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The U.S.- Greece Business Advisory Council of Greater Philadelphia in conjunction with the Hermes Expo International is embarking on a trade mission to Thessaloniki, Greece from September 3 - 12, 2003. The cost to participate in the trade mission is $2,800 and will include hotel, transportation, meals, admission to the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair and business meetings.

The trade mission will be incorporated with the world-renowned Thessaloniki International Trade Fair, a premier annual business gathering in Greece, and increasingly in the Balkans. It is expected to generate over 1,000,000 visitors from 43 different countries, 45,000 commercial buyers and representation from 3,000 different industries.

According to the U.S. Commercial Service office in Greece, last year the U.S. Pavilion alone attracted more than 500,000 visitors. U.S. companies have been drawn to the event to take advantage of the exposure generated by taking part in the trade fair and meeting with the thousands of Greek political and business leaders who visit the U.S. Pavilion each year.

This is an excellent opportunity for companies in the Greater Philadelphia region to explore not only the potential of the Greek market but also the emerging markets in the Balkan region. This is also an occasion for your business to network and be introduced to potential business partners.

While in Greece, in addition to partaking in the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair, companies will have the chance to participate in structured one-on-one meetings organized by the U.S. - Greece Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, Hermes Expo International and the local chambers of commerce in other regions of Greece.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please contact Paul Kotrotsios, Founder and President of Hermes Expo International at 610-446-1463 or no later than Friday, August 15, 2003.

Referenced, please find the registration form, mission itinerary and information on the U.S. Department of Commerce "Gold Key Service". Click here to download the documents in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

If you are interested in utilizing the "Gold Key Service", please contact Amber Rockwell, Trade Associate at the Philadelphia Trade Office at 215-683-2040 or

Mission: Established in 2002, the US-Greece Business Advisory Council of Greater Philadelphia works to promote, pursue and facilitate trade and investnments between Greece and the Greater Philadelphia region.