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.

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Conference Program

MONDAY | APRIL 7, 2014

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 Karaiosifidis, Publisher & 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/

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. 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


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

  • April 7, 2014 - April 8, 2014
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm