22ABS22-PELOPONNESE Travel Information

Travel Information

A. Arriving by airplane to Athens and then getting to Peloponnese

Athens is accessible by airplane from more than 130 countries and serves as the gateway to the amazing Greek islands and other mainland destinations. The award-winning Athens International Airport – AIA (Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport) is located about 30 km (18 miles) east of the city center. You may find out more regarding flights to Athens below:

To get to the venue you may consider following alternatives (AgriBusiness Forum has no responsibility on any means of transport):

Buses leave Athens to Pyrgos every 3 hours from 7:30 to 19:00. Tickets & Schedules here

As soon as you arrive to Pyrgos, it is recommended to take a taxi to the venue (distance 12km, 15mins, est. cost 15-20€ one-way)

There are lot of rent a car companies offering low budget vehicles for getting to the venue. Total distance from Athens International airport is 330 klms (3h30mins). Google maps here

Β. Visa Information & Requirements

Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. Please contact your local Hellenic 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 so required. 

If uncertain on what concerns your Visa Requirements, kindly visit this online link for further detailed information.

C. Letter of Invitation

Individuals need an official Letter of Invitation which can be requested upon registration to the forum. Such a Letter of Invitation shall be provided within a week of its request and following the payment of your registration. The Letter of Invitation does not financially commit the forum’s organizers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the Conference are the sole responsibility of the participant / attendee.

22ABS22-PELOPONNESE The Organizer

The Organizer

“Geo Routes Institute” is a nonprofit & nongovernmental organization that plans, develops and offers trips and events of cultural, environmental and educational character in Greece and beyond. Geo Routes© highlights the cultural heritage of Greece and facilitates inter-cultural dialogue among people. 

Geo Routes© cultural heritage journeys & events are held under the auspices of the HNC for UNESCO and since 2013 are considered “best practice” in the framework of UNESCO’s program “Culture-Tourism-Development”, focusing on: Agriculture-Gastronomy | Flora-Fauna-Environment | History-Archaeology | Cultural Heritage | Places of Religious Interest | Trekking Trails | Geology-Energy resources.

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

More information: www.geo-routes.com

22ABS22-PELOPONNESE Why Attend

Why Attend

Below some reasons on why joining AgriBusiness Forum:

  • “Sharpen-the-saw” and gain new contacts
  • Boost corporate outreach and networking opportunities
  • Establish connections with leading business- & policy-makers
  • Listen to insights from prominent speakers and influencers
  • Participate in spirited debates and constructive dialogue
  • Gain cross-sectoral knowledge on the agrifood value chain
  • Be part of the leading event on agrotechnology
  • Identify new ideas from innovative scaleups

22ABS22-PELOPONNESE 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

22ABS22-PELOPONNESE Why Does Our Work Matter

Why Does Our Work Matter

AgriBusiness Forum bridges sciences, businesses and farmers for tackling agrifood & environmental challenges. Its work matters because it is Credible, Trusted, Relevant, Transparent and Evident in the Farm2Fork and One-health strategies.

ΑgriBusiness Forum:

  • Provides content driven and multidisciplinary agenda
  • Disseminates innovation and digital transformation of the agrifood value chain
  • Hosts first class speakers from education, research, businesses and policy makers
  • Integrates partnerships and cross-sectoral cooperation
  • Connects people through meaningful networking activities
  • Has hi-level audience of businesses, farmers, academia and the public sector
  • Boasts dialogue and debates between panelists and the audience
  • Supports innovative scale-ups at reaching higher growth potentials
  • Adopts high-scaling partnerships and conference proceedings

22ABS22-PELOPONNESE UN AGENDA 2030

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

22ABS22-PELOPONNESE Speakers 2022

Speakers 2022

Officials

Dr. Christos Dimas

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

Mr. Christos Stylianides

Minister for Climate Change & Civil Protection

Dr. Christos Triantopoulos

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

Speakers

Mr. Panayiotis Antonakopoulos

Mayor, Municipality of Pyrgos

Dr. Dionysia-Theodora Avgerinopoulou

Chair, Environmental Protection Committee, Hellenic Parliament

Dr. Konstantinos Baginetas

Secretary General, Agricultural Policy and International Relations, Ministry of Rural Development & Food

Mr. Giannis Balakakis

Chair, AgriBusiness Forum

Dr. Thomas Bartzanas

Ass. Professor, Lab of Farm Structures Director, Agricultural University of Athens

Ms. Dionysia Brintziki

General Manager, Abelon Brintziki Estate

Mr. Christoforos Chatzopoulos

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

Mr. Alexandros Dimitrakopoulos

Regional Mandate Manager, European Investment Fund (EIF)

Mr. Nikolaos Doukas

Vice-President ELGA, Founder Hippophae Hellas

Mr. Nektarios Farmakis

Governor, Western Greece Region

Dr. Spyros Fountas

Resource Management & Agricultural Engineering, Athens Agricultural University

Mr. Patroklos Georgiadis

Secretary General, Migration Policy, Reception & Asylum

Ms. Tatiana Giemelou

Head Business Development sector, National Bank of Greece

Mr. Kosta Kanaroglou

Founder, Canna Innov

Mr. Xenophon Kappas

General Director, Captain Vassilis & Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation

Dr. Angeliki Kavga

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

Mr. Georgios Kokkinos

President of the Agricultural Cooperative NILEUS, Messinia

Mr. Tom Kolokithas

Chief Innovation Officer, DTMH & President, VR & AR Association Greek Chapter

Ms. Christina F. Legaki

Country Leader, Corteva Agriscience Hellas

Mr. Dimitris Lianos

Partner, LKN ANALYSIS

Dr. Philip Papadopoulos

Director, Strategic Project Management Office, American Farm School

Mr. Panagiotis Sakellaropoulos

Assistant Regional Governor, Region of Western Greece

Mr. Pavlos Satolias

President, National Union of Agricultural Cooperatives

Dr. Dimitris Skuras

Professor of economics, University of Patras

Mr. Theodoros Vassilopoulos

President of the Agricultural Cooperative of Western Greece

Mr. Geert Wilms

Director, LIB/ZLTO (South Holland Farmers Organization)

Mr. Christos Yiannakakis

Vice President, National Union of Agricultural Cooperatives

Dr. Panagiotis Zoumpoulakis

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