Energy & Environment



0830 – 0900 Registration
09:00 – 09:30

Welcome Addresses

  • Minister of Energy and Environment, Greece

  • President, French-Greek Chamber of Commerce & Industry

 09:30 – 09:40

Introduction and Orientation
French Policy and Perspectives for Energy Transition

Alexia Kefalas, Journalist

 09:40 – 10:40 1st Round Table

Presentation of the Operational Programmes for Energy & Environment between Greece and the European Commission, 2014 – 2020

Moderator: Alexia Kefalas

Solar Energy, small hydroelectric projects, biomass, geothermal energy, waste management, water resources and distribution, financing of projects

  • Presentation
  • Introductory film
  • Mapping of Projects in Greece and the region
  • Debate
 10:40 – 11:40 2nd Round Table

Financing Energy & Environment Projects in Greece

Moderator: Alexia Kefalas


  • European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Private Banks
  • Ministry of Energy & Environment, Greece
  • Other Actors
 11:40 – 12:00  Coffee Break
 12:00 – 13:00

3rd Round Table
New Technologies for Production and Distribution of Energy

Moderator: Alexia Kefalas

Modernisation of electricity networks, biomass, biogas, geothermal, solar, wind, marine, energy efficiency

  • ADEME representative

  • Company representatives of Greek and French companies

 13:00 – 14:00  Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00

4th Round Table
New Technologies for Energy Efficiency

Moderator: Alexia Kefalas

Discussion on smartgrids, bioclimatic concepts, energy renovation and efficiency

 15:00 – 16:00

Focus on the Circular Economy

Moderator: to be determined

  • François-Michel Lambert, Président de l’Institut français de l’Economie Circulaire

  • Laurent Georgeault, Chargé de mission sur l’économie circulaire.

  • Matthieu Orphelin, Directeur Déchets-Economie circulaire de l’ADEME

  • Pierre Galiot, Chef du Service Consommation et Prévention de l’ADEME

 18:30 – 20:00 Public Round Table

The Circular Economy: An Economic Model for the Future


  • Yiannis Tsironis, Ministre délégué à l’Environnement

  • Représentant du réseau européen des Académies des Sciences

  • François-Michel Lambert, Président de l’Institut français de l’Economie Circulaire

  • Matthieu Orphelin, Directeur Déchets-Economie circulaire de l’ADEM 

21:00 Cocktail Reception and Dinner at the Residence of the French Ambassador to Greece


Business meetings will be arranged between French and Greek businessmen from 08:30 – 20:00.

Exhibition stands for financing agencies, technology providers and local authorities will be present.



Efstathios Kontos

Special collaborator, Municipality of Tilos

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