Who are you?
My name is Ioannis Maniatakos and I was born in Mytilene, Lesvos. Raised mainly in Naoussa, Imathia, I am currently studying Law in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Having already participated in 10 conferences, I have finally discovered my passion for simulations, focusing mainly on International Trade Law agenda and economic cooperation, and my willingness to engage with them after my graduation. Moreover, through MUNs I managed to develop my skills in public speaking, negotiating and, after all, winning.
My interests include economics, diplomacy, politics and international law and I speak English, German and French. In this year’s RhodesMRC, I intend to make you have as much fun as I have had since 2016, my first time in this conference.
Why is RhodesMRC special for you?
High academic level, passionate people, amazing Rhodes. In other words, RhodesMRC is the conference of my heart!
What do you expect to gain as a member of the Board of RhodesMRC 2018?
First of all, I consider my chairing experience in the University Edition of Rhodes MRC 2018 as an upgrade in my academic knowledge in the fields of international relations and, especially, in international trade law, in which I am interested to engage in after my graduation. Furthermore, the coordination and time management are also some of the “soft skills” that I am going to gain. Last, but definitely not least, I could not overlook the interaction with young, passionate people, interested in international organizations like me.
1. Model of the Greek Parliament 2016- Member of the Parliament
2. THESSISMUN 2016- Economic and Social Council/ ECOSOC- CHILE- Verbal Distinction
3. RhodesMRC 2016- Black Sea Economic Cooperation/BSEC- TURKEY- 1st Honorary Mention
4. THESSISMUN 2017- 2nd GA/Economic and Financial/ECOFIN- NETHERLANDS- Verbal Distinction
5. SimUNesCO 2017- Committee on Education- UNITED KINGDOM- Future Diplomat – Head Delegate of Law AUTh Delegation
6. RhodesMRC 2017- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation/APEC- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA- Future Diplomat
7. Μαθητές σε Ρόλο Διπλωμάτη 2017(ΜΡΔ) - CRPD- Accessibility- President
1. Aristotelio College MUN 2018- Economic and Social Council/ECOSOC-Co-chair
2. THESSISMUN 2018- Delegate ( Position unknown so far)
3. Having applied for Board member at Simunesco 2018( Aug 2018)