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CSR in Greece - forum 2014

   





























































































«FOR A BETTER TOMORROW»
with the participation of 100 NGOs

      CONFERENCE
Capitalizing on our 18-year track record with the organization of uniquely successful investment conferences, Capital Link has pioneered a series of CSR-focused forums in London, Athens and New York.

Our 4th Annual Capital Link CSR in Greece Forum scheduled to be held in at HILTON ATHENS HOTEL, on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, under the auspices of "The Union of Hellenic Chambers" and the "Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry".

Our motto this year is "FOR A BETTER TOMORROW" aiming to highlight how private enterprises and initiatives contribute to building a better future for our country. Our Forum is regarded as a key platform for bridging communication between companies, citizens and NGOs aiming at building effective relationships between all.

With a 4-year track record, this prestigious, high caliber Forum, offers unique informational and networking opportunities facilitating the access of business to non-governmental and non-profit organizations in a completely transparent frame; and constitutes a communication bridge between all social and business groups.

     HONORING Mr. JOHN CATSIMATIDIS
During the Forum, the «2014 Capital Link CSR Leadership Award» will be presented to Mr. John Catsimatidis, Chairman & CEO of Red Apple Group in New York City, who will deliver the Keynote Address and during his speech he will express his optimism for "Putting Greece back in the Global Investment Agenda".
Mr. Constantine Michalos, President, Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce &Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry, will introduce Mr. John Catsimatidis.
Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Minister of Administrative Reform and e-Governance of Greece will make brief remarks on the “Greek Governments Reforms Contribution: to A BETTER TOMORROW" and he will then present Mr. John Catsimatidis with the «2014 Capital Link CSR Leadership Award».

     PARTICIPATION OF 100+ GREEK NGOs PRESENTING THEIR PROGRAMS AND OBJECTIVES
It is important to remind you that besides panel discussions and presentations, we feature a dedicated space where approximately 100+ NGOs from all over Greece, are able to showcase and communicate their programs, needs and objectives to a wider audience achieving live interaction of all CSR stakeholders. This is an initiative of Capital Link which can be realized thanks to the support of the companies participating at the Forum aiming to create live and direct interaction of all CSR stakeholders.

     FORUM AGENDA
During the Forum, there will be presentations from the following:

"The contribution of the Greek Diaspora" will be presented by Mr. Jean Valvis, President & CEO, Valvis Holding S.A. and Dr. Sotirios Vahaviolos, Chairman, President & CEO, Mistras Group, Inc. - Mr. Petros Machas (Machas & Partners Law Firm ) will moderate the panel.

Mr. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, ΙΜΟ Secretary General Emeritus & Chairman of the "Maria Tsakos Foundation" will focus on "Raising the profile of Corporate Social Responsibility"

•The Mission & Needs of Greek NGO’s will be presented by Mrs. Katerina Panagopoulou, Ambassador of Greece to the Council of Europe for Sport, Tolerance and Fair Play & President, Greek Athletic Association for Women «Kallipatira» and by Mr. Yannis Varotsos, Lawyer, President Rotary Club of Athens.

•The Relation between Corporate Governance and CSR will be presented by Mrs. Sophia Kounenaki-Efraimoglou, Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) and Chairperson of the Hellenic Corporate Governance Council.

•The contribution of the Greek Enterprises will be presented by:

•LEAD SPONSORS: HELLENIC PETROLEUM S.A., EYDAP, ΟΤΕ-COSMOTE, VALVIS HOLDING
•MAIN SPONSORS: PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A, ICAP GROUP, LAMDA Development, MYTILINEOS HOLDINGS
•SPONSORS: ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, COCA COLA TRIA EPSILON, NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE S.A., ΕΥ, GENIKI Bank , MACHAS & PARTNERS LAW FIRM
•SUPPORTERS: PUBLIC GAS CORPORATION SA, FrieslandCampina, MAMIDOIL JETOIL, WIND
•HANDBOOK SPONSOR: HELLENIC PETROLEUM S.A.
•COCKTAIL SPONSOR: Pernod Ricard Hellas
•HOSPITALITY SPONSOR: Hilton ATHENS
•WITH THE SUPPORT OF: Greek Athletic Association for Women «Kallipatira», Rotary Club of Athens
•SUPPORTING ORGANZATIONS: Hellenic Network for Corporate Social Responsibility, Cultural Center "Hellenic Cosmos", Hellenic Mediation and Arbitration Center, Hellenic Union of Mediators, Union of Listed Companies, Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration, The International Propeller Club of the United States - Port of Piraeus, SAE -EPE, Athens College Alumni Association, SEV Business Council for Sustainable Development, Wista Hellas
•MEDIA SPONSORS: THE NATIONAL HERALD, econews.gr, EMEA.gr, KATHIMERINI, ECONOMIA, ReadPoint.gr, Reporter.gr, sofokleousin.gr, WORLDGR


     SPECIAL HANDBOOK
Within the Forum’s framework, we issue a special Handbook with articles of market players, speakers at the Forum and other personalities which address the latest developments in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility in Greece and abroad.