Black Sea Trade and Development Bank Forum in Greece

Published on 16/05/2016 in Athens Investment Summit

Black Sea Trade and Development Bank Forum in Greece

Monday, 30 May 2016 | Hilton Hotel Athens


The Black Sea Trade & Development Bank (BSTDB) will host a regional Business Forum entitled “Supporting Growth in Greece” at the Hilton hotel in Athens on Monday, May 30, 2016.

Policy makers, business leaders, and representatives of development financial institutions will discuss economic strategies and measures aimed at fostering growth, and exchange views on how regional cooperation may assist the implementation of national economic programs in specific sectors.

The Forum will offer excellent opportunities to the Greek and regional businessmen and investors to network and discuss business proposals with BSTDB and participating financial institutions.

The Business Forum is organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism of the Hellenic Republic and in partnership with the Greek business community. 

For any queries regarding the Forum and to request individual business meetings with BSTDB bankers, please contact:


Conference Website
tel. +30 2310 290533


09:00-10:00                Registration


10:00-10:30               OPENING STATEMENTS

Georgios Stathakis, Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism, Greece

Ihsan Ugur Delikanli, President, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) 


10:30-10:45               Coffee Break


10:45-12:15    Fostering Economic Growth: Regional Experience  

Moderator: Ambassador Michael Christides, Secretary General, Organisation of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)


  • Anca Dana Dragu, Minister of Public Finance, Romania

  • David Lezhava, Deputy Minister of Finance, Georgia

  • Dimitrios Mardas, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Greece

  • Rolf Strauch, Member of the Management Board, Economics, Policy Strategy and Banking, European Stability Mechanism

  • Nick Jennet, Director-Investment Team for Greece, European Investment Bank


12:15-12:30   Coffee Break


12:30-14:00   Regional Cooperation as a Vehicle for Growth

Moderator: Enterprise Greece


  • Igor Leshukov, Vice President Banking, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB)

  • Sabina Dziurman, Director Greece & Cyprus, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

  • Dimitris Tsitsiragos, Vice President, Global Client Services, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

  • Constantinos Michalos, President, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • Christina Sakellaridis, President, Panhellenic Exporters’ Association

  • Georgios Peristeris, Chief Executive Officer, GEK Terna S.A, Greece





Participating financial institutions, investors and businesses


15:00-16:00     PARALLEL EVENT

"Capacity Development Ideas for Black Sea Region”, Presentation by Toronto Centre