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Thursday, July 27, 2017

EXPO 2017: Celebrating the National Day of Greece - An entire exhibit devoted to Greek culture

The National Day of Greece was celebrated in a festive and enthusiastic atmosphere at EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan. The celebrations began with the inauguration of a photo exhibition by Greek Instagrammers at the Greek pavilion (www.greeceexpo17.gr). The first day of the photo exhibition was particularly moving, thanks to the keen interest of visitors to the Greek pavilion eager to see Greece as seen through the eyes of the Greeks themselves.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Greece makes strong showing at Subsea Connect 2017 in Marseilles

Enterprise Greece has organized, for the first time ever, Greek participation in the international Subsea Connect 2017 conference, which took place July 11-12 in Marseilles. Top Greek companies offering hosting and interconnection services for telecommunication networks, specifically: Lamda Hellix, Top.Host and IpHost, made a strong showing at the conference. The Greek participation was extremely successful and highlighted the competitive advantages of Greece and of Greek companies, as well as showcasing the advantages the country offers as a destination for new international submarine telecommunications networks.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Greek Wine Federation & Enterprise Greece sign cooperation agreement to further boost Greek wine exports

Enterprise Greece and the Greek Wine Federation, affirming their longstanding collaboration, signed a cooperation agreement July 4, 2017 to undertake joint initiatives as part of a coordinated export policy that is based on the three core objectives of the national wine industry strategy. Those objectives are: • Create a value image for Greek wine in international markets. • Promote the particular qualities of Greek wine that result from the native varieties of grape and unique terroirs of Greece. • Promote the authenticity of Greek wine, which differentiates it in the international marketplace.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Promotion of Greek wines, increased sales to Japanese market

Enterprise Greece has completed the third cycle of its promotional activities for Greek wines in Japan. Enterprise Greece initiated a coordinated strategy in 2015 for the promotion of Greek wines in Japan. The program has included a PR campaign aimed at the wine industry media, organized visits by Japanese journalists to Greek vineyards, and inviting importers to the Oinorama exhibition in Athens for business meetings with Greek winemakers. In Tokyo and Osaka, Enterprise Greece organized special wine tastings and training sessions for wine and hospitality professionals, as well as master class seminars by Konstantinos Lazarakis MW.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Greek Wines at VINEXPO BORDEAUX 2017

Enterprise Greece and eight outstanding Greek winemakers, as part of the effort to strengthen the promotion of Greek wines: one of the most important export products of the Greek economy, made a particularly strong showing at the 19th Vinexpo Bordeaux exhibition, a leading wine and spirits trade fair held in France, 18-21 June 2017. Vinexpo is held every two years at the Bordeaux-Lac Exhibition Centre in Bordeaux, France. It is regarded as one of the most significant exhibitions in the wine world and attracts preeminent and highly experienced industry leaders from around the world. This year 48,000 visitors from 42 countries attended Vinexpo to meet 2,350 exhibitors from 151 countries.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Greek Participation at EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan

The future of “Green Energy” is the central theme of the international EXPO 2017 exhibition, which began June 10 and will run through Sept. 10, in Astana, Kazakhstan. The exhibition includes participants from 93 countries and 22 international organizations, with pavilions dedicated to "FUTURE ENERGY" and multifaceted presentations on future energy innovations. At their national pavilions, countries showcase their strategies and initiatives for energy conservation and the protection of the environment.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Enterprise Greece and Attica Region cooperate to promote Attic Vineyards in Japan

Enterprise Greece, with the support of the Attica Region, organized and carried out a visit of Japanese journalists to Athens to inform them about Attic vineyards and to promote Athens as a tourist destination. Specifically, seven journalists from magazines focused on wine and gastronomy were hosted in Athens June 6-8 June, as well as from the Japanese Airlines (JAL) inflight magazine Agora.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Greek Food & Beverage Month in Serbia

Greek food and cooking are being showcased at Greek Food & Beverage Month in Serbia, featuring 420 new Greek F&B products from forty leading Greek exporters. The event, on display at the Super Vero chain of stores in Belgrade, will run from June 1 to June 25, and is being jointly supported by Enterprise Greece and the commercial wing of the Greek Embassy in Belgrade. The aim of the initiative is to introduce Greek food products into Serbian shops and increase consumer awareness of Greek products. As part of the campaign, a number of parallel events are being staged, including cooking demonstrations by well-known and recognised chefs, as well as a prize and promotion strategy twinning Greek food and tourism: purchasers of Greek food products will be given a chance to win a holiday trip to Greece.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Greek Golden Visa Program: One of the most competitive programs in Europe

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

30 innovation partners from 15 countries launch THE NEXT SOCIETY- A Do Tank to unleash the creative potential in the Mediterranean

On the occasion of THE NEXT SOCIETY OPENING EVENT hosted by ANIMA and Enterprise Greece, 30 innovation partners announce the launch of THE NEXT SOCIETY, a community of change makers engaged in innovation and economic development, with the support of the European Commission, and present their 4-YEAR ACTION PLAN to reinforce the innovation ecosystems in the Mediterranean.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mission of Economic and Commercial Counselors to the region of Ionian Islands

Enterprise Greece and the Region of Ionian islands in an effort to promote the Region’s business opportunities and quality Greek food and services, organized a mission of 22 foreign Economic and Commercial Counselors to Corfu from 6-8 April 2017. The mission was supported by the Commercial Chamber of Corfu.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

GOLDEN VISA PROGRAMME – The Greek pavilion at the LPS Shanghai property show and an investment event in Shanghai

The first Greek pavilion at the LPS Shanghai 2016 property investment show from 9 to 11 December 2016, organised by Enterprise Greece, was a great success. The pavilion hosted seven property promotion, management, and development companies, each with their own separate space, which presented the Greek property market to thousands of visitors. According to the organisers, more than 115 exhibitors from 42 countries took part in the event, promoting property investment itself, but also programmes to acquire residency and citizenship by investing in property. More than 6.000 visitors from 10 countries attended the show, most of them from various regions of China and other Asian countries. Enterprise Greece officials provided visitors to the Greek pavilion with information about the country’s residency programmes and the opportunities for non-European citizens to acquire a residence permit if they invest in Greece or buy property. The seven Greek companies promoted both their own and their

Thursday, December 08, 2016

New agreements for food exports to Japan and South Korea come out of the Enterprise Greece business mission

A business mission to Tokyo and Seoul by 21 Greek food companies was organised with great success by Enterprise Greece and the Heads of the Commercial Offices of the Greek embassies in both cities. The business mission was a follow-up to B2B meetings held from 30 May to 3 June 2016 in Athens and Thessaloniki. The 21 companies participating in the Greek delegation, headed by the Chairman of Enterprise Greece, Christos Staikos, held 290 meetings with 78 companies from Japan and Korea. The Enterprise Greece Chairman, Christos Staikos, stated: “This year, we embarked on a comprehensive programme promoting products from the agri-food sector in the markets of Japan and South Korea, while at the same time we are implementing a specific plan to raise the profile of Greek wine in these two particularly demanding markets. These efforts have begun to bear fruit. The first agreements have already been made and our exports are on the rise. We are continuing our systematic work with patience a

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Greek wine is gaining ground in Japan

Greek wine took its next step in the direction of the Japanese market at the Vinexpo Tokyo 2016 trade fair on 15 and 16 November in Tokyo. Greece had a strong presence at the event, with a national pavilion organised by Enterprise Greece, and was one of the most significant wine producing countries taking part in the trade fair. The Greek Pavilion demonstrated 79 exceptional wines from 41 producers, which made a very favourable impression on more than 600 visitors. At the same time, about 70 persons had the opportunity to attend specialised educational seminars on the style, quality and characteristics of one of the most exciting up-and-coming varieties of wine on the world market, such as Assyrtiko, and the most appealing red varieties in Greece, Xinomavro and Agiorgitiko. Japan is one of the target markets for Enterprise Greece’s promotional programme for quality wines. In 2015, Greek exports of wine to Japan came to €379.500, an increase of 36,2% over 2014, while between Janua

Thursday, October 20, 2016

With the slogan “Invest in Taste” and more than 100 Greek companies in the Enterprise Greece National pavilion, the country’s participation in the Sial Paris 2016 International Food and Beverage Exhibition was a resounding success

With more than 200 exhibitors, Greece had a dynamic presence at the largest international food and beverage exhibition, Sial Paris 2016, which was a resounding success for Greek exporters. Greece’s participation was the sixth largest of the 104 countries taking part. The great importance of the event can be seen yet again this year from the numbers of visitors, more than 155,000 from 194 countries. The country’s participation was organised by Enterprise Greece. The Greek pavilion hosted most of the Greek companies, as well as the regions of Attica, Central Greece, and Eastern Macedonia & Thrace.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Enterprise Greece and the National Inter-Professional Organization of Vine and Wine of Greece (EDOAO) are working together to help make the wine sector more outward looking and increase exports

Enterprise Greece and the National Inter-Professional Organization of Vine and Wine (EDOAO) jointly organised a press conference to present the results of the programme to promote quality wines in third-country markets in 2015-2016 and the programme for the next period. In his speech, the Chairman of Enterprise Greece, Christos Staikos, talked about the close collaboration and the development of projects between Enterprise Greece and EDOAO. As he said, the wine sector is dynamic, with a strategic plan to promote its products, and to this end is among the priorities for Enterprise Greece. He also referred to the financial support from the Ministry of Rural Development and Food as part of the EU funding of actions to promote wine in third countries, noting that in 2016, Enterprise Greece implemented a €1.3 million programme in five target-markets: the USA and Canada, Switzerland, China, Korea, and Japan. Many of these actions supported and complemented the EDOAO programme.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Enterprise Greece brings 30 foreign diplomats to Central Greece as part of the Synergassia programme

Thirty Commercial and Economic Counsellors of Foreign Embassies in Greece held 800 prescheduled Β2Β meetings with enterprises from Central Greece as part of the Synergassia programme. The meetings were part of a four-day business visit organised jointly by Enterprise Greece and the Region of Central Greece with the contribution of local chambers of commerce from 13 to 16 April 2016. Diplomats from the embassies of Canada, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, Jordan, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Tunisia, the USA and Uzbekistan had the chance to get to know the local business dynamic and explore broader cooperation opportunities.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Enterprise Greece promotes Greek wine in foreign target-markets

Enterprise Greece has planned and is implementing an integrated programme of actions to raise the profile of Greek wine and promote it in target-markets abroad. These actions will take place both through the organisation’s Trade Fairs Programme for 2016 and through the co-funded programme for the common organisation of the wine market, “Promoting wine in third-country markets”, which is implemented by Enterprise Greece.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Greek exports rise in 2015 - New initiatives by Enterprise Greece to promote exports in 2016

Enterprise Greece presented the positive results of the Greek exports in 2015 at a press conference at its offices today. At the same time, in terms of further promotion of Greek exports, Enterprise Greece presented a wide programme of actions aiming to make foreign trade more outward looking, which the organisation has planned and is implementing in 2016. The Chairman of Enterprise Greece, Christos Staikos, commented on figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority for exports in 2015: “The increase of Greek exports by 7,83% in 2015 over 2014, not including mineral oils, is a positive development for the Greek economy, with all sectors, from food to industrial materials, showing an upward trend. As the national body responsible for attracting investment and promoting exports, Enterprise Greece is helping Greek companies to be more outward looking, and will work further to this end, keeping up the momentum this year.”

Monday, September 14, 2015

Greece is the Partner Country at the world’s largest food fair, Anuga 2015, in Germany

Enterprise Greece is organising the country’s official participation in the Anuga 2015 international trade fair in Cologne, Germany, from 10 to 14 October 2015, at which Greece is this year’s Partner Country. Anuga takes place every two years and is the leading international food and beverage trade fair, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world. Greece’s participation, this year as partner country, is part of an action plan that aims to raise the profile of Greek companies, and by extension to promote Greek exports and attract investment. It is through these kinds of initiatives that the state is providing practical support for Greek exports in the current economic circumstances, helping to make the country more outward looking.