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    • Congress Center “I. Vellidis” HELEXPO-THESSALONIKI PROGRAMME Thursday, October 29 20:00 Opening Ceremony – 2nd EUROPEAN TOURISM CONFERENCE & 25th PHILOXENIA Aggeliki Gerekou, Under-Secretary of Culture & Tourism Dinner Friday, October 30 09:00 Registration, coffee 09:30 Welcome Speeches Travel & Tourism: The Day After Aristotelis Thomopoulos – Chairman, HELEXPO Aggeliki Gerekou - Under-Secretary of Culture & Tourism Gerasimos Fokas - Chairman, Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Andreas Andreadis - Chairman, Hellenic Hotels Federation Jozsef Horvath – Vice President, Association of European Journalists 10:30 - 12:00 Session 1 Communication Strategies & Crisis Management Moderator – Mr. Athanase Papandropoulos, President “Association of European Journalists” "Null Stern - the only star is you": an innovative hotel brand for today's guest - Mr. Daniel Charbonnier, Managing
    • Director “Minds in Motion SA” – Professor at DCT Hotel and Business Management School (Switzerland) "Managing Crisis in Prospect of a Touristic Business Chain in Germany" – Mrs. Kristina Keller, TUI ReiseCenter in Bonn, Germany - Member of the management of 9 travel agencies in the Bonn / Cologne area "The role of Banks in Tourism Development during an Economic Crisis: Analyzing Effective Financial Risk Management" – Dr. Nikolaos Georgikopoulos, Financial Research Fellow – KEPE, External Research Associate at NYU Stern Business School, Member of the Committee on Financial Market of OECD 12:00 - 12:30 Coffee Break 12:30 - 14:00 Session 2 Eco-Tourism & Sustainability Moderator – Mr. Thanasis Kalfas, Journalist - Member of the Board “AEJ – Greek Section”, ERA Radio, Athens 98,4 “Tourism Celebrating Diversification” - Mrs. Juliana Azumah Mensah, Minister of Tourism, Ghana “Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Development” – Dr. Kelly S. Bricker, Chair of Board “The International Ecotourism Society” “A three win strategy for business, ecotourism and sustainability” - Ambassador Mrs. Elizabeth Y.F. Chu, Taipei Representative Office in Greece “Tourism – Culture - Growth” – Theodore Vlassopoulos, Economist, Former Director-General for International Economic Relations (Ministry of National Economy), former President and Managing Director of the “Hellenic Foreign Trade Board” 14:00 - 15:30 KEYNOTE SPEECH Mrs. Irene Pari – EESC (European Economic & Social Committee) Vice President Luncheon
    • 15:30 - 17:00 Session 3 City Breaks Moderator – Mrs. Saiah Tsaousidou, Secretary-General “Association of European Journalists” – Greek Section Theodore Kalliontzis – Prefecturer of Kavala Argyro Fili – President HATTA Panagiotis Podimatas – Vice President HAPCO Evangelos Kyriakou – Tourism Promotion of the city of Edessa 17:00 End of day 1 – Outcomes Saturday, October 31
    • 09:30 – 10:00 Registration, coffee 10:00 - 11:30 Session 4 Special Interest Tourism – Alternative Forms – Part I Presentations and Roundtable Discussion Moderator – Mr. Christos Petreas, Business and Tourism Economist - Consultant - EU Expert Regional and Tourism Development - Yachting & Sea Tourism “The contribution of the yachting activity to the coastal economies” - Mr. Paris Loutriotis, President Greek Professional Yacht Owners Bare Boat Association (SITESAP) – Treasurer Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (POET) – Owner/ Manager of Yacht Rental and Sales Company - Sports Tourism "Sports Tourism: When does it work, and for whom?" - Professor John Beech, Head of Sport & Tourism Applied Research at Coventry University United Kingdom– Co-Director of the Centre for International Business of Sport (CIBS) and Editor of the CIBS Working Paper series - Member Executive Board ATLAS Association for Tourism and Leisure Education - Author/ co-author of 6 books and 12 scientific papers “Sports tourism: hidden opportunities for tourism development and tourism promotion” - Mr. Achilleas E. Tzimas, Greek National Windsurfing Athlete – Trainer - Founder of Rhodes Windsurfing, Kitesurfing and Sailing Academy and Project «sportstourismgreece» - Implementation Coordinator for the Windsurfing & Kitesurfing Tourism Research Project in Greece – Co-author of 4 referred papers in scientific conferences and many media and press articles on sports tourism – Organizing Coordinator of 9 Windsurfing Championship Events in Ialisos City Rhodes Island 11:30 – 12:00 Panel – Audience Discussion 12:00 – 12:15 Coffee Break 12:15 - 13:15 Special Interest Tourism – Alternative Forms – Part II Presentations and Roundtable Discussion - Religious Tourism “From Pilgrimages to Religious and Spiritual Tourism” - Professor Robert Lanquar, PhD, Economic Journalist and Consultant, World Tourism Organization Expert – Former Head of UNWTO Tourism Enterprises Marketing and Research Department – Author of more
    • than 300 articles and 15 books, including books on religious tourism – Author of the WTO Study on “Tourism and Religions: a contribution to the dialogue of cultures, civilizations and religions” “The lingering potential of religious tourism for Greece” - Mr. Christos Petreas, Business and Tourism Economist - Consultant - EU Expert Regional and Tourism Development – Member Religious and Pilgrimage Special Interest Group of ATLAS – Association for Tourism and Leisure Education – Author, Co-author or contributor 7 books, more that 50 articles on tourism subjects, more than 70 tourism studies in Greece and abroad - Gastronomy Tourism “Organizing Infrastructures of Gastronomical Tourism” - Mr. Antonis Panagiotopoulos, President Greek Academy of Taste - President Network of Certified Restaurants of Cretan Diet - Lecturer “Professional Cooking” Minoan College, Crete – Owner/ Manager of Hotel Enterprise in Crete 13:15 - 14:00 Panel – Audience Discussion - Conclusions 14:00 End of day 2