Spiros Margaritis

Spiros Margaritis started his career in media in 2012, writing, hosting and producing TV shows on MTV Greece. Currently, you can find him daily on RISE TV and Music 89.2 on the radio. He has not yet pursued a career in Shipping which was his field of studies at the University of Piraeus. Thankfully for us, since that puts him in a unique position to host tomorrow’s event.

Stefanos Prokos

Graduate of the University of Athens and AUEB, Stefanos Prokos is actively involved in the startup scene for two years, after an extensive involvement in the departments of marketing and sales in Greek and multinational companies. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Frink, an innovative startup that helps you discover new places to go out by giving you a free drink every night.

Pavlos Georgiadis

Pavlos Georgiadis is an ethnobotanist, olive grower and consultant in the agrifood sector. His research on the relationships between humans and the natural world, has travelled him from the mountain communities in the Himalaya, Thailand and China, to the UN negotiations on climate change and sustainable development. Through his civic and entrepreneurial action, he is prototyping Commons-based solutions for the regenerative economy.

Natassa Pentagioti

Born in the 80’s, Natassa Pentagioti was always passionate about art but she decided to study politics. Her love about knowledge is expressed through her participation in the student community and doing research on climate change of the urban environment. (PhD candidate on Sociology-Panteion University). For 12 years in a row, we read articles from her on international issues, and since 2012 she participates on organized actions of the civil society. She was invited at TEDx PanteionUniversity , to introduce us the sustainable development goals, as the iniciator of the campaign #Citizens4GlobalGoals of the NGO Organization Earth.

Betty Tsakarestou

Betty Tsakarestou is Assistant Professor, Head of AD PR Lab at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of Panteion University and External Lecturer at Copenhagen Business School. She is a 2015 alumni scholar of the Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) on Journalism and Media at Ohio University. SUSI, funded by a grant from the U.S.Department of State. She coordinates “Mobile Generation Next” research project on collaborative mobile consumption in the sharing economy. Recently she launched a new book series on “Digital Culture” and is co-initiator of an international Digital Storytelling and Cities Diplomacy Project ” Connecting Cities” bringing together scholars and students from Athens, Kampala, Quito, Santiago and Shanghai.

Stavros Mavrogenis

Stavros Mavrogenis holds a PhD from the Department of nternational, European and Regional Studies of Panteion University on the subject of international law with a focus on Climate Change Adaptation Law and Politics.

He is a graduate of the Department of International and European Studies of Panteion University, he holds an MSc in Environmental Policy and Management of the University of the Aegean University, Department of Environment and the MA “Environment, Politics and Globalisation” of King’s College London Department of Geography. As part of his doctoral research has developed active cooperation with the International Institute for the Environment and Development (IIED) in London and the research program “Many Strong Voices” of the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO) in Oslo.

Dimitris Drougkas

Dimitris Drougkas is a financial risk management advisor at EY. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences from Panteion University, has studied Economics at Deree College and also holds a Master in International Economics and Finance from Sciences Po Paris. He has worked for ELIAMEP and SAMMAN, while in 2013 he received one of the overall five Google Policy Fellowships that were awarded throughout Europe.

Vassilis Salapatas

Vassilis Salapatas is a chemical-engineer with studies in biology, who has worked in the field for over 30 years both as an employee in prominent positions as well as a freelancer. He is the co-founder and executive manager of the non-profit organization SciFY.

Vassilios Mougis

Vassilios Mouyis has over 27 years of experience in chartering and ship brokerage and is the co-founder and joint managing director of Doric Shipbrokers S.A., est 1994 in Athens. Mr. Mouyis represents Doric Shipbrokers as a panelist at Baltic Exchange and is the non-executive board director for Navios Midstream Partners L.P., listed on the NYSE.