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YES Forum says YES to Sea Tourism by organizing YES to Sea Tourism Forum on Wednesday 24th of May 2017 at «Nikos Skalkotas» conference hall at Megaron Athens Concert Hall from 13:00 to 19:00, during the International Conference & Exhibition of ?osidonia Sea Tourism Forum

By: EBR - Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

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YES is the first ever forum to be held under the auspices of Ministries of Shipping, Education, Tourism, of GNTO and the majority of Greek Universities and organized by a team of 45 volunteers. The official opening of the Forum will be made by Mr. Pafsanias Papageorgiou, General Secretary for Lifelong Learning and Youth at the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Evridiki Kourneta, Secretary General of the Greek Tourism Ministry and Mr. Dimitris Trifonopoulos, General Secretary of GNTO.
YES is the first ever forum to be held under the auspices of Ministries of Shipping, Education, Tourism, of GNTO and the majority of Greek Universities and organized by a team of 45 volunteers. The official opening of the Forum will be made by Mr. Pafsanias Papageorgiou, General Secretary for Lifelong Learning and Youth at the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Evridiki Kourneta, Secretary General of the Greek Tourism Ministry and Mr. Dimitris Trifonopoulos, General Secretary of GNTO.

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YES is the first ever forum to be held under the auspices of Ministries of Shipping, Education, Tourism, of GNTO and the majority of Greek Universities and organized by a team of 45 volunteers. The official opening of the Forum will be made by Mr. Pafsanias Papageorgiou, General Secretary for Lifelong Learning and Youth at the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Evridiki Kourneta, Secretary General of the Greek Tourism Ministry and Mr. Dimitris Trifonopoulos, General Secretary of GNTO.  

It is our strong belief that the open dialogue which began at Posidonia 2016 and attracted more than 1300 delegates must continue and we hope even more people will be motivated to support our vision and effort.

The delegates of YES to Sea Tourism will have the opportunity to explore and become acquainted with Posidonia Sea Tourism exhibition, watch a yachting session, as well as submitting  their enquiries in relation to sectors of cruising, yachting, and sea tourism. YES to Sea Tourism Forum will address the opportunities offered in these sectors and the required skills in order to succeed in them. 

Welcome Addresses of Ilias Tsakiris , CE?, AMERICAN HELLENIC HULL, & Harris Daskalakis, Executive Director, BCA College, will be followed by a live discussion between forum delegates and qualified and accredited executives of the sector. Participants of the Panel will be : George Xiradakis, Managing Director, XRTC BUSINESS CONSULTANTS LTD and President of the Propeller Club (Port of Piraeus), as moderator, with speakers  Diogenis Venetopoulos, Partner - Vice President Sales, VARIETY CRUISES, Emmanuel Vordonis, President of POSEIDONION GRAND HOTEL - Ex-Executive Director, THENAMARIS, Dimitris Koutsolioutsos, CEO/Founder, INSTAYACHT - FARMERS REPUBLIC, Chrissie Palassis, Partner, CTM HELLAS, Maria Theofanopoulou, Publisher of Greek Travel Pages. 

The conference will be held entirely in Greek, except for the live speech and dialogue with Young Executives by Ukko Metsola, Vice President, ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD, which will be held in English. 

YES to Sea Tourism experience does not end here. Upon completion of the panel, executives from the shipping industry will participate in 4 networking corners in order to discuss with young people regarding the sector in which they are active and answer their questions.  A different topic will be analyzed at each networking corner and these are: ‘’Crew-Operations- Chartering Dept. of a Shipping Company’’, ‘’Startups – Innovation – Save Time in Shipping aAencies’’, ‘’Technical & Finance  Dept. of a Shipping Company’’ and ‘’Marine Insurance & Classification Societies’’. 

Forum’s program can be found here

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