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Kostas Panagakis is a corporate communications professional with more than 15 years experience in public relations, digital communications, crisis management and internal corporate communications. He is the founder & managing director of Travelworks, currently the fastest growing hospitality PR agency in south-eastern Europe.

Working closely with a number of high profile listed and private companies, Kostas has prepared and implemented a wide range of tailor made strategic communication programmes across a series of sectors and industries. For the past years, he has focused exclusively on the travel and leisure segment, working with some of the most prestigious hospitality brands on the market.

Kostas and the multi-award winning Travelworks team have developed a loyal clientele base of top hotels and restaurants, including members of Leading Hotels of the World, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Michelin Star Restaurants.

With a BSc in Business Administration and an MSc in Applied Economics and Finance, both from Athens University of Economics & Business, Kostas began his career in the financial services industry, soon specialising in communication. Prior to founding Travelworks, he provided advisory services on all aspects of corporate communication for multinational companies including Unilever, Replay, Barilla and the Credit Agricole Banking Group.