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.



Alkis Drakinos

Αναπληρωτής Γενικός Διευθυντής, Ευρωπαϊκή Τράπεζα Επενδύσεων

Alkis Drakinos is Deputy Director for Greece at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

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