Dr. Ikkos coordinates and monitors the Research and Documentation centre of the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (INSETE). Current research projects are developed along the axes of Digitalisation, Sustainability, Quality and Human Resource development with the aim to improve the competitiveness of Greek tourism and address Manpower and Training issues in tourism. Prior to his current position, he had been consulting the Greek Tourism Industry since the late '80s and he has been involved in numerous projects ranging from destination development and regional tourism planning to market research and investment appraisal for all forms of private and public tourism infrastructure (e.g. hotels, marinas, casinos, spas, managed attractions and conference centers). Dr. Ikkos holds a Ph.D. (Econ) from the University of London. He is also a Certified Trainer from the UK Institute of Training and Development. He is the only Greek member of the by-invitation-only International Society of Hospitality Consultants and he has also been a member of The Academy of Experts, a body providing accreditation of Expert Witnesses.