IFFR Conference on Understanding Challenges for the Greek Economy, REGISTER and SAVE the Date

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The Institute of Finance and Financial Regulation (IFFR, www.iffr.gr )  will be running a one-day conference on Understanding Challenges for the Greek Economy on September 12, 2019 at the premises of the Bank of Greece, 9:00-15:00.


Seats are limited. To attend the event, advance registration is required by Friday September 6, 2019, unless the event has already been fully booked. To apply for registration, please e-mail contact@iffr.gr by providing your name, e-mail and affiliation. Applications to register will be subject to approval and they will be confirmed by e-mail. Incomplete registrations will not be considered.  Attendance of the event is free of charge. You will need to present your identity card or passport at the entrance of the venue.

Conference Venue

Bank of Greece Head Office 21 El. Venizelos Str., Athens, Greece Conference Room N. 212, Second Floor

Sponsoring Opportunities

In case your company wishes to sponsor the event, please contact contact@iffr.gr

About the Conference

The Conference will contain two morning sessions and two afternoon panels. The two morning sessions will be on Sovereign and Corporate Debt and on Economy and the Markets, respectively. In the morning sessions, the results of scientific research will be presented, so that the audience learns about new developments in the field, and the implications for policy makers and firms will also be emphasized. The afternoon sessions will consist of two panels, comprising high profile professionals.  One panel will be on Investing in Greece and the other panel will be on Non-Performing Loans in the Banking Sector. A roundtable discussion will be applied guided by the moderators.


  • Should a State borrow one-off or in instalments?
  • The effect of Moody’s ratings on corporate bond yields
  • Corporate loans and lending relationships in loan renegotiation: Evidence from a Greek bank
  • The effect of technological innovation on economic growth
  • Government ownership and mutual fund returns: Evidence from Greece
  • Gauging markets via capital flows
  • Does the funding to Greek SMEs pay back?
  • Greek Start Ups: Are they successful?
  • The Greek versus the Irish Economy
  • Non-Performing Loans: How well are the Greek Banks and the NPL Funds doing?


Confirmed Speakers/Panellists/Panel Moderators & Session Chairs so far (bios are hyperlinked):

Professor Angelos Antzoulatos, University of Piraeus

Professor Gregory Chondrokoukis, Vice Rector of Research & Exec Training, University of Piraeus

Professor Theodosios Dimopoulos, HEC Lausanne

Despina Doxaki, Head of Legal, Hellenic Financial Stability Fund & IFFR

Sabina Dziurman, Director for Greece & Cyprus, EBRD

Professor Carola Frydman, Northwestern University & National Bureau of Economic Research

Thodoris Georgakopoulos, Editorial Director, DiaNEOsis

George Georgakopoulos, Executive General Manager, Piraeus Bank S.A.

Professor Gikas Hardouvelis, University of Piraeus

Theodoros Kalantonis, Deputy CEO, Troubled Assets Group, Eurobank Ergasias S.A. & Chairman, NPL Steering Committee, Hellenic Bank Association

Haris Makryniotis, Chief Strategy Officer, Blueground

Professor Dimitris Malliaropoulos, Chief Economist, Bank of Greece & University of Piraeus

Dr. Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, J.P. Morgan London

Sissy Papagiannidi, Director, Banking Supervision Department, Bank of Greece

Assist. Professor Filippos Papakonstantinou, King’s College & IFFR

Professor Dimitris Papanikolaou, Northwestern University & IFFR

Dr. Melina Papoutsi, European Central Bank

Professor George Skiadopoulos, Director, Institute of Finance and Financial Regulation, University of Piraeus & Queen Mary University of London

and more to be confirmed. The Full agenda will be announced soon.


Professor George Skiadopoulos, Director of IFFR , University of Piraeus & Queen Mary University of London

The Institute of Finance and Financial Regulation (IFFR) is an international non-profit academic Research Centre founded under the auspices of the University of Piraeus. Its board of Fellows consists of world renowned academics and professionals from leading universities and corporate institutions across the globe.

It is the only institute of its kind in Greece and it adopts a looking-forward approach. Its vision is Access-Connect-Share: it accesses cutting edge research, connects academia with the industry, and shares the acquired knowledge. You can find more information at www.iffr.gr   and some brief info in the attached documents.