The Romanian-Greek Business Partnership took place yesterday, May 17, in Bucharest, the event being organised by the Greek Embassy’s Bureau for Economic and Trade Affairs and the Greek Tourism Organisation in Bucharest (EOT), with the support of the Region of Epirus and of the Romanian-Greek Chamber of Bilateral Trade.
The event sought to present the region of Epirus as a tourism destination and to develop bilateral trade ties. The Greek delegation consisted of 28 companies, 10 of which are active in the tourism sector while the rest are active in the production of foodstuffs.
The event started with a speech given by His Excellency Mr. Grigorios Vassiloconstandakis, Greek Ambassador to Romania. He emphasised that this event is taking place at the most appropriate time, coming to supplement the efforts carried out by the Greek partners in order to distribute products on the Romanian market. During his speech, also mentioned was the important position that Greece holds in the economy of our country, namely 5th place among the most important foreign investors in Romania, with a registered capital that totals EUR 2 bln.
The speech was followed by those given by Mr. Alexandros Kachrimanis, the Prefect of Epirus, Mr. Catalin Grosu, the representative of the Bucharest City Hall, Director of the Foreign Affairs and Protocol Directorate, and Mr. Michalis Sotiriou from the Romanian Office of the Greek-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Ms. Zenia Georgiadou, CEO Encore, closed the plenary session with a presentation of Epirus, the afternoon continuing with the savouring of traditional Greek products specific to that region, followed by B2B meetings between the representatives of Greek and Romanian companies.
We will return with more information about the region of Epirus in a future issue.