Tourism of Tomorrow 2019

A year after its first conference, the ACT Hospitality & Tourism Management program is organizing its second conference on Friday 18 January 2019. Our 2019 event’s topic focuses on the challenges of tourism development and volume increase and how these can go hand in hand with quality. Distinguished speakers from Greece and abroad, representing a variety of companies, will try to approach and explore this crucial question, unveiling its true potential for the industry.

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Conference Details

Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 2:30pm
Thessaloniki Concert Hall
Μ2 Building, Maurice Saltiel Hall

Program & Speakers

14:30 - 15:00   Registration

15:00 - 15:20   Welcome & Greetings


Nikolas Hourvouliades
Head, ACT Business School


Panos Vlachos
President, Anatolia College

Spyros Pengas
Deputy Mayor for Tourism Development and International Relations

Grigoris Tasios
President, Hellenic Hoteliers Federation ​

Andreas Mandrinos
President, Thessaloniki Hotels Association

15:20 - 15:40   Keynote Speech

Sarah Duignan
Director of Clients Relationships, STR

15:40 - 16:40   Session I

George Spanos
CEO, Domes Resorts

Konstantinos Tornivoukas
CEO, Tor Hotel Group

Harry Siganos
CEO, Zeus International

Gregory Maliassas
Senior Vice President of Luxury Brands, Accor Hotels (Central & Eastern Europe)

16:40 - 17:00   Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:30   Session II

Marios Trivizas
Principal Consultant, Deloitte           

Georgia Dodou
PR Manager for Greece, Sani Resorts - Ikos Resorts

Sofia Panagiotaki
Managing Director, PRMEDIACO & NEEDaFIXER

Alkis Sotiriou
General Manager, Makedonia Palace Hotel

Katerina Pollatou
Airline Marketing & Development Manager, Fraport

Alexandra Efstathiadou 
Owner, Ekies Resorts

18:30 - 19:00   Session ΙΙI

ACT Undergraduate Student Research Projects

19:00 - 19:15  Q&A session

Closing Remarks

Anestis Anastasiou
Coordinator of Tourism, ACT

Moderator: Konstantinos Deriziotis - CEO, KSD SA

Read the Speaker Bios


Admission is free.  Online registration is required to reserve your seat as places are limited. Please note that the conference will be conducted in Greek and English; no interpretation will be provided. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance. 

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See last year's event Tourism of Tomorrow 2018

Read more about last year's conference in our 2018 press release



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