Speakers 2019


Mr. Makis Voridis

Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development & Food

Mr. Harry Theocharis

Minister of Tourism, Greece

Mr. Kostas Karamanlis

Minister of Infrastructure & Transport

Mr. Konstantinos Skrekas

Deputy Minister of Rural Development & Food

Ms. Fotini Αrampatzi

Deputy Minister of Rural Development & Food

Ambassador Michael B. Christides

Secretary General, Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation


Dr. Konstantinos Baginetas

Secretary General of Agricultural Policy and Management of European Funds, Ministry of Rural Development & Food

Mr. Konstantinos Bakasietas

General Manager, Vine Nurseries Bakasieta

Mr. Giannis Balakakis

President, Geo Routes Cultural Institute
Chair Organizing Committee AgriBusiness Forum

Dr. Anagnostis Argiriou

Deputy Director, Institute of Applied Biosciences – CERTH

Mr. Alexandros Dimitrakopoulos

Regional Mandate Manager, European Investment Fund (EIF)

Mr. Lefteris Gitsas

President, Hellenic National Interbranch Meat Organization (EDOK)

Mr. Yiannis Glavakis

Agronomist, former EP MEP, Glavakis Nurseries

Mr. Anastasios Kalantzis

Vice-President, Hellenic Plant Importers & Exporters Association

Dr. Kostas Karantininis

Professor, University of Agricultural Sciences Uppsala Sweden (SLU)

Dr. Charalambos Kasimis

Professor, Agricultural University of Athens
Ex. Secretary General, Ministry of Rural Development & Food

Ms. Effie Kokoreli

Head of Agricultural and Bank Assurance, INTERAMERICAN SA

Mr. George Kostelenos

Αgronomist-Author, Kostelenos Nurseries

Dr. Evdokia Krystallidou

Project Leader, Strategic Project Management Office, American Farm School

Ms. Effie Lazaridou

Managing Director, New Agriculture for a New Generation

Dr. Eleni Maloupa

Director Institute of Plant Breeding & Genetic Resources, Hellenic Agricultural Organization DEMETER

Mr. Christos Meglas

President, Serres Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Constantinos Michailides

Director, Directorate Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Region of Central Macedonia

Dr. Peter Oudemans

Professor, Plant Biology & Pathology, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

Dr. Philip Papadopoulos

Director, Strategic Project Management Office, American Farm School

Mr. Gregory W. Pfleger

Consul General of the United States of America to Thessaloniki, Greece

Mr. Panagiotis Sainatoudis

Founder, Peliti NPO

Mr. Pavlos Satolias

President, New Hellenic Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives

Ms. Siwarde J. SAP

V.C. Steering Committee, Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum
Member Advisory Board, AgriBusiness Forum
Sr. Economic Policy Advisor, Embassy of the Netherlands

Mr. Georgios Stratakos

Secretary General, Ministry of Rural Development & Food

Mr. Dimitris Tasioulas

Executive Chef Thria restaurant, 2018 Thessaloniki's Chef Ambassador

Mr. Panos Theodorou

Head of Strategy & Analysis Sector, Eurobank Small Business Segment General Division

Mr. Nikos Thymakis

President, Institute of Agronomic Sciences

Dr. Nikos Tsotsolas

Co-founder, KalaΘos platform

Dr. Vasilis Vasiliou

Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health

Dr. Dimitrios Vlachos

Director, Laboratory of Statistics & Quantitative Analysis Methods, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, DPT Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University

Ms. Augusta A. Vrachnou

Principal Banker, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

Mr. Geert Wilms

Director, Agricultural Innovation Brabant LIB/ZLTO, South Holland Farmers Organization

Mr. Christos Yiannakakis

Board Member of Sasoee, Executive Consultant at Venus Growers Cooperative

Dr. George Zalidis

Director of the Laboratory of Remote Sensing, Spectroscopy and G.I.S., AUTh, Faculty of Agriculture


Dr. Charalambos Kasimis

Professor, Agricultural University of Athens
Ex. Secretary General, Ministry of Rural Development & Food

Dr. Nikolaos Lappas

Managing Editor, Ypaithros Hora

Mr. Zafiris Mistakidis

President, Geotechnical Chamber of Greece, Eastern Macedonia

Mr. Anthony D. Papayannides

Journalist, General Manager Economia Group

Mr. Yannis Politis

Journalist, Action 24