Presentations of Speakers in “7th Arab-Hellenic Economic Forum”, 27-28 November 2018


Tuesday, 27th November 2018


Session 1 “Maritime Future Potential, Opportunities and Partnerships”

Moderator: Mr. George Xiradakis, Founder & Managing Director, XRTC Business Consultants & President, International Propeller Club, Greece

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Captain Mohamed S.A. Dawood, Vice-President, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Egypt


• Mrs Elpi Petraki, Vice President, Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association, Greece

Dr. Sara Algazzar, Dean, College of International Transportation & Logistics, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Egypt

• Mr. George Venizelos, Manager, Dry Chartering Department, Eastern Mediterranean, Greece

• Eng. Tahsin Shehadeh, Secretary General, Syrian Chamber of Shipping, Syria

• Mr. Nicholas G. Gerassimou, Board Member of the Hellenic Association of Maritime Law, Board Member of the Hellenic Association of Maritime Lawyers, Greece

• Mr. Yannis Triphyllis, Member of Executive Committee, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, Greece


Session 2 “Port Development, Infrastructure and Investment Opportunities”

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Khaled Hanafy, Secretary General, Union of Arab Chambers, Lebanon


• Dr. Ahmad Tamer, Director, Tripoli Port, Lebanon

• Mr. Philippos Costopoulos, Managing Director, Arkas Hellas S.A., Greece

• Capt. Mohamed Dalabieh, Secretary General, Jordan Shipping Association, Jordan

• Mr. Georgios Tozidis, CEO, Volos Port Authority S.A., Greece

• Eng. Ahmed El Akkad, Chairman &CEO, Mahoney Shipping & Marine Services, Egypt

• Mr. Giannis Alexopoulos, Secretary General, Greece Marinas Association & Manager, Astir Marina Vouliagmenis S.A., Greece

• Mr. Marwan El Yaman, Secretary of Lebanese Shipping Agents Syndicate & Consultant to the President – Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Sidon & South Lebanon


Wednesday, 28th November 2018

Session 3 “Construction & Infrastructure Projects”

Moderator: Mr. Abdulaziz Al-Mikhlafi, Secretary General, Arab-German Chamber of Commerce, Germany


• Eng. Fahad Amarin, Corporate Ethics Compliance Officer, Consolidated Contractors Co. (CCC), Greece

• H.E. Mr. Najib Saleh El-Sabeihi, Chairman, Roottech Co., Egypt & UAE based

• Mr. Marios Patsalides, Chief Business Development Officer, J&P Avax, Greece

• Mr. Mohamed Muctar Abbasheikh, General Director, Tawakal Well Drilling & Civil Engineering, Somalia


Session 4 “Greek and Arab Energy Demand and Resources for a Sustainable Future”

Moderator: Mr. Spyros Xanthis, General Manager, Eurosol P&M GmbH (MENA region) & Board Member, AHCCD


• Dr. Khalid Klefeekh Al Hajri, Energy Expert, Board Member of Qatar Chamber of Commerce, Qatar

• Dr. Sotiris Kapellos, President, Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Companies (HELAPCO), Greece

• Mr. Nikolaos Papoutsis, President, Metron S.A., Greece

• Eng. Ahmed Zuhair, Project Manager, Al-Yamama Engineering Company, Basra, Iraq

• Eng. Athanasios Ntintis, Managing Director, Rotoras Ltd., Greece