Greek Exports Forum & Awards 2020

For the 9th consecutive year, the Union of Diplomatic Employees for Economic & Commercial Affairs (ENDY OEY) of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with ethosEVENTS, the economic and business portal banks.com.gr and HRIMA magazine on finance and investments, organize the conference which has become an institution for the exporting sector, Greek Exports Forum  . This year’s event will be organized in parallel with the Greek Exports Awards 2020.

The Greek Exports Awards 2020 have two main goals: to offer Greek exporters valuable tools and information that will enable them to boost their professional activities and to reward the country’s exporting companies, which support the Greek economy by continuing to export their products and/or services despite the adverse circumstances brought by the pandemic.

The Greek Exports Forum & Awards 2020 will take place on
Wednesday 20.01.2021 as a LiveOn Hybrid Event and will include the following sessions

  • The main programme of the Greek Exports Conference
  • The Greek Exports Awards ceremony
  • B2B Consultation Meetings between Greek exporters and diplomatic officers of Economic & Commercial Affairs (ENDY OEY)
  • B2B Consultation Meetings between Greek exporters and representatives of Bilateral Chambers.

Calendar #gefa20

18 December 2020: Deadline for Sybmissions
21 December 2020: Start of Voting

20 January: Greek Exports Forum & Awards 2020 Ceremony

A: SPECIAL EXPORTS AWARDS

Α1: Top Greek Export Company 2020

This is the most important award of the event, which will go to the top exporting company of the year. The awarding criteria are the company’s penetration to the global market, its consumer relations, the percentage of exports on its economic out-turn and its overall presence in the Greek business world.

Α2Τop Innovation in Exports

This category encompasses all market sectors and is addressed to companies that view innovation as an inextricable part of their exporting process. This award will go to the company which employs new and creative strategies in order to establish and maintain the basis of its exporting activities.

Α3Top Export Manager of the year

This honorary distinction is not subject to the evaluation criteria applicable to the other awards’ categories but will be decided according to criteria set by the Hellenic Union of Diplomatic Officers for Economic and Commercial Affairs.

Α4: Honorary Export Distinction

This honorary distinction is not subject to the evaluation criteria applicable to the other awards’ categories but will be decided according to criteria set by the Hellenic Union of Diplomatic Officers for Economic and Commercial Affairs.

Β: TOP EXPORT COMPANIES

The awards of the “Top Export Companies” section are addressed solely to the companies, not their products.

The ranking of the winners in the Gold, Silver, Bronze categories will be based on the overall score that they will receive. In the following award categories there may be more than one winners.

This category is addressed to companies with a notably effective exporting strategy. The awards will go to the companies with the best-established penetration strategies to European or international markets as well as those which constantly seek for outlets for further development and engage in targeted promotion of Greek exports to traditional and emerging markets.

More specifically, the categories are the following:

B1. Top Industrial Export Company

Despite the adversities it faces due to the unstable economic environment, Greece’s industrial sector is the core of its economy. This category is addressed to the industrial unit with the best foreign market penetration practices. The award aims at highlighting significant and noteworthy business activities by rewarding the industrial company which stands out in the highly competitive and demanding global market.

 B2. Top Services Export Company

The most effective services exporter will be the winner of this category, which is addressed to businesses involved in a wide range of activities, such as software, marketing services, logistics, consultation, insurance services etc.

B3. Top Manufacturing Export Company

Manufacturing plays a key role in the efficient support of the exporting sector. This category aims to reward the leader in the multi-faceted sector of manufacturing. The winner will be the company with the most remarkable innovations in processing, packaging, handling and distribution procedures, with the best quality features and method of preservation until consumption.

B4Top Trading Export Company

This category aims at rewarding the best commercial practices. It is addressed to companies which undertake business activities for the account of third parties, acting for example as wholesalers or distributors. This category also includes cooperative enterprises operating as commercial agents in foreign markets, directly supporting a production unit or product.

 B5. Top Newly Established Export Company

This award will go to the company with the best practices in the category of startups (established in the last 5 years). In a time when the economic landscape keeps changing and challenges for businesses are constantly transforming, new business initiatives are extremely important. This category aims to promote, highlight and reward newly established companies involved in any market sector (not just the sector of technology) regardless of their size.

C: TOP EXPORT BRANDS

This year’s “Top Export Brands” section includes four awards categories for exporters whose products have effectively penetrated foreign markets.

The ranking of the winners in the Gold, Silver, Bronze categories will be based on the overall score that they will receive. In the following award categories there may be more than one winners.

More specifically, this section includes the following awards:

C1. Top Branded Export Product

A product is exportable when it is innovative enough to create high demand among foreign customers. This category rewards the best trademark, based on a series of parameters such as the innovation embodied by the sign, its value and graphic features, its competitive advantages.

 C2. Top Branded Export Service

This category is addressed to businesses offering integrated exporting services, customized consultation services as well as innovating and alternative networks which provide invaluable support to international commercial activities. It includes specialized products-services such as banking, insurance, logistics, software development, finance, exports’ promotional services etc.

 C3. Top Export Company Brand

This award will go to a company brand with proven qualities such as high competitiveness and brand recognition as well as notable global penetration. The category aims at rewarding practices of effectively structured company brands, which play a determining role in a company’s successful expansion to the international market.

 C4. Top Export Packaging

This category rewards the most attractive packaging, taking into account a series of characteristics such as ergonomics, innovation, aesthetics and consumer acceptance, having market penetration as the ultimate criterion. In many cases, the decision to export a product is accompanied by necessary changes on it. A well-designed product should fulfill the requirements of effective design and certification (of product and packaging materials).

D: TOP EXPORT ASSISTANCE COMPANIES

Apart from the best exporting companies, the Greek Exports Awards aim at promoting companies which provide the best supportive services to exporters. These supporting products and services contribute greatly to the exporting businesses’ success.

The ranking of the winners in the Gold, Silver, Bronze categories will be based on the overall score that they will receive. In the following award categories there may be more than one winners.

More specifically, this section includes the awards categories below:

D1Top Export Assistance Application/IT system

This category is addressed to software or application development companies which support exporting businesses or procedures. The Judging Committee will take into consideration criteria such as the technical characteristics of the applications, the added value they offer to exporting activities and their innovative qualities.

D2. Top Export Assistance Maritime Services

This category is about specialized products and services regarding the maritime sector, such as brokers, port and waterway operation services etc. Fast transportation without delays, the widest possible geographic market range and competitive fares are the main awarding criteria.

D3Top Export International Logistics & Transportation

The nominees should be international transportation, logistics and cargo companies. The award will go to the transportation-storage company with the best supportive services for exports, based on criteria such as speed and quality of transportation means and services, bonus services and competitive prices.

 D4. Top Export Banking Partner

This category is addressed to financial institutions that have the mechanisms to finance international activities of Greek businesses or the tools to support Greek exporters. The winner will be the institution which has been proven to support the exports sector in the best possible way by offering adequate funding as well as specialized products and services.

 D5. Top Export Insurance Partner

The contribution of products and exports credit insurance to the internationalization of Greek companies is oft-repeated and self-evident. The nominees for this award should be insurance companies or financial institutions which offer supporting services to the exports sector, such as exports credit insurance, product recall services, civil liability and risk coverage abroad. The winner will be the company which offers the most attractive insurance packages to exporting businesses.

 D6. Top Export Consultant

The role of consultation services is crucial for a company wishing to export its products and/or services. A consultation company should thoroughly design every detail of the exporting endeavor from start to finish, as one mistake may result in its client’s failure.

Alternate Minister of Development and Investments, Private Investments & PPPs
Υφυπουργός για την Οικονομική Διπλωματία και την Εξωστρέφεια, Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών
Deputy Minister of Development and Investments
Secretary General for International Economic Affairs, Chairman of the Board, Enterprise Greece
President, Union of Greek Economic and Commercial Diplomats, Director of B8 Directorate for Business Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
CEO, ethosGROUP
Executive Director and Member of the Board, Enterprise Greece
First Secretary of Economic & Commercial Affairs, Consulate General of Greece in San Francisco
Director of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Division at Enterprise Greece
President of SEVE - Greek Exporters’ Association
Πρόεδρος, Ελληνοβρετανικό Εμπορικό Επιμελητήριο 
Σύμβουλος Ο.Ε.Υ. Β’, Προϊστάμενος Γραφείου Ο.Ε.Υ. Σιγκαπούρης
Head of the Trade Office at the Consulate General in Munich
Country Director, Envolve Entrepreneurship στην Ελλάδα
Principal Manager, Head – Advice for Small Businesses in Greece, SME Finance and Development Group, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Γενικός Διευθυντής, Οργανισμός Ασφάλισης Εξαγωγικών Πιστώσεων (ΟΑΕΠ)
Managing Director, Atradius Greece
Managing Partner STC_Int’l Business Development Ltd  | Advisory Board Member European Business Association Georgia
CEO, Hellenic Development Bank
Chief Commercial Officer, LiveOn

Gold Sponsors

ENTERPISE GREECE

Silver Sponsor

EUROLIFE

Corporate Participations

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ΝΑΜΕ SPONSOR (15,000€ + VAT)

  • The Name Sponsor’s logo will be placed right next to the central logo of the Greek Exports Forum & Awards with the note: “Greek Exports Forum & Awards presented by Name sponsor”.
  • A Name Sponsor’s executive will deliver a ten-minute (10’) speech at the Greek Exports Forum & Awards, which will be broadcast live on LiveOn, the event’s digital platform.
  • The Name Sponsor will present a three-minute (3’) corporate promotional video at the Greek Exports Forum & Awards.
  • The Name Sponsor will have access to a digital room for B2B meetings which will take place in parallel with the main program of the event.
  • A Name Sponsor’s promotional spot (maximum duration of 20’’) will be shown in advertising slots, up to three (3) times during the Greek Exports Forum & Awards.
  • The Name Sponsor’s logo will have a prominent position on visuals of the Greek Exports Forum & Awards (main website, initial page of the online event’s platform, initial page of the Sponsors Hall section and the pages of the event’s live transmission).
  • A Name Sponsor’s top executive will give an interview and will be featured in the cover of HRIMA magazine.
  • The Name Sponsor will have a prominent position on banners on the internal pages of the digital event’s platform.
  • The Name Sponsor is entitled to an “electronic stand”-presentation page in a prominent position of the digital event’s platform, more specifically in the Sponsors Hall section. This page may include: the company’s logo, a company profile (up to 500 words), promotional video provided by the sponsor (maximum duration of 5’), digital marketing material (up to 30 MB) for downloading. In addition, up to ten (10) executives of the sponsor will be able to connect and communicate online with participants through this page during the conference. The sponsor will automatically be notified of participants’ contact information (e-business cards) upon their entrance to the “electronic stand”.
  • The Name Sponsor will have a prominent position on all promotional materials of the event (newsletters, e-mail updates, landing pages, assessment reports etc.).
  • The Name Sponsor will be promoted on the organizer’s and the event’s social media (Facebook and LinkedIn) with three (3) publications of “prominent visibility”.
  • The Name Sponsor may provide promotional material to be placed in the event’s digital bag.
  • The Name Sponsor is entitled to fifty (50) invitations to the Greek Exports Forum & Awards for participation through the digital platform LiveOn.
  • The Name Sponsor will receive a detailed report of the Greek Exports Forum & Awards (including presentations, videos and photos).
  • The Name Sponsor will be entitled to place a 500×100 (maximum height) banner in the newsletter dedicated to the Greek Exports Forum & Awards and a 728×90 banner in the report page of the event.

PLATINUM SPONSOR (12,000€ + VAT)

  • A Platinum Sponsor’s executive will deliver a ten-minute (10’) speech at the Greek Exports Forum & Awards, which will be broadcast live.
  • The Platinum Sponsor will present a three-minute (3’) corporate promotional video at the Greek Exports Forum & Awards.
  • The Platinum Sponsor will have access to a digital room for B2B meetings which will take place in parallel with the main program of the event.
  • A Platinum Sponsor’s promotional spot (maximum duration of 20’’) will be shown in advertising slots, up to two (2) times during the Greek Exports Forum & Awards.
  • The Platinum Sponsor’s logo will have a prominent position on visuals of the Greek Exports Forum & Awards (main website, initial page of the online event’s platform, initial page of the Sponsors Hall section and the pages of the event’s live transmission).
  • The Platinum Sponsor’s logo will have a prominent position on the internal pages of the digital event’s platform.
  • The Platinum Sponsor is entitled to an “electronic stand”-presentation page in a prominent position of the digital event’s platform, more specifically in the Sponsors Hall section. This page may include: the company’s logo, a company profile (up to 400 words), promotional video provided by the sponsor (maximum duration of 5’), digital marketing material (up to 20 MB) for downloading. In addition, up to eight (8) executives of the sponsor will be able to connect and communicate online with participants through this page during the conference. The sponsor will automatically be notified of participants’ contact information (e-business cards) upon their entrance to the “electronic stand”.
  • A Platinum Sponsor’s top executive’ s interview will be published on HRIMA magazine.
  • The Platinum Sponsor will have a prominent position on all promotional materials of the event (newsletters, e-mail updates, landing pages, assessment reports etc.).
  • The Platinum Sponsor will be promoted on the organizer’s and the event’s social media (Facebook and LinkedIn) with two (2) publications of “prominent visibility”.
  • The Platinum Sponsor may provide promotional material to be placed in the event’s digital bag.
  • The Platinum Sponsor is entitled to forty (40) invitations to the Greek Exports Forum & Awards for participation through the digital platform LiveOn.
  • The Platinum Sponsor will receive a detailed report of the Greek Exports Forum & Awards (including presentations, videos and photos).
  • The Platinum Sponsor will be entitled to place a 500×100 (maximum height) banner in the newsletter dedicated to the Greek Exports Forum & Awards and a 728×90 banner in the report page of the event.

GOLD SPONSOR (9,000€ + VAT)

  • A Gold Sponsor’s executive will deliver a ten-minute (10’) speech at the Greek Exports Forum & Awards, which will be broadcast live.
  • The Gold Sponsor will present a three-minute (3’) corporate promotional video at the Greek Exports Forum & Awards.
  • The Gold Sponsor will have access to a digital room for B2B meetings which will take place in parallel with the main program of the event.
  • A Gold Sponsor’s promotional spot (maximum duration of 20’’) will be shown in advertising slots one (1) time during the Greek Exports Forum & Awards.
  • The Gold Sponsor’s logo will have a prominent position on the internal pages of the digital event’s platform.
  • The Gold Sponsor is entitled to an “electronic stand”-presentation page in a prominent position of the digital event’s platform, more specifically in the Sponsors Hall section. This page may include: the company’s logo, a company profile (up to 300 words), promotional video provided by the sponsor (maximum duration of 5’), digital marketing material (up to 10 MB) for downloading. In addition, up to six (6) executives of the sponsor will be able to connect and communicate online with participants through this page during the conference. The sponsor will automatically be notified of participants’ contact information (e-business cards) upon their entrance to the “electronic stand”.
  • The Gold Sponsor will be promoted on the organizer’s and the event’s social media (Facebook and LinkedIn) with one (1) publication of “prominent visibility”.
  • The Gold Sponsor will have a prominent position on all promotional materials of the event (newsletters, e-mail updates, landing pages, assessment reports etc.).
  • The Gold Sponsor may provide promotional material to be placed in the event’s digital bag.
  • The Gold Sponsor is entitled to thirty (30) invitations to the Greek Exports Forum & Awards for participation through the digital platform LiveOn.
  • The Gold Sponsor will receive a detailed report of the Greek Exports Forum & Awards (including presentations, videos and photos).
  • The Gold Sponsor will be entitled to place a 500×100 (maximum height) banner in the newsletter dedicated to the Greek Exports Forum & Awards and a 728×90 banner in the report page of the event.

SILVER SPONSOR (6,000 € + VAT)

  • A Silver Sponsor’s executive will deliver a speech at one of the Greek Exports Forum & Awards scheduled panels.
  • The Silver Sponsor will have access to a digital room for B2B meetings which will take place in parallel with the main program of the event.
  • The Silver Sponsor’s logo will be promoted on the internal pages of the digital event’s platform.
  • The Silver Sponsor is entitled to an “electronic stand”-presentation page in a prominent position of the digital event’s platform, more specifically in the Sponsors Hall section. This page may include: the company’s logo, a company profile (up to 200 words), promotional video provided by the sponsor (maximum duration of 5’), digital marketing material (up to 10 MB) for downloading. In addition, up to four (4) executives of the sponsor will be able to connect and communicate online with participants through this page during the conference. The sponsor will automatically be notified of participants’ contact information (e-business cards) upon their entrance to the “electronic stand”.
  • The Silver Sponsor will be promoted on the organizer’s and the event’s social media (Facebook and LinkedIn) with one (1) publication of “prominent visibility”.
  • The Silver Sponsor will have a prominent position on all promotional materials of the event (newsletters, e-mail updates, landing pages, assessment reports etc.).
  • The Silver Sponsor may provide promotional material to be placed in the event’s digital bag.
  • The Silver Sponsor is entitled to twenty (20) invitations to the Greek Exports Forum & Awards for participation through the digital platform LiveOn.
  • The Silver Sponsor will receive a detailed report of the Greek Exports Forum & Awards (including presentations, videos and photos).
  • The Silver Sponsor will be entitled to place a 500×100 (maximum height) banner in the newsletter dedicated to the Greek Exports Forum & Awards and a 728×90 banner in the report page of the event.

BRONZE SPONSOR (€3,000 + VAT)

  • The Bronze Sponsor’s logo will be promoted on the internal pages of the digital event’s platform.
  • The Bronze Sponsor is entitled to an “electronic stand”-presentation page in a prominent position of the digital event’s platform, more specifically in the Sponsors Hall section. This page may include: the company’s logo, a company profile (up to 200 words), promotional video provided by the sponsor (maximum duration of 5’), digital marketing material (up to 10 MB) for downloading. In addition, up to four (4) executives of the sponsor will be able to connect and communicate online with participants through this page during the conference. The sponsor will automatically be notified of participants’ contact information (e-business cards) upon their entrance to the “electronic stand”.
  • The Bronze Sponsor will be promoted on the organizer’s and the event’s social media (Facebook and LinkedIn) with one (1) publication of “prominent visibility”.
  • The Bronze Sponsor will have a prominent position on all promotional materials of the event (newsletters, e-mail updates, landing pages, assessment reports etc.).
  • The Bronze Sponsor may provide promotional material to be placed in the event’s digital bag.
  • The Bronze Sponsor is entitled to ten (10) invitations to the Greek Exports Forum & Awards for participation through the digital platform LiveOn.
  • The Bronze Sponsor will receive a detailed report of the Greek Exports Forum & Awards (including presentations, videos and photos).

CORPORATE PARTICIPATION (€1,500 + VAT)

  • The Company’s logo will be promoted on the internal pages of the digital event’s platform.
  • The Company is entitled to ten (10) invitations to the Greek Exports Forum & Awards for participation through the digital platform LiveOn.
  • The Company will receive a detailed report of the Greek Exports Forum & Awards (including presentations, videos and photos).

INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION

Individual participation includes attendance of the Greek Exports Forum & Awards event and ceremony through the digital platform LiveOn.

1st participant: (250€ + VAT)
2nd participant: (220€ + VAT)
3rd participant: (190€ + VAT)

Benefits per individual participation

  • Attendance of the Greek Exports Forum & Awards.
  • Possibility to organize up to four (4) B2B meetings. The cost for every additional meeting is 50 €.
  • Certificate of attendance of the Greek Exports Forum & Awards (will be sent by email).
  • Online communication with speakers, participants and sponsors’ executives and exchange of contact details through the Networking Hub of the Greek Exports Forum & Awards.
  • All participants will receive a detailed report of the Greek Exports Forum & Awards (including presentations, videos and photos).
Event Details
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  • Start Date
    20 January 2021 1:00 pm
  • End Date
    20 January 2021 8:00 pm
  • Status
    Upcoming
  • Category
    Contact

    For information on sponsorship programs

    Konstantinos Ouzounis, CEO, ethosGROUP
    Τel: +30 210 998 4864,
    e-mail: ouzounis.k@ethosmedia.eu
     
    Rando Manologlou, Key Account Manager,
    Tel: +30 210 998 4863,
    e-mail: manologlou.r@ethosmedia.eu
     
    Vasilis Papadopoulos , Key Account Manager,
    Tel: +30 210 998 4904,
    e-mail: papadopoulos.v@ethosmedia.eu

    Submissions

    Voula Vasilikou, Sales Executive,
    Tel: +30 6971618615,
    e-mail: vassilikou.p@ethosmedia.eu
     
    Loretta Boura, Key Account Manager,
    Τηλ: +30 6945749854,
    e-mail: boura.l@ethosmedia.eu
     
    Stavroula Oikonomaki, Sales Executive,
    Tel: 210 998 4876,
    e-mail: oikonomaki.s@ethosmedia.eu

    For information on the program

    Mariana Vazaiou, Events Programme Manager,
    Τel:+30 210 998 4932,
     
    Markella Farkona, Events Programme Executive,
    Τel:+30 6981800010,

    Marketing & Communication Sponsors

    Ioannis P. Triantafyllou, Board Advisor – Director of Marketing,
    Tel:+30 210 998 4810,
    e-mail: triantafyllou.y@ethosmedia.eu
     
    Andreas Baltas, Events Marketing & Social Media Executive,
    Tel:+30 210 998 4906,
    e-mail: baltas.a@ethosmedia.eu

    Award Coordinator

    Konstantinos Salvarlis, Events Director,
    Tel:+30 6974488303,
     
    Aris Lavdis, Events Manager,
    Tel:+30 6932225529,
    Past Events

    Greek Exports Awards 2019
    Report

    Greek Exports Forum 2018
    Report

    Greek Exports Awards 2017
    Report

    Greek Exports Forum 2016
    Report