22ABF22 Registration Policy

Registration Policy

General Conditions for participation to the forum:

 

Participation to the AgriBusiness Forum (hereafter ABF) means that the following provisions were read, understood and accepted prior to registering to the forum:

 

  1. Registrations for in-person participation include 2-days’ attendance, 1-light meal, 5-coffee breaks, a cocktail reception, conference material, certification of attendance and 1-Virtual complimentary invitation. 
  2. Registrations for online attendance include 2-days’ live streaming (real-time) of the conference, e-conference agenda, e-certification of attendance and access to the virtual Sponsors’ online lounge.
  3. Registrations should be made electronically through the designated platform of the forum and are subject to the approval of the organizers.
  4. Registrations are not transferable and no refunds for cancelled registrations are accepted. In case the forum goes solely virtual, due to a lockdown declared by the government at that time, in-person participants will be refunded the difference between physical and virtual attendance.
  5. Students’ reduced fees require a valid academic ID and a student enrolment document. Said documents shall be provided by email.
  6. ABF reserves the right to amend the program and is not responsible for cancellations of speakers due to private reasons or other unforeseen circumstances.
  7. ABF accepts no responsibility for statements made orally or in written form by any of the speakers or delegates during the forum, nor the responsibility for any copying, republication or redistribution of such statements.
  8. Participants accept, consent and authorize the organizers to freely take photos and make video and voice recordings throughout the event. Furthermore they agree to personally appear into the aforementioned material for promotional and/or scientific purposes and for an unlimited amount of time.

The above policy applies to all kinds of participation to ABF events (in-person, hybrid or virtual)


22ABF22 Register

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    Registration Fees

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    1. Prices are expressed in EURO including one meal and the refreshments upon conference breaks, conference material and
      VAT.

    2. Registrations are in electronic format only. No oral, email, phone, fax or other means of registrations are accepted.

    3. Unless organizers’ provide a written acceptance for delegate’s participation to the conference, NO registration is
      considered confirmed.

    4. Upon organizers’ confirmation, delegates should proceed paying the registration fee within 2 working days to the Bank
      Account of the Organizer. Upon expiration of the deadline, registrations are cancelled automatically. Registrants should
      provide the organizers slip of payment transactions.

    5. Due to Covid-19 outbreak, in order participants to access the conference venue may be subject to safety and hygiene
      test(s)

    6. Registrations are not transferable and no refunds for cancelled registrations are accepted.

    7. Students’ reduced fees require a valid academic ID and a student enrolment document. Such documents should be provided
      by email at abf@geo-routes.com

    8. Registrants declared as ‘Farmers, Partnered Organizations and Sponsors’ should consider their contact details are traced
      with the aforementioned bodies or businesses or organizations.

    9. ABF official language is Greek with simultaneous translation in English.

    10. Access to the conference requires a valid e-pass that will be provided to registrant’s email one week prior to the
      conference.

    11. ABF reserves the right to amend the programme and it is not responsible for cancellations of speakers due private
      reasons or other unforeseen circumstances.

    12. ABF accepts no responsibility for statements made orally or in written material distributed by any of speakers or
      delegates during the conference, nor responsibility for any copying, republication or redistribution of such statements.

    13. Participants accept, consent and authorize the organizers for free photo and/or record shooting (both voice and image)
      throughout the event. Furthermore they agree at personally appearing into this material for further promotional and/or
      scientific reasons for unlimited amount of time.

    AgriBusiness Forum
    c/o Geo Routes Institute

    Address

    39 Aristotelous str. Athens 10433 GR

    Phone

    +30 2102845980

    22ABF22 SDG’s

    UN Agenda 2030

    AgriBusiness Forum promotes the UN 2030 Agenda, being its activities related with the following SDGs

    SDG-Goal-02

    End hunger, achieve food security, improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

    SDG-Goal-04

    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

    SDG-Goal-05

    Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

    SDG-Goal-06

    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

    SDG-Goal-07

    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

    SDG-Goal-08

    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

    SDG-Goal-09

    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

    SDG-Goal-10

    Reduce inequality within and among countries

    SDG-Goal-11

    Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

    SDG-Goal-12

    Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

    SDG-Goal-13

    Take action to combat climate change and its impacts

    SDG-Goal-15

    Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

    SDG-Goal-17

    Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

    22ABF22 Speakers 2022

    Speakers 2022

    Speakers

    Dr. Konstantinos Aravossis

    Secretary General for Forestry, Ministry of Environment & Energy

    Mr. Giannis Balakakis

    President of the BoD, Geo Routes Institute NPO

    Dr. Kalliopi Chalkou

    Group Food Safety & Suppliers Quality Manager, Coca Cola Hellenic

    Mr. Konstantinos Chatzifotis

    Manager European Affairs, Motor-Oil Group

    Dr. Nikolas E. Farantouris

    Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law

    Dr. Theofanis Gemtos

    Emeritus Professor, Farm Mechanization, Thessaly University

    Ms. Tatiana Giemelou

    Head Business Development sector, National Bank of Greece

    Mr. Lambros Kalarrytis

    Journalist, Parapolitika

    Dr. Ilias Kalfas

    Project Leader, American Farm School & Coordinator of the InoFA Cluster

    Ms. Christiana Kalogirou

    Secretary General, Ministry of Agriculture & Food

    Mr. Georgios Karakatsanis

    Natural Resource and Environmental Economist, Evotropia Ecological Finance Architectures

    Dr. Charalambos Kasimis

    Professor Emeritus, Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development, Agricultural University of Athens

    Mr. Michalis Katrinis

    Head of Parliamentary Group, “PASOK-KINAL’’

    Mr. Simos Kedikoglou

    Deputy Minister, Ministry of Rural Development & Food

    Dr Stathis Klonaris

    Professor of Agricultural Economy & Development, Agricultural University of Athens

    Dr. Phoebe Koundouri

    Co-Chair SDSN Europe, Professor Athens University of Economics & Business

    Dr. Demetrios Kouretas

    Professor, Animal Physiology & Toxicology, Thessaly University

    Dr. Apostolos Koutinas

    Ass. Professor, Food Science & Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens

    Dr. Athanasios Kyriazis

    Secretary General for Research and Innovation

    Mr. Evangelos Lytras

    Chief Executive Officer, GRP Ventures

    Dr. Philip Papadopoulos

    Director, InoFA cluster Support Office

    Mr. Nikos Papathanasis

    Alternate Minister, Ministry of Development and Investments

    Mr. Anthony D. Papayannides

    Journalist, General Manager Economia Group

    Mr. Robert van Rijssen

    Policy Officer, Farm to Fork Unit, DG-Sante, European Commission

    Mr. Pavlos Satolias

    President, National Union of Agricultural Cooperatives

    Mr. Gijs Schilthuis

    Head of Unit for Policy Perspectives, European Commission DG-AGRI

    Major General Dimitrios Sideridis

    Major General, Commander of the Hellenic National Meteorological Service

    Dr. George N. Skaracis

    Professor Emeritus, Agricultural University of Athens

    Dr. George Stylios

    Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Food

    Professor, Petteri Taalas

    Secretary-General, WMO

    Ms. Susanna Terstal

    Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Greece

    Dr. Nikolaos Thomaidis

    Professor of Analytical Chemistry, University of Athens

    Ms. Symela Touchtidou

    Journalist, EURONEWS

    Mr. Constantinos Tsoutsoplides

    Head of the European Parliament Liaison Office in Greece

    Mr. Alexandros Vassilikos

    President, Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

    Dr. Dimitrios Vlachos

    Professor, Lab Director of Statistics & Quantitative Analysis Methods, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, AUTh

    Mr. Geert Wilms

    Director, LIB/ZLTO (South Holland Farmers Organization)

    Mr. Christos Yiannakakis

    Vice President, National Union of Agricultural Cooperatives

    Dr. George Zalidis

    Professor, Lab Director of Remote Sensing, Spectroscopy and G.I.S., AUTh

    22ABF22 Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    AgriBusiness Forum offers a flexible sponsorship program comprising numerous opportunities for opening new horizons and enhancing your outreach during its unique conferences & events.

    Why sponsor?

    • Speaker / panelist opportunities
    • Interviews to media
    • Private meetings with other speakers / participants
    • Exhibition space
    • Social media campaigns
    • Complimentary invitations or corporate table(s)
    • Extensive branding and corporate outreach
    • New contacts through meaningful networking
    • Preferential insight on agrifood value chain 
    • First class speakers on challenges & opportunities for Greece and beyond
    • “Sharpen the saw”, meet experts and influencers face-to-face
    • Participation in vigorous dialogues and debates

    22ABF22 The Organizer

    The Organizer

    Geo Routes Institute, nonprofit & nongovernmental organization, is planning, developing and providing journeys and events of cultural, environmental and educational character in Greece and beyond. Geo Routes in Greece, highlights cultural heritage, facilitates intercultural dialogue and fosters welfare and the development of the society.

    Geo Routes cultural journeys are held under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO and “best practice” in the framework of “Culture-Tourism-Development”. Its journeys focus on Agriculture-Gastronomy, Flora-Fauna-Environment, History-Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, Places of Religious Interest, Trekking Trails-Hiking, Geology-Energy resources, Aquatic Biology.

    Geo Routes is the owner and official organizer of the leading international conferences, the Balkans & Black Sea Forum and the AgriBusiness Forum.

    More information: www.geo-routes.com

    22ABF22 Travel Information

    Travel Information

    A. Flying to Athens 

    Athens is accessible with more than 130 countries being gateway to the amazing Greek islands and mainland destinations. The award-winning Athens International Airport (Venizelos International Airport) is located about 20 km (12 miles) east of the city. You may find out more regarding a flight from your destination to Athens below:

    Upon your arrival, you have the three available options to get the city center:

    EXPRESS Bus routes connect directly the Athens International Airport (AIA) with Athens city center. Service is provided on a non-stop basis seven days a week including holidays. Buses depart from the Arrivals Level. BUS tickets are sold at the info/ticket-kiosk (located outside the Arrivals between Exits 4 and 5), or onboard (ask operator) at no extra cost.

    If you select this option you may take Metro Line 3 (Aghia Marina – Douk. Plakentias – Athens International Airport), which connects the Athens airport with the city center. Trains run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The trip from the Airport to Syntagma station (Athens center) lasts 40 minutes. Metro timetable and tickets here.

    Taxis are available at the designated Taxi waiting area located at Exit 3 of Arrivals Level. A taxi from the airport to the city center costs around €35* from 5:00 a.m. to midnight, and €50* from midnight to 5:00 a.m.

    Note: The charge is determined by the time of arrival at the destination and includes all applicable surcharges and extras. * applicable surcharges included: toll cost, luggage fee, VAT and airport charge.

    B. Transport in the city

    1. In Athens, there is an extensive, low cost public transport network covering the city including bus, underground, trolley, tram and taxi. You can use all means of public transport with the same ticket (not from/to the airport). A single ticket costs €1.40 and is valid for 90 minutes.

    C. Tickets for Public Transport

    Tickets and passes (Ath.ena tickets) for public transport are sold at ticket booths and machines in all Athens Metro and tram stations. There are three types of Ath.ena tickets: a paper ticket, an anonymous card that you can top up, and a personalized card. These tickets can be used on all forms of public transport.

    D. Ticket Prices

    A standard ticket on Athens public transport costs €1.40. Students and senior citizens over 65 are entitled to a reduced fare of €0.60 (student ID and proof of age are required upon ticket control or during purchase). Children up to the age of 6 travel free of charge; ages 7-18 pay €0.60 (proof of age required is required upon ticket control or during purchase).

    Each ticket can be used for 90 minutes on any form of public transport (except services to/from the airport).

    • Day Pass (€4.50) is valid for unlimited travel (except airport services) for 24 hours.
    • 5-Day Ticket (€9) is valid for unlimited travel on all modes of transport (except airport services and bus line Χ80) for 5 days.
    • 3-Day Tourist Ticket (€22) is valid for unlimited travel (including 1 round trip to/from Athens International Airport).

    For more information on prices, visit the Athens Transport website.

    For more information on public transport in Athens, call 11185 or visit www.oasa.gr

    E. Metro

    The fastest means of getting around Athens is the Metro. The Athens Metro system consists of 3 lines and connects to the tram, bus routes and suburban railway. The Metro runs daily from 5 am to midnight. Lines 2 and 3 operate until 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays. At peak hours, trains run approximately every 5-6 minutes however, during the evenings and nights trains run every 10-13 minutes. More at Athens Metro Website

    Line 1 is an overground train (commonly known among Greeks as ESAP) that runs from the northern suburb of Kifissia to the port of Piraeus. It connects to lines 2 and 3 at three stations (Attiki, Omonia and Monastiraki). More at Athens Piraeus Electric Railways Website

    F. Taxis

    Taxis are not expensive (though there is a minimum fare of €3,50 during the day and €5 after 23:00). You can pick them up at taxi ranks, stop them in the street or ask the reception desk to call one for you. The fare is charged per kilometer and per hour, so it is better to make certain that the meter is switched on as soon as you set off. Beat (formerly Taxibeat) is an app-based yellow taxi service which finds your location, gives you choice of taxis and offers the options of paying in cash, by card, or Paypal. Uber is also available in Athens with the UberTaxi product—you can call an Uber via your app and a yellow taxi will pick you up. Radio taxis is another option if you don’t feel like hitting the pavement to hail a cab, or if you want to ask for a specific pick-up time and date.

    G. Visa Information & Requirements

    Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. Please contact your local Embassy / Consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that apply to you. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa, if required.

    If you are uncertain concerning your Visa Requirements, please visit this online link to check if you are required to obtain a Visa to Greece.

    H. Letter of Invitation
    Individuals need an official Letter of Invitation, it can be requested upon registration to the conference. Such Letter of Invitation will be provided within a week of your request and following to the payment of your registration. The Letter of Invitation does not financially obligate the Conference organisers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the Conference are the sole responsibility of the attendee.

    It is declared that ABF has no responsibility about prices and schedules of any means of transport.