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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.

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Greek Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 - The art of gastronomy unites and empowers the Mediterranean countries

On Wednesday 24 June 2015, the Greek Pavilion at Milan’s Expo 2015 welcomed a host of visitors to a special tasting at which the chef Spyros Theodoridis, winner of the first Italian MasterChef competition, presented the exceptional benefits of the Mediterranean aquaculture.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Impressive Greek Presence at Mobile World Congress 2015

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.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Mobile World Congress 2015 - Spain, Barcelona

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.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Greek Accounting Standards

Monday, December 01, 2014

Greek envoy sees growing investment, trade ties with KSA

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.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Successful Greek Presence at SIAL Paris 2014

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.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Real Estate Investment—Optimism

Grivalia Properties, former Eurobank Properties, on October 15 unveiled investment plans worth 500 million Euro in Greece over the next three years.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Creta Farms in Australian Deal

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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mini Moke Making a Comeback

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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Greece Announces Primary Surplus of 2.5 billion Euro for Jan.-Sept., Beats Target

Monday, October 13, 2014

Goody’s Expands to Australia

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.