Confirmed Speakers 2017

  • Elena Kountoura, Minister, Ministry of Tourism
  • Panagiotis Kouroumplis, Minister, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy
  • Stergios Pitsiorlas, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy and Development
  • Dimitris Ampatzidis, Country Manager Sales & Chartering, Celestyal Cruises
  • Figen Ayan, Vice President - Cruise Operations, Istanbul Port
  • Sarah Balls, MYBA Consultant
  • Stavros - Ioannis Benos, President, DIAZOMA Association
  • Ilias G. Bissias, Director, Naftika Chronika,
  • Elisabeta de Nardo, Global Head of Port Operations & Destination Management Classic, Silversea Cruises
  • Claudius Docekal, Vice President, Deployment, Crystal Cruises
  • Aris Drivas, Vice President, Greek Yachting Association
  • Tom Fecke, Secretary General, CLIA Europe
  • Alkman Granitsas, Communications Consultant
  • Eleftherios Hatjizacharia, Chairman, Cyprus Ports Authority
  • Stavros Katsikadis, President of the Board, Greek Marinas Association
  • Theodore Kontes, President, Union of Cruise Ship Owners & Associated members
  • George Koumpenas, Vice President Operations, Celestyal Cruises
  • Nigel Lingard, Cruise & Travel Industry Management Consultant
  • Benjamin Guy Marshall, Captain
  • Ukko Metsola, Vice President, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
  • Craig Milan, VP - Itinerary/Destination Development, Virgin Voyages
  • Alex Napp, Managing Director, PWL Port Services GmbH & Co. KG
  • Michel Nestour, Vice President, Global Port and Destination Development – EUROMED, Carnival Corporation & PLC
  • Erkunt Öner, Member of BoD, Turkey Tourism Investors Association
  • Chrissie Palassis, Partner, CTM Hellas
  • George Paliouras, Member of the BoD, FedHatta
  • Dr. Thanos Pallis, Secretary General, MedCruise
  • Dr. Yiannis N. Paraschis, Chief Executive Officer, Athens International Airport SA
  • Luigi Pastena, Manager, Port Captain, Port Operations Director, MSC Cruises
  • George D. Pateras, Managing Director, Aegeus Shipping S.A. & Chairman, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
  • Kristijan Pavić, President, MedCruise
  • Rosemary Pavlatou, Director, A1 Yacht Trade Consortium SA, Member, MYBA – The Worldwide Yachting Association
  • Larry Pimentel, President & CEO, Azamara Club Cruises
  • Yiannis Retsos, President, SETE
  • Theodora I. Riga, Manager of Strategic Planning & Marketing Department, Piraeus Port Authority
  • Sacha Rougier, Managing Director, Cruise Gate Hamburg
  • Carla Salvado, Director of Cruise Marketing, Global Ports Holding
  • Ana Karina Santini, Public Relations Italy and Med Port Development Manager, Royal Caribbean - Celebrity Cruises - Azamara Club Cruises
  • Emre Sayın, CEO, Global Ports Holding
  • Antonis Stelliatos, President, Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association
  • Andreas Stylianopoulos, CEO, Navigator Travel & Tourist Services Ltd
  • George Tziallas, Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, Ministry of Tourism
  • Diogenis Venetopoulos, Commercial Director, Variety Cruises
  • Dr. Angelos Vlachos, Member of the BoD, Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund
  • Richard J. Vogel, President & CEO, Grupo Pullmantur
  • Janet Xanthopoulos, Legal Advisor / Head of Yacht Ownership and Administration Dpt, Rosemont Yacht Services
  • Pavlos M. Zeccos, Managing Director, American Appraisal


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