Speakers’ Presentations during the “1st Arab-Hellenic Health Conference” – 22-23 May 2024

Wednesday, 22 May, 2024


Rashad Mabger, Secretary General, Arab-Hellenic Chamber, Greece

Welcome Addresses

  • Harris Geronikolas, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Arab-Hellenic Chamber & CEO, City Unity College, Greece
  • Dr. Khaled Hanafy, Secretary General, Union of Arab Chambers, & Board Member, Arab Hellenic Chamber

Keynote Speeches

  • Ibrahim Alomar, Assistant Deputy Minister for Health Investment Development, Saudi Arabia
  • Ioulia Tseti, President & CEO, Uni-Pharma S.A. & Intermed S.A. & Secretary General, SEV-Hellenic Federation of Enterprises, & BoD Member, Arab-Hellenic Chamber, Greece

Guest of Honor: Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Health, Greece


1st Session: Arab Pharmaceutical Industry

Introduction on the pharmaceutical industries in some of the Arab countries, challenges, and future potential.

Moderator: Dr. Bassim Khoury, CEO, Pharmacare Group, Palestine and Malta


  • Ibrahim Alomar, Assistant Deputy Minister for Health Investment Development, Saudi Arabia
  • Nabil Bensouhali, Director General, Biorem Company, Algeria
  • Dr. Najeeb Saeed Ghanem Al-Dobai (MP), Professor of Pharmacology, Former Health Minister, Yemen
  • Hanan Sboul, Secretary General, The Jordanian Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Medical Appliances (JAPM), Jordan
  • Sarah Zerei, Assistant Professor in Pharmacology at the National Agency of Medicines and Health Products, Tunisia
  • Hani Sarraf, Director, Business Development, Pharmacare Premium Ltd., Malta


Potential of Medical Tourism in Greece

Keynote Speakers:

  • Elena Rapti, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Tourism, Greece
  • George Patoulis, President, Athens Medical Association, President, National Hellenic Inter-Municipal Network of Healthy Cities, President, International Centre for Health Tourism, President of the Global Doctors’ Hippocratic Institute and President, Greek Health Tourism Council – ELITOUR, Greece


2nd Session (Joint)

Greece’s positive strides in “In Vitro Fertilization” (IVF) and presenting some medical experience from the Arab side and the possibilities in exchanging experiences and cooperation in medical tourism

Moderator: Thanasis Kyriakidis, Operations Manager, Pharmacare Premium, Malta


  • Konstantinos Pantos, President, Genesis Athens Clinic, Secretary General, Hellenic Society of Reproductive Medicine and Vice President, Greek Health Tourism Council (ELITOUR)
  • Nikolaos Kouvelas, Ass. Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Athens University Faculty of Dentistry, Founder, EURODENTICA and Board Member, Greek Health Tourism Council (ELITOUR), Greece
  • Vanessa Delichristou, President & CEO, Network of affiliated clinics Klinikes.gr and Board Member, Greek Health Tourism Council (ELITOUR), Greece
  • Jalil Elattar, Director & Founder, Medical Bio Sante Network, Morocco
  • Evangelos Papanikolaou, Partner & Founder Assisting Nature IVF Unit, Greece
  • Lubna Ghosn, Founder, Medicaltancy Consultants, UAE


3rd Session (Joint) 

Potential of cooperation and investment opportunities in hospital procurement, Laboratories, and Rehabilitation Centers

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Faisal Al-Dahmashy, Assistant Deputy Minister for Hospitals’ Services at the Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia

ModeratorDr. Mazen Khoury, MD, PhD, FECTS, Director Cardiac Surgeon, Athens Medical Center, Greece


  • Ziyad Hijazi, Chief, International Patients Services & Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Qatar
  • Rafea Ibrahim Al Rawi, CEO, The Modern Company for Drug Industry and CEO, Al-Andalus Private Hospital and President, League of Private Hospitals (NGO), Iraq
  • Spyridon Dimotsantos, President & CEO, Medicon Hellas S.A., Greece
  • Chikh Abdelhamid, Assistant Professor in Galenic Pharmacy, Ferhat Abbas University -SETIF, Algeria
  • Gasem Baruni, Chairman of BoD and Manager, Al-Masarra Health Services, Libya
  • Dr. Yasser Ait Benkaddour, Coordinator of Reproductive Medicine Center, University Hospital and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Marrakesh, Morocco


Thursday, 23 May, 2024


Rashad Mabger, Secretary General, Arab-Hellenic Chamber, Greece

Guests of Honor

  • Dr. Hamoudi A. H. Al Limy, Senior Advisor for Industry & Private Sector Development, Prime Minister’s Office, Council of Ministers, Iraq
  • Vassiliki (Vicky) Loizou, Secretary General for Private Investments, Ministry of Development, Greece


4th Session: Pharmaceutical Industry in Greece

On Greece’s pharmaceutical industries and positive future growth.


Faye Kosmopoulou, General Manager, Panhellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (PEF), Greece


  • Athanassios Archondikis, Vice President, Pharmacist, MBA, Uni-Pharma S.A., Greece
  • Giannis Politis, Corporate Head of Geographical Expansion & Diversification, Vianex S.A., Greece
  • Lefteris Tryfon, Chief Operating Officer, BoD Member, Elpen Pharmaceutical Co. Inc., Greece
  • Kate Toumba, International Business Development Director, Neodent A., Greece
  • Nikos Adamopoulos, New Business Development Manager, Galenica S.A, Greece

Special Introduction on Private Investments in Hospitals and their Future Potentials:

Dr. Emad Abdulaziz Al-Thukair, CEO, Interhealth Medical Company, Saudi Arabia

Special Presentation on the development of cosmetics industry in Greece:

Vlasia Aroni, Chemist, MSc, Research and Development Department, Intermed Pharmaceutical Laboratories S.A., Greece


5th Session (Joint)

Exploring future cooperation in the pharmaceutical industries, investment opportunities and transfer of technology and know-how between both sides

Moderator: Hani Sarraf, Director, Business Development, Pharmacare Premium Ltd., Malta


  • Bassim Khoury, CEO, Pharmacare Premium, Palestine and Malta
  • George Spigos, International Sales Director, OFET Group (Uni-Pharma S.A. & Intermed S.A. Pharmaceutical Laboratories), Greece
  • Gamal El-Leithy, Chairman, Industrial Chamber of Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics & Appliances & Chairman and Managing Director of Future Pharmaceutical Industries “FPI,” Egypt
  • Mahmoud Chabbar, Owner & Director, Chabbar Enterprises for Pharmaceuticals & Trade, Syria
  • Thanasis Kyriakidis, Operations Manager, Pharmacare Premium, Malta