Invitation to the Hermes Expo: Explore Discover Connect Fostering business, networking, and communications
Paul Kotrotsios, founder of Hermes Expo International, has invited Delaware County and Greater Philadelphia businesses and professionals, targeting the health care and the restaurant & hospitality industries to participate in this year’s Hermes Expo. This annual trade show provides exceptional seminars and networking opportunities for businesses. It will be held on Tuesday, March 31 at The Concordville Inn, Concordville, Pa. from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM and is open to the public and trade with no admission fee. (Just bring your business card).
Hermes Expo International is a leading B2B trade show and exhibition networking company in America that promotes commerce, communications and culture. Now, in its twenty-fourth year, it is one of the region’s premier networking events. The Hermes Expo is a forum that facilitates business development among parties in the Greater Philadelphia Area, North America, Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.
This year’s expo will feature a panel discussion on three key areas affecting our economy: healthcare, tourism, and restaurant & hospitality industries. Dr. Nicholas Hadgis, Dean of the Hospitality Management School of Widener University will moderate a panel discussion on trends in the hospitality industry. Dr. Constantinos Plestis, System Chief, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at Lankenau Heart Institute, part of Main Line Health will be the keynote speaker at the Hermes Expo Awards Dinner.
The theme this year is “Greeks and Philhellenes Working Together.” Regional businesses in the hospitality area will find that the Hermes Expo provides an exceptional opportunity to make business contacts with others in this affluent and entrepreneurial community. Also, this year will mark the launching of The Ted Spyropoulos Seminar Series. The seminar will feature business and political leaders discussing synergy between the US and Greece and South Eastern Europe. The inaugural topic, “Tourism and Trade on Both Sides of the Atlantic,” will be discussed by a distinguished panel featuring:
o Aris Melissaratos, Aris Institute
o Christos Panagopoulos, Ambassador of Greece to the U.S.,
o Mario J. Civera, Jr., Chairman Delaware County Council,
o Les Vail, President of the Gloucester Chamber of Commerce,
o Anthony Ceballos, Director, U.S. Export Assistance Center Philadelphia,
o Constantine Galanis, CEO, Apollo S.A.
o Penny Zenker, Personal Productivity Expert
From 12:00 PM until 5:30 PM, the Hermes Expo Exhibits are open to Hermes attendees and the public. There will be 60 booths in the Exhibit Area with companies representing a wide array of businesses from various industries in: food, travel and tourism, banking and finance, insurance, legal services, marbles & granites, Information technology, and more. This year, Performance/Roma Foods Foodservice in cooperation with the Brandywine Valley Restaurant Association will sponsor a wing for vendors and manufacturers. Other participants will include: Main Line Health, BC Technologies, Comcast, Green Lab Financial, Direct AD, Ajungo, Tom Peta, AssuranceMB, Affiliated Insurance Service Corporation, Interglobe Press, New York Life, Sea Minerals, Sirob Imports, AHI, VIP International/ Richmond Pharmacies, Ameriprise Financial Services, Delco News Network, Keares Electrical Contracting, Baltimore Piraius Sister City Committee, Lancaster Brewing Co, The Lake Group LLC, Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce, Allied Specialty Foods, Merchant Lynx Services, Kisses for Kyle, Bring Hope Home, Commercial Utility Consultants, SIB Fixed Cost Reduction, and more.
From 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM there will be a reception within the Exhibit Area sponsored by the DELCO News Network and the Press Club Serving the Philadelphia Suburbs. The Dignitaries who will be honored at the Awards Dinner include:
· The Honorable Diane Titus (D-NV) US Congresswoman, Dr. Nicholas Hadgis, Dean of Hospitality School at Widener University, Dean Laskaris, Laskaris and Laskaris CPA Firm and President of the Saint Sophia’s Greek Community, Philip Frangos, Esq, Supreme Lodge AHEPA along with Districts #4 and #5, Dr. Angelo Karakasis APEX Medical & Rehab and Korologos Brothers success story of Double T Diners.
Hermes Expo events attract business leaders from diverse industries and professional services. It provides a unique platform for companies to showcase their products and services in front of potential customers from the United States and Europe.
For further information, please visit the Expo’s website at www.hermesexpo.com. If your business has specific needs, the Hermes Expo team can customize a sponsorship package to meet them. Please contact Paul Kotrotsios at 484-843-4984 or610-202-4465 or e-mail: [email protected]
By David Bjorkgren Special to the Hellenic News of America When the Hermes Expo opened in 1992 in Atlantic City, it was founded on an idea by Paul Kotrotsios that Greek Americans and Philhellenes could find business opportunities by networking with each other. The...read more
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