The well-attended Greek Export Awards 2017 was a great success. Dr Evi Sachini, Director of the National Documentation Centre (EKT) and members of the award commitee, presented the prizes for the ‘Top Innovation in Exports’ category.
The '6th Greek Export Awards 2017' was presented at a ceremony held in a packed hall of 300 at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso on Friday 1st December 2017. The event was jointly organised by the Union of Diplomats of Economic and Commercial Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ethos Events and the investment and financial magazine CHRIMA.
The purpose of the awards and event was to showcase the top exporting businesses in the country, which, even under adverse conditions, have been able to distinguish themselves, innovate, win new markets and excel globally. In his speech, the Alternate Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Georgios Katrougalos, stressed the need for the Ministry to foster an outward-looking approach and support businesses in their efforts to achieve the desired results. He noted that a major comparative advantage the country should make the most of is the well-qualified and educated younger generation. In this context, he referred to the Ministry’s imminent ‘Agora Plus’, a new tool providing promotional information and help on issues concerning product demand.
Dr. Evi Sachini, Director of the National Documentation Centre (EKT) and member of award committee for the Greek Export Awards 2017, presented the first prize for ‘Top Innovation in Exports’ to the MEVGAL company, which manufactures and markets dairy products, and second prize to SOFTOMOTIVO, which specialises in robotic automation products and services, for their leadership in innovation in their export activity.
The top prize winner in three categories: ‘Top Greek Export Company’, ‘Top Industrial Export Export Company’ and ‘Top Branded Export Product’ was the CHITOS S.A. company for ZAGORI mineral water. Other first prize winners included: SIAMIDIS S.A., OLYMPIA ELECTRONICS S.A.,SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT, PALIRRIA SOULIOTIS S.A., HELESI S.A. and AKROLITHOS S.A., SALFO & ASSOCIATES, EULER HERMES, MODELO GROUP S.A., ALFA ATHANASIOS D. KOUTOUTARIS S.A., TRANSCOMBIE EXPRESS, GREAT GREEK EXPORTS & TRADE and DK CONSULTANTS. A wide range of sectors was represented by these companies including: food, technology, information, insurance, textiles, masonry, logistics, plastic goods etc.
The companies awarded work with others within Greece and abroad and strive to innovate and distinguish themselves in the global market despite the current difficult times. All the awards presented can be found on the Greek Export Awards 2017 site.