Despina Travlou

Founder and Managing Director 
Slide2Open Communications

The heart of Slide2Open Communications beats with Despina Travlou and her team.

Despina is an economist and a passionate marketing and communications professional, with extensive experience and recognition in delivering innovative productions and organizing high profile events. From strategy design and research, to content creation, commercial strategy, sales and negotiations, her work has spread across industries, including shipping, healthcare, energy, trade and agribusiness. She has worked with business executives, members of the academia, regional and national governments, representatives of institutional organizations, public entities and private corporations in Greece and abroad.

Having organized more than 250 events, in partnership with the Financial Times and national media and communications firms (e.g. Naftemporiki, Boussias Communications), she has contributed in turning business relationships into lifetime learning experiences.

She is the author of six scientific books and the editor of all scientific issues of the “E” magazine – Eleftherotypia for Physical Sciences. She is the co-founder of Aithra Publications and Bookstore in Physics and Mathematics. 

Despina is the Concept Founder and secretary general of the Board of Directors of AIIA – Artificial Intelligence in Action non-profit organization. Based in Silicon Valley and inspired by the ideals of the Athenian Democracy, ΑΙΙΑ aims at promoting artificial intelligence in a way that aligns with global values of Democracy, Freedom and Privacy. 

Despina holds a BA in Business Organization and Administration from the University of Piraeus and a postgraduate diploma in the History of Physical Sciences from the University of Edinburgh.