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Balkans & Black Sea Forum 2017
Stability | Growth | Cooperation
May 25-26, 2017 | Serres, Greece
Nationality : Greece

Mr. Giannis Balakakis

President of the Board "Geo Routes Cultural Institute"
  • Chair Organizing Committee
  • Speaker at Cultural & Sustainable Tourism


Forward thinking and results oriented strategist specialized in tourism & hospitality industries, carrying 35 years of experience as Planning | Product | General Manager & Chief Executive Officer at Hellenic and International Corporations. He has served as Executive Director at Gnomon Performance SA, he is President of the Board at Geo Routes Cultural Institute, as well Founder and Head of the Organizing Committee at the Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum. He studied Banking & Finance, speaks English and French, and is a regular key-note speaker at various international forums related to Culture | Tourism | Development. He is an elected member to the Board of the Association of Chief Executive Officers Greece, and a former VP of the Society of Incentive Travel Executives Greece.


Creating a new travelling culture: connecting destinations

• The value of the Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage
• Sharing experience of local development programmes leading to local economic growth
• Designing and delivering events with the key theme of “world of differences”