Wednesday, 10 April 2019

High participation in export seminars focused on Germany, Great Britain and Sweden


High participation in export seminars focused on Germany, Great Britain and Sweden

Athens, 9 April 2019 | Enterprise Greece, as part of its ongoing efforts to support the international orientation of Greek businesses, held two seminars this week for companies interested in exporting to Germany, Great Britain and Sweden, three of Greece’s most important export markets.

The two seminars, which saw high participation and were organized with the support of the General Secretariat for International Economic Relations, took place on April 2 in Athens, and on April 3 in Tripoli in collaboration with the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce.

Greek exports of goods and services, a key growth driver, have increased steadily over the last few years from 19% of GDP in 2009, to 36.1% of GDP in 2018, demonstrating the enormous increase in export-ready Greek enterprises. Greece’s National Export Strategy calls for exports to increase further, to a level equal to 50% of GDP by 2025. Enhancing the export potential of Greek products and services is a priority for Enterprise Greece and the agency works in close cooperation with the Greek Foreign Ministry to promote Greek exporters abroad.

The participants provided positive feedback on the two seminars and the market information provided, as well as the contacts with private and public sector representatives. The high participation in the two seminars demonstrates that Greek businesses are increasingly focused on exporting to international markets.

The briefings on market and economic conditions in the three target markets were provided by Greek economic and commercial attachés:

  • Charalambos Papadopoulos, Berlin Office
  • Nicholas Belias, Munich Office
  • Panagiotis Papanastasiou, London Office
  • Pantelis Giannoulis, Stockholm Office