PRESS RELEASE - Athens, 1 September 2004

Subject: "ATHENS 2004 - YACHTING DESTINATIONS IN GREECE"
27th August 2004 - Grand Ball Room - Saraglion Mansion


On the occasion of ATHENS 2004 Olympics and in association with ATHENS 2004 and Athens Business Club 2004 the well-attended luxury yachting fete was in full swing. "YACHTING DESTINATIONS IN GREECE" was underway in the beautifully restored Saraglion Mansion in the heart of Athens. The elegant evening was hosted in the Grand Ballroom by the Hellenic Center of Investment (ELKE) and iForce Communications. Among the many distinguished guests, Dignitaries, Ministers, international VIPs, Yacht Owners and Brokers invited, the topic of conversation for the evening was - 'Luxury yachting and destinations in Greece'.

Familiar faces from the yachting world included: Mr. Aris Drivas, President of Aris Drivas Yachting, Mrs. Irene Antonopoulou, Partner of Koutsoukelis Yachting and Secretary General of the Hellenic Yacht Brokers Association (HYBA), Ms. Ioanna Tzala, Partner of Hellenic Marine Consultants, and Mr. George Vernicos, President of Vernicos Yachting and Vice President of the Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association to name only a few.

Distinguished guests included Mr. George Mergos, General Secretary from the Ministry of Finance, Mr. John Tzoannos, General Secretary from the Ministry of Mercantile Marine, Mr. Nico Yannis, CEO of Piraeus Port Authority S.A., Mr. Vasso Vamvas, CEO of the Hellenic Center of Investment, Mr. Christian Jacques, Deputy General Manager of Emporiki Bank part of Credit Agricole Group as well as various "IOC" Members - International Olympic Committee Members were in attendance.

The presentation included a savvy selection of keynote speeches from Mr. Fokion Zaimis, President of iForce Communications and Coordinator of the International Yachting Symposiums in Greece, Mr. John Tzoannos, General Secretary of the Ministry of Mercantile Marine, the distinguished, Mr. Nico Yannis, CEO of Piraeus Port Authority S.A., Mrs. Irene Antonopoulou, Partner of Koutsoukelis Yachting and Secretary General of the Hellenic Yacht Brokers Association (HYBA) and Mr. George Vernicos, President of Vernicos Yachting. General Sponsorship was offered by (OLP) - Piraeus Port Authority S.A.


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