Detailed Final Programme

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Thursday 26 September 2019
09:00-10:00 Registrations
10:00-11:00 Welcome addresses
 11:00-12:00 1st session
 New markets and requirements for the consultancy sector

Moderator: Spyros Papagrigoriou, HELLASCO Vice-President

The prospects and the new requirements of consulting industry in today’s global political, geopolitical and economic environment
Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, Dr., Chief Executive Officer of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)

Future Trends in the Consulting Engineering Industry
Kevin Rudden, President of the European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA)

New markets and requirements for the development of the Greek engineering-consulting companies
Ioannis Foteinos, Managing Director, SALFO & Associates S.A.
12:00-12:30 Coffee Break
12:30-14:00 2nd session
 Funding the development in the domestic and international market

Moderator: Christos Tsompanidis, HELLASCO Alternate Member

The External Investment Plan, the blending instruments and the External Aid Bodies of the Member States
Eleftherios Tsiavos, Senior Expert, Team Leader "EFSD Guarantee", European Commission, International Cooperation and Development, Unit C7, "Coordination of the EIP Secretariat and Blending Facilities"

European External Aid and the Financial Institutions
Jan Van der Putten, Secretary General of the European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA)

Greece’s investment gap and the infrastructure-construction sector
Nicos Christodoulakis, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business

Drafting the new Public Investments Programme and the new Partnership Agreement for the Development Framework: 2021-2027
Dimitris Skalkos, General Secretary of Public Investment & National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), Ministry of Development & Investments
 14:00-15:00 Light lunch break
 15:00-16:30 3rd session Strategic infrastructure planning – adaptation to climate change
  Moderator: Ioanna Xanthopoulou, HELLASCO Deputy Secretary

Strategic infrastructure planning in Greece: past, present and future
Sergios Lambropoulos, Professor Emeritus, National Technical University of Athens

Presentation of the National Infrastructure Development Plan
Nikolaos Stathopoulos, General Secretary of Transport at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport

The need of adaptation to climate change of technical works: Vulnerability and Resilience
Christina Theochari, Dr Civil and Environmental Engineer

National planning on the control and maintenance of the current infrastructure
Evangelos J. Sapountzakis, Vice Rector & Professor, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

The Need for Adaptation of Road Networks to Climate Change
Bill M. Halkias, International Road Federation (IRF), President

Adapting Civil Engineering Design to Climate Change
Anastasios I. Stamou, Professor & Director of the Laboratory of Applied Hydraulics, National Technical University of Athens
16:30-17:00 Coffee Break
17:00-18:30 4th session Consulting sector and the 4th industrial revolution
  Moderator: Ioannis Ladopoulos, HELLASCO Member

“Smart Cities”: new occupation opportunities of the consulting sector
John Golias, Rector of the National Technical University of Athens

Intelligent transport systems and engineering industry
Angelos Amditis, Research Director at the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), Chairman of ERTICO/ITS –Europe, Vice President of ITS Hellas

Water Technology & Service in the new digital era
Kasper Wildeboer, Service Manager South-West Europe at GRUNDFOS

Powering the digital economy
Antonis Pothitos, Integrators & Specifiers Channels Director, Schneider Electric

The EU BIM Task Group roadmap for the digitalization οf the construction sector
Milena Feustel, Deputy Chair, EU BIM Task Group

The adoption of BIM in infrastructure projects
Issam El-Absi, CCC BIM Centres General Manager & CCC BIM Academy Director

 18:30-21:00 Break - Free time
 21:00 Official dinner
Friday, 27 September 2019
09:30-10:00 Registrations
10:00-10:30 Welcome addresses 
 10:30-12:30  5th session Administrative and business reforms for the development of the consulting sector

Moderator: Despina Kallidromitou, HELLASCO 2nd Vice-President

Energy, Climate and Digital Reforms. Challenges – Prospects

Yannis Maniatis, Professor at the University of Piraeus, f. Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change

Public and private sector cooperation in planning strategic projects and development policies – National Industry Council of Infrastructure and Construction
Georgios Syrianos, President of the Association of the Technical Companies of the Highest Classes (STEAT)

10 priorities for industrial growth
George Xirogiannis, Dr., Deputy General Director, SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises

Supporting Greece’s Development: The great expectations and the technical sector’s key role for maturing and implementing investments
Μanolis Sigalas, Vice President and Managing Director of the Southern Europe division, Hill International (Hellas) S.A.

Public Procurement for consulting services: experiences in the EU States and the position of EFCA
Jaap N. De Koning, Chair of EFCA Internal Market Committee

The public procurement as a tool of the EU development policy and Greece’s rating
Vassilios Kanaras, Legal Officer, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

The future challenges and opportunities for the consulting industry
Liv Kari Skudal Hansteen, CEO of RIF – The Norwegian Association for the Consulting Engineering industry, Vice President of EFCA

 12:30-13:00 Coffee Break
 13:00-14:30 6th session  – PANEL DISCUSSION
  Development of investment plans in the real estate sector

Moderator: Nikos Roussanoglou, Journalist, “Kathimerini”

Dimitris Zontanos, Development Director, LAMDA Development

Dimitris Georgiopoulos, Head of Technical Department, Prodea

Panos Panayiotides, Chief Operating Officer, DIMAND S.A.

Evgenios Dendrinos, Real Estate Director, TEMES S.A.

Natalia Strafti, Managing Partner, Operations, Grivalia Management Company

 14:30-15:00  Discussion – Conference closure