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Europe 2020 Mission for Growth: Promoting Business Partnerships in Greece - B2B Networking Event, Athens 10 & 11 March 2014

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Mission for Growth 2014 - Reaching the Greece Market (10 - 11 March 2014)

Vice-President of European Commission Mr. Antonio Tajani, following his successful Athens visit to foster business cooperation last year (with 474 participants, 1248 meetings), together with Commissioner for Maritime Affairs & Fisheries Mrs. Maria Damanaki, the Greek Ministry of Tourism and the support of the Enterprise Europe Network-Hellas, are organising a Business-to-Business networking event focusing on Tourism and Blue Growth.

The event will be held in Athens on 11 March 2014, under the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It aims at promoting business partnerships between Greek and European SMEs active in sectors identified as key contributors to growth in Greece.

Main industries

The B2B networking event will focus on the following sectors:

  • Agri-Food/Food Processing/Aquaculture
  • Biotech and Blue Biotech
  • Energy
  • Tourism

Why participate?

The event will be a unique opportunity for:

  • Enterprises from Greece interested in contacts with potential partners abroad, new customers/ suppliers and new technologies
  • Enterprises interested in the Greek market looking for business and investment opportunities in Greece
  • Establishing new partnerships for Research and Technological Development in the context of Horizon 2020 open calls.


Day 1 - Conference (10 March 2014)

This B2B event is being held in conjunction with a high-level political conference the day before under the auspices of the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission. The conference will focus on coastal and maritime tourism and blue growth strategies, with the participation of the Vice President of the European Commission, Mr. Antonio Tajani and Commissioner for Maritime Affairs & Fisheries Mrs. Maria Damanaki.

It is also planned that Prime Minister Mr. Antonis Samaras and Ministers Mrs. Kefalogianni, Mr. Hatzidakis and Mr. Varvitsiotis, as well as key business stakeholders from across Europe will also attend.

Day 2 - Bilateral meetings (11 March 2014)

Companies and organizations from across Greece and Europe will have the opportunity to participate in targeted and pre-scheduled short duration bilateral meetings (20 minutes) to discuss business opportunities and cooperation potential.

How to participate?

Interested companies and organisations are invited to register no later than March 5 2014 by submitting their profile via the website http://www.b2match.eu/m4g-greece2014.

Participation in the event is free of charge. The communication during meetings will be held in English.


  • 5 March: Registration and submission of cooperation profile(s)
  • 25 February - 5 March: Selection and scheduling of B2B meetings through the platform
  • Monday, 10 March 2014: Conference on "Coastal and Maritime Tourism & Blue Growth strategies"
  • Tuesday, 11 March 2014: B2B networking event (9:00 to 18:30)

For further information please contact: 


The Regional Development Agency of West Macedonia S.A. - ANKO 

An  Enterprise Europe Network - Hellas Partner

Fon Karagianni str. 1-3
50100 Kozani
Tel.: +30 24610 24022
Fax: +30 24610 49210

E-mail: info@anko-eunet.gr

Web Sites: http://www.anko-eunet.gr/

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