Thursday, May 15, 2014

ExpoSec 2014-DEFENSEWORLD International Defense & Security Conference

Η ExpoSec DEFENSEWORLD International Defense & Security Conference είναι για μένα η πιο ιδιαίτερη έκθεση της χρόνιας. Συμμετέχοντας ως ομιλητής τα τελευταία 5 χρόνια, αισθάνομαι ιδιαίτερα ευτυχής για την τιμή που μου κάνουν οι διοργανωτές τους οποίους και ευχαριστώ ιδιαίτερα για τις συνεχόμενες προσκλήσεις. Η ExpoSec DEFENSEWORLD είναι το μοναδικό συνέδριο που καλύπτει ολιστικά τα θέματα της εθνικής ασφάλειας, της άμυνας και της αμυντικής βιομηχανίας. Ο κυβερνοπόλεμος είναι ένα πολύ μικρό κομμάτι της ExpoSec, η ευκαιρία όμως να ακούσει κάποιος σημαντικότατες πολιτικές φυσιογνωμίες να μιλάνε για γεωστρατηγικά θέματα είναι πραγματικά ανεπανάληπτη. Εύχομαι και ελπίζω να μπορέσω να τους ξανακούσω στις επόμενες ExpoSec

Ακολουθεί η κάλυψη της εκδήλωσης από τους συνδιοργανωτές American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Symeon G. Tsomokos S.A καθώς και μερικές προσωπικές μου φωτογραφίες 















The 2nd EXPOSEC-DEFENSEWORLD International Defense & Security Conference entitled: Defense & Security Policy - Meet the Future Challenges, took place on April 7 & 8 at the Hotel Grande Bretagne and was marked by great success and participation by all stakeholders of the defense and security sectors of Greece.
The conference was organized by the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Symeon G. Tsomokos S.A., under the auspices of the Ministry of National Defense, with the support of the Hellenic Manufacturers of Defense Material Association (SEKPY), the Hellenic Aerospace and Defense Industries Group (HASDIG) and the Centre for Security Studies (KEMEA).
More than 250 distinguished guests from the political, military, diplomatic, academic and business community, organizations involved in the field of defense and security, leaders of  defense and security industries, CEOs, manufacturers, decision makers and others attended the conference, partake in the constructive dialogue and shared the valuable knowledge and expertise of the conference speakers.  
We thank our distinguished speakers from Greece and abroad who have honored us with their presence and our sponsors for their help and support. We are confident that through Exposec-Defenseworld conference, a truly honest and effective dialogue between experts, business representatives, the political leadership and European and US institutions, have been initiated regarding the creation of a comprehensive Greek National Strategic Plan for Defense & Security.
Πρόγραμμα Συνεδρίου
Conference Program
MONDAY | APRIL 72014
Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
Symeon Tsomokos, Managing Director, Symeon G. Tsomokos S.A.

Fofi Gennimata, Alternate Minister, Ministry of National Defense

David D. Pearce, U.S. Ambassador to Greece

Yannis Tafyllis, Responsible, Defense Committee & Member of the Foreign & Defense Policy Dept., SYRIZA

Ernest Herold, Deputy Assistant Secretary General, Defense Investment, NATO HQ
Moderator:Faithon KaraiosifidisPublisher & Editorial Director, Ptisi & Diastima Magazine

Georgios Delis, Colonel, Director, Directorate for the Management of European and Development Projects, General Directorate for
Financial Planning & Support, GDFPS/DMEDP, Ministry of National Defense  Speech         Presentation
Dr. George Troullinos, Chairman, Hellenic Aerospace and Defense Industries Group (HASDIG), CEO, INTRACOM Defense Electronics
Tassos Rozolis, President, Hellenic Manufacturers of Defense Material Association (SEKPY) & Managing Director, AKMON S.A. 
Dr. Athanasios Potsis, President of the Hellenic Industrial Space Association.& Member of the si-cluster Steering Board  
Demetrios Papacostas, CEO, Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) 

Antonios Karaoulanis, Captain, Director of Defense Investments and R&T, GDDIA, MoD 
Dennys Plessas, Vice President Business Development Initiatives Europe, Middle East & Africa, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics/
International
Ioannis Demiris, President, Hellenic Defense Systems S.A.
Dr. Sterghios Topis, Product Marketing Director, Intracom Defense Electronics
Panos Xenokostas, President & CEO, ONEX Technologies Inc, Global Aerospace & Technology Investments

Moderator: Loukas Dimakas, Journalist, PhD Candidate, Geopolitics
Costas Bakouris, Chairman, Transparency International Greece
Vasileios Garmpis, Brigadier General, Director, Defense Planning and Programming Directorate,
Hellenic National Defense General Staff, MoD

Christos Kollias, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Thessaly

Moderator: Dr. Georgios Filis, Professor, International Business & European Affairs Department,
The American College of Greece-Deree
Photis Photiou, f. Minister of Defense, Republic of Cyprus
Arye Mekel, Ambassador, Embassy of Israel
Dr. Polykarpos Adamidis, General Director, National Defense Policy and International Relations Directorate,
Ministry of National Defense
John Mazis, Professor of Economic Geography and Geopolitics of Middle East and Turkey, School of Economics and
Political Sciences & Chair, Department of Modern Turkish and Modern Asian Studies, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

Moderator: Yannis Vassiliou, Professor, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering NTUA & General Manager,
Institute of Communication and Computing Systems ICCS)
Manolis Sfakianakis, Police Brigadier General, Chief, Financial Police and Cyber Crime Unit,
Hellenic Police 
Dr. Evangelos Ouzounis, Head of Secure Infrastructure and Services Unit,
European Network and Information Security Agency–ENISA
Dr. Christos Douligeris, Professor, Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus 
Dr. Vasileios Vlachos, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science & Engineering,
Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Thessaly

Dr. Grigorios Koutsogiannis, Int’l Business Development Manager–NATO & European Defense,
Lockheed Martin – Information Systems & Global Solutions

TUESDAY | APRIL 8, 2014
Michael Tsinisizelis, Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens,
Chairman, Center for Security Studies

Nikos Dendias, Minister, Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection

Moderator: Michael Tsinisizelis, Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration,
University of Athens, Chairman, Center for Security Studies
Athanassios Platias, Professor of Strategy, University of Piraeus  
Dr. Constantinos Filis, Director of Research, Institute of International Relations Panteion University

Moderator: Spyros Moulias, Honorary President, Hellenic Manufacturers of Defense Materials Association (SEKPY)
Patroklos Georgiadis, Secretary General for Citizen Protection, Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection
Adamandios Stamatakis, Police Lieutenant General, Deputy Chief, Hellenic Police
Vasileios Koutsoliakos, Police Major, Head of Intelligence Section, Special Crimes Division, Counterterrorism Int’l Unit, Hellenic Police

Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Minister, Ministry of Shipping, Maritime Affairs & the Aegean

Moderator: Alexandra Bousiou, Chair, 6th Appeal Committee, Appeals Authority, Asylum Service & Scientific Collaborator,
Laboratory for the Study of Migration & Diaspora
Grigorios Apostolou, Head, Frontex Liaison Office-Greece
Daneil Esdras,  Chief of Mission in Greece, International Organization for Migration
Ioannis Karageorgopoulos, Commodore, Director, Maritime Borders Protection Directorate, Hellenic Coast Guard
Petros Mastakas, Associate Protection Officer, UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency - Athens Office

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