SOURCE: Capital Link, Inc.

November 20, 2009 13:19 ET

Alapis, Coca Cola Hellenic, Hellenic Exchanges, Hellenic Telecommunications Organization, Hellenic Petroleum, Hellenic Aerospace, Intralot to Participate at 11th Annual Capital Link Greek Forum Thursday, December 3, 2009, New York City

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 20, 2009) - Senior Executives from

--  Alapis (ATHEX: ALAPIS), Mr. Norbert Schmidt-Gollas, Executive
    Director - Alapis
--  Coca Cola Hellenic (NYSE: CCH), Mr. Doros Constantinou,
    CEO - Coca Cola Hellenic
--  Hellenic Petroleum (ATHEX: ELPE), Mr. John Costopoulos,
    CEO - Hellenic Petroleum
--  Hellenic Exchanges (ATHEX: EXAE), Mr. Simos Spyrou, Director
    of Strategic Planning, Communications & Investor Relations -
    Hellenic Exchanges
--  Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (NYSE: OTE), Mr. Kevin
    Copp, Group - Hellenic Telecommunications Organization
--  Hellenic Aerospace, Mr. Tassos Philippakos, CEO - Hellenic
--  Intralot (ATHEX: INLOT), Mr. Ioannis Pantoleon, General Director of
    Finance & Development - Intralot

will participate at the 11th Annual Capital Link Greek Forum Thursday, December 3, 2009, New York City.

Luncheon Keynote Speaker:

The Minister of Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping of Greece, Mrs. Louka Katseli will deliver the keynote address at lunch with introductory remarks from Mr. Bruce Thompson, Head of Global Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Presentations on the Greek stock market by:

--  Investment Opportunities for Foreign Investors in the Greek Stock
    Market - by Bank of America Merrill Lynch
--  Mergers Acquisitions and Capital Markets Trends in Europe and
    Implications for the Greek Economy - by Credit Suisse
--  Greece's Attraction for Foreign Investors - by Sal Oppenheim
--  Financial Disclosure & Corporate Governance in Greece -

Presentations on the Greek Economy

--  Government Economic Policy - Investment & Business Opportunities in
    Greece by the Secretary General for Investments & Development, Ministry of
    Economy, Competitiveness & Shipping
--  On Public Private Partnerships -- Developments and Opportunities by
    the Special Secretary for Public Private Partnerships, Ministry of Economy,
    Competitiveness & Shipping and by the Lykourezos Law Offices

These will be moderated by Mr. Paul Maidment, Editor, Co-Editor Forbes Magazine

Real Estate Investment Opportunities

Mr. Eric F. Trump - Exec. V.P., Development & Acquisitions - The Trump Organization will moderate a panel with Mr. Petros Machas - Lykourezos Law Offices

Mr. Evangelos Beis - Medical Resorts Ltd. and

Mr. George T. Constantin, CEO - Heritage Group of Companies

Panels on "Global Shipping Markets Today"

Senior Executives from

-- Euroseas, Mr. Tasos Aslidis, CFO
-- Safe Bulkers, Dr. Loukas Barmparis, President
-- Seanergy Maritime, Mr. Dale Ploughman, CEO
-- Teekay Corporation, Mr. Peter Evensen, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer
-- Tsakos Energy Navigation, Mr. Nikolas Tsakos, CEO

will participate in two Panels on the "The Global Shipping Markets Today" discussing the developments and trends in the dry bulk and tanker segments of the global shipping markets.

There will be two panel discussions. The drybulk panel will be moderated by Mr. Pimm Fox, Anchor Bloomberg TV, with executives from Euroseas, Safe Bulkers and Seanergy Maritime.

The tanker panel will be moderated by Mrs. Nicole Petallides, Anchor, NYSE Correspondent, Fox Business News, with executives from Teekay Corporation and Tsakos Energy Navigation.

Nicolas Tsakos, President of Tsakos Energy Navigation will also make a presentation on "Shipping -- A Vital Link in the Global Economy and Trade."

Mr. Greg Voetsch, Executive Vice President, Head of Institutional Sales of Knight Capital Group and Mr. Harry Wong, Managing Director, Head of Transportation Banking of Knight Capital Markets will make Introductory Remarks.

Greek Shipping a Global Force:

Greece, a country of about 11 million people, controls by far the biggest share -- nearly 20% -- of the world's merchant fleet by tonnage and has a long tradition as a maritime nation. Greek shipowners who compete on a global scale have a track record as astute operators and asset traders. Even though shipping is not related to the development of the Greek economy itself, it is a significant contributor to it mainly through the foreign currency inflows it generates.

Greek shipping has now successfully become a key participant in the U.S. capital markets. Since 2005, the majority of U.S. listings in shipping have been by Greek owned or managed shipping companies.

11th Annual Capital Link Forum on Investing in Greece:

Top government officials and the CEOs of major Greek corporations will present to American investors the progress, developments and potential of the Greek economy, capital markets and companies, as well as business and investment opportunities in Greece and the wider area of Southeastern Europe.

The event is organized every year by Capital Link under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping of Greece in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange and with the support of major global investment banks.


Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the lead Sponsor of the Forum, with Knight Capital Group and Tsakos Energy Navigation as the Gold Sponsors. PricewaterhouseCoopers is the Sliver Sponsor. The event is also sponsored by Credit Suisse, Sal Oppenheim, Fortis Bank Nederland, Maxim Group, Alapis, Coca Cola Hellenic, Hellenic Aerospace Industry, Hellenic Foreign Trade Board, Hellenic Telecommunications Organization, Intralot, Lykourezos Law Offices and The Marshall Islands Registry.

International Media Partners include Barron's, Bloomberg, Institutional Investor, Reuters Hedgeworld and Tradewinds.

Participation Information:

To participate in the Forum, please contact Capital Link at (212) 661-7566, go to, or email

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About Capital Link:

Capital Link is a New York based Investor Relations and Financial Communications firm with a strategic focus on shipping, US Closed-End Funds and ETFs and on assisting international companies to access US investors.

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