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Advisory Board

Founded in 1992, Alpine Center's Advisory Board fosters closer ties between Alpine Center and the business community. The Board helps the school achieve its mission by providing the advice and assistance that the members of the Board are best qualified to provide. The Advisory Board facilitates the school's achievement of its mission and goals by:

Communications and public relations

Members of the Advisory Board serve as effective spokespersons and make the community at large aware of the school's contributions. Board members also provide feedback to the school from the community and sponsor various public relations events.


The Advisory Board and individual members provide advice and assistance to identify development needs and help communicate the school's story to alumni, the business community, corporations and foundations.

Student Affairs

The Advisory Board assists in mentorship programmes and internship opportunities. It also helps to improve student placement services and bring speakers to campus for classroom presentations.


Executive Committee

Ms Irini Varda Capsis Commercial Director (Chair of Advisory Board) Capsis Conventions & Resort Hotels
Mr Panagiotis Podimatas Managing Director P.C. Podimatas Audiovisual
Mr Kostas Konstandinides Managing Director Heliotopos Conferences
Mrs Sybil Hofmann President Swiss Alpine Center


Advisory Committee

Mr Alexander Aggelopoulos Executive Director Aldemar Group
Mr Stavros Andreadis Chairman SANI SA
Mr Andreas Antoniou General Manager Louis Hotels
Ms Afroditi Arvanitis   Starwood Astir
Ms Anastasia Batinaki Tourism Consutlant  
Ms Mary Cambourakis Director of Sales Rhodos Palace
Mr Stavros Daliakas Commercial Director Aegean Airlines
Ms Dimitra Daskalaki Public Relations Manager IMAKO Media SA
Mr Konstantinos Deriziotis Editor XRHMA & TOYRISMOS
Mr Panagiotis Dimakouleas Publishing Director D&D
Ms Lena Dioskouridou  Director Sales Strategy & Control Greece & Stations Abroad Olympic Airlines
Mr George Dracopoulos General Manager SETE
Mr Panos Frangakis General Manager Vista Travel Services
Ms Irini Frangiadaki Advertising General Manager EOT
Ms Niki Gargassoula President & Managing Director FREI Travel SA
Mr Ioannis Hatziliamis Managing Director Rodos Tours
Dr Aris Ikkos Managing Director GBR Consulting
Mr Christos Karambatsos Director of Advertising & Public Relations TA NEA
Mr Themis Kartsiotis Managing Director Helexpo
Mr George Kirtsos Editor City Press
Mr Stavros Kleovolou Managing Director OM Hellas Destination Management Company
 Mr Theodore Koumelis  General Manager  Travel Daily News
 Mr Stathis Kousounis  Journalist  Kathimerini
 Mr Nikos Kyriakopoulos  Manager  Premier Destinations Conference & Event Mgt
 Ms Zoe Lefaki-Beluka  Managing Director  Beluga & Assoc.
 Ms Marilena Mamidakis  Managing Director  Marilena G. Mamidakis Group
 Mr Nikos Manolopoulos  General Manager  Megaro Mousikis
 Ms Margarita Manousou  Editor in Chief  Touristiki Agora Magazine
Ms Lydia Mastronikolis Executive Director HAPCO - Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers
Mr Pandelis Mantonanakis Owner Helios Hotels
Mr Dimitrios Mantzios Congress & Incentives Manager Amphitrion Holidays SA
Ms Elena Margaropoulou Commercial Director Kalofolias Group
Mr Andreas Matthidis 1.President 2. General Manager 1. Greek Sommelliers' Association 2. Oinotria Land Costa Lazaridi
Ms Rodanthi Metaxa Marketing Director Maris Hotels
Mr Apostolos Palakidis General Manager Thraki Palace Hotel & Conference Center
Mr Alexander P. Panagopoulos President & Managing Director Superfast Ferries
Mr Manolis Papapolizos President EDEE
Mr Victor Peralta Managing Director Triaena Tours & Congresses SA
Mr Yiannis Retsos General Manager Electra Hotels
Mr Fanis Rigas CEO Kariera
Mr Jean-Marc Roucos Sales & Marketing Director Capsis Conventions & Resort Hotels
Mr Aris Soulounias General Manager Rhodos Park Suites Hotels
Mr Nikos Spyridakis Marketing & Sales Coordinator Katrea Travel & Conference Group
Mr Georgios Tsakiris Member Hellenic Chamber of Hotels
Mr Aristidis Tsaldaris President Horizon Travel
Ms Anastasia Vatsika Managing Director C&C International SA
Mr Panos Verdessopoulos Director of Conference Services InterContinental
Mr Stefanos Vlastos Director of the Office of the Minister of Tourism Ministry of Tourism
Ms Irene Watson Joint President British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
Ms Margaret Wynberry-Tomsche Managing Director Tomsche Pro-Team
Ms Aliki Zabelis Managing Director Horton International



Dr Sotiris Avgoustis Chairperson of the Dept. of Tourism, Conventions & Event Management Indiana Purdue University, PE 251
Mr Fotis Fotiou Head Cyprus Tourism Organization
Mr Christian Mutschlechner President International Congress & Convention Assoc.
Mr Yiannis Petrakis Director of Busness Development Hilton Vilamoura, Portugal
Mr Gideon Rivlin Chairman of the Board Kenes International
Mr Didier Scaillet Director of European Operations and Global Development Meeting Professionals International
Mr Rai Shacklock Principal Lecturer for Teaching, Learning & Assessment UK Centre for Events Management Tourism, Hospitality & Events School
Mr Martin Sirk Chief Executive Officer International Congress & Convention Assoc.
Dr Ruper Spies Senior Lecturer, Hospitality Facilities & Operations Cornell University



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