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Empowering Greek America: 33rd Hermes Expo Returns to New Jersey, Fostering Networking and Business Growth

Aphrodite Kotrotsios
Aphrodite Kotrotsios
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33 Years of Fostering Business Connections at the Hermes Expo

By Aphrodite Kotrotsios, Publisher of the Hellenic News of America

The Hermes Expo exhibition returns for its 33rd consecutive year, reigniting the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge, New Jersey. Since 1992, Hermes Expo has been a premier platform for trade, communication, and cultural exchange between the United States and Greece, with connection at its core.

Operating as a catalyst for businesses seeking new opportunities and network expansion, Hermes Expo offers a dynamic marketplace for professionals and entrepreneurs to meet, renew relationships, showcase products, and connect with industry leaders. The event attracts business leaders from various sectors, providing unique platforms for companies to showcase products and services to potential customers from the United States and Europe.

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Greencrown Energy & Water has been sponsoring and exhibiting at the Hermes Expo for 10 years.

For over 33 years, Hermes Expo has served as a gateway for Greek, Greek-American, and American businesses seeking to create new economic connections and expand their business network. This initiative plays a vital role in promoting Greek businesses in the United States, allowing entrepreneurs to operate in American markets through Greek-American and Philhellenic networks.

Some of the benefits of participating in Hermes Expo include:

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Networking: Connect with professionals from various sectors, exchange ideas, and create new professional relationships.
Learning Opportunities: Discover new technologies, best practices, and innovative ideas to improve your business.
Discovering New Products and Services: Explore new products and services that can benefit your business.
Promotion of Your Business: Showcase your business, meet potential customers, and create awareness and promotion of your company.
Meeting Industry Experts: Gain insights and advice from keynote speakers and industry experts.

VIP International showcasing their Greek Olive Oil, Greek soap products, and healthcare items tailored for healthcare settings.

The 33rd Hermes Expo is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in collaboration with local American authorities and the economic development team of Old Bridge, and Middlesex County, New Jersey. B2B meetings will also be held in New York, Philadelphia, or Washington, upon request. The event has evolved from B2C to B2B, focusing on exhibitors and selected business visitors, with parallel informative events and networking activities.

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Phil Kafarakis, President of IFMA, visiting Fresh&Co’s booth at the 2023 Hermes Expo

Hermes Expo attracts exhibitors from various sectors, providing a diverse and dynamic marketplace for attendees:

1. Hospitality and Tourism
2. Banking and Finance
3. Insurance
4. Legal Services
5. Investment Opportunities
6. Food Distribution
7. Technology
8. Imports and Exports
9. Real Estate
10. Healthcare
11. Manufacturing
12. Retail
13. Construction
14. Education and Training
15. Marketing and Advertising

Hermes-Expo-Kotrotsios-Kontos FoodsThe exhibit showcase will open its doors to the public at noon with a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30 PM. Speed Networking will take place from 3 PM to 6:00 PM. For complimentary admission, preregister online by visiting www.hermesexpo.com.

As a highlight of the Hermes Expo, the Awards Dinner Gala will honor outstanding individuals and organizations who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and commitment to excellence in their respective fields. Starting at 5 PM, a lavish cocktail hour will take place, followed by a formal sit-down dinner and awards ceremony, accompanied by Greek dancing with live music entertainment.

Ernie Anastos, honored at the 2023 Hermes Expo, pictured alongside his wife Eftihia Pylarinou-Piper, Paul and Aphrodite Kotrotsios, and George Venizelos.

These honorees have been selected for their outstanding achievements, leadership, and contributions to their respective fields.

Honorees selected by the Hermes Expo Business committee include Dr. Antonios Gasparis, Robert Buhler, Vasiliki Filiotis, Dr. Perry Halkitis, Dr. Dimitrios Monos, George Moutis, Dr. Kostantinos Poulikidis, Steve Zervoudis, George Thomas, and Savvas Tsivicos.

Sponsor Grecian Delight | Kronos Foods displaying its delicious line of products

Sponsors of the 33rd Hermes Expo include NYATH Group Real Estate Investments & Development Co., Grecian Delight | Kronos Foods, Hackensack Meridian Health System, Sigmapharm Laboratories, Greencrown Energy & Water, Mediterranean Fine Foods, Stone Tech Fabrication, Commissioner Mariyana Spyropoulos, American Network Solutions, Grand Marquis, and Brandywine Valley Restaurant Association (list still in formation).

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Greek-American lawyer Maria Markou engages in discussion with Mike Pappas at her booth during the expo.

For more information on participation as an exhibitor or visitor, advertising opportunities, and participation in the Hermes Awards Dinner Gala & Entertainment, please visit www.hermesexpo.com.

The copyrights for these articles are owned by the Hellenic News of America. They may not be redistributed without the permission of the owner. The opinions expressed by our authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Hellenic News of America and its representatives.

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