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Paul Kotrotsios, founder of Hermes Expo, has invited Delaware County and Greater Philadelphia businesses specializing and or targeting in health care and the hospitality industries to participate in this year’s Hermes Expo, a trade show providing exceptional networking opportunities for businesses in the Delaware County, Brandywine Valley and the Greater Philadelphia area. It will be held Tuesday, March 31 in The Best Western Hotel, Concordville, Pa. from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM and is open to Trade and Public and with no admission fee (Just bring your business card).


Hermes Expo  is a leading B2B Trade Show and Exhibition networking company in America, promoting commerce, communications and culture. Now in its twenty-fourth year, it is one of Philadelphia’s premier networking events. The Expo enables regional business owners to make connections with their counterparts from the Greater Philadelphia Area, North America, Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.

This year’s Expo will feature panel discussion on key areas affecting our economy: healthcare and the hospitality industry. Dr. Constantinos Plestis, System Chief, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at Lankenau Heart Institute, part of Main Line Health will be the keynote speaker at the Hermes Expo dinner.   Dr. Nicholas Hadgis, Dean of the Hospitality Management School of Widener University will moderate a panel discussion on trends in the hospitality industry. Both speakers will discuss trends that will help you grow your business.


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The theme this year is “Greeks and Philhellenes Working Together.” Regional businesses in the hospitality area will find the Expo provides an exceptional opportunity to make business contacts with others in this affluent and entrepreneurial community. Also, this year will mark the launching of The Ted Spyropoulos Seminar Series. Mr. Spyropoulos was an inspirational leader in the Greek American community who believed that if we worked together, we could move mountains.


The seminar will feature business and political leaders discussing issues to help build bridges between the US, Greece, South Eastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean countries.   The inaugural topic, “Tourism and Trade on Both Sides of the Atlantic,” will be discussed by a distinguished panel featuring

  • Aris Melissaratos, Aris Institute
  • Christos Panagopoulos, Ambassador of Greece to the U.S.,
  • Marion J. Civera, Jr., Chairman Delaware County Council,
  • Les Vail, President of the Gloucester Chamber of Commerce,
  • Anthony Ceballos, Director, U.S. Export Assistance Center Philadelphia,
  • Constantine Galanis, CEO, Apollo S.A.



From noon until 5:30, the Hermes Expo Exhibits are open to Hermes attendees and the public. This year, there will be 60 booths in the Exhibit Areas with companies representing a wide array of businesses, such as : the food industry, travel and tourism, banking and finance,insurance, legal services, marbles & granites, Information technology, and more.


Dignitaries who will be honored at the Awards Dinner include The Honorable Diane Titus (D-NV) US Congresswoman, Dr. Nicholas Hadgis, Dean of Hospitality School at Widener University, Dean Laskaris, Laskaris and Laskaris CPA Firm and President of the Saint Sophia’s Greek Community, Philip Frangos, Esq, Supreme President of the AHEPA and Supreme Lodge along with Districts #4 and #5, Dr. Angelo Karakasis APEX Medical & Rehab and the Korologos Brothers of Double T Diners.

An array of booths will be sponsored by Performance/Roma Foods Foodservice in cooperation with the Brandywine Valley Restaurant Association for vendors and manufacturers.

The Hermes Expo International (Hermes Expo) hosts a series of events held annually in New York and the Philadelphia region featuring exclusive level networking opportunities, professional development seminars, educational panels and a trade show exhibition platform for businesses seeking to grow and expand.

Hermes Expo events attract business leaders from diverse industries and professional services; unique platforms are provided for companies to showcase their products and services in front of potential customers from the United States and Europe.

For further information, please visit the Expo’s website at  If your business has specific needs, the Hermes Expo team can customize a sponsorship package to meet them.  Please contact Paul Kotrotsios at 484-843-4984 or 610-202-4465 or e-mail: [email protected].


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