Secretary General of MedCruise, Ass. Professor (Jean Monnet in European Port Policy) at the Department of Shipping.
Thanos Pallis is Ass. Professor (Jean Monnet in European Port Policy) at the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean, and the Secretary General of MedCruise, the association representing more than 100 cruise ports in the Med and its adjoining seas. He has served as General Secretary for Ports & Port Policy, at the Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, Hellenic Republic, and as Fulbright Scholar at the Centre for Energy, Marine Transportation & Public Policy (CEMTPP), Columbia University, New York, US. A regular advisor on maritime and port affairs of several international organisations, including UNCTAD, the OECD and European Commission, and national governments, he co-directors the knowledge dissemination web initiative PortEconomics. Thanos has teaching experience in maritime education programs in Canada, Belgium, and the US, and since 2009 he has embarked in the study of marine and maritime education in Greece and beyond. His effort have led to a series of scholarly publications and of the co-authoring (with I. Bissias) of the book ‘Epilego Naftilia’ (2010).