Ambassador Caspar Veldkamp

Ambassador of the Netherlands to Greece

Mr. Tassos Haniotis

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

Dr. Charalambos Kasimis

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


Ms. Fotini Arampatzi

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

Dr. Anagnostis Argiriou

Senior Scientist, Deputy Director Institute of Applied Biosciences – CERTH

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. Ioannis Chaniotakis

Senior Director, Agricultural Sector Operations Development, Piraeus Bank

Mr. Christoforos Chatzopoulos

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

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

Dr. Håkan Jönsson

Professor of food studies, Lund University Sweden

Ms. Maria Karathanassi

Assistant Manager, Small Business Banking Division, Alpha Bank

Dr. Athanasios Kizos

Professor of Rural Geography, University of the Aegean

Dr. Demetrios Kouretas

Professor, Department of Biochemistry-Biotechnology, University of Thessaly

Ms. Effie Lazaridou

Managing Director, Rutgers, Greece
New Agriculture for a New Generation

Mr. Stergios Litos

President, Farmers of Visaltia region

Dr. Spyridon Mamalis

President, Geotechnical Chamber of Greece

Mr. Lucas Marxen

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

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

Ms. Siwarde J. SAP

Vice Chair Steering Committee, Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum
Sr. Economic Policy Advisor, Embassy of the Netherlands

Mr. Neoklis Stamkos

Head, microSTARS micro-lending

Mr. Nikos Stamou

Investments Promotion Officer, Enterprise Greece

Ms. Ioanna Tavanidou

Sector Supervisor, Mid Corporate Banking Division, National Bank of Greece

Mr. Panos Theodorou

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

Dr. Athanasios Tsaftaris

Dean of Graduate Studies, Perrotis College-American Farm School

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. Jessie Voumvaki

Deputy Director, Economic Analysis Department, National Bank of Greece

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

Mr. Aristodimos Zamidis

President, TractorGPS


Mr. Costas Apostolopoulos

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

Dr. Ilias Kalfas

Project Leader, Strategic Project Management Office, American Farm School

Mr. Alexandros Kouris

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

Dr. Evdokia Krystallidou

Project Leader, Strategic Project Management Office, American Farm School

Dr. Konstantinos Mattas

Professor of Agricultural Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Mr. Anthony D. Papayannides

Journalist, General Manager Economia Group

Mr. Yiannis Tsatsakis

Editor in Chief, Ypaithros Chora