27 /10 /2015


The “Captain Vassilis and Carmen Constantakopoulos” Foundation has organized an open seminar on the topic: “Agricultural Sector Prospects in Messinia, 2015,” which will be taking place on Friday, November 6, at 17:00, at the conference center of the “Elite City Resort” hotel in Kalamata.
As part of its endeavors aimed towards establishing Messinia as a prime example of sustainable agricultural development, the “Captain Vassilis and Carmen Constantakopoulos” Foundation will be presenting the results of its actions, as well as current issues directly connected with agricultural development in the region. Part of the seminar is dedicated to presenting the results of the clinical research carried out on Americans regarding the beneficial properties of Messinian olive oil on cardiovascular health, as it is rich in oleocanthal and oleacein. The seminar agenda also includes the presentation of the advantages of the Messinian local varieties, as well as their promotion potential. A representative of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food will lay down the guidelines for the new Common Agricultural Policy, and other spokespeople will analyze the expansion of “P.D.O. Kalamata.” The seminar will conclude with the presentation of the Virtual Museum of Messinian Diet, as well as the announcement of the results of the collaboration between the “Captain Vassilis and Carmen Constantakopoulos ” Foundation and the Olive Oil Tasting Workshop of the Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of the Peloponnese.
The aim of the workshop is to present the results of the various collaborations between the “Captain Vassilis and Carmen Constantakopoulos” Foundation and other organizations/initiatives, and to allow useful knowledge and information to be exchanged between the producers and the professionals of the Messinian rural economy regarding the developments and new prospects in the agricultural sector.

Key note speakers: Mr. Koutsomitros Sotiris, Head of the Common Agricultural Policy department, Directorate of Agricultural Policy, International Relations and Product Promotion; Mr. Kyriakopoulos Ioannis, Head of the Directorate of Agricultural Economy & Veterinary Science in Messinia; Mr. Paraskevopoulos Antonis, Head of the Directorate of Agricultural Economy & Veterinary Science in Trifylia; Mr. Mayiatis Prokopios, Associate Professor of the Department of Pharmacognosy and Natural Product Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens; Mr. Bilalis Dimitrios, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens; Mr. Dimopoulos Vassilis, Scientific Director/Head of the Team of Olive Oil Tasting; Ms Milioni Ioanna, Head of Quality & Communication at the Olive Oil Tasting Workshop; Mr. Kappas Xenophon, Director of the “Captain Vassilis” Foundation, Head of the Virtual Museum of Messinian Diet project; and Ms. Mavrogeni Maria, Manager of Accounts/Clients - MOZAIK

Entrance is free.
To confirm your participation, please call:
(+30) 210 9490 253, (+30) 27230 28353 - 6986689093
Or email: [email protected]

Please find attached the detailed program of the seminar.