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They will be able to walk on the ancient neighborhood’s streets, take a closer look at the houses with their courtyards and wells, enter the heart of the impressive mansions with the private baths, examine the workshops with the water reservoirs, take a magical stroll through time and the daily life of the people who lived in the shadow of the Acropolis’ rock for over 4,500 years.

Walking in the ancient neighborhood of the Acropolis Museum

By: EBR | Friday, July 5, 2019

On Tuesday 9 July 2019, the Acropolis Museum launches a new cycle of presentations

2019 Artistic Programme

Athens & Epidaurus Festival

By: EBR | Thursday, June 20, 2019

Note from the artistic director, Vangelis Theodoropoulos

Special emphasis was on the presentation of Digital Assets Power Play Ltd. (DPP), a leading crypto data provider and developer of algorithmic crypto trading services. Their DPP Platform was launched a week before the IICC2019 conference, so the audience saw the DPP Platform in action, a groundbreaking crypto trading platform, making advanced algorithmic strategy creation accessible to anyone. Until now, algorithmic trading methods have been reserved only for those who possess the programming knowledge and investing experience necessary to design complex strategies.

The 1st International Investment Conference IICC2019 has been successfully completed in Split, Croatia

By: EBR | Monday, June 10, 2019

On 31st May 2019 in Split, Croatia was held the 1st International Investment Conference (IICC2019), an event with a special emphasis on different ways of investing in Croatia and the region of Southeast Europe

The Greek Ministers for Maritime Affairs and Tourism, officials from major port destination authorities, senior decision-makers from the world’s biggest cruise lines and representatives of marina and yacht owners associations shaped the forum’s agenda which comprised 20 hours of lively panel debates and informative presentations on the stage of Domotel Kastri Conference Centre, in Athens’ historical suburb.

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum sets new attendance records as East Med takes centre stage in global cruise itineraries

By: EBR | Monday, June 10, 2019

More than 830 participants from 21 countries and 35 exhibitors from every facet of sea tourism framed the 5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, setting new attendance records for the biennial Athens Confex event

Danae Bezantakou, concept-founder of YES Forum and CEO of Navigator Shipping Consultants, underlined that the goal of YES FORUM is to encourage young people in Greece to understand that there are many reasons to stay here and realise that shipping and tourism industries are the two main pillars of the Greek economy on which they can depend, improve themselves in that way and make Greece proud internationally.

YES to Sea Tourism Forum said the big YES to sea tourism!

By: EBR | Friday, June 7, 2019

YES to Sea Tourism Forum successfully took place on Wednesday, the 29th of May 2019 at Domotel Kastri, north Athens, closing the Posidonia Sea Tourism 2019 International Maritime Tourism Exhibition, with the participation of more than 300 executives from the shipping and maritime tourism sectors

According to Minister Theocharopoulos: “The development of the cruise sector and the establishment of Greece as a major sea tourism destination are strategic priorities for us. The continuous promotion of Piraeus and Heraklion as home ports, the increase in the number of home ports across the country, the improvement of our infrastructure and facilities are some of the initiatives we have taken to upgrade our product and pave the way for investments.”

Major cruise lines call for improved infrastructure and new destinations in East Med

By: EBR | Thursday, May 30, 2019

Major cruise lines call for improved infrastructure and new destinations in East Med to meet demand for increased volumes of guests and new travel experiences

This was the main message conveyed during the first day of the 5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum that opened today at Domotel Kastri Conference Centre in Athens, where ministers, representatives of international cruise associations, cruise lines, destination authorities and decision makers gathered to debate the state of the industry and share their views and insights on the trends shaping sea tourism in the regions of South East Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

Greece’s cruising prospects positive despite of regional geopolitical challenges

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The key message at the 5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

The main aim of YES Forum is the creation of a comprehensive connection and understanding between young people and our Greek shipping and tourism history. YES FORUM is taking place under the auspices of the Ministries of Shipping, Education, Tourism, GNTO, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and the majority of Greek Universities. This year’s goal is to inform young people about the distinctive features of sea tourism and cruising along with the employment prospects and professional trajectories. Once again, all participants will have the opportunity to ask questions before and during the Forum and tdialogue directly with the distinguished executives

YES to Sea Tourism Forum 2019 - Wednesday, March 29th 2019

By: EBR | Friday, May 17, 2019

YES Forum says YES to Sea Tourism on Wednesday, 29 May 2019, during the International Conference & Exhibition of the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2019, at Domotel Kastri Conference Center – Kifissia, from 14.00 to 19.00

A wave of recent developments that are positively impacting on the growth of sea tourism in the East Med will be highlighted at a total of 11 panel discussions and workshops scheduled during the two days of the knowledge-exchange Forum. Among the main topics, the return of Turkish ports in major cruise line itineraries and the berth capacity increase in the East Med, including the return of Disney Cruise Line.

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2019

By: EBR | Monday, May 13, 2019

The Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum sets cruise industry agenda, as region restores international appeal with Greece alone expecting a 7.5 % in port calls this season

During the 2018 Annual Meeting in Davos, a meeting of high level officials took place regarding the progress of the economies of the Balkans, by addressing the shared challenges they collectively face; boosting economic growth, improving infrastructure and the functioning of markets and attracting and retaining the talent they will need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, between EU’s structural collaborations and Asia’s and U.S multilevel approach.

The 4th Industrial Revolution in Balkans: Law & Tech Summit

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

By European Law Observatory on New Technologies, in collaboration with the Bar Association of Thessaloniki and Centre for Research&Technology-Hellas- Information Technologies Institute (CERTH-IPI)

At every stage of the development, features of AI are used, bringing together existing best practice with the power of technology. The concept at the core of this platform has always been the respect of fundamental human rights: safety, dignity, protection of childhood. Developing new technologies that could provide a tool for the investigation and resolution of a missing child case has been the drive for our team, and we are working hard to deliver the first operational mobile app by the end of this year. We moreover try to address the issue of unaccompanied refugee children, who go missing, during their journey to and through Europe and in turn remain highly vulnerable to people who mean them harm

ChildRescue Project, funded by EU Horizon2020

By: EBR | Thursday, March 28, 2019

ChildRescue: Striving to meet societal challenges like child disappearances through ethical technology

A Conference hosted by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), Europe 123, Pylaia-ThessalonikiA Forum for the Shipping and Blue Economy Opportunities – Education and Training Perspectives for the city and the Region.


By: EBR | Thursday, March 28, 2019

“Maritime Economics of Thessaloniki & the value of education and vocational training”

This year’s event, to be held from May 28-29 at the Domotel Kastri Conference Center, in Athens’ northern suburbs, will host over 30 highly influential senior cruise executives responsible for ports and destinations from the world’s biggest cruise lines, including MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Holland America Group, Disney Cruise Line, Silversea Cruises, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines and Celestyal Cruises among others.


By: EBR | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Event’s growing role fueled by Greece’s status as top cruise destination, impending port privatisations and a return to stability of regional geopolitical hotspots

The new museum, which will be called “Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation”, is housed in a self-owned building, which has occurred from the harmonious interaction between a listed, interwar building and a contemporary extension. Its construction began in August 2012 and was completed in October 2018. The choice of location was based on the wish of Basil & Elise Goulandris for the museum to be situated in a central area of the capital, within the cultural axis Athens which includes the city’s large museum and easily accessible to visitors.

Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation Museum

By: EBR | Thursday, March 7, 2019

Art lovers are preparing to welcome the impressive building which will house the new Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation Museum, located at 13 Eratosthenous Street - just a short distance from the Kallimarmaro Stadium - at the beginning of autumn

He was the youngest among the two-hundred Greek passengers of the legendary transport ship Mataroa, whom embarked on a journey towards freedom of thought thanks to a French government scholarship and at the intervention of Octave Merlier and Roger Milliex, two philhellenes of the French Institute in Athens.   In Paris, which was destined to become his second home, he immediately felt the warmth and guidance of the hospitable circle of Dimitris Galanis. He soon became friends with Alberto Giacometti and, over time, with artists such as P. Soulage, S. Poliakoff, Vieira da Silva and others.

Dikos (Konstantinos) Vyzantios 1924 – 2007

By: EBR | Thursday, March 7, 2019

This retrospective tribute to Dikos Vyzantios is a due debt of remembrance to the illustrious painter of the diaspora who distinguished himself in the Parisian art scene for over half a century.

The YES to Sea Tourism Forum will also enable executives from the shipping industry to create networking corners with the following topics: Technical and Operations Departments of a Shipping Company, Startups, Innovation, Technology & Maritime Cluster, giving young people the chance to engage with them and ask questions in reference to the above mentioned sectors.

YES to Sea Tourism Forum

By: EBR | Wednesday, March 6, 2019

YES Forum says YES to Sea Tourism on Wednesday, 29 May 2019, during the International Conference & Exhibition of the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, at Domotel Kastri Conference Center – Kifissia, 14.00-19.00

He was appointed upon nomination by the Chairman of the ESM Board of Governors, Mario Centeno, in cooperation with the ESM Managing Director, Klaus Regling, and in consultation with the 19 ESM Members. Mr. Almunia is a former Vice President of the European Commission.  Mario Centeno, Chairman of the ESM Board of Governors said: “The adjustment process in Greece was more challenging and protracted than in other euro area countries. A thorough and independent evaluation is due. The mission of the independent evaluator is to examine the financial assistance to Greece, with a focus on the ESM programme.

Joaquin Almunia to lead ESM evaluation on financial assistance to Greece

By: EBR | Thursday, February 21, 2019

Joaquin Almunia was appointed today as high-level independent evaluator of the financial assistance to Greece

The highly influential forum brings together over 300 asset owners and managers, ratings agencies, banks, UN and Government policymakers, investors, development banks, think tanks, and NGOs committed to driving forward the sustainable finance agenda.

Sustainable Investment Forum Europe - Paris 2019

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 5, 2019

EBR joins the summit as a communication partner on 12 March 2019 under the theme: "Financing the shift to a sustainable economy"

The 5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum will also address the bigger picture of the cruise industry, as this is likely to evolve given the current global developments. As a direct result of dramatic capacity increases, we will see new trends in deployment strategy and market development, along with fleet reshufflings and a spree in older generation vessel sales and renovations.


By: EBR | Monday, February 4, 2019

Current signs of recovery in East med cruising mark the beginning of a new era for this unique region

All participants of Face Forward …into my home are benefitting from ESTIA, the Emergency Support To Integration and Accommodation programme implemented by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in collaboration with the Greek Government, local authorities and NGOs, and with funding by the European Commission.

EMST: Face Forward …into my home

By: EBR | Friday, January 18, 2019

Following its first successful presentation in Athens, Greece, the interactive art project Face Forward …into my home travels for the first time outside Greece and is hosted in Tabacka Kulturfabrik Gallery, Kosice in Slovakia

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