12 June, 2008
A conference titled "Opportunities in Greece - Expansion of bilateral relations between the United States and Greece" will be held on June 20 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington D.C.
The preceding day, US and Greek officials will meet at the State Department for the fifth session of the Greece-US Economic and Commercial Cooperation Commission (ECCC), which aims to enhance commercial and economic ties between the two countries.
The June 20 event, organized by the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (AHCC) in cooperation with the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) aims at completion of discussions currently underway with the private sector in the US, placing emphasis on emerging investment opportunities in Greece.
The event will provide an investment overview and will also focus on three key areas of opportunity in Greece: banking, shipping and the pharmaceutical industry, which represent the frontier of potential investment opportunities in Greece, according to the organizers.
The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest, most active chambers in Europe and works closely with the Hellenic Foreign Ministry. Virtually all American companies that do business in Greece are members of the chamber, as are many of the Greek companies that engage in trade with the United States.
The Chamber strives for continuous improvement of American-Hellenic commercial, financial, and political relations, and endeavors to advance the dialogue between the two countries.
Source: Athens News Agency