Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will be the keynote speaker at the closing dinner of the 13th Tourism & Development Conference of SETE on “The Strategic Advantages of Greece: Investments & Development.”
The conference will take place in Athens on 20-21 October 2014 at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso and explore topics referring to the extension of the tourism season, the crucial issue of the Greece’s interconnectivity, the investments that must be implemented immediately in the country and the new communication and promotion trends of tourism products.
The two-day conference will bring together Greek tourism professionals and leading experts of the global travel industry such as Peter Long (CEO, TUI Travel PLC), Andree Manning (Head of Global PR, Booking.com), Juan José Riveiro (Principal, The Boston Consulting Group) and John Tercek (VP Commercial and New Business Development, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd).
Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon to be held on the first day of the conference, while topics will be covered by qualified executives of the Greek business, political and academic scene, such as Stavros Arnaoutakis (Region of Crete), Theodoros Galiatsatos (Region of Ionian Islands), Yiorgos Hadjimarkos (Region of Southern Aegean), Eftichios Vassilakis (Vice Chairman, Aegean Airlines), Yiannis Paraschis (CEO, AIA), Michalis Sakellis (President, Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies), Stefanos Isaias (CEO, Enterprise Greece), Miltos Kambouridis (Founder & CEO, Dolphin Capital Investors), Christos Megalou (CEO, Eurobank), Paschalis Bouchoris (CEO, HRADF), Anastasios Chomenidis (CEO, Lampsa Hellenic Hotels SA), Dimitris Buhalis (Professor, Director , eTourism Lab/Deputy Director, International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research, Bournemouth University, UK), Andreas Birner (Managing Director, Inova Hospitality Management), Michalis Mavropoulos (CEO, TUI Hellas), Panos Paleologos (President, Hotel Brain), Michalis Kyriakidis (Project Manager Voucher, SETE), Aris Ikkos (Scientific Director, INSETE), Maria Founda (Director of Marketing, Google Greece) and Marianna Sigala (Associate Professor, University of the Aegean).
The “Tourism & Development” conferences are established interventions of SETE to open discussions and create public dialogue on tourism and are aimed towards investors, entrepreneurs, senior business executives and public sector officials who aspire to have an active role in the development of Greek tourism.
For further information about the conference, the agenda and the application form to participate, press here.
GTP is among the main communication sponsors of the conference.