Speakers

(in alphabetical order)

Mr. Costas Apostolopoulos

Head of the Evaluation and Institutional Support Unit, Managing Authority for Rural Development Programme in Greece

Ms. Fotini Arampatzi

Member of the Hellenic Parliament, New Democracy Party, Sector Head of Rural Development & Food

Μr. Evangelos Argyris

President, Wines of Greece

Dr. Georgios Arsenos

Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr. Thanos Balafoutis

Researcher (Grade C), Institute for Bio-Economy & Agro-Technology, CERTH Hellas

Mr. Giannis Balakakis

President, Geo Routes Cultural Institute
Chair Organizing Committee

Mr. Arda Batu

Secretary General, Turkish Business Confederation

Mr. Ioannis Chaniotakis

Senior Director, Agricultural Sector Operations Development, Piraeus Bank

Mr. Alexandros Dimitrakopoulos

Regional Mandate Manager, European Investment Fund (EIF)

Dr. Eleftherios Iakovou

Director of Manufacturing & Logistics Innovation Initiatives, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

Mr. Tassos Haniotis

Director, Strategy, Simplification & Policy Analysis, Directorate General for Agriculture & Rural Development, European Commission

Ms. Maria Karathanassi

Assistant Manager, Small Business Banking Division, Alpha Bank

Dr. Charalambos Kasimis

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

Dr. Athanasios Kizos

Professor of Rural Geography, University of the Aegean

Mr. Alexandros Kontos

President, Association of Agricultural Cooperative Organizations

Dr. Demetrios Kouretas

Professor, Department of Biochemistry-Biotechnology, University of Thessaly

Mr. Alexandros Kouris

CEO, Cyclades Microbrewery at Tinos Island
Secretary General, Elladika mas

Mr. Georges Kremlis

Honorary Director of the E.C. & Chair, Espoo Convention Bureau

Ms. Nelly Tzakou-Lambropoulou

General Manager Retail Banking, National Bank of Greece

Ms. Effie Lazaridou

Managing Director, Rutgers, Greece
Recharging the Youth: New Agriculture for a New Generation

Mr. Stergios Litos

President, Agri & Livestock Farmers Association, Region of Serres

Dr. Spyridon Mamalis

President, Geotechnical Chamber of Greece

Dr. Lucas Marxen

Associate Director, Office of Research Analytics, Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers University New Jersey, USA

Dr. Konstantinos Mattas

Professor of Agricultural Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Mr. Christos Meglas

President, Serres Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Yiannis Moisiadis

Governor, Regional Unit of Serres
Vice-Chair Organizing Committee

Dr. Peter Oudemans

Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

Dr. Philip Papadopoulos

Director, Strategic Project Management Office, American Farm School
Member Scientific Committee

Mr. Anthony D. Papayannides

Journalist, General Manager Economia Group

Mr. Pavlos Satolias

President, New Hellenic Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives

Ms. Siwarde J. SAP

Vice Chair Steering Committee, Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum

Mr. Neoklis Stamkos

Head, microSTARS micro-lending

Mr. Panos Theodorou

Head of strategy & analysis sector, Eurobank Small Business Segment General Division

Dr. Athanasios Tsaftaris

Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, American Farm School

Mr. Theodoros Vasilopoulos

President, New Farmers Hellenic Network

Ambassador Caspar Veldkamp

Ambassador of the Netherlands to Greece

Dr. Dimitrios Vlachos

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

Ms. Augusta A. Vrachnou

Principal Banker, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

Mr. Geert Wilms

Director of Agricultural Innovation Brabant (LIB) partner of ZLTO farmer’s organization, The Netherlands