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Postal voting and Greek economy: Hot topics at breakfast event with Greek Minister

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In a ground breaking event organised by Business Sydney in collaboration with Bank of Sydney and the Consulate General of Greece in Sydney, an exclusive breakfast was held on Tuesday, March 26 at Business Sydney Events Centre to discuss the recent reform of postal voting for Greeks abroad and the economic outlook in Greece.

Attended by Sydney’s Greek business and community leaders, the event featured a distinguished line-up of speakers and provided valuable insights into the government’s priorities and objectives for the country.

The morning commenced with speeches from Business Sydney Executive Director Paul Nicolaou, Bishop Bartholomew of Charioupolis, and the Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Yannis Mallikourtis. These introductory remarks set the stage for an engaging and informative session, providing attendees with a comprehensive overview of the issues at hand.

Executive Director at Business Sydney, Paul Nicolaou.
Bishop Bartholomew of Charioupolis.
The Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Yannis Mallikourtis.

The highlight of the event was the keynote address by Theodoros Livanios, Alternate Minister of Interior for the Government of the Hellenic Republic. Minister Livanios delved into the recent reform of postal voting for Greeks residing abroad, shedding light on the significance and implications of this ground-breaking development. He emphasised the importance of this reform in ensuring the democratic participation of Greek citizens living outside the country.

Additionally, Minister Livanios provided an in-depth analysis of the current economic situation in Greece, offering valuable insights into the government’s efforts to address challenges and drive growth. Attendees were given a comprehensive understanding of the country’s economic policies and the government’s vision for a prosperous future.

The event also featured a dynamic question and answer session between the NSW Minister for Industrial Relations Sophie Cotsis MP and Minister Livanios. The discussion covered a wide range of topics, including the Greek government’s digital transformation initiatives, renewable energy production, and the postal vote for the upcoming European elections, whereby all valid Greek passport holders are eligible to participate.

Minister Cotsis and Minister Livanios emphasised the importance of voter registration and encouraged active participation in the democratic process.

Melos Sulicich, CEO of Bank of Sydney, concluded the event by expressing his gratitude to all attendees and partners for their contributions in making the exclusive breakfast a resounding success.

The event fostered valuable networking opportunities and showcased the strong collaboration between Business Sydney, Bank of Sydney, and the Consulate General of Greece in Sydney.

As the exclusive breakfast event came to a close, participants left with a deeper understanding of the reform of postal voting for Greeks abroad and the government’s efforts to drive economic growth in Greece.

The event served as a platform for thought-provoking discussions and highlighted the importance of active engagement in shaping the future of the Greek community in Sydney.

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