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In cooperation with internationally renowned academic staff, the European Tourism Unit organizes the International Conference "Tourism as a tool for sustainable growth" in the island of Kos (May, 1st-3rd , 2015 ), as well as the special Spring Seminar (Spring School) on Sustainable Tourism, in Kos, which will be held from 25 to 30 April 2015.

The Kos International Conference is also supported by: International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism, Bournemouth University, European Tourism Association and the National Centre of Sustainable Development.

The International Scientific Committee consists of:

• Buhalis Dimitrios (Bournemouth University)
• Antonioli Magda (University of Bocconi - Italy)
• Clarke Alan (University of Pannonia – Hungary)
• Fyall Alan (University of Central Florida – USA)
• Inversini Alessandro (University of Bournemouth- United Kingdom)
• Kozak Metin (University of Bournemouth- United Kingdom)
• Ladkin Adele (University of Bournemouth – United Kingdom)
• Lubbe Berendien (University of Pretoria - South Africa)
• Litras Periklis (Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Greece)
• Mariani Marcello (University of Bologna – Italy)
• Michopoulou Eleni (University of Derby – United Kingdom)
• Okumus Fevzi (University of Central Florida – USA)
• Pantelidis Ioannis (University of Brighton – United Kingdom)
• Panyik Emese (Portuguese Catholic University – Portugal)
• Papathanassis Alexis (Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences – Germany)
• Parra Lopez Eduardo (University of la Laguna – Spain)
• Pedro Aurora (Bueno University of Valencia –Spain)
• Pirnar Ige (Dokuz Eylül University – Turkey)
• Ritalahti Jarmo (Haaga Helia University of Applied Sciences – Finland)
• Scott Noel (University of Queensland – Australia)
• Sigala Marianna (University of Aegean – Greece)
• Song Haiyan (Hong Kong Polytechnic University – China)
• Uysal Muzzo (Virginia Tech – USA)
• Vitouladiti Ourania (Technological Educational Institution of Athens-Greece)
• Mazaro Rosana (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte – Brasil)
• Varvaressos Stelios (Technological Educational Institution of Athens-Greece)
• Mihalič Tanja (University of Ljubljana – Slovenia)
• Gretzel Ulrike (University of Wollongong – Australia)
• Minghetti Valeria (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, CISET – Italy)
• Zelia Breda (University of Aveiro – Portugal)
• Zheng Xiang (Virginia Tech – USA)

«Priority areas for a new development: Tourism, Shipping, Agriculture/Fisheries»

The event took place on Tuesday, the 27th of November 2012, at the Information Office of the European Parliament in Greece (8 Amalia Ave, Athens).

• Georgios Drakopoulos, General Director of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises
• Ioannis Tzoannos, Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business
• Pavlos Pezaros, Director of Agricultural Policy and Documentation - Ministry of Rural Development and Food

«A coherent development prospect of Greece against the crisis»

The conference was held on Monday, the 2nd of July 2012, at the Information Office of the European Parliament in Greece (8, Amalia Ave, Athens).

Please click here to see the invitation and the full programme of the event.