Friday, 21 February 2014

Press Release: Capital Panel Discussion: Out of the Crisis and the Role of Banks

Athens, February 21st 2014

Capital Panel Discussion: Out of the Crisis and the Role of Banks

The greek weekly financial newspaper Kefalaio and the financial news site inaugurate a series of pioneering events with the aim of bringing together academics, experts and professionals, in order to promote public panel discussions of policy options, actions and alternative solutions to get out of the crisis.  Since the beginning of the crisis in 2007 the banking sector has been at the centre of attention.  For the European Union, Greece and indeed everywhere, the role of banks is crucial for sustainable economic recovery.  The first event will focus on presenting content specific proposals from a banking perspective for the European Union and Greece.

18:30 – Reception - Opening-Welcome from panel coordinator Yiannis Aggelis, editor in chief of Kefalaio and editor of

19:00 – 19:10 Ass. Prof. Ioannis Tsamourgelis, International Economics and Finance, University of the Aegean: “Banking dependencies in a Europe of divergences

19:15 – 19:30 Ilias Lekkos, Group Chief Economist at Piraeus Bank: “2014 – The Comeback of Macroeconomic Policy.”

19:30 – 19:45 Prof. Richard Werner, Chair in International Banking, Director, Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development; Director of Int'l Development, University of Southampton: “True Quantitative Easing for Greece

19:45 – 21:00 Questions and Answers - Panel Discussion

The event will be held on February, 25th January 2014 at Public in Syntagma Square (1 Karageorgi Servias Str) at the Venue Hall, 5th floor.  [Timezone GMT + 2 hours, event starts at 16:30 GMT]

The entrance is free – The Q&A and the panel discussion will be in English.  Translation will be available.  Live streaming will be announced on Monday 24th February.

For information, contact Mrs Marissi Balioussi: +30 2106154200 internal 529 e-mail:

40 Kifissias Ave,  Maroussi, 151 25 l  Tel. +30.210.6154.200fax: +30.210.6199.869

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