Thessaloniki Sustainability Summit (TSS2020)

Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece
Date: 7 September 2020

“Sustainable Cities and Ports” – 7th of September 2020


The 2020 “Thessaloniki Sustainability Summit” aims to bring together scientists, local authorities, politicians, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders to discuss the sustainable development of cities and ports as nodes connecting land and sea. The international character of the annual Thessaloniki Fair provides an excellent opportunity for bringing together experts from all over the world. The topic of the summit “Sustainable Cities and Ports” is in accordance with the Agenda 2030 and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) as well as the European Green Deal. The 2020 “Thessaloniki Sustainability Summit” will comprise a series of round-table discussions focusing on subjects of interest. The participation of scientists, government officials and other stakeholders from various countries, promises high-level panels expected to lead to interesting conclusions and outcomes.

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Sustainable operations of ports

Ports are a key element of Sustainability transition in the Maritime sector, as ports engagement in putting into force international and national Directives and Regulations by providing reward schemes or green certificates to complied ships and measuring GHG emissions. This discussion will focus on the ports’ role in Sustainability transition.

Moderator: Prof. Ph. Koundouri, Athens University of Economics and Business



Riccardo Lambiris, CEO TAYPED (Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund)

Dimitris Spyrou, consaltant Piraeus Port Authority S.A.

Angelica Kemene CEO, Co-founder Optima-X | Head of Market Analysis & Intelligence, Optima Shipping Services

Lydia Papadaki, manager UN SDSN Greece, EIT Climate-KIC Hub-Greece


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