Over 60 top speakers at Front Runners in Sports Management 5.0 on December 7-9


The largest sports conference management and one of the largest in Europe, the “Front Runners in Sports Management 5.0” returns richer than ever with over 60 great speakers and very interesting topics pertaining to Sports Tourism, the Sustainability, him Sports and the Sports Industry.

The conference will be held for 5the year, her Thursday December 7, her Friday December 8 and Saturday December 9 2023 in the Deree – American College Greece. The first day of the conference is hybrid and the next two will be online, with free to watch for everyone interested parties all days.

See it here program of this year’s conference: https://www.front-runners.gr/sessions

Those who wish to attend the conference can to create the profile completely free their on the platform, which provides unlimited networking between industry professionals and students.

The organization has been undertaken by Sports Management Program and Sports Management Student Society of Deree – American College of Greece, with the Center of Excellence in Food, Tourism & Leisure, The American College of Greece and the multi-awarded ActiveMedia Group.

Top Names attend the conference

This year’s list of speakers includes names of representatives from leading organizations, companies and groups. More specifically, the following will speak at the conference:

From the basketball area:

  • Matina Kolokotronis (NBA/Sacramento Kings), Danielle Dose (NBA/Cleveland Cavaliers & Rock Entertainment Group), Georgia Sapounas (NBA/Cleveland Cavaliers), Michael Belot (NBA/Milwaukee Bucks), Joe Arlauckas (EuroLeague), Themistocles Karvountzis (FIBA Asia), Zacharias Stagakis (Hellenic Basketball Federation), Joseph Nikolaidis (10Academy)

From the football field:

  • Tasos Bakasetas (Greek national team), Yvonne Harrison (Women In Football), Magdalena Nour (Malmo FF), Panagiotis Aroniadis (Stars Inc.11), Paschalis Tuntouris (PROSPORT)

From the marathon / running / athletics area:

  • Antigone Drisbiotis (European champion, Olympic medalist), Emmanuel Karalis (Olympic pole vaulter), Konstantinos Karnazis (Ambassador of Greek Tourism, ultramarathon runner), Joe Manda (ultramarathon), Sotiris Kyranakos (SEGAS, Authentic Athens Marathon), Vassilis Gerogiannis (Run With Me), Nikos Kalofyris (Metsovo Ursa Trail), Christina Karamichou (Mykonos Running Festival), Maria – Elouiza Stavara (Hope Runners Association), Dimitris Tzefalis (OSB Endurance Team), Vassilis Tzoumakas (Zagori Mountain Running & My Adventure)

From public & international agencies:

  • Olga Kefalogianni (Ministry of Tourism), George Mavrotas (Ministry of Culture & Sports, General Secretariat of Sports), Angela Gerekou (Greek Tourism Organisation), Spyros Zannias (International Olympic Academy & World Tennis Federation Olympic Committee), Eugene Vassilikos (Athens – Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association), Stavroula Antonakou (Region of Attica/Olympionikis), Makis Asimakopoulos (International Olympic Academy), Nikos Gemelos (Municipality of Piraeus), Isaiah Kioiloglou (International Olympic Committee), Ilias Burmas (Region of Central Greece)

From the golf course:

  • David Ashington (Costa Navarino Golf), Thanos Karantzias (Birdie Events / Greek Maritime Golf Event / PGA Greece), Panayiotis Sambaziotis (Porto Carras Grand Resort)

From sailing:

  • Pavlos Kayalis (Olympic Bronze Medalist), Giannis Orphanos (Champion of Greece)

From leading companies and organizations:

  • Ajin Jacob Abraham (PLUS Sports & Entertainment), Daniel Cade (Responsible Sports), Kristen Fulmer (Oak View Group & GOAL), Mie Kajikawa (Sports for Smiles), Christina Koromilas (Digital Minds), Ioannis Konstantopoulos (The Sports Footprint), Matthew Leopold (European Sponsorship Association), Orjan Lundberg (D’Niche Inc.), Antam El Malaouani (SIXT), Billy Mayhaw (Panini America), Jonathan Miseroy (Generation Amazing Federation), Myra Passia (MOTODYNAMICS), Markus Redl (ecoplus Alpin GmbH), David Reel (GTS Distribution), Ioannis Sombolos (Trace ‘n Chase), George Timms (Touchline Earth), Anastasios Traianos (Bolton Lads and Girls Club Sports), Akis Tsolis (ActiveMedia Group), Konstantinos Tsoukalas (WWF Greece)

From beach volley:

  • Vangelis Polymeropoulos (Ios Beach Volleyball World Tournament)

From bocce:

  • Grigoris Polychronidis (Olympic Gold Medalist, World Champion, European Champion)

From ice hockey:

  • Marcus Filipsson (Bauer Hockey)


  • Michael Anagnostou (Loughborough University), Panos Vlachopoulos (Deree – The American College of Greece), I’m making money Elizabeth Manoli (University of Bergamo), Stella Meadow (Deree – The American College of Greece), Kindness Jumaka (Deree – The American College of Greece), Josie Traberg (Norwegian School of Sport Sciences), Annie Triantafillou (Deree – The American College of Greece)

Free Join & Access to Training

Participation in the conference will be again this year free as the purpose is to educate students and executives of the heavy sports industry for its present and future Sports Management. The conference stands out for the completeness of the information it offers to the public and aims to properly prepare this very important market in order to build a stronger and healthier community. Supporting the continuous education and training of the new generation is highly necessary and is part of the sustainable development and social responsibility of the organization.

Drive Change Speaker Contest Powered by MOTODYNAMICS

THE MOTODYNAMIKI S.A.E., as Platinum Sponsor of the conference this year gave an opportunity to a student, undergraduate, postgraduate or even PhD, to win a place among the speakers of this year’s conference. Those interested participated in the competition Drive Change Speaker Contest Powered by MOTODYNAMIKI and the winner will take his place among great names from Greece and abroad.

Sign up in the YouTube and to Spotify and watch all of them conference speeches.

Platinum Sponsor of the organization is MOTODYNAMICS.

Official Outdoor Partner of the organization is The North Face

Bronze Sponsor of the organization is the company Vetch.

Sustainability Partner is The Sports Footprint.

Digital Platform Partner of the conference is the LiveOn.

The production of the conference has been undertaken by its experienced team ActiveMedia Group and Deree – American College of Greece.


Website: www.front-runners.gr

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