3rd EUROPEAN TOURISM CONFERENCE by pqFmqRRs

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									                 3rd EUROPEAN TOURISM CONFERENCE
                          “A New Model for Tourism”
                    Thessaloniki, Friday, 19 November 2010

                                       Schedule (draft)

09:00 – 09:30 Registrations / Coffee

09.30 Welcome speech by Mr. Paris Mavridis, President of HELEXPO

09.30-13.00 A NEW MODEL FOR TOURISM

Moderator: Moschos Voitsides, Journalist

Section 1 – ENVIRONMENT, CULTURE, TOURISM

Pavlos Geroulanos, Minister of Culture & Tourism *
Tina Birbili, Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change *
Olga Kefaloyianni, New Democracy MP, Head of Tourism Sector
Representative of SETE (Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises)
Theodoros Vlassopoulos, Economist, former General Director of International Economic
Relations (of Economy & Finance) and President of the Hellenic Foreign Trade Board

11.00 – 11.30 Break / Coffee

Section 2 – STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT & EMPLOYMENT

Sokratis Ksynides, Deputy Minister of Regional Development & Competitiveness
Vassilis Kegeroglou, Under Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Social Insurance
“The European Commission and Tourism, a new policy?” – Peter Kramer, Secretary General
of the International AEJ (Association of European Journalists)
Nikolaos Kanellopoulos, President of GNTO (Greek National Tourism Organisation – GNTO)
Nikolaos Georgikopoulos, Financial Consultant to KEPE (Centre of Planning and Economic
Research), Researcher at NYU Stern Business School (New York, USA), Member of the
Committee on Financial Markets at OECD

13.00 – 13.15 Break / Coffee
13.15-14.45 MANAGEMENT IN TOURISM & MARKETING STRATEGIES

Moderator: Athanasios Papandropoulos, Honorary President of the Association of European
Journalists (AEJ)

Konstantinos Lambrinopoulos, President of EEDE (HMA - Hellenic Management Association)
“The challenge of Tourism Marketing in Greece today” – Antonis Zairis, General Director
SELPE (Hellenic Retail Business Association)
“The communicational challenge of ecotourism for Greece ” – Georgios Stamatis,
Communication Consultant
“Enhancing the Competitiveness of Tourism Destinations by Creating Innovative Mega-
Attractions" – Giorgos Barboutis, Director of Marketing & Communication, Rodos Palace
"The new dynamism of e-Word of Mouth for Tourism" – Yiannis Michailidis, General
Manager of Ηospitality & Tourism Ltd

14.45 – 16.30 Networking Lunch

16.30-18.00 TOURISM FOR 12 MONTHS

Moderator: Depie Chiotopoulou, Journalist

Despina Amarantidou, Member of the Board of Directors of HAPCO – President of ARTION
CONFERENCES & EVENTS
Marios Kammenos, Secretary General of the Board of Directors of ΗΑΤΤΑ
Konstantinos Papageorgiou, Vice-President of the Organisation for the Tourism
Development of the region around Mt. Athos
“Sports tourism greece (4 seasons x 4)”, Achilleas Tzimas, Founder of the Rhodes
Windsurfing, Kitesurfing and Sailing Academy and or the “sportstourismgreece” project.
“Networking and Tourism Information Systems for an all year round destination” - Evangelos
Kyriacou, Tourism & EDP Manager, Waterfalls of Edessa Municipal Enterprise
"Developing new special interest forms of tourism for 12-month activity: Greece as a
scuba diving destination" Christos Petreas, Business and Tourism Economist -
Consultant - EU Expert for regional and tourism development


18.00-18.15 Conference Outcomes

Peter Kramer, Secretary General of the International Association of European Journalists
* To be confirmed

   -   At the end of each thematic section, a 10-minute discussion with the audience will
       take place.

Participation at the Conference is free
Book your seat by submitting a participation application at www.helexpo.gr
For further information, call at: 2310 291213, 2310 291151

								
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