Dr. Evdokia Krystallidou

Dr. Evdokia Krystallidou received her PhD in Animal Nutrition and an MSc in Dairy Animal Science from the University of Reading after being awarded a scholarship from IKY (Greek state scholarship institute). She holds Diplomas in Animal Production from the Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of Thessaloniki and ASPAITE (certified educator).

She worked as a part time lecturer at the Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of Thessaloniki and Larisa and as an advisor at Hellenic Feed Industries (ΕΛΒΙΖ).

She acted as program Leader for the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Animal Management program. He teaches at Perrotis College and the Adult Education Program of the American Farm School. She is the Senior Project Manager of the SPMO Strategic Programs Management Office where she is responsible for many research projects.

Her research interests include animal nutrition and its impact on animal products and human health, monitoring feed formulations to meet quality performance and animal health standards, and evaluating chemical and nutritional value of feeds.

Dr. Ilias Kalfas

Dr. Ilias Kalfas is an Agronomist with a specialty in Plant Protection, having a degree from the Faculty of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He holds PhD from the University of London, Diploma of Imperial College and MSc in Production Organization and Quality Management in the Food Industry.

He has worked at the National Agricultural Research Foundation, ELGA, Certification Organizations, assuming positions of responsibility in the Region of Central Macedonia, National and European funded projects (both pure and applied research) and the American Agricultural School. He is a member of the European Commission’s ENV Panel (Research Executive Agency) and a reviewer in scientific journals.

He also is the Project Leader regarding plant production projects of Strategic Programs Management Office of the American Farm School. He participates in many research projects and his research interests include the implementation of high technology to Greek agriculture, the circular economy, the sustainability of the Greek farmers and the environmental impact of agriculture.

Dr. Dimitrios Vlachos

Professor Vlachos is the Director of the Laboratory of Statistics and Quantitative Analysis Methods, Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LASCM) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece.

He conducts research and consulting in the fields of supply chain management, logistics, applied operational research, combined transport systems management, business restructuring and strategy development. He has participated in more than 60 research projects (in 15 of them as a principal investigator) in the field of Supply Chain Management, and he has co-authored the respective technical reports.

He has published more than 200 papers in scientific journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He has participated as a consultant or expert in numerous projects funded by public and private organizations. He is President of the Greek Association of Supply Chain Management (EELBE).

Mr. Christos Lagoudas

He has studied Agriculturist at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

He also holds an MSc in Agriculture Economics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and MBA (TQM) at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki.

He has worked for eleven years in the private sector as a Product and Marketing Manager in multinational companies of Agricultural Supplies.

For the last 13 years, he has been working in the public sector, at the Regional Unit of Serres (former Prefecture of Serres), and more specifically, from 2005 until 2010 at the Office of Agricultural Applications and from 2011 until today, at the Department of Phytosanitary and Quality Control, as Auditor.

For two years (2012-2014), he was seconded as Special Advisor to the Minister of Macedonia-Thrace in Thessaloniki for development and business co-operation issues.

He speaks English and a few Italian.

Mr. Nikolaos Roidos

Nikolaos Roidos was born in 1955 in Dialabi, Rodopi, to farmer parents. After concluding his studies in the Practical Gymnasium of Komotini, he was accepted in the Agricultural School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where he graduated in 1979.

From 1983 to 1987 he was employed by the Agricultural Coop of Skoutari, Serres. In April 1987 he was appointed in the Cotton Organization, a position which he held until its dissolution in 2001. In 2002 he was dispatched and worked for OPEKEPE (Payment and Control Agency for Guidance and Guarantee Community Aid).

From 2003 until 2007 he worked for the Directorate of Tobacco and Cotton of the Municipality of Serres and after its merging, for the Directorate of Agricultural Development of Serres. Since the beginning of 2012 he has been the manager of the Agricultural and Animal Production of DAOK (Directorate for Agricultural Economy and Veterinary of the Regional Unit of Serres).

He is married and he is a father to one daughter.

Ms. Georgia Chantzi

Ms. Georgia Chantzi is senior researcher at the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS), based in Athens, Greece. As ICBSS’s project manager, she is responsible for the scientific and financial implementation of research projects in the fields of science, technology and innovation, sustainable growth & human development, and culture, focusing in the wider Black Sea region.
Prior to joining the ICBSS, she has worked in the private sector and as junior researcher at the Centre of Russia, Eurasia and SE Europe, in Athens.
She holds an MA in Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security from Coventry University and a BA in International and European Studies from Panteion University.

Dr. Kyriakos Pozrikidis

Dr. Kyriakos Pozrikidis he is a graduate of the School of Economics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds a post-graduate degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Macedonia.

He has also authored a historical album titled ‘Magical Pictures’ on the history of Thessaloniki International Fair since its founding, the books “Fair Stories” and “How to participate at International Fairs”, one comic “Dethistas” and one educational game “CITY GAME – Thessaloniki”.

Dr. Pozrikidis has also participated in dozens of studies. He has served as a member of the Board (1995 – 1998) and as President (1998 – 2000) of the European Tourism Trade Fairs Association. He is a member of the Board (2012 – today) of the International Fair Union (Union des Foires Internationals.

He is the President of the Central European Fairs Alliance – CEFA and certified member of the International Association of Professional Exhibition Organisers (IAEM).

He currently serves as Managing Director of TIF-HELEXPO, the Hellenic exhibition agency.

Mr. Georges Kremlis

Mr. Georges Kremlis started his career in the European Union in 1981. He was a Legal advisor (from January 1981) in the European Commission’s Legal Service, with an interruption of three years (1990-1993) in Greece. In that period he exercised the functions of Advisor to the Greek Minister of National Economy (1990), National Co-ordinator for the European Economic Community (EEC) internal market (1990-1992), Head of the EEC Committee under the Greek Prime Minister (1993), and Secretary General for European Affairs in the Ministry of National Economy (1993). During this period he was also a Member of the Greek Competition authority.

In 1995 he joined DG Environment. From 1995 to 2004 he served as Head of the Legal Unit, responsible for all legal issues in the DG, including, inter alia, the legality of new initiatives, the implementation of EC environmental legislation and investigation of national compliance with EC Directives and Regulations; handling of complaints, infringements, EU Ombudsman requests and Petitions. From 2004 to 2005 he was Head of the “Legal affairs and Governance” Unit, responsible for in-house legal advice, Århus Convention (access to environmental information, public participation and access to justice), Environmental Liability, Environmental Criminality, the IMPEL Network that he co-chaired, the Forum of Judges and the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and the financing of NGO’s programme. From June 2005 to May 2013 he was the Head of the Unit “Cohesion Policy and Environmental Impact Assessments”, responsible for the overall integration of the environment in the Cohesion Policy (ERDF, ESF, Cohesion Fund), the Trans-European Networks for Energy and Transport, and EIB/EBRD loans.

In his current position, since June 2013, he is the Head of the “Mainstreaming and Environmental Assessments” Unit (former “Enforcement, Cohesion Policy & European Semester, Cluster 1” Unit), responsible for the enforcement of EU environmental law and of the compliance with environmental law of projects (and plans and programmes) co-financed by the EU as well as the evaluation of their impacts. He is also responsible for environmental integration in Cohesion Policy and the Trans-European Networks for Energy and Transport.

From March to August 2011, he served as Acting Director of the Directorate “Legal Affairs and Cohesion” and from June 2013 to January 2014 as Director ad interim of the Directorate “Implementation, Governance and Semester”.

In his current position, he is Chairman of the ENEA-MA (European Network of Environmental and Managing Authorities) and the EIA/SEA (Environmental Impact Assessment / Strategic Environmental Assessment) Experts Groups. He is also a Member of the Board of the Espoo Convention.

He has also served as a member of the Board of the National Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development in Greece, and as a member of the Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE). He is Founding and Honorary President of the Hellenic Environmental Law Association.

He is a lawyer of the Greek Supreme Court and in the past he has been a Research fellow at the Centre of International Economic and European Law (1979-80), in Thessaloniki. He is visiting Professor in a number of universities, in Greece and abroad, especially in post-graduate studies. He is the co-author of a four volumes