2016 - GPA’s 4th anniversary

Charity at its best!

Greek Ambassador Constantinos Bikas cutting the cake – picture by Katerina KalogerakiWhat a gathering that was last night at the at the chic  West End restaurant Dstrkt inLondon! Under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Economy, Development & Tourism, just over one hundred  members, friends and guests of the Greek Press Association to honour the association.

Academics, diplomats, politicians, professionals and business people  from all paths of life honoured with their presence the best ever event  of its kind at the centre of entertainment in the British capital; Soho!

Charity  was the name of the game and over three thousand pounds were collected  in support for donation for one of the most important charities, that of  Hellenic Hope, supporting kids-at-risk in Greece. The ever present Tina  Mavrakis accompanied by Irene Charalampopoulou did an excellent effort  which paid-off! Next event to continue your support is the Greek  Shipping Hall of Fame coming up in Athens on the 4th of April at the  Athens Megaron.

Bettany HughesThe presence of the Greek shipping and its professionals in the  administrative capital of shipping was more than evident with HESGB  occupying the biggest table and its jet-lagged president Dimitris  Monioudis, as ever present in such events– he landed two hours before   from his business trip in China, and his wife had guests even as far as  Brazil!Present there were the president of the Chios Society in Great Britain Ana Dontas-Frangeskid

Guests of honour Bettany Hughes, Dr. Lnda Papadopoulos, Vicky Pryce,  Achilleas Constantinou, Peter Strong, Lord Boswell and other guests of  honour delivered excellent messages for supporting this event on Greece:  How to Rebuild Hope!

Bettany HughesGood to see so many supporters for such an  excellent cause and support to the Greek journalists and their efforts  to support the Greek cause under the worse ever international  geopolitical and economic chaos!The president of GPA and her  team did their best to make the event memorable! A good place and event  to see old friends from the past! Good food and drinks as well as an  excellent cake was cut, a …sweetener for the situation we all live in…

Will revert with a full update soon; watch this space.