Free Market Roadshow Komotini Agenda



Επαγγελματικό και Βιοτεχνικό Επιμελητήριο Ροδόπης

Καβείρων 12, 69100 Κομοτηνή


15:30 – 16:00

Welcome Speech

16:00 – 16:10

Organization team

Greetings from Officials and Representatives

16:10 – 16:20

Panel 1: Death and Taxes

EU Tax Harmonization, BEPS, FATCA, and Tax Havens under Siege

16:20 – 17:00

Keynote speaker:

Iain Murray (Competitive Enterprise Institute)


John Charalambakis (Managing Director BlackSummit Financial Group, and Patterson School of Diplomacy)

Barbara Kolm (Austrian Economics Center)

Panel 2: Europe in Times of Change

Jobs, entrepreneurship, sharing economy, and the European Demos

17:00 – 17:30


Federico Fernández (Austrian Economics Center)

Nikolai Hubble (Money Week)

Coffee Break

17:30 – 17:40

The Nature of Homo Economicus by Stefano Konsta

17:40 – 18:00

#ShareHumanity Nametag Speech

Immigration policies under ISIS

18:00 – 18:15

Christos Baxevanis

Social and Networking Event


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Free Market Roadshow Agenda

The Free Market Road Show 2016

The Austrian Economics Center (AEC), in cooperation with over 100 leading think-tanks and universities across Europe and the Caucasus, and in association with international partners such as the Liberty Fund, Global Philanthropic Trust, European Students for Liberty, Ruefa and the F.A. v. Hayek Institut, are proud to present the 8th Annual Free Market Road Show, which tours from March 7th to May 27 through 45 capitals in Europe and Caucasus – from Scandinavia to Turkey, from Spain to the Ukraine.

The 2016 Free Market Road Show will bring together leading business people, outstanding scholars and students, opinion leaders, policy experts, elected officials, diplomats and other interested parties from across Europe to discuss the current Euro-zone crisis, explore what kind of Europe people want, examine the ‘conundrum’ in which the European Union finds itself in and discuss ways to turn the current crisis into an opportunity. In the Balkan countries we will additionally focus on corruption and how to best fight it, whereas in the Caucasus regions we will cover the current regional tensions, focus on how economic freedom, the rule of law and protection of property rights provides options for improvements.


History of the Free Market Road Show

Started in 2008, the Free Market Road Show brings together renowned economists, leading politicians and prominent business leaders every year to discuss current economic problems and possible solutions at a variety of venues across Europe and the Caucuses. It also provides unparalleled networking opportunities for participants and those within the European free market movement, with exclusive events such as cocktail receptions and dinners with top opinion leaders and decision makers.

Since initiation of the Free Market Road Show hundreds of speakers from around the world have been involved, who reached thousands of participants. In 2015, the Free Market Road Show® exceeded all previous attendance records. Next year, it promises to be even bigger and better — with many new cities, more speakers and a growing list of participants.

My special thanks go to our sponsors and partners. Without their active support, our team’s endeavors would be without success.

Dr. Barbara Kolm
Executive Director
Free Market Road Show