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3rd ExportUSA Forum

The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and its International Trade Department “TradeUSA”, in cooperation with the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (SBBE) and Greek Exporters’ Association (SEVE), hosted the 3rd ExportUSA Forum “FoodUSA: Innovation & Disruption is ON” on Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Congress Centre “Ioannis Vellidis” in Thessaloniki.

The conference was organized within the framework of the organization of the U.S. Pavilion at the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair, where the USA was the honored country, and was marked by great success and participation by a great number of distinguished guests and representatives of the Greek exporters’ business community.

U.S. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic Geoffrey Pyatt addressed the forum, underlining the US support for the economic recovery of Greece and expressing the strong belief that the economic and trade bilateral relationships, could be further developed.

Key issues such as disruption, food and beverages trends, consumer insights, product innovation and FDA compliance were analyzed thoroughly by U.S. Food market experts while a special dive into the Cheese, Bakery and Specialty Products category was made. In addition, topics including new product development, product insurance and e-solutions were covered, providing the top-level executives, mainly from the F&B sector, who attended the forum, with valuable insights concerning the American Food Industry and its consumers.

 

AGENDA 

 

SPEECHES | PRESENTATIONS | PHOTOS:

Introduction

E.Spirtounias

Elias Spirtounias, Executive Director, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

S.Anastasopoulos

Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

G.Pyatt

Geoffrey Pyatt, US. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic

 

Welcome addresses

A.Savvakis

Athanasios Savvakis, President, Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (SBBE)

K.Loufakis

Kyriakos Loufakis, Β’ Vice President, Greek International Business Association (SEVE)

 

What’s Trending?

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John Moysoglou, TradeUSA Lead, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

R.Tselikas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rafael Tselikas, EU and International Public Sector Advisor, Euromonitor International

 

Session I: Product Categories Analyzed 

Cheese, Bakery, Olive Oil & Specialty Food

  A.Grashoff

Arn Grashoff, Director of Merchandising and Marketing, European Imports – a SYSCO Company

 

Session II:  Plan-Make-Launch | New Product Development

Session II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dimitris Karavasilis, Managing Director, DK Marketing

Dr. George Sarantavgas, Director, Standards & Solutions, GS1 Association Greece

Chara Ioannidou, Sales Manager, Kuehne+Nagel

Coordinator: Dimitris Karavasilis, Managing Director, DK Marketing International

 

Session III: The Market Talk

Panel

Session III

Coley Anderson, Industry & Government Director, Registrar Corp

Arn Grashoff, Director of Merchandising and Marketing, European Imports – a SYSCO Company

Coordinator:   John Moysoglou, TradeUSA Lead, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

 

Session IV:  How do I compete?

U.S. FDA

C.Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coley Anderson, Industry & Government Director, Registrar Corp

A.Katsapi

Angeliki Katsapi, Managing Director, Swiss Approval

Coordinator: John Moysoglou, TradeUSA Lead, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

 

Product Insurance

Session IV - Product Insurance

Apostolos Zikoulis, Managing Director, ZIA Insurance Brokers

Margarita Golfinopoulou, Commercial Lines Director, Risk Champion, AIG Greece

 

eSolutions

Session IV - eSolutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athanasios Daflos, Head of i-Services at Eurobank Global Transaction Banking Eurobank

Dimitris Christou, Director, Market Development, GS1 Association Greece 

Coordinator: Dimitris Karavasilis, Managing Director, DK Marketing International

 

Keynote Address

P.Kafarakis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Kafarakis, President, Specialty Food Association

 

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  • September 10, 2018
    2:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Location

Venue:  

Address:
Leof. Stratou 3, Thessaloniki,GR, 54639