Greek Businessmen to Take Part in SPIEF 2019
A large delegation of Greek businessmen will take part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on 6–8 June, Dimitrios Velanis, a special adviser to the Greek Prime Minister on relations with Russia and Eastern Europe, said in an interview with the Russian media on the sidelines of a meeting of the Russian-Greek Commission on Economic, Industrial, Scientific, and Technical Cooperation in Thessaloniki.
Velanis said the Greek exhibition organization HELEXPO had signed a contract with the Roscongress Foundation for “specific cooperation and the preparation of business for such events as the forum in St. Petersburg and the international exhibition in Thessaloniki in September 2019 with the participation of Russian companies”. He noted that the contract between HELEXPO and Roscongress has enabled business to better prepare for these events. “This was greatly facilitated by the management of Roscongress, which helped organize this work both in Thessaloniki and in St. Petersburg. So this year we are preparing a group of businessmen jointly with HELEXPO who will take part [in the SPIEF] with the aim of developing specific cooperation. And we hope that they will sign a few agreements in St. Petersburg”, Velanis said.
The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, exhibitions, and public events.
The Roscongress Foundation was founded in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.
The Foundation’s events draw more than 80,000 participants each year from 195 countries, with more than 10,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 2,500 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with economic partners from 75 countries worldwide.
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