Elias Liolios joined Hermes Airports in 2006 and has held the role of Senior Manager Commercial and Business Development since 2014 under secondment from Vantage Airport Group. Elias has extensive experience in Business Development, Hospitality and Real Estate Management and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA with a concentration in Strategic Management. Leading the commercial development implementation at both Larnaka and Pafos airports and being responsible for all non-aeronautical business, Elias also supports other Vantage Network Airports and was recently appointed Chairman for the ACI Commercial Forum. Elias is an advocate for the travel retail and F&B industry and the key role it plays in enhancing the passenger experience and has a special interest in innovation and technology. He is determined to drive non-aeronautical growth by leveraging the airport passenger behaviour system and find new ways to differentiate and enhance the airport customer experience.