Within the context of the 17th Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum the New York Stock Exchange in cooperation with Capital Link organized a special ceremony in honor of Greece entitled “Greek Day at NYSE”.


On Tuesday, December 15th, 2015, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) held an official reception in honor of the Greek Delegation, Greek companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange and companies that participated in the Forum.


New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) flew the Greek flag on Wall Street and issued special commemorative medals to honor the members of the Greek Delegation.


This year’s “Greek Day at NYSE” featured two Ministers and executives representing companies listed in the US stock markets as well as companies that participated at the 17th Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum, which held in great success the previous day.


The participants of the “Closing Bell” ceremony included from the Government Delegation: Hon Dimitrios Mardas, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Elena Kountoura, Alternate Minister of Tourism, H.E. Christos Panagopoulos, Ambassador of Greece to the United States and Hon. George Iliopoulos, Consul General of Greece in New York City.

US Listed Shipping Companies: Mr. Tasos Aslidis, CFO of Euroseas Ltd, Mr. John Coustas, President & CEO of Danaos Corporation, Mr. John Gaffney, Independent Director of SafeBulkers (NYSE: SB), Mr. John Tavlarios, Chief Operating Officer of Gener8 Maritime Inc. (NYSE:GNRT) and Mr. Nikos P. Tsakos, President & CEO of Tsakos Energy Navigation.


Finally participated the below listed and non-listed Companies: A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners – Law Firm, Acquis Hotels & Resorts, Aegean Buners SA, Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc., Aegean Air, AXIA Ventures Group Ltd, Bank of America ML, Citi, Credit Suisse, Energean Oil & Gas, EY, First Athens, Grivalia Properties REIC, Intralot, McKinsey & Company Greece, National Bank of Greece,Piraeus Bank, Public Power Corporation S.A., Sherman & Sterling, UBS AG, Watson Farley and finally Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President of Capital Link and Mrs. Olga Bornozi Managing Director of Capital Link.


NYSE Representatives were: Mr. Stefan Jekel, Managing Director, Global Client Coverage Group and Mr. John Tuttle, Chief of Staff


Later that day, Hon. Dimitrios Mardas, rang “The Closing Bell”, ending the trading session on Tuesday, December 15th 2015. He was joined by Minister Elena Kountoura, Greek government officials and the executives of NYSE listed companies.


The active support and participation of NYSE, the world’s largest stock exchange, enhances the prestige and the visibility of the Forum and of Greece to a wide international investment audience. It also shows the stable support to Greece, the Greek companies, the Greek shipping industry and the Diaspora. The Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States of America is a major source of capital for the growing number of Greek interest companies and the NYSE plays playing a leading role in this.


The event was broadcasted live on major news stations in the United States and abroad to an audience of millions of viewers worldwide.