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APRIL 23, 2019 The Opening Ceremony

Intellectual Property Day | World Intellectual Property Day

Thessaloniki 23-24 April 2019

18:00 pm -18:30 pm  Registration for the audience 

18:30 pm - 19:00 pm VIP entrance

Registrations are open .

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The event is presented by:

- Popi Asteriadou - Head of TV dept of TV100 - Thessaloniki

- Tassos Ntougkas - Bar Association of Thessaloniki


19:30 pm - 22:30 pm Opening Ceremony  - The Awards

Opening speech


  • Eleftheria Chatzigeorgiou  - Deputy Minister of the Interior of Macedonia and Thrace

  • Apostolos Tzitzikostas - Governor of Central Macedonia

  • Patoulidou Paraskevi - Vice Governor of the Metropolitan Area of Thessaloniki & President of Thessaloniki Tourism Organization

  • Efstathios Koutsochinas - President of Bar Association of Thessaloniki. 

  • Kyriaki Oudatzi - Director of the Olympic Museum of Thessaloniki

  • Yiannis Antoniades - President of Hellenic Copyright Organization

  • Makrydaki Maria - Founder and Director General of ESIMET


Olympic Games – The very first Sports event of humanity. Past – Present – Future. 

The re-birth of the Olympic games from Baron Pierre de Coubertin to the creation of the International Olympique Association with Demetrios Vikelas – first President of the International Olympique Committee.

After 125 years the successors of the people who rebirth the Olympique Games meet again in Greece.  

2020: The year of the Sports! 

TOKYO 2020. Next stop of the Olympique Games - Mr Charilaos Alexopoulos was appointed by the Government of Japan as Honorary Consul General in Thessaloniki. 

UEFA 2020 - Angelos Charisteas. Ambassador of UEFA2020. European champion 2004


APRIL 24, 2019 The Workshops

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11:00 - 11:25 Registrations are open - Εγγραφές


11:30 - 12:00 - How the Sports Industry effects the economy of a State [exp., the tourism - Olympic Games - Athens 2004]  [Πως η αθλητική βιομηχανία επηρεάζει την οικονομία ενός Κράτους πχ τον Τουρισμό - Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες - Αθήνα 2004]  
Speaker: Kyriaki Oudatzi - Director of the Olympic Museum of Thessaloniki

12:00 - 15:00 Hellenic Copyright Organization - Οργανισμός Πνευματικής Ιδιοκτησίας - ΟΠΙ
 The role of Intellectual Property in the Sports Media - [Ο ρόλος της πνευματικής ιδιοκτησίας στα αθλητικά μέσα]
 Piracy of  Live Sports Broadcasting in Emerging Economies. - [Πειρατεία της Ζωντανής Αθλητικής Εκπομπής στις Αναδυόμενες Οικονομίες].

          1.Yannis Antoniadis - President of Hellenic Copyright Organization - OPI
          2. Maria G. Sinanidou - Attorney at Law, Legal Consultant of OPI
          3. Maria-Daphne Papadopoulou - Attorney at Law, Head of Legal Department of OPI
          4. Eva Moustaka - Jurist, member of the Legal Department of OPI 
          5. Krystallenia Kolotourou - Jurist, member of the Legal Department of OPI


15:00 - 16:15 Lunch Break - Διάλειμμα 


16:20 - 16:40 The exploitation of the commercial rights in the UEFA Champions League.
             [H εκμετάλλευση των Εμπορικών Δικαιωμάτων στους Κανονισμούς του UEFA Champions League]
             Speaker: Alkis Papantoniou - Attorney at Law, Legal Consultant of Panathinaikos FC.

16:40 - 17:00  Sports Ip and Merchandising [Αθλητισμός, Διανοητικής Ιδιοκτησία και εμπόριο]
              Speaker: Katerina Gonta, Attorney at Law - Marketing Coordinator at Cyprus Football Association  

17:00 - 17:20 Sports Rights and Ambush Marketing. [Αθλητικά δικαιώματα και Ambush Marketing] 

              Speaker: Konstantinos Konstantinidis - Sports Management Expert /PhD Candidate in Sports Law 

17:20 - 17:40 The Macolin Convention - Council of Europe [Συνθήκη Μακολέν - Συμβούλιο της Ευρώπης]
               Speaker: Representatives from the Council of Europe -  Εκπρόσωποι απο το Συμβούλιο της Ευρώπης


17:40 - 18:00 Coffee Break - Διάλειμμα


18:00 - 18:20 Startups and Sports.[Startups και Αθλητισμός] 
                 Speaker: Dimitrios Kouzelis - Attorney at Law - Ethics Expert - European Commission - Jan 2019 – Present

18:20 - 18:40 Mediation in the Sports Industry: Regulations for Intermediaries, pros and cons, rights, problematic and prospect. [Διαμεσολάβηση στην Αθλητική Βιομηχανία: Κανονισμοί για Διαμεσολαβητές, πλεονεκτήματα και μειονεκτήματα, δικαιώματα, προβληματισμοί και προοπτική].
                   Speaker: Penny Konitsioti. Attorney at Law

18:40 - 19:00 WIPO Alternative Dispute Resolution for Sports [H εναλλακτική επίλυση αθλητικών διαφορών στο πλαίσιο του WIPO] 
              Speaker:  Asst. Prof. Dr. Komninos G. Komnios, Attorney at law, LL.M. | Accredited Mediator, School of Economics, Business Administration & Legal Studies, International Hellenic University


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