Speakers – 2014

Speakers from France, Greece, Italy and  Netherland have been invited to participate to YPERIA 2014.

Each one of them specialized in a different sector will present a conference related to the main subject of the Convention or directly point out current projects on Amorgos regarding alternative tourism, cultural heritage management.

All YPERIA 2014 conferences will take place at Aegialis Hotel & Spa with free admission.



Irene Giannakopoulos - Greece

President of the Cultural Association and owner of Aegialis Hotel & Spa

John Driedonks - Netherlands

Senior lecturer multimedia journalism, School of Journalism, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences
"Think Global/Act Local"

Maria Lekakou - Greece

Associate Professor
Department of Shipping Trade and Transport

"Maritime tourism and its impact upon societies and economies of the islands"

Giorgio Martino - Italy

Architect, Founder of MediterraNew and Professor in Interior & Event Design Planning at the Design European Institute of Milano

"MediterraNew: Investigating NEW sustainable models to endorse the Mediterranean heritage - 1st Workshop on Amorgos”

Eleni S. Papadopoulou - Greece

Architect & Antropogeographer
"The great Festival of the 15th of August at Epanohoriani church and it's importance for Amorgos Island in Cyclades"

Eleni Methodiou - Greece

Archaeologist, Expert of the European Union
“International appeal to Unesco for the protection of Greek cultural heritage”

Dr. Vassileos Laopodis - Greece

CulturePolis NGO - Founder & President.
"Combating crisis with new skills and innovative initiatives. Part II: Funding sources for innovative initiatives"

Nikos Goumenakis - Greece

Partner of CulturePolis NGO
"Combating crisis with new skills and innovative initiatives. Part I: Towards a new approach: Agri-Cult-Tourism"

Lonaïs Jaillais - France

European Mountain Leader, Watersports & Nature Guide
" Back to nature: prospects and propositions for the island. "

George Kalomenopoulos - Greece

Producer, Media journalist and CEO of 2K Films Agency

"Docroads - My own Amorgos "

Vivianna Matellinou - Greece

Architect, Architecture Critic, Environmental Historian
"Cultural Structures in the Periphery: The way for sustainable development in the rural areas of Greece
Ecomuseum of Agricultural Life in Mountainous Rethymno-KOURITIA ODOS"