Detailed Preliminary Programme

Last update 12/9/2019

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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
The prospects and the new requirements of consulting industry in today’s global political, geopolitical and economic environment
Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, 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 Break
12:30-14:00 2nd session
 Funding the development in the domestic and international market
Opportunities the European Commission investment plan is offering to the Greek consulting sector
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)

The growth prospects of the infrastructure and construction sector in Greece – policy proposals
Nikos Vettas, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business & General Director of Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE)

Greece’s investment gap and the infrastructure-construction sector
Nicos Christodoulakis, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business
 14:00-15:00 Light lunch
 15:00-16:30 3rd session Strategic infrastructure planning – adaptation to climate change
  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

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

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 of adaptation to climate change of technical works: Vulnerability and Resilience
Christina Theochari, Dr. Environmentalist & Civil Engineer

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, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
16:30-17:00 Break
17:00-18:30 4th session Consulting sector and the 4th industrial revolution
  The 4th industrial revolution and the new digital era

“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, Vice President of ITS Hellas and Research Director at THE Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS)

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
09:00-09:30 Registrations
09:30-10:00 Welcome addresses
 10:00-12:00  5th session Administrative and business reforms for the development of the consulting sector
The private sector as a leverage of growth: necessary first-priority reforms
George Xirogiannis, Dr., Deputy General Director, SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises

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)

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 private sector in the control, supervision and management of studies and projects: international examples and practices
Μanolis Sigalas, Vice President and Managing Director of the Southern Europe division, Hill International (Hellas) S.A.

The digitalization and the use of new technology to the consulting industry
Liv Kari Skudal Hansteen, CEO of RIF – The Norwegian Association for the Consulting Engineering industry, Vice President of EFCA

 12:00-12:30 Break
 12:30-14:00 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, NBG Pangaea REIC

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

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

Natalia Strafti, Chief Operating Officer, Grivalia Properties

 14:00-14:30  Discussion – Conference closure
*pending final confirmation