During the traditional New Year's party of the HBCB was solemnly marked the 10th anniversary of the Council.
Over 600 members and friends of the Hellenic Business Council in Bulgaria met at Sofia hotel Balkan on the 22nd of February, 2016, to raise a toast to a successful and eventful year. 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 year‘s 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. Official guests of the event were H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus, H.E. Mr. Stavros Avgoustides, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus in Sofia, Mr. Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus and representatives of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The fabulous event was completed with a cocktail reception, the performances of the winner of X Factor Bulgaria 2016, Christiana Loizou, Ballet Pambos, Greek music, Vassilopita and many gifts.
According to our annual tradition, the Vasilopita, provided by Alma Libre, was officially cut in hopes of health and prosperity.
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 Eko Bulgaria and Postbank/ Eurobank Bulgaria and the other companies: Alexandris Engeneering, Baker Tilly Bulgaria, Icap Bulgaria, IKEA, Intracom Bulgaria, Orbit, Report.bg, Zlatna Panega Beton.
HBCB would like to thank its patron companies Chipita Bulgaria, Coca Cola HBC, Intralot Bulgaria, 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 and the drinks for the party:
Aegean Airlines – Round trip Airplane ticket Sofia-Athens
Coca-Cola HBC Bulgaria - Water and Non-alcoholic Beverages
Congress Engeneering - part of the technical support
Domain Menanda - the wine for the party
Kеmpinski Hotel, Grand Arena – Bansko,2 overnight stay in a luxurious double Deluxe Room
Meli Tours, 2 night Double room in 4 stars hotel – Halkidiki
Premier Luxury Mountain Resort, Two (2) nights' free accommodation
Sofia Hotel Balkan, Complimentary Dinner for two persons
Sofia Hotel Balkan, Complimentary Lunch for two persons
Vizantiiski Ikoni – Handmade silver Icon
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.