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

Europe 2020 Strategy for Growth and Jobs

Following his successful Athens visit to foster business cooperation last year (474 participants, 1248 meetings), the Vice- President of European Commission Antonio Tajani together with Commissioner Maria Damanaki, the Greek Ministry of Tourism and the support of the Enterprise Europe Network-Hellas, are organising a new Business-to-Business event focusing on tourism and blue growth. The event is to be held in Athens on 10-11 March 2014 -under the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union- and will promote business partnerships between Greek and European SMEs active in sectors identified as key contributors to growth in Greece.

Greece Map - Sea color white 

The b2b will focus on

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


Why participate

The event will be a unique opportunity for enterprises aiming at:

  • Reaching the Greek market and its key players
  • Examining business and investment opportunities in Greece
  • Establishing cross-border contacts including Research & Innovation (R&I) collaborations in the context of Horizon 2020 open calls.


Important dates

  • Registration deadline: March 5 2014, 18:00
  • Booking and confirmation of bilateral meetings: March 6 2014, 09:00


Day 1 - Conference

10 March 2014, 09:00 - 18:00

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 - Ministry of Tourism 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, Commissioner Damanaki and the presence of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras,  Minister Kefalogianni, as well as key business stakeholders.

Day 2 - B2B Meetings

11 March 2014, 9:30 - 18:00

  • Greek & European Companies and organisations can discuss in potential collaborations in pre-scheduled meetings (30 min each).
  • Meet in a single location all key players from Greece interested in international business opportunities!
Registration to the event will open at 8:00.



Supported By

closed since 15 Mar 2014
Registration 20 Jan – 15 Mar
Meeting Selection 7 Feb – 7 Mar
Event 11 Mar
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Hotel Divani Caravel, Athens
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 343
Meetings 846
Austria 1
Belgium 4
Bulgaria 13
Croatia 3
Cyprus 9
Egypt 5
Estonia 1
Finland 1
Germany 13
Greece 160
Greece (Attica) 84
Greece (Central Greece) 9
Greece (Central Macedonia) 2
Greece (Crete) 4
Greece (East Macedonia) 4
Greece (Epirus) 17
Greece (North Aegean) 1
Greece (Peloponnese) 11
Greece (Thessaly) 12
Greece (Western Macedonia) 7
Hungary 1
Israel 1
Italy 14
Lithuania 1
Malta 2
Montenegro 4
Netherlands 1
Portugal 22
Romania 7
Slovenia 3
Switzerland 1
Tunisia 3
Turkey 21
Ukraine 1
United Kingdom 6
United States 2
Total 451
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