The Chamber hosted its 4th LABOR & INSURANCE CONFERENCE, Employment and Insurance – Two National Priority Issues Seek Solutions”— on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Grande Bretagne Hotel, and was marked by great success and participation by all stakeholders in the labor and insurance sectors of Greece. The conference was held under the Auspices of the Ministry of Labor, Social Security.

More than 200 distinguished guests and representatives of the political, academic and business communities attended the conference and took part in the vibrant dialogue, expressing their proposals, suggestions and concerns regarding key issues of the social security, insurance and employment sectors. The Chamber, via its Committee on Labor and Insurance, was able to collect important data, trends, best practices, and forward-looking suggestions regarding insurance policy and rationalization of the labor market and the increase of employment for economic growth with social cohesion.

We thank our distinguished speakers from Greece and abroad who honored the Chamber and its members with their presence and insights and our supporters for their invaluable help and support.

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CONFERENCE SPEECHES & PRESENTATIONS

INSURANCE PART
Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Dimitris Micharikopoulos, Head of the Insurance Working Group, Insurance, Social Security and Labor Affairs Committee
American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce & Senior Partner & Head of Consulting Services,  SIGNOSIS

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Antonios Bezas, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Welfare

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SESSION 1-FINANCING OF THE SECURITY SYSTEM AND ADEQUACY OF PENSION BENEFITS AFTER CRISIS
Bernard Casey – Social Security Systems Reformation in Light of the Economic Crisis (Presentation in EnglishPresentation in Greek)
Research Fellow, Institute for Employment and Research, University of Warwick
Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, London School of Economics, London

Nikolaos Philippas – Social Security in Greece: Challenges & Perspectives
Professor, Department of Business Administration, University of Piraeus
Chairman of the Board of Directors & Scientific Director, Centre of Planning & Economic Research (KEPE)

SESSION 2-RATIONALIZATION OF GREECE’S SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM AND ADMINISTRATIVE MODERNIZATION
Rovertos Spyropoulos, Governor, Social Insurance Institute (IKA)

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Dr. Artemis Anagnostou-Dedouli, General Director, General Secretariat for Social Securities, Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Welfare

SESSION 3-SOCIAL AND PRIVATE SECURITIES SYNERGIES FOR ENSURING PENSIONS ADEQUACY AND RESPONDING TO SOCIAL INEQUALITIES
Yanos Gramatidis – Redefining the Approach of the Structure of the 2nd Insurance Pillar
President, The Institute on Economic Policy and Public Governance, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Margarita Antonaki – Pension Insurance Products: Developments of Demand and Perspectives of the Insurance Market
Director General, Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies

Patrina Paparrigopoulou – The Supplementary Role of Private Insurance in Order to Maintain a Decent Standard of Living After Retirement
Associate Professor, Law School, University of Athens & Legal Consultant, TEA-EAPAE

John Kyriopoulos,  – Is It Legitimate and Allowable the Supplementary (Private) Insurance in a Public Healthcare System?
Professor Emeritus of Health Economics, National School of Public Health

EMPLOYMENT PART
Dr. Venetia Koussia, Head of the Employment Working Group, Insurance, Social Security, and Labor Affairs Committee
American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce & Managing Director, ManpowerGroup

Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
Ioannis Plakiotakis, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Welfare

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Alexis Mitropoulos, Member of Parliament, Policy Secretariat Member and Administrative Reform &
E-Government Committee Coordinator, SYRIZA

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Tom Hadley – The Contemporary Challenges on Talents, Flexibility and Protection that Concern all Member States
Director of Policy and Professional Services, The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)

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Christos Alexakis – Qualitative Analysis of Key Reforms to the Labor Market 2010-2013
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Piraeus
Member of the College of Scholars, The Institute on Economic Policy and Public Governance, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Duncan Campbell – Productive Jobs Today
Director for Policy Planning in Employment, International Labor Organization (ILO)

Eamonn Davern – Effective Parnerships for Enhancing Employment: the European Perspective
Directorate General for Employment, Public Employment Services (PES) Unit, European Commission

Vasso Kollia – Digital Alliance for Women’s Employment
Secretary General, General Secretariat for Gender Equality, Ministry of Interior

Athanasia Theodoridou – Effective Partnerships Connecting Vocational Education & Training with the Labor Market
Head, General Directorate of Vocational Education and Training, Greek Manpower Employment Organization (OAED)

Michael Jacobides, Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Associate Professor of Strategy
London Business School

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VIDEO – LABOR MARKET

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DISCUSSION

Dr. Venetia Koussia, Head of the Employment Working Group, Insurance, Social Security and Labor Affairs Committee, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
Managing Director, ManpowerGroup
Michael Jacobides, Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovationand Associate Professor of Strategy, London Business School
Eamonn Davern, Directorate General for Employment, Public Employment Services (PES) Unit, European Commission, Brussels
Tom Hadley, Director of Policy and Professional Services, The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)
Duncan Campbell, Director for Policy Planning in Employment, International Labor Organization (ILO)

CONFERENCE CONCLUSIONS
Konstantinos Kremalis, Professor Emeritus, President, Insurance, Social Security and Labor Affairs Committee American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
Managing Partner, KREMALIS-Law Firm

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Conference Program English

Conference Program Greek

Participation Form

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  • November 11, 2014
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Location

Venue:  

Address:
1 Vasileos Georgiou A' str, Athens, ATT, GR, 105 64