Below you shall find the Preliminary program of the Conference. While we progress closer to the date, more bookings will be made on the guest speakers list, finalising the conference program and procedures. We are set to conclude in the next few Weeks with the final acceptances. All invitations have now been made. And we await for their final confirmations.
As we are working on it please accept our sincere apologies and do come back closer to the dates for the final program of the conference.
On behalf of
Team Strategy International
Estimated Program (Final program Estimated by January 19th)
A New Era Of Security Through Global Development
3nd International Security Conference
Thessaloniki, Greece 27 & 28 January 2012
Preliminary Conference Agenda
DAY 1: Security and Development Through Methods and Tools Used by International Organizations
13:00-13:00 Opening Remarks: Strategy International.
13:00-13:15Welcome Remarks by Hr. Apostolos Tzitzikostas
Governor, Periphery of Central Macedonia
13:15-13:30 Welcome Remarks by Hr. Kostas Zervas
Vice-Mayor of Environment, Municipality of Thessaloniki
13:30-14:45 Opening Speech & Q&A:
Session 1: “Development Opportunities via new Global Security Challenges: Strategic Thinking Ahead”.
Chairman: Professor David Wisner Director of the Dukakis Center, American College of Thessaloniki
Speaker1: “NATO’s Chicago Summit: NATO-Russia Strategic Partnership, Missile Defense and Beyond.”
Sharyl Cross, Professor of National Security, Marshall Center Germany
Speaker2: “Prospects in 2012 and the Impact on Global Security Collaboration and Investment”.
Dan Solomon, Director Homeland Security, Atlantic Council of the UK & Senior Partner at Hawk
Speaker3:“The World Strategic Order in The Year 2020”.
Fabio Liberti Head of Research, IRIS France
Speaker4: “Commitment to Deeper International Co-operation and Participation? Strengthening Institutions for Security and Development”.
Valbona Zeneli, Professor of National Security, Marshall Center Germany
16:45-17:10 Coffee Break
17:10-18:20 Session 2: “North-Atlantic Security, the Mediterranean and the Southeast European Region.”
Chairman: Professor Costantinos Hadjiconstantinou Professor of Public International Law, School of Law, Aristotle University
Speaker 1: “The Future of Security in the Southeastern Mediterranean Region”
Tasos Mitsopoulos, Parliamentary Representative, DISY Party Cyprus
Speaker 2: “Regional Cooperation in the East Mediterranean Basin after the Arab Spring: Perils and Prospects“.
Kleanthis Kiriakidis, Joint War College & Harvard University School of Public Policy.
Speaker 3: “Greece's Leadership to the NRF”.
Serafim Papapostolou, Lt. General (Ret) Hr.NDC-GR, 3rd Corps Greece, Senior Scholar Strategy International
Speaker 4: "Southeastern Europe and Euro-Atlantic Integration".
Marios Efthymiopoulos, President Strategy International
18:30-19:30 Key Note Speech:
“Future Security, in an Era of Social and Financial Change”.
H.E. Mr. Evangelos Venizelos, Vice President of the Hellenic Government (Invited)
End of Day 1.
DAY 2: Development Strategies for Dialogue and Security
08:30-09:30 Arrival (and more registration)
09:30-11:00 Session 3: “Transatlantic Relations Through Regional Co-operation, Local Investment and Global Development”.
Chairman: Ino Afentouli, Southeast Europe, Public Diplomacy Division, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Speaker1:“International Organizations as Factors of Stability and Social Justice: A Success Story”.
Miltos Sarigiannidis, Lecturer, Law School, University of Aristotle.
Speaker2: “Greek-Israel Relations: Investment Opportunities and the Transatlantic Link”.
Aristotle Tziampiris Associate Professor, Political Science Department, University of Pireaus.
Speaker3: “Security and Business Interest,Transatlantic Needs and Global Co-operation: The Enhanced Relations between Greece and Turkey”,
Sotiris Serbos, Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of Thrace.
Speaker4: “The Way Forward to Development Security: Theories and Practical Innovations for Future Security, Stability and Prosperity”.
Pythagoras Petratos, Lecturer, University of Oxford.
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Session 4: “Regional & Global Security Strategies: Natural Resources, Energy Security and Technology Innovations”.
Chair: Professor Paraskeui Naskou Perraki, Professor of International Law and International Organizations University of Macedonia
Speaker1: “Developing New, Innovative Sectors for International Co-operation: energy investments and international co-operation in an era of austerity”.
David Koranyi, Scholar, Center for Transatlantic Relations Johns Hopkins University, Former Vice Secretary of State Hungary.
Speaker2:"Energy Security & Consequences in Europe & the Mediterranean Region Post Libyan Conflict"
Alex Bastien, Research Department IRIS France.
Speaker3: "The Right of National Exploration and Exploitation of Natural Resources".
Speaker4: “The Future of Energy Security, Southeastern Europe and the Establishment of the EEZ in Greece”.
Elias G. Carayannis, Professor, Business School, George Washington University
13:00-15:00 Light Lunch Break
15:00-17:00 Session 5: “Back to the Future: Regional Security through Local Technology Investment”.
Chairman: Christos Matis Elected Member of Municipality of Thesssaloniki/ Journalist
Speaker1: “The European Union and Regional Security”.
Margaritis Schinas, Deputy Head of Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA).
Speaker2: “Tools for Technology Innovation: Research, Management and Regional Cooperation”.
Spyros Kouvelis, MP, Former Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece.
Speaker3:“Enforcing Regional Security, Using Maritime Surveillance Technologies”
Nikitas Nikitakos, Professor, University of the Aegean, Department of Shipping, Trade & Transport.
Speaker4: “Technology-Readiness & Innovation in the Field of Business and Security: the Field of Network Centric Communications”
Elias Aravantinos, Head of Telecom Research, European Institute of Law, Science and Technology, Senior Advisor at Exelixisnet.com
17:00-17:30 Coffee Break
17:30-18:30: Key Note Speech:
“A World through Security and Defense”
H.E. Mr. Dimitrios Avramopoulos Minister of Defense of the Hellenic Republic (Invited)
-End Of Conference-