On Monday, June 18, 2018, an official press conference was launched by the co-organizers of the 2020 forum: the Region of Crete, the Municipality of Chania , the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chania and the European Historic Cafes (EHICA) along with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports in order to announce the hosting of the 10th International Advisory Forum “Cultural Routes” of the Council of Europe in Chania in 2020.
The Press Conference was held at the Historic Cafe “Kipos” in Chania. In the press conference participated (By the order in which they made their speeches):
Mr. Vasilis Stathakis, Founder and President of the European Historic Cafes Association (EHICA)
Mrs. Maria Vlazaki, Secretary General of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
Mr. Stavros Arnaoutakis, Regional Governor of Crete
Mr. Anastasios Vamvoukas, Mayor of Chania
Mr. Antonis Rokakis, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chania
Mr. Giorgos Kalamantis, Head of International Relations and European Union Directorate of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport
Mrs. Marianti Anastasiadou, Head of the International Relations Department of the Department of International Relations of the Ministry of Culture and Sport
The press conference also attended the Hellenic Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Elena Kountoura.