Conference Agenda

Peloponnese AgriFood Systems 4.0

AgriBusiness Peloponnese 2022 takes place on 3-4 June 2022 in Aldemar Olympia Resort, highlighting “Peloponnese AgriFood Systems 4.0”; featuring 7 high caliber sessions, 24 focal areas and 26 speakers. The conference will be    held with the physical participation of 200 accredited delegates from leading businesses, financial services, innovative farmers, policy makers, research & academia. Real-time broadcasting will be available.

Friday, 3 June 2022


Welcome remarks

photoMr. Giannis Balakakis

Chair, AgriBusiness Forum

photoMr. Nektarios Farmakis

Governor, Western Greece Region

photoMr. Panayiotis Antonakopoulos

Mayor, Municipality of Pyrgos

Chapter 1:Precision farming, a dynamic process for the future of agriculture

photoDr. Spyros Fountas

Resource Management & Agricultural Engineering, Athens Agricultural University
Applications of precision agriculture in the field

photoDr. Thomas Bartzanas

Ass. Professor, Lab of Farm Structures Director, Agricultural University of Athens
Environmental sustainability of under cover crops: The role of cutting-edge technologies

photoMs. Christina F. Legaki

Country Leader, Corteva Agriscience Hellas
Granular™ Club Application of digital technologies in the primary sector

photoMr. Georgios Kokkinos

President of the Agricultural Cooperative NILEUS, Messinia
Precision agriculture in olive growing from the perspective of the farmers


photoDr. Angeliki Kavga

Ass. Professor, Head of Agricultural Department, University of Patras



Chapter 2: Innovation, New Technologies, Human Capital

photoDr. Christos Dimas

Deputy Minister for Development and Investments in charge of Research & Innovation

photoMr. Patroklos Georgiadis

Secretary General, Migration Policy, Reception & Asylum

photoMr. Christos Yiannakakis

Vice President, National Union of Agricultural Cooperatives

photoMr. Christoforos Chatzopoulos

Head of Business Banking & Retail Lending, National Bank of Greece


photoDr. Dimitris Skuras

Professor of economics, University of Patras

Lunch Break


Chapter 3: Financial instruments, agri-business assessment

photoDr. George Stylios

Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Food

photoMr. Alexandros Dimitrakopoulos

Regional Mandate Manager, European Investment Fund (EIF)
Can financial instruments improve Greek agri-competitiveness?

photoMs. Tatiana Giemelou

Head Business Development sector, National Bank of Greece

photoMr. Xenophon Kappas

General Director, Captain Vassilis & Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation
From risk to opportunity, choosing the right actions


photoMr. Anthony D. Papayannides

Journalist, General Manager Economia Group



Chapter 4: Energy, environmental protection, risk management

photoDr. Konstantinos Baginetas

Secretary General, Agricultural Policy and International Relations, Ministry of Rural Development & Food
Financial Tools for the Green Transition of the Agri-Food Sector, CAP 2023-2027 & RRF

photoDr. Dionysia-Theodora Avgerinopoulou

Chair, Environmental Protection Committee, Hellenic Parliament

photoMr. Dimitris Lianos

Energy - Environment, Climate Change, Risk Management in the Common Agricultural Policy 2023-2027

photoMr. Theodoros Vassilopoulos

President of the Agricultural Cooperative of Western Greece
Organic farming: protagonist in the rural future

photoMr. Nikolaos Doukas

Vice-President, Hellenic Agricultural Insurance Organization


photoDr. Panayiotis Dimopoulos

Vice Rector Research & Development, Patras University



Chapter 5: High-level discussion

photoDr. Christos Triantopoulos

Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister for State Aid & Natural Disaster Recovery

photoMr. Christos Stylianides

Minister for Climate Change & Civil Protection


photoMr. Giannis Balakakis

Chair, AgriBusiness Forum

Networking reception

Saturday, 4 June 2022


Welcome remarks

photoMr. Giannis Balakakis

Chair, AgriBusiness Forum

photoDr. Panayiotis Dimopoulos

Vice Rector Research & Development, Patras University

Chapter 6: Food processing sector and added-value products

photoMr. Pavlos Satolias

President, National Union of Agricultural Cooperatives
Acceleration of productive investments with cooperative direction and high added value

photoMr. Nikolaos Doukas

Vice-President ELGA, Founder Hippophae Hellas

photoMr. Kosta Kanaroglou

Founder, Canna Innov

photoMs. Dionysia Brintziki

General Manager, Abelon Brintziki Estate
Cultivating & producing organic wines of zero carbon emissions


photoDr. Panagiotis Zoumpoulakis

Ass. Professor, Head of Food Science and Technology department, University of West Attica



Chapter 7: Living labs: a coherent driver for the agri-food and tourism industries

photoMr. Geert Wilms

Director, LIB/ZLTO (South Holland Farmers Organization)
Triple Helix in Practice: Collaboration between Academia, Farmers and Government

photoDr. Philip Papadopoulos

Director, Strategic Project Management Office, American Farm School
Organizing Living Labs in Greece, lessons from successes and failures: The cases of Trilofos and Goumenissa

photoMr. Tom Kolokithas

Chief Innovation Officer, DTMH & President, VR & AR Association Greek Chapter
The Metaverse and Agribusiness

photoMr. Panagiotis Sakellaropoulos

Assistant Regional Governor, Region of Western Greece
The development of the local agricultural economy through investment in human capital


photoMr. Anthony D. Papayannides

Journalist, General Manager Economia Group

Remarks and conclusions


Field visit programme(s)


  1. Forum official language is Greek with simultaneous translation to English
  2. Agenda is subject to modifications