Program Details

The Chania Med Forum starts on Thursday afternoon and concludes Sunday night.

The social program includes:

  • Icebreaking reception and dinner,
  • Networking meals,
  • Cretan dinner and traditional Cretan dances,
  • Visit to the Typography museum where the development of print since Gutenberg is exhibited
  • Field trip to the Chania countryside, and visits to the oldest olive tree of the world, the old Orthodox Monastery of Gonia, a Cretan cheese (graviera) factory, an olive oil maker, a taste of the local wine as it is produced at a winery (depending on availability),
  • Drive through the Therisso gorge, visit to the El. Venizelos Cretan Revolution HQ museum and have a traditional meal at the local
  • "Rebel"'s taverna
  • More optional activities will be available to participants during the Forum

2017 Forum Program

The 2018 Program will be uploaded eventually!

“What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do”  Aristotle

Chania Med-Forum applies the Chatham House Rule

This program is Indicative. All sessions are followed by discussions

Thursday, July 28

18:30 Opening Session Power and Vision in Politics Today
20:30 “Vin d’honneur” at the MAICh restaurant terrace
22:00 Under the stars - Night owl discussion at the Open Amphitheatre (optional)

Friday, July 29

 9:30-10:30 Politics - Energy - Security
10:30-11:15 Transatlantic relations in the new era
11:15-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Traditional and new threats
13:30-14:30 Networking Lunch Break
14:45-16:45 Geopolitics of energy
17:00 – 18:00 Special Session (speakers from other time zones by Skype)
18:15 Group photo and Free evening

Saturday, July 30

10:00-13:30 Economy and economic crisis
13:30-14:30 Networking Lunch Break
14:45-17:00 Track II Diplomacy, Ethics and Corruption, War of Words
19:00 Closing Session
Greetings by Local Authorities
The 2017 Honorary Guest lecture
21:00 Cretan Dinner and dances

Sunday, July 31

field trip in the area of Chania(indicative)

10:00 Meeting in the lobby, Departure by bus
11:00 - 12:00 Visit to the Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves, and Museum of Olive Oil – Guided Tour
12:30 - 13:30O live oil factory to see how olive oil is produced
14:00 - 15:30 Pnevmatikakis Winery for a wine tasting
16:10 - 17:30 Visit at Akrotiri, the Venizelos Graves. Relax at the café and enjoy the view!
17:45 Cretan Traditional House – Souda
19:00 Therissos Village, drive through gorge
·         Visit to “Venizelos Museum” and “Museum of National Resistance”
·         Dinner at Taverna “The Rebel”-
22:30 Arrival at MAICh (approximately)