Speakers & Participants 2019


  • Airam Díaz Pastor, President, MedCruise/ Commercial Director, Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, CV

  • Chris Theophilides, CEO, Celestyal Cruises, CV

  • Tom Boardley, Secretary General, CLIA EUROPE, CV

  • Savvas S. Perdios, Tourism Minister, Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Tourism, CV
  • Charles (Bud) Darr, Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Group, CV
  • Angelo Capurro, Executive Director, MSC Cruises, CV
  • Elena Vlad, Director of Shorex Excursions, Product Development & Operations, Holland America Group, CV
  • Alexandros Fan, Product and Buying Corporate Shorex Excursions, MSC Cruises, CV
  • Michel Nestour, Vice President, GPDD – EuroMed, Carnival Corp & Plc Managing Director, Barcelona Cruise Terminal, CV
  • Emre Sayın, CEO, Global Ports Holding, CV
  • Elisabetta De Nardo, Vice President, Port Development, MSC Cruises, CV

  • Spyros Almpertis, Senior Director Port Operations, Silversea Cruises

  • Paul Britton, Manager, Marine Operations, Ports and Itinerary Planning, Disney Cruise Line, CV

  • Carla Douaihi, Manager Technical Purchasing, Supply Chain Management Dept, Royal Caribbean International, CV

  • Leslie Peden, Chief Commercial Officer, Celestyal Cruises, CV

  • Claire Levitt, Deputy Destination Experience Manager, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, CV
  • Karin Plettner, Director, Carnival Maritime GmbH
  • Marie Blitza, Senior Manager Port Operations, Carnival Maritime GmbH
  • Aris Batsoulis, Development Director & Head of Cruise Department, Corfu Port Authority S.A.
  • Bo Larsen, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, CLIA, CV
  • Marios Polydorou, Director, Business Development & Travel Experiences Centre, Celestyal Cruises, CV
  • Charles Meaby, General Manager, DP World Limassol, CV
  • Michele Bosco, Manager, Shore Excursions – Mediterranean, Middle East & Black Sea, Holland America Group | Serving Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, and P&O Australia
  • Theodora Riga, Strategic Planning & Marketing Manager, Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) S.A., CV
  • Jurgen Bailom, President and CEO, Zen Tourism & Cruises
  • Sacha Rougier, Chair, International Association of Ports and Harbors Cruise Committee/ Managing Director, Cruise Gate Hamburg, CV
  • Tatiana Hambas, President, Cruiseway Travel, CV
  • Elizabeth Polanco, Category Manager, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., CV

  • Giovanni Costanza, Technical Procurement Manager, Silversea Cruises, CV

  • Diogenis Venetopoulos, Partner - VP Sales, Variety Cruises, CV

  • Andy Harmer, Director, CLIA UK & Ireland, CV

  • Emad Hassan, Advisor to the Minister of Tourism, Egypt, CV

  • Grant Holmes, VP Cruise Solutions, Inchcape Shipping Services, CV

  • Theodoros Kontes, President, Union of Cruise Ship Owners & Associated Members (EEKFN), CV

  • Alex Napp, Managing Director, PWL Port Services GmbH & Co. KG, CV

  • Rosemary Pavlatou, Director, A1 Yacht Trade Consortium & BWA Yachting/ Member, MYBA – The Worldwide Yachting Association, CV

  • Helen Polychronopoulou, President, HEMEXPO, CV

  • David Selby, Μanaging owner, Travelyields Ltd., CV

  • Oscar Siches, ISO Yacht Harbour Expert, Marina Consultant, Member of ICOMIA, CV

  • George Stathopoulos, Cruise Industry Executive Consultant & fedHATTA representative, CV

  • Antonis Stelliatos, President, Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association (HPYOA), CV
  • Christos M. Christodoulakis, Partner, The Good Guys' Tourism, CV
  • Yannis Michaelides, Founder-Director, H&T Beyond Tourism, CV 
  • Janet Xanthopoulos, 
    Legal Adviser, 
    Yacht Ownership & Administration Dpt Manager,
     Rosemont Yacht Services, CV
  • Dr. Panagiota Dionysopoulou, Director General for Tourism Policy, Ministry of Tourism, CV
  • Dimitris Bekos, National Manager Greece, Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services, CV
  • George Vernicos, Chairman, Vernicos Yachts, CV 
  • Andreas Stylianopoulos, CEO, Navigator Travel & Tourist Services Ltd, CV

  • Ilias Bissias, Director, Naftika Chronika & Isalos.net, CV

  • Danae Bezantakou, CEO, Navigator Shipping Consultants LTD/ Concept Founder, YES Forum, CV

  • Capt. Paris Dragnis, President & Founder, Goldenport Group
  • Maria Deligianni, Government & Public Affairs Representative Eastern Mediterranean, CLIA Europe, CV
  • Capt. Vassilis Gazikas, Celestyal Cruises
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  • Dr Thanos Pallis, Professor of Port Economics & Policy, University of the Aegean, Greece/ President of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME)
  • Dr Ioannis Pappas, Director Mediterranean Region, Global Sustainable Tourism Council, CV
  • Dr Panos Kapetanakis, Editor in Chief, Naftika Chronika, CV
  • Minas Tsamopoulos, Journalist, Proto Thema

         *As of 16/05. The list will be continuously updated. 


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