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July 7-8-9-10  2011 – Athens


Under the auspices of: . Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry

In partnership with(*): Association of Hellenic Food Industries

Centre for Renewable Energy Sources

North Greece Exporters’ Association

German – Hellenic Business Association

(*)Note:  The organisation of the conference is in progress. There will be  further announcements concerning the representation of state, chamber and other institutions from Greece and abroad, as well  as the participation of speakers.

The Ecumenical Hellenism Foundation is organising an International Business Conference entitled “Cooperation, Growth & Investment”, in Athens, on July 7-8-9-10 2011. The Conference is taking place under the auspices of the Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and the support of the Association of Hellenic Food Industries, the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources, the North Greece Exporters’ Association and the German – Hellenic Business Association

The conference aims at informing and presenting business, economic, investment and commercial opportunities in Greece, as well as seeking ways of cooperation with the participation of business people – investors from the Greek Diaspora, Cyprus and beyond. It aims at giving the expatriate Greek businessmen as well as foreign investors the opportunity of being informed about the important investment potential that our country offers today, and at opening new communication channels with the local business community as well as with each other, thus rendering Greece a business hub of international magnitude.

The Conference entitled “Cooperation, Growth & Investment” has as its goal the showcasing of the vast opportunities found in our country and also the orientation of those involved in the right directions for their business and investment activity.

Special emphasis will be placed on the scheduled meetings (face to face) so that participating businessmen can open channels of communication between them, exchange views and investment plans in subjects relating to sectors concerning the thematic sessions of the Conference. The participation of 5-6 business people is allowed for every such meeting, and the maximum duration will be 90 minutes. Every company will be informed separately via e-mail for the exact schedule of its contacts.

In the context of the Conference there is an allowance for small kiosks where participants will be able to showcase their activities and their products aiming at the fuller information of concerned parties.

The following have been invited to honour the Conference with their presence and have confirmed their participation: the Minister of the Australian Government & President of the International Interparliamentary Union of Hellenism Mr. John Pantazopoulos, the European Parliament Deputy & President of the German –Hellenic Business Association Mr. George Hatzimarkakis, the President of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Constantine Mihalos, the Economist and Professor at the University of Boston, Congressman, & former  President of the International Interparliamentary Union of Hellenism Mr. Dimitris Giannaros, the President of the Hellenic Food Authority Mr. George – John Nyhas, the President of the Association of Hellenic Food Industries Mr. Evangelos Kalousis, the President of the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources

Mr. Mathew Santamouris, a representative of the organization “Invest in Greece and the representative of  Valeocon Management Consulting Mr. Gabriel Tsaglis.


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