2Strategy  

16:45- 18:00

IV. The physical store of the future

Jonathan Chippindale, Chief Executive, HOLITION

Kostas Koukoravas, CEO & Founder Intelistyle & Michael Michelis COO & Co-founder Intelistyle

Konstantinos Stefanidis,  Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Crete, is Founder and Head of the Human - Computer Interaction (HCI) Laboratory, (ICS-FORTH)


In conversation: Theodoros Vardas,Chairman & MD VARDAS S.A.


Break| Masterclass 1: "Platform trust and use"

18:30- 19:45

Keynote Speech

Dan O' Connor, Executive in Residence, Harvard Business School


Moderator: Makis Provatas, Journalist


George Karanikas, President of Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship 


Margaritis Schinas, Vice President European Commission, Promoting the European Way of Life



Saturday, 8 February 2020




V. Retail and Sustainability

Konstantinos Astridis, Founder Recycglobe

Dionisis Boutouvas, Managing Director, Combatt

Evripidis Dimou, Manager, Fillers & Importers Department at Hellenic Recovery Recycling Corporation – HE.R.R.Co 

George Melissaropoulous, Project Manager Fabric Republic

John Sideris, CEO HRA


Moderator: Maria Nikoltsiou, Journalist


VI. Innovative strategies 

Leon Gavalas, General Manager Bespot Private Company

George Doukidis, Professor, Department of Administrative Science and Technology

Dimitris Economou, Deputy General Manager, Head of the Small Business Segment General Division in Eurobank.

Fanis Koutouvelis, Founder INTALE

Dimitris Syrigos, Director, Business Monitor Services, SOL Crowe


Moderator: Tasos Zachos, Editor in Chief Fortune


VII. The Retail in City-Centres 

George Ioakimidis, Mayor of Nikaia-Agios Ioannis Rentis 

Dimitris Papastergiou, President of KEDE, Mayor of Trikala

Leena Whittaker, Legal Officer, DG Grow, European Commission


Moderator: Evgenia Fotoniata, former Special Secretary, Ministry of Economy and Development, Hellenic Republic


VIII. New Trends in Payments

George Korfiatis, Bank of Greece

Lazaros Felous, Founder Retailabs, Economist

Konstantinos Kalogerakis, Chief Innovation Officer, Crowdpolicy


Moderator: Konstantinos Kapoloulos, CEO W2Strategy


Light Lunch | Masterclass 1: "Consumer Law Ready"


IX. The future of work in the commerce sector

Haris Daskalakis, Executive BCA College

Nikos Theocharakis, Professor of Economics, UoA

Kostas Papadakis, Senior Social Dialogue and Governance Specialist, ILO 

In conversation: Jeremias Adams- Prassl, Professor of Law, University of Oxford


Moderator: Valia Aranitou, Director INEMY-ESEE

17:15- 17:45

Plenary Speech

Πέγκυ Αντωνάκου*, General Manager Southeast Europe, Google


Keynote Speech

Jonathan Reynolds, Director, Oxford Institute of Retail Management, Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK 


Moderator: Dimitris Milonakis, Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Department of Economics, University of Crete Professor of political economy


Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Minister of Digital Governance