Business practices towards sustainable tourism in Aegean islands 

The workshop is targeted to inform participants on sustainable business practices to increase energy efficiency and how this can provide added value to the competitiveness of the tourism product. Special attention will be given to the description of available technologies and best methods which lead to a significant reduction in operating costs, while protecting natural resources and develop an eco-business profile. For environmentally aware visitors, sustainable entrepreneurship is a critical factor in the choice of holiday accommodation.

As an outcome, this workshop will provide an excellent opportunity in networking with entrepreneurs and tourism professionals, consulting companies executives, local authorities officials and members of the academic community. A round-table discussion on the evaluation of the tourism economy and the implementation of tourism sustainability indicators will follow.

A brief description of the event can be found here.

Date: 30 August 2017, Time: 10.00 am

Venue: Rodos Palace International Convention Center, Room A (Delphi Amphitheater)

Sustainable development and material flow systems in municipalities- performance platform of the German Greece Assembly (DGV)”

Greece and Germany are cooperating under the German Greece Assembly, for a long time. Both sides should learn from each other. Considering the German-Greece cooperation between municipalities and research institutions, the topic of circular economy and material flow management needs to be further developed. The Session emphasizes the connectivity of German and Greece stakeholders by developing sustainable projects in municipalities. The needs and demands for further cooperation in the nexus of waste/ circular economy, water, energy and agriculture towards a sustainable development will be discussed.


Saturday 2 September,


150 minutes


Island of Rhodes, Greece

Rodos Palace International Convention Center

Session 35 , Room A (16:00  - 18:00).


CEST 2017

15th International Conference on Environmental

Science and Technology

Session organisation/ German side

Bernhard Wern (IZES)

phone: +49 681 844972 74

Conference organisation

Demetris F. Lekkas, PhD Associate Professor

phone: +302251036238

In cooperation with

Nicole Matuschek

BMZ, cooperation of the German Greece Assembeley

phone +49 (0)30 18535 2375

Session‘s goal

  • Present the existing German Greece success stories
  • Discuss further project possibilities