INSPIRE: Tourism – When Innovation Takes the Lead

Oct 6, 2018


About session

With 32 million tourists per year, the tourism industry in Greece needs an infrastructure and policies that can support its rapid growth. Industry experts address how innovation can play a key role in the industry’s development & reveal where the opportunities to innovate are.

Moderated by George Kyvernitis, Vice President, Kyvernitis Travel

  • Yannis Goulios

    Deputy Secretary General & Member of the Board, Greek National Tourism Organization


    Yannis Goulios’ professional work experience is in advertising. He worked in several multinational advertising agencies including BBDO (Client Service Director), ADEL/Saatchi & Saatchi (Vice Chairman), Leo Burnett (General Manager) and McCann Worldgroup (Managing Director). He has handled several local and international accounts like Ford, P&G, Telestet, Attico Metro and in several occasions headed joint ventures

  • Alexandros Vassilikos

    President, Hellenic Chamber of Hotels


    Alexandros Vassilikos was born in Athens, Greece in 1976 to a Greek father, a self-made hotelier and business man, and a French mother, a homemaker and active member of the French community in Greece. He was raised in Athens and attended the French-Hellenic school with a very diverse group of peers.  He holds a Masters’

  • Dimitrios Buhalis

    Head of Dpt Tourism and Hospitality & Director, eTourism Lab, Bournemouth University


    Professor Dimitrios Buhalis is a Strategic Management and Marketing expert with specialisation in Information Communication Technology applications in the Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and Leisure industries. He is the Head of Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Director of the eTourism Lab and Deputy Director of the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research, at Bournemouth University in England. In 2018 Bournemouth University was ranked 8th

  • George Kyvernitis

    Vice President, Kyvernitis Travel S.A


    George Kyvernitis is Vice President of Kyvernitis Travel S.A., heading up company’s Global Marine and Business Development sections. As Head of Global Marine and Business Development, George has overseen the company’s transformation in the changing world of global maritime business, forging relationships with global shipping and offshore companies as well as consolidating relationships with the

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