Hermes Expo will welcome vendors from across America and Greece
By Aphrodite Kotrotsios
Old Bridge, NJ – The 2022 Hermes Expo is excited to announce that it will host its 31st annual networking business expo on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge, in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The schedule will include the following opportunities: Exploration of Hermes Expo’s diverse exhibit showcase, the opportunity to connect with participants, discover new products and services, educational seminars, “Taste of Hellas” Greek Wine Tasting, Awards presentation, Dinner & Entertainment. “This year, we will feature Greek wines and Greek food from Epiros and Peloponnese, Greece,” said Paul Kotrotsios, Founder & President of Hermes Expo.
The Region of Epirus, Greece, and the Chamber of Commerce of Ioannina will participate with 8 companies that are looking to network and expand their products to the American marketplace. The companies are Zagori Village, Farma Metsovou, N. Kolionasios, Myrtali Organics, Orini Gi, Pandora and Pandora prospect, Byzantium Jewels, and Zenos winery.
The Hermes Expo is open to the public from 12 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a grand opening reception and ceremony at 1 p.m. Over 50 booths will showcase American, Greek-American, and Greek products and services from various industries including but not limited to food & beverage, consumer goods, banking, POS systems, real estate, insurance, energy, healthcare, hospitality, specialty imports, etc. Pre-register online for FREE entrance to the Hermes Expo showcase via www.hermesexpo.com.
“Participants will have the opportunity to network with sponsors, exhibitors, and one another. Now is not the time to slow down on networking, now is the time to work on it and expand it. Our live marketplace forum features opportunities for commerce, communication, and culture, which has been our slogan since our inception in 1992. Over the years, Hermes Expo has transformed into a boutique business-to-business expo, acting as a catalyst to help drive business expansion and new economic ties,” expressed Mr. Kotrotsios.
The Hermes Expo Greek Wine Tasting mixer will be from 3-5 p.m. featuring members from The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development of Old Bridge, Middlesex Regional Chamber of Commerce, East Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, Old Bridge Chamber of Commerce, Greek American Chamber of Commerce, along with several dignitaries from the local government, State, and Senate.
At 5:00 p.m., the annual Hermes Expo Awards Dinner will begin with a lavish cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception followed by a formal sit-down dinner at 6:30 p.m. and exciting awards show with this year’s exceptional honorees. Live dinner music, both during and after, will prompt a night of Greek dancing. This year’s entertainment will feature Stavros Theodorou & Orchestra. Reservations must be made by November 5th and can be made online via www.hermesexpo.com or call 10-202-1972. No tickets will be sold at the door.
- The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America for their 100th Anniversary. Award will be accepted by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros
- 100-year anniversaries of Saint George GOC in Clifton, NJ, Saint Athanasios GOC in Paramus NJ, and Saint George GOC in Hamilton, NJ
- The Honorable Frank Pallone, US Congressman
- AHEPA District 5 Governor Savvas Kyriakou and Board
- Ted Vittas, PDG of the Ahepa D5
- Argiris Argitakos, Past President Delphi Chapter 25 New York, D6
- The PGEI Foundation of America Past Presidents: Gus Vetsas, Steve Siderias, and Jimmy Logothetis
- Greek Language Educators: Maggie Stavrianidis, Saint George, Piscataway, NJ
Haralambos “Bobby” Geroulanos, Benefactor of the Plato School in Brooklyn, NY
- Dr. Denis Hadjiliadis, Program Director Adult Cystic fibrosis, Penn Medicine
- Dr. Reema Patel, Endocrinologist, Hackensack Meridian Hospital
“We are excited to welcome our exhibitors from Greece after a long hiatus due to COVID-19. In today’s business world, it is all about who you know and how well they know you. Now is not the time to miss opportunities to connect with new faces and reconnect with old ones. We invite the community to join us on November 16th to explore, discover, and connect at the Hermes Expo,” shared Mr. Kotrotsios.
This year’s Hermes Expo is brought to you by Grecian Delight | Kronos Foods, Sigmapharm Laboratories, Hackensack Meridian Health Old Bridge, Brandywine Valley Restaurant Association, and Hellenic News of America.