Atlantic City, NJ.- The 18th Hermes Expo Trade show and Exhibition is scheduled to be held at the Tropicana Hotel and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the home base of the Hermes Expo since 1992.
Over 120 businesses exhibitors and companies will be represented mainly from the Eastern Seaboard and beyond, consisted of Greek American, American, Greek, Romanian and other South Eastern European countries and will represent a wide range of industries such as: Emerging trends in Real Estate in USA and Greece, construction, design and build, banking and finance, food service, imports exports, travel and tourism and National Pavilions will be the main focus at the 18th Hermes Expo.
“Hermes Expo brings people together, people who you recognize and people you want to know. Gives exposure to products you know or you wish to knew, provides a platform for your ideas, your concerns about various products or services, provides you with opportunities for your networking capabilities,” Paul Kotrotsio, the founder of Hermes Expo said.
In addition, he said, “Hermes Expo put you squarely in the middle of a tasting and sampling festival. Gathers enough intelligence on behalf of your business. Involves ourselves in educational and cultural endeavors just so that we all can advance our Hellenic Heritage. Advances US – South Eastern European countries Trade relations for identification of profitable opportunities.”
Hermes was instrumental in formalizing the Thessaloniki- Philadelphia trade pact April 2004 and the Thessaloniki – Philadelphia Port Authorities pact in April 2006.
It also played an important role to the ties that now link Greece, the Balkans and the US Market through HELEXPO in Thessaloniki Greece.
THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
April 2, 2009 Thursday 3-8 pm Queens Art Museum, Long Island, NY
3-5 PM Welcome & Press conference and round table discussion with Minister of Tourism and Deputy Ministers of Agricultural Development and Education
Prefect of Trikala, Mayor of Thessaloniki, OLTH, HELEXPO, Chamber of Patras, TEDK, Karpathos-Kasos, Ethniko Ktimatologio, Pettas Construction, Vellas Tours, Tofos, greekinsight.gr portal and a Romanian Delegation……
4:30-8:30 PM Greek Food and Wine tasting. Free Entrance with your Business Card. Come sample, taste get informed and meet the food and wine makers and distributors from Greece. Networking event.
Ethnic Media are welcomed.
The event is under the cooperation and auspices of the Queens Chamber of Commerce
Wines and Food by: Wonderfull ethnic wines, Athenee Importers & Distributors, Achaia Clauss-Stellar Imports, Aegean Cove,
Dr. Nicholas Mezitis, CCSI
Joanne Konstantinakos, Travel & Wine Director SAVEUR Magazine
Sponsored by:Marathon Bank
Pan Gregorian Enterprises, Inc., Greek trade Office, HABA, Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce, Hellenic American Medical Association, TGS Petroleum Inc.
Apri 4, 2009 Saturday
7-10 Set up of booth Grand Exhibitor Ballroom at the TROPICANA Hotel on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ
10-1 PM Symposio & Presentations Grand Exhibitor Ballroom and Brunch
Transatlantic Challenges & Opportunities in a New American Age.
Sponsored by: Sigma Laboratories
Expo time & networking 12-6 pm B2B meetings
7 PM Dinner Awards presentation and Entertainment
Honoring: The Supreme president of the AHEPA Ike Gulas,
The President & Board of the Pan Gregorians Upper NY,
Reverend Steve Vlahos, St. Dimitrios Wildwood, NJ,
Mary Creticos, Founder of the Greek American Heritage
Sponsored by: Sigma Laboratories
April 5, 2009 Sunday
10-12 Brunch & Presentations by Sponsors and Exhibitors
Sponsored by: Eugro Group of Companies
12-3 PM Expo time & Networking B2B meetings
7 PM Grand reception of all the Participants at the 18th Hermes Expo and Networking given by the Honorable Aris Melissaratos at his Estate in Baltimore, MD.
Announcement of the New Day of the 19th Hermes Expo. END
Come see, taste, network , expand your business horizons!
Free Job Fair! And Free Entrance with your business card.
Meet anyone in the business community! Stay informed and connected!
Ethniko Ktimatologio, The U.S. Greece Business Advisory Council, TGS Petroleum Inc., CVM Design & Build, Unifruti of America, Ministry of Agricultural Development, Municipality of Thessaloniki, HELEXPO, Professional Chamber of Commerce, Thessaloniki, Port Authority of Thessaloniki, Kaprathos Kassos Anaptyxiaki, Municipality of Patras, Prefecture of Trikala, Remax Realty, Ninnis Coffee Co., Jbeili Jewelers, ( Pan Gregorian Enterprises, Inc, NJ, NY, Metro NY, Baltimore, Florida, Foodservice cooperatives), Ecolab, Pos 2 Go , Akropolis Marbles & Granites, Olympic Payroll Systems, Stone Tech Marbles, Eugro Telecom, Eugro Speed, Eugro communications, Wonderful Ethnic wine importers, New York College, Drexel University, Paideia Projects at UConn., Pettas Construction, Betanet, AFGLC, Hellenic American University, Ameriprise Financial Advisors, Greek American Museum in Philadelphia, Titan Foods, Optima Foods, Sirob Imports, Richmond Wholesaler, Pettas Betanet Construction, Romanian Consulate Pavilion, US Russian Business Council, Kazakos Imports, Micros Retail NY, Paideia Projects UConn., AFGLC, AXA Financial Advisors,Evans Delicious Pastries, TEAM 4 Group, Antenna Satelitte, Ahepa Cancer Foundation, S & D Coffee, Olympic Airlines, Marathon National Bank, EuroTech Construction, COMCAST Communications, Itex Corp., Credit Card Payment Systems, Netronix O.E., U.S. Small Business Admin. Region III, Odyssey Magazine, VOA, Voice of America, Hellenic News of America, Baltimore Pireaus Sister Cities, Mayor’s Office of Int’l Affairs CITY of Baltimore, CBM, INC, Sea Side Global realty, Keller williams realty, Piech Decorating, SAE of America, Tofos International, Region of Central Makedonias, Region of Peloponnesos, greekinsight.gr, Queens Chamber of Commerce and New York Book Fair, New Book signing of Aris Melissaratos, ACGI Relaxation. .. list still growing, plus 100 more companies from the US , Greek American, American and other Ethnic community businesses.