A Strong Beginning – The Greek Business Council in Bulgaria Turns 10
Tuesday, 03 February 2015
JANUARY 29th, 2015 – The Signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Hellenic Business Council in Bulgaria and the Federation of Industries in Northern Greece was followed by a traditional New Year’s Party and cutting of Vasilopita bread.
More than 20 managers of big companies members of the Hellenic Business Council in Bulgaria met at the Rila Hall of the Balkan Hotel in Sofia for the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between the H.B.C.B. and the F.I.N.G. The chairmen of the two organisations, Mr. Stamatios Theodoropoulos and Mr. Athanasios Savakis, greeted the visitors and assured them of the beginning of a profitable cooperation which will intensify the beneficial contacts between the members of the H.B.C.B. and the F.I.N.G.
The event was followed by the traditional New Year’s party of the H.B.C.B. Over 600 members and friends of the Hellenic Business Council in Bulgaria met at Sofia hotel Balkan on the 29th of January, 2015, to raise a toast to a successful and eventful year during the HBCB Annual New Year's party. This year's event featured a festive programme, Vasilopita cutting and a lot of exciting prizes.
The event was opened by the HBCB Chairman Mr. Stamatios Theodoropoulos, who welcomed the guests, thanked them for their commitment to the HBCB mission and the continuous support and wished them a Happy New Year, full of health, family peace and creativity. The HBCB chairman highlighted this years‘ 10th anniversary of the organisation. The last 10 years were full of successes resulting from the support of the members of H.B.C.B., Mr. Stamatios Theodoropoulos said. A congratulatory speech was made by His Excellency the Ambassador of Greece to Bulgaria, Mr. Dimosthenis Stoidis.
The fabulous event was completed with a cocktail reception, great live music and Vasilopita. The deep jazz music by Elena Sirakova took care of the guests’ mood. The party continued with the attractive performance by the Pambos ballet, followed by Greek Hits.
According to our annual tradition, the Vasilopita, provided by Alma Libre, was officially cut in hope of health and prosperity. With each piece of the Vasilopitas, the gests received an unique fortune slip kindly provided by Alpha Bank Bulgaria.
We would like to thank all the members of HBCB, our friends. Our special thanks goes to the sponsors. Such a wonderful evening would not have been possible without your help:
The main sponsors Postbank/ Eurobank Bulgaria and Intralot Bulgaria and the other companies: Alexandris Engeneering, Force Delta, Icap Bulgaria, Indesit Bulgaria, Intracom Bulgaria; Mellon Bulgaria, Orbit Bulgaria and Report BG.
HBCB would like to thank its patron companies Alpha Bank Bulgaria, Chipita Bulgaria, Coca Cola HBC, Eko Petroleum, Sofia Hotel Balkan, United Bulgarian Bank for their invaluable support.
We would like to thank the companies that kindly provided the gifts for the winners in the party raffle:
Aegean Airlines -Round trip airplane ticket Sofia-Athens;
Alpha Bank Bulgaria - 2 Corporate gift sets;
Euphoria Club Hotel&Spa Borovets - 2 overnights in an One Bedroom Suite for 2 adults or a family (2 adults + 2 children)
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bankso - 2 overnights in a luxurious double Deluxe Room, including SPA
Kempinski Sofia - 2 nights stay in a Deluxe Room for 2 persons including breakfast
Meli tours - 3 night Duble room in 4 stars Theoksenia hotel - Uranopolis
Premier Luxury Mountain Resort -Two (2) nights' free accommodation for up to 2 persons in double room, free use of the Spa & wellness facilities
Sofia Hotel Balkan - Complimentary dinner for two persons
We are glad that our event receives more and more attention each year and we hope the tradition will stay alive for years to come. Thank you all so much and see you next year.