Dionissis Papadatos was born in Kalamata, Greece. He studied at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the Aegean University specializing in Cultural Representation and New Technologies. He has also obtained MBA degree from University of Nicosia. Since 2006 he has worked in various areas around Greece, as cultural event coordinator. Since 2012 he is the Project Management Officer of “Captain Vassilis and Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation”. The main aim of the Foundation is to establish Messinia as a model for sustainable development, by supporting and promoting related projects. So far the Foundation has supported a range of activities, varying from research on local seed varieties to seminars and promotional activities on local gastronomy and products. Dionissis was also an active member of the Kalamata Olive Oil Taste Panel of the Technological Educational Institute of Peloponnese for five years.