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Europes Most Important Sea Tourism Event to Open Gates 21-22 June 2011 in Athens

By The Maritime Executive 06-09-2011 03:39:16

The potential for sea tourism and its significance as a key factor in the development of the economies of Greece, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea region will be examined in depth during the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, scheduled to take place 21-22 June 2011 at the prestigious Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens.

The 1st Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum will bring together government officials, business leaders, entrepreneurs and representatives of the region’s sea tourism industries and create the opportunity to interact, discuss and explore ways which can help develop this important sector and maximize the sea tourism potential of the region.

The impressive list of speakers includes:

Tuesday 21/6/2011

Forum Opening by the Minister of Maritime Affairs, Islands and Fisheries, Mr. Yiannis Diamantides and the Minister of Culture & Tourism, Mr Pavlos Yeroulanos

Panel 1:
• Dr. Andreas A. Andreadis, Chairman of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE)
• Yiorgos Anomeritis, Chairman & Managing Director, Piraeus Port Authority S.A.
• Costakis Loizou, Executive Chairman, Louis Cruises
• Gianni Onorato, President, Costa Crociere
• Pierfrancesco Vago, CEO MSC Cruises, Vice-Chairman European Cruise Council
• Moderator: David Robert Morris, President, David Morris International
• Co-Moderator: Chrissie Palassis, Partner, CTM

Panel 2:
• George A. Gratsos, President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
• Giora Israel, Senior Vice President Port & Destination Development, Carnival Corporation
• Charis Papacharalambous, Sales & Marketing Director, Louis Cruises
• Giovanni Spadoni, President, Association Mediterranean Cruise Ports (Medcruise)
• John Tercek, Vice President Commercial and New Business Development, Royal Caribbean Cruises
• Peter Wild, Managing Director, G. P. Wild International Limited
• Moderator: David Robert Morris, President, David Morris International
• Co-Moderator: Chrissie Palassis, Partner, CTM

Panel 3:
• Osman Erler, Marketing & Sales Manager, Apextour & Cruise Holidays,Turkey
• George Koletsos, Secretary General, Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO)
• Jennifer Marmanillo, Manager Itinerary Planning, Norwegian Cruise Line
• Dr. Yiannis Paraschis, CEO, Athens International Airport
• Apostolos Poulovassilis, Regional Manager, Lloyd's Register
• Andreas Stylianopoulos, Member of the Association of the Greek Tourist Enterprises (SETE), President, Navigator Travel & Tourist Services Ltd
• Moderator: David Robert Morris, President, David Morris International
• Co-Moderator: Chrissie Palassis, Partner, CTM

Panel 4:
• Luis Ajamil, President & CEO, Bermello, Ajamil & Partners Inc
• Ekrem Demirtas, President of the Executive Board, Izmir Chamber of Commerce
• Craig Milan, Senior Vice President Land Operations, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
• Elisabetta de Nardo, Port Operations Manager, Costa Crociere
• Mario Fernardo Sennacheribbo Pons, CEO, BC Group (Baleares Consignatarios)
• Linda Springmann, Vice President Worldwide Deployment & Tour Marketing, Holland America Line
• Moderator: David Robert Morris, President, David Morris International
• Co-Moderator: Chrissie Palassis, Partner, CTM

Wednesday 22/6/2011

Yachting & Passenger Shipping Forum Opening by the Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mr Georgios Nikitiadis

Panel 1:
• Spiridon Kiriacoulis, Vice President, Kiriakoulis Mediterranean Cruises
• Giannis Markogiannis, Lawyer, Giannis Markogiannis & Associates Law Office
• Oscar Siches, Partner and Manager, Pantalan del Mediterraneo Marina, Marina Consultant & Member of ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) Marinas Group
• Antonis Stelliatos, President of HPYOA (Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association)
• George Vernicos, President of Vernicos Yachts, Vice President of Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises
• Moderator: Colin Squire, Publisher, Yachting Matters
• Co-Moderator: Rosemary Pavlatou, Director of A1 Yacht Trade Consortium & BWA Yachting, Member of MYBA, The Worldwide Yachting Association

Panel 2:
• Oliver Corlette, Managing Director of Adriatic Marinas (Porto Montenegro)
• Stavros Katsikadis, President of Greek Marinas Association, Managing Director of Flisvos Marina
• Nick Maris, Chairman, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas International
• Tony Rice, Secretary General of ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations)
• John Turgoose, Senior Associate, G.P. Wild (International) Limited
• Moderator: Colin Squire, Publisher, Yachting Matters
• Co-Moderator: Rosemary Pavlatou, Director of A1 Yacht Trade Consortium & BWA Yachting, Member of MYBA, The Worldwide Yachting Association

Panel 3:
• Nick Dean, Managing Partner, Ocean Independence
• Stephanos Manos, Owner MVS & Associates
• Paolo Moretti, Yachting Business Manager, RINA
• Edward Pegan, Sales & Marketing Director of BWA Yachting
• Stavros Paneris, Technical Director, Halkitis Shipyards S.A.
• Moderator: Colin Squire, Publisher, Yachting Matters
• Co-Moderator: Rosemary Pavlatou, Director of A1 Yacht Trade Consortium & BWA Yachting, Member of MYBA, The Worldwide Yachting Association

Panel 4:
• Fotis Karamitsos, Director DG MOVE, European Commission
• Capt. Eleftherios S. Kechagioglou, President, Hellenic Small Islands Network
• George Telonis, President, Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA)
• Michalis Sakellis, Managing Director, Blue Star Ferries, Vice-President, Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies
• Apostolos K. Ventouris, President, Union of Marine Enterprises
• Moderator: Professor Alkis John Corres, Reader, International Shipping Policy & Chartering, Aegean University, Ex-Chairman of the Hellenic Association of Maritime Economists

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Forum programme