SPEAKERS

Here is the list of speakers who will be guests at EcoWeek this year.

Petros Varelidis

General Secretary for Natural Environment and Water

 

Key topics:
  • Blue Opportunities
  • Lionfish
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :

 

Dimos Anastasopoulos

Head of the Southeastern Peloponnese Protected Areas 

Management Unit N.E.C.C.A.
Key topics :
  • Blue Opportunities
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :
3rd Ecological Summit of Mayors
 

 

Dimitrios Ptochos

Governor of the Peloponnese Region

 

Key topics:
  • Blue Opportunitie
  • Lionfish
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :

 

Nikolaos Komineas

Mayor of Astypalea island 

 

Key topics:
  • Blue Opportunities
  • Lionfish
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :

 

Miltiadis D. Lytras

Professor – The American College of Greece

 

Key topics:
  • Health & Wellness
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :

Artificial Intelligence for personalized Medicine & Wellbeing : Elafonisos as a living Lab and Global Center for Wellbeing

Dimitris Maniatakos

Amazing Youth

I have been a youth worker for the last four years, having implemented many environmental activities both directly and indirectly. In the last year we have created an Eco Navigator app in a voluntary action to detect all the recycling bins first in Greece and Europe and then all over the world.

Key topics:
  • Health & Wellness
  • Waste & Water Management
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:

Innovation already exists : Improving our inner self improves our environment

Aspasia Provoui

Kids in the kitchen! – Probus Productions
Integrative Coach, Healer, Non-formal Educator, Activist

I create educational programs for children and adults related to sustainability since 2012.

Key topics:
  • Health & Wellness
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:

The power of nutrition

Kids in the kitchen!

Dr. Nadir Saoudi

Professor of Cardiology in Monaco
Key topics:
  • Health & Wellness
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:

Pollution and Cardiovascular Diseases

Christos Intzekostas

Cento Fashion

Volunteer in eco actions, running a zero waste fashion production program.

Key topics:
  • Plastic-Free Future
  • Health & Wellness
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:

Sustainable production and local communities

Vassilis Sfakianopoulos

Coordinator of Save Your Hood
Founder and Global Movement Coordinator

Waste, Volunteer engagement and empowerment

Key topics:
  • Waste & Water Management
  • Plastic Free Future
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:

The Importance of Acting as a citizen towards a better neighborhood

Charalambos Charalambidis

Investment & Business Development

Manager TERNA ENERGY S.A.

Key topics:
  • Waste & Water Management
  • Plastic Free Future
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:

Integrated Waste Management of the Peloponnese Region & Elafonisos Case

Stravos Gousgounelis

Watershop Quality Water Systems
Key topics :
  • Plastic Free Future
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:

A comparative analysis of plastic bottled water vs water from the Elafonisos Eco water kiosk.

Vera Bogiari

Wasteless Design
Founder

After getting my degree in Fashion Design I furthered my knowledge in sustainable fashion and then decided to combine it with my passion for a zero waste lifestyle. So I created a brand that produces reusable menstrual pads that reduce the waste we produce monthly and thus protect the environment.

Key topics:
  • Waste & Water Management
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:

Wasteless Design πως ίδρυσα την δική μου eco επιχείρηση.

Sophia Danaka

Kilo-Shop
Owner

Kilo- Shop is a vintage clothing store in Athens with further involvement in eco-fashion.

Key topics:
  • Plastic-Free Future
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:
  • Tie-dye workshop
  • Upcycling workshop

Danai Danaka

Kilo-Shop
Fashion Designer

Sustainable fashion

Key topics:
  • Plastic Free Future
  • Sustainable Tourism
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:
  • Tie-dye workshop with natural dyes
  • Upcycling workshop where we are going to upcycle old clothes with patchwork

Stefanos Sidiropoulos

CEO of Trekking Hellas & President of SETEYDA

Outdoors training hike

Key topics:
  • Sustainable Tourism
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:

Outdoor recreational tourism activities as a lever for the development of tourist destinations

Giannis Christakopoulos

refeelme
Founder & Director

I have founded refeelme, a startup that introduced the concept of reusable cups for events and businesses in Greece. We work with noumerous Ho.re.ca businesses and event organisers all over the country, thus significantly minimising plastic waste through reuse.

Key topics:
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Plastic Free Future
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:

Reuse to reduce:
implementing reusable plastic cups concept to eliminate single-use ones.

Joanne Roussou

Founder & Lead Director at Growth Hub NGO Greece
Key topics:
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Plastic Free Future
  • Blue Opportunities
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:

Community and Youth empowerment on sustainability

Yiannis Spyroudis

The Thing About Greece
Yoga Instructor – Partner The Thing About Greece

MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainability
Since 2022, partner at the travel agency, The Thing About Greece, experts in Adventure & Alternative Tourism in Greece

Key topics:
  • Health & Wellness
  • Sustainable Tourism
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:

Is Greece a 365 days destination? Acropolis, Meteora, Delphi, the islands, is there more?
Are there more mountains besides Olympus? Can I go skiing or build an igloo in Greece?

Experience how we see Greece, beyond what you know, beyond what you can imagine, beyond sun and sea, beyond feta!

Panagiota Meimetis

President of Accomodation Association of Ealfonisos 
Key topics :
  • Sustainable Tourism
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:

Tourism Panorama in Elafonisos

Iyad Kayali

Green Destinations
Regional Director – Southern Europe

Coaching destinations to enforce environmental conservation based on GSTC-accredited criteria of the Green Destinations standard.

Key topics:
  • Sustainable Tourism
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:

Greek tourism destinations: becoming certified for sustainable tourism

Alexandros Kokkinakis

The Crossroads
Co-founder – Civil Engineer

We specialize in natural building techniques, woodworks and up-cycling projects so as home grown food and gastronomy. Our aim is to achieve complete self-sustainability in the near future. We welcome volunteers throughout the year, who contribute significantly to our efforts, making our project a vibrant hub of eco-tourism, a cultural center

Key topics:
  • Waste & Water Management
  • Sustainable Tourism
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:

The Crossroads

  • Self Sustainability
  • Sustainable Tourism

Pam’s Pan

Pam’s Pan
Private Chef

Pam’s Pan fosters human connection by bringing people together for dinners with engaging conversation topics. Pam’s ultimate goal is to evolve into a farm-to-table concept, promoting the use of local and seasonal products.

Key topics:
  • Lionfish
  • Sustainable Tourism
Title/summary of the speech/workshop:

Pam’s Pan – Rethinking Gastronomy

  • Hosting an ecological lunch for a small amount of people, promoting local, seasonal and wasted products.

Elena Oikonomou

ECOREC (Zero Waste Greece)
Key topics :
  • Sustainable Tourism
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :

Building Communities of Reuse

Maria Aronis

Vice-mayor of Elafonisos
Key topics :
  • Sustainable Tourism
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :

Pavlopetri

Barbara Euser

President Greek Chapter of the Alliance for the Restoration of Cultural Heritage 

Key topics :
  • Sustainable Tourism
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :

Pavlopetri

Maurizio Momo

Architect

Key topics :
  • Sustainable Tourism
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :

Natural Greek Theater 

 

Carlo Borra

Engineer

Key topics :
  • Sustainable Tourism
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :

St. Spyridon Model on 1940

 

Cheyenne Couvreur

Graduate student of the Master 2 in Maritime Law and Activities.
Intern at the Scientific Center of Monaco, in the Environmental Economics Section.
Key topics :
  • Blue Opportunities
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :

MPA’s – Marine Protected areas

 

Demetrios Markatos

Athens Law
Key topics :
  • Blue Opportunities
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :

No Take Out Zone / No Fishing Zone / Diving park

 

Laura Giuliano

Director of Science CIESM
Key topics :
  • Blue Opportunities
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :
CIESM Activity

 

Silvio Greco

Marine Biologist Anton Dorhn
Key topics :
  • Blue Opportunities
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :
CIESM Activity

 

Laura Giusti

Captain & scientific responsable
Key topics :
  • Blue Opportunities
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :

 

Simone Perotti

Writer Mediterranea Project
Key topics :
  • Blue Opportunities
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :

 

Magda Krokida

Professor of the School of Chemical Engineering of NTUA
Key topics :
  • Blue Opportunities
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :
Alternatives and and Possibilities for Invasive Species : Lionfish case

 

Theodossios Tompras

KPMG representative Partner at CPA Law
Key topics :
  • Blue Opportunities
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :
Lionfish Management

 

Grigoris Konstantellos

Mayor of Vari – Voula – Vouliagmeni & Vice President of KEDE

Key topics :
  • Blue Opportunities
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :
3rd Ecological Summit of Mayors
 

 

Kostas Komninos

CEO Dafni Network

Key topics :
  • Blue Opportunities
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :
3rd Ecological Summit of Mayors : Island municipality Mayors
 

 

Athanasios Kourniotis

Smart City Leading Expert, Innovation Quorum Founder

Key topics :
  • Blue Opportunities
Title/summary of the speech/workshop :
3rd Ecological Summit of Mayors : Non-insular Mayors