|ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY|
|The annual General Assembly meeting of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce took place on Monday, June 30, 2014, at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Golden Room, at 15:00 hours. This was the second call of the General Assembly meeting and according to the by-laws, there was a majority quorum.
The items of the agenda were as follows:
1. Approval of the previous General Assembly meeting minutes (June 26, 2013)
2. Management Report
3. Auditors’ Committee Report
4. Approval of the Annual Statement of Accounts for the year 2013 and the Budget for the year 2014
5. To exempt the Management and the Auditors’ Committee from any responsibility
6. Election of new Auditors Committee
7. Approval of new members of the Chamber
The meeting commenced with the welcome address of the Chamber President, Simos Anastasopoulos, to the members and according to the first subject of the agenda, the minutes of the General Assembly of June 26, 2013 were read and unanimously approved.
The President, Simos Anastasopoulos, referred to the Management proceedings for year 2013. In particular, he referred to the difficult year concerning the country’s political and economic issues and stressed that the Chamber with targeted activities and positioning on important issues of the business community achieved benefits maximization to its members.
The President of the Chamber, Simos Anastasopoulos, in his address stated: “Our Chamber is determined to meet the challenge of integration and adaptation of our country in the new economic reality and this requires the continuation of reforms in public administration and economic policy for the benefit of the business community and the restarting of the economy. This will be realized not only by promoting in Greece and in United States the interests of its members, but also by recommending specific policies developed by competent bodies of the Chamber (Committees, Forums, Members) in combination with strong partnerships developed by the Chamber with research institutions (IOBE, Universities)”. He referred to the formation of the Institute of Economic Policy and Public Governance, and noted that “the research and studies to be undertaken by the Institute in cooperation with the Committees of the Chamber and other important institutions will allow the Chamber to structure more sound and substantiated reports concerning economic and public governance issues aimed at improving institutional frameworks related to these areas.”
Finally, he referred to the creation of three new committees, the Committee on Legal Affairs, the Committee on Culture and the Committee on International Trade, in addition to the Committee on Information Technology and Communication created at the end of 2013.
The General Assembly closed on a festive atmosphere, confirming the continuation of the important work of the Chamber to enhance entrepreneurship and support the efforts of the Greek economy.
- June 30, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm