The Greek presence at the Mobile World Congress 2015, held for the 10th year in Barcelona, Spain was marked by great success. More than 93,000 visitors from 200 countries visited the event, where 2,100 exhibitors showed their products and services, from applications on mobile devices, super-fast networks, 5th generation technology, the Internet of Things, interconnected cars, remote control devices (from vacuum cleaners to industrial diggers!), health, electronic trading, transport, new trends in social networks, entertainment and the management of vast amounts of data.
Enterprise Grece co-organises with the Hellenic Association of Mobile Applications Companies (HAMAC), the Greek mission to the Mobile World Congress 2015, the largest event on digital communications. The exhibition will be held from 2 to 5 March 2015 in Barcelona and attracts global attention.
JEDDAH — The Greek Deputy Minister of Development and Competitiveness recently visited Riyadh in an effort to promote Foreign Direct Investment and export trade between his country and the Kingdom. Notis Mytarakis had meetings with several ministers in Riyadh, during which he also discussed the organization of the first Joint Ministerial Committee between the two states since 1999, to be held in April 2015 in Athens and which will be accompanied by a business delegation and forum.
One of the largest food exhibitions in the world, the International Food and Drink Exhibition SIAL in Paris, has come to an end. More than 150,000 visitors attended the exhibition that took place October 19-23, 2014.
Grivalia Properties, former Eurobank Properties, on October 15 unveiled investment plans worth 500 million Euro in Greece over the next three years.
The owners of Greek company Creta Farms, Takis and Manolis Domazakis, have signed an “industrial franchising” deal with a top charcuterie company in Australia. The agreement, secured amid the difficult times that the Greek market currently faces, shows the range of domestic and international opportunities available to Greek food companies.
A famous yellow car called the “Mini Moke,” which once roamed the street of Great Britain during the 60s, is now ready to drive back into markets. It will make its re-start in Greece, thanks to Greek-Australian businessman Jim Markos. The Australian company Moke Motors, in collaboration with the Chinese company Chery, a leading car manufacturer in the country, has designed a brand new Mini Moke car, maintaining many features of the first generation model.
According to an announcement by the Greece’s Group Vivartia, its first Goody’s restaurant will open in Melbourne. The company selected by Vivartia for the exclusive development of Goody’s restaurants in Australia is the Mediterranean Fast Casual Restaurants Ltd, led by Greek-Australian Kostas Tagalakis, renowned for his experience in the world of business management.
Samsung Medison a subsidiary of the multinational giant, intends to create a training center in the domain of healthcare equipment in Greece in cooperation with the University of Athens.
Enterprise Greece and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany are co-organising the “Workshop on export orientation of Greek agrofood companies”, which is taking place in Athens on 17th of September 2014.
Energean Oil & Gas, the international oil & gas exploration and production company focused on the Mediterranean and North Africa, launched a new $225 million investment programme to develop 30 million barrels of reserves in North West Greece and to increase production from the Prinos, Prinos North and Epsilon fields to 10,000 bbls/day by 2016.
Enterprise Greece supports the Greek delegation to the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, which will take place in Tianjin, China, on the 10-12th September 2014.
Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan, was scheduled to visit Athens in July before being diagnosed with throat cancer, that is normally treatable. Mr. Dimon provided responses to Greek newspaper Ta Nea on a variety of topics, including the U.S. economy, the global outlook, the Eurozone, and Greece. He expressed his desire to visit Greece in the near future. Below are excerpts of his comments that relate to Greece.
More than 30 food companies from Greece and Cyprus participated in New York City’s largest summer food show—that included more than 2,730 exhibitors from all around the world.
Lidl Hellas officially inaugurated on June 28, at Sindos, Thessaloniki (northern Greece) a 200,000 sq.m. logistics complex—including a 60,000 sq.m. storage facility—the largest of its kind for the company in Europe.
China' biggest private conglomerate, Fosun Group, signed an agreement in Greece on June 19 to invest $200 million to develop the old airport in Athens, marking another step in the company's expansion in Europe.
The number of foreign tourists in Greece could rise by 50 percent in the next decade, exceeding 30 million visitors per year, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said.
China’s ambassador to Athens, Zou Xiaoli, invited the Chinese corporate community to invest in Greece when he addressed the 3rd Greek-Chinese Business Conference in Athens on April 28.