Over 500 members and friends of the Hellenic Business Council in Bulgaria gathered at Sheraton's Royal Hall on the 29th of January to raise a toast to a successful year at the HBCB Annual New Year's party. This year's event featured a festive program with traditional Greek dances, vassilopita cutting and a lot of exciting prizes. The HBCB party provided an excellent opportunity to meet partners and friends and to welcome the new 2013.
The event was opened by the HBCB Chairman Mr. Stamatios Theodoropoulos, who welcomed the guests and wished them a Happy New Year, full of health and success. "Despite the crisis and the difficult period for Europe and for the Greek economy, the number of Greek companies is even larger which means that HBCB will play an even more important role in the future economic situation in Bulgaria." he said.
The Ambassador of Greece in Bulgaria H.E. Mr. Thrasyvoulos Stamatopoulos also greeted the guests while stressing the importance of the organization of HBCB and his support to its mission and activities. The event was also honored by the presence of H.E. Mr. Stavros Amvrosiou, Ambassador of Cyprus in Sofia.
The festive program started in light atmosphere ensured by the classical instrumental performance of Music band Intro. Later on traditional Greek music and dances with Pambos dancing center and live orchestra with the singer Andreas Eythumiou turned the evening into a real Greek party!
The cocktail reception and the traditional vassilopita cutting made also a great deal of the quality of the evening. According to HBCB annual tradition, the vassilopita, provided by Alma Libre, was cut for health and prosperity. Lucky guests' prizes were: - Voucher for 2 persons for 2 overnight stay in Deluxe Room inclusive of Breakfast & Complimentary use of Kempinski The SPA kindly provided by Kempinski Grand Arena Bansko, 2 overnights in a Family Room for 2 adults or family with 2 children,inclusive of Buffet breakfast, Late check-out, Free parking, Free Wi-Fi Internet access and Free SPA entry provided by Euphoria Club Hotel & SPA, 2 overnights for up to 2 persons in Double Room, Inclusive of Breakfast, Free WiFi, Free parking&Wellness Facilities kindly provided by Premier Luxury Mountain Resort, 2 Roundtrip Airplane Tickets in economy class for Sofia-Athens Route kindly provided by Оlympic AIR, 2 Roundtrip Airplane Tickets Sofia-Athens-Sofia, kindly provided by AIR Malta, 2 vouchers for 3 day-test drive Suzuki Grand Vitara 4 D, kindly provided by Mirkat Alamo National Car Rental, 2 Complimentary Lunches or Dinners for 2 persons inclusive of wine, 80 BGN kindly provided by Sheraton Hotel Balkan.