SUCCESS at The “Taste of Greece” Kick Off Event of the 22nd Hermes Expo
By Catherine Tsounis
“Greece along with the United States can face major economic problems and the 2013 economic conflict decisively,” said Panagiotis V. Panagiotopoulos, Vice President of Panagiotopoulos Bricks and Roof Tiles Factory S.A. “We fought together in the First and Second World Wars. We were winners. We will win in 2013. The United States and Greece are united in their common goals as one global community.” These exchange of ideas were expressed at the at the “Taste of Greece” kick off social of the 22nd Hermes Expo International at the Press & Communications Office, Permanent Mission of Greece to the UN, 305 East 47th Street, 2nd Fl, New York, NY.
“85% of participants were from U.S. businessmen seeking commercial ties with Greece,” said Paul Kotrotsios, founder of Hermes Expo International and the Hellenic News Newspaper of America. Gerald Blacktie, publisher of Blacktie International, and editor Gloria Cressler brought “businesses to get connected and present opportunities” at the kickoff event. General Consul of Cyprus in New York Ms. Koula Sofianou who congratulated Hermes Expo International for its business contributions and initiative.
“Hermes International Expo showcases a wide variety of products and service through our networking Venue of which is combined with a full schedule of parallel events that compliment the trade show, explained Aphrodite Kotrotsios,Founder and Executive Director of the Hermes Expo’s Young Professionals Initiative. “Come Saturday, April 13 th to the Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ. and participate at the EUROZONE CRISIS conference and how does it affect Tourism, Investments and Trade opportunities, See the Exhibitors , participate at the HYPI conference and the Teachers and attend the Awards Dinner. The next morning on Sunday participate at the Brunch with Sponsors and Exhibitors.
Dionisis and Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos brought 22 business representatives from the Peloponnese, Greece to the 22nd Hermes Expo at their own expense. They include: Neohart S.A.; Brintzikis Estate; Mercouri Estate; Olympia Xenia; Stagkourakis Alexandros; Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Ilia Olympia; Andriopoulos I. Konstantino; Kanellopoulos Giorgos; Kotsopoulos Stavros; Mikinaiki K. Kotsopoulos SA; Vasilopoulos Theodoros; Georgakopoulos P& IOE; Traditional Pasta Kollias; Biliris Christos Mon LTD.; Biliris Nikolaos & Dionysios; IL.VI.Gal Kalomiris; Liannakis Ioannis; Iliaki Melissokomia; Michalas Flower Plants; Tzavaras Kostas and Giannopoulou Vasiliki.
Participating Exhibitors include: Stellar Imports, featuring fine wines of Greece; Panagiotopoulos Wines of Amaliada Region; Titan Foods, Kellari Restaurant , Fantis foods wines Mastiha and others.
The event is under the cooperation and auspices of the Queens Chamber of Commerce and supported by the Black Tie Magazine, HYPI, HOUGA, Pan Gregorian of Metro NY, HNA.
Hermes Expo International is a leading Trade Show and Exhibition networking company in America, promoting commerce, communications and culture since 1992. This institution brings together thousands of business owners and clients. It has created an exceptional record in assisting local and international businesses in penetrating the American Ethnic market, primarily through the Greek American business community of 2.5 million people and philhellenes.