Dr. Ioannis Pappas
Dr. Ioannis Pappas
Speaker
Director, Mediterranean Region

Global Sustainable Tourism Council

Greece

Dr Ioannis PAPPAS, Founder & CEO of GREEN EVOLUTION SA, is Director for Mediterranean Region of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). He is a Mechanical Engineer, with PhD in Applied Mechanics, with over 30 years’ experience in several fields of science, focusing in Sustainability for Tourism, Energy and Environmental Efficiency in Infrastructure and Buildings, Advising in standardisation of companies and technological implementation of climate adaptation and mitigation methodologies. He is Lead GSTC Assessor for Destinations, Consultant for Sustainable Tourism Certification Standards, focusing on Hotels, Tour Operators and Destinations, and Approved Trainer and Assessor for GSTC in South East Europe Region. He was an invited speaker in a number of conferences, seminars and webinars, including European Commission, Governments, Universities, GSTC and Google.

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Hospitality for a Resilient Future: Adapting to climate challenges and seizing opportunities in Tourism

Dr. Ioannis Pappas
Director, Mediterranean Region,
Global Sustainable Tourism Council
Koray Goytan
Team Leader,
EBRD Green Economy Financing Facility
Anula Galewska
Sustainability consultant for tourism & hospitality.,
Travindy Foundation
Ahmed Yehia
Founder & CEO,
Eco Nubia Ecolodge (Part of Eco Group)
Zlatko Greguric
Associate Director, Property and Tourism,
EBRD
Eleni Polychroniadou
Sintali,
Co-founder
Moderator
Neil Taylor
Associate Director, CTO Performance,
EBRD

In this session, seasoned experts and SMEs whom are actively pursuing their green business opportunities in the tourism and hospitality sector share their perspectives on the implications physical and transitional climate change risks will have on SMEs.

Participants will learn about the business opportunities that lie within sustainability and eco-tourism, with SMEs learning about action points across hotspots in the industry. Moreover, SMEs themselves will share how implementing a sustainable business model has impacted their enterprise.