Hellenic Bank Association aims to boost Greece’s investment and economic profile

The Hellenic Bank Association on Friday announced initiatives aiming to enhance the country’s investment and economic profile and present the preconditions for making the country an attractive investment destination.

It said that it has scheduled a series of contacts within and outside Greece, as well as the joint organisation of events with the Federation of Hellenic Enterprises (SEV) and the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) featuring speakers of high and international standard, influence and experience.

In this framework, a working lunch was held on Thursday at the premises of Hellenic Bank Association with the chairman of BNP Paribas, Jean Lemierre, his partners and representatives of Greek banks.
In an announcement, the association said that Mr Lemierre – who worked as chairman of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in the past – held talks with representatives of Greek banks on the outlook of the banking sector.

Lemierre, addressing an official dinner organised later the same day, in the presence of 100 representatives of the Greek business community, presented the challences facing the European economy and highlighted the opportunities offered by Greece after several years of recession and structural reforms.

Nikolaos Karamouzis, president of the Association, speaking after the dinner, expressed his satisfaction with the response so far by distinguished foreign officials, in terms of visiting the country, exchange views and offer their knowledge, to help the country to return to a sustainable growth path the soonest possible.