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EMBCA Presents Doing Business in Greece – Part 2 on May 27

NEW YORK – The East Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) presents Doing Business in Greece – Part 2 Panel Discussion Webinar on Thursday, May 27, 12 PM EDT/ 11 AM PDT/ 7 PM Athens. The panel discussion is in Association with AHEPA’s Hellenic Cultural Commission and HANC.

The event will be introduced by Lou Katsos, EMBCA's President/Founder and AHEPA’s Hellenic Cultural Commission, and moderated by Konstantine Drougos the Managing Director of Agro Marketing and EMBCA Vice President. The distinguished panel will include George Konstantopoulos Egnatia Odos President, President of the Association of Exporters of Northern Greece (SEVE) and President of Olymp Olives; Rhode Island State Senator Lou Raptakis; Peter Vlitas, Sr. Vice President at Internova Travel Group; and Yiannis Koukouras, President of Twelvesec Cybersecurity.

As Katsos noted, “the benefits of doing business in Greece includes its high quality logistics and communications infrastructure; its highly educated, skilled and talented workforce; a strong entrepreneurial tradition; and relatively lower cost of labor.”

“Hellas is also a very desirable location to live and work with easy access from around the globe, has a high standard of living, with an important Diaspora and a great brand name,” Katsos continued. “All this is coupled with various business opportunity sectors in Greece to consider including food and beverage, renewable energy, shipping equipment and services, information and communication technologies, travel and tourism, maritime and border security, and cosmetics and beauty products. However the Hellenic Republic's at times perceived Byzantine bureaucracy and business practices has baffled and discouraged investors for years. As we are now in the 200th Anniversary of Hellenic Independence it is the hope that this panel discussion with experts and successful business people in the field will help explain/ elaborate on the process of ‘Doing Business in Greece’ as the Hellenic Republic heads to potentially becoming a regional and Global Hub for Doing Business. Due to the overwhelming response to our last ‘Doing Business in Greece’ we have decided to do this ‘Part 2’ to continue the dialogue with proven experts in the field who can help provide guidance. We hope this continuing conversation contributes to a wave of expanded innovation and Hellenic business insights and opportunities in this regard.”

More information is available online: https://embca.com/.

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