In recent news, HACCI was honoured to be invited by the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) to participate in its inaugural VMC Multicultural Chamber of Commerce Group (VMCG).
The kick-off event was held on 27 April 2017 at Parliament House with over 12 Chambers representing countries from across the globe.
The evening was opened by VMC Deputy Chairperson Mr Ross Altasas, followed by a powerful message from Minister Robin Scott, Multicultural Affairs and a presentation by VMC Chairperson Ms Helen Kapalos.
HACCI looks forward to participating in the VMCG to continue to foster a strong Hellenic Australian business and professional community.
We are well underway with our publishing initiative in collaboration with Coretext Books - ‘Hellenic Entrepreneurs: Greek Business in Australia’.
We are keen to speak to Hellenic Australian organisations/entrepreneurs that would like to be part of the exciting project showcasing and celebrating the contemporary achievements of the Hellenic Australian business community in Australia.
Enjoy this edition and we look forward to seeing you at a HACCI event soon.
HYPN COCKTAIL PARTY TONIGHT
It's back for its 3rd year - HACCI's Young Professionals Network annual HYPN Cocktail Party.
Hosted at the Metropolitian Hotel, its time to get your cocktail attire on and be ready to mingle and dance the night away to Greek music by live band Strofes.
Finger food, beer, wine, sparkling wine and soft drinks included. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by calling Chrissa on 03 9602 2977. This is an event catering to 20 - 35 year olds.
PROINOS KAFES RADIO NEW SPONSOR PEEQ ANNOUNCED
HACCI’s entertaining weekly radio program, Proinos Kafes, has a new partner – the soon to be launched global employment and human resources website – PEEQ.
Unlike other employment and human resources websites such as SEEK and CareerOne, PEEQ is an entire eco-system which allows employment candidates to be able to record video resumes, provide video references, talk in real time to prospective employers via the website and have future access to other services such as mobile telephony, internet access, online education and access to credit card and finance facilities.
Co-hosts of Proinos Kafes, Tom Andronas and Alex Ninis, welcomed PEEQ as the show’s new radio partner which will allow the Proinos Kafes team to continue to showcase Greek Australian talent in business, science, academia, government, the arts and sport.
HACCI thanks PEEQ for coming on board and wishes it well for the upcoming launch of the PEEQ website in June 2017.
A reminder to catch Proinos Kafes each Tuesday morning from 9am on 3XY Radio Hellas 1422AM. Highlights can also be heard on replay each Tuesday afternoon between 5-6pm.
ECONOMIC FORUM - DIASPORANOMICS 2017 Shifting the paradigm of Global Business - Melbourne, 17 November 2017
HACCI is proud to announce its inaugural national conference for Greek and Australian businesses, Diasporanomics 2017.
Diasporanomics 2017 will serve as a platform for bilateral business conversations between Greece and Australia.
Delegates will have the opportunity to hear what it takes to do business between Australia and Greece. They will hear from government organisations about the statutory frameworks of assistance schemes for private investment incentives for trade and tourism.
The forum will bring together professionals from different types of business to share their experiences in both success and failures in pursuit of growth.
There will also be the opportunity for businesses and professionals to meet and network with other delegates and visitors while enjoying food and drinks from Greece.
We are excited to be hosting this event. For further information pleas email firstname.lastname@example.org
HACCI LAUNCHES WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SERIES - THE TELISILLA EFFECT
HACCI's women in leadership series, The Telesilla Effect, was launched earlier this month with its inaugural event, Work like a WOman.
Hosted at the panoramic KPMG offices in Docklands, the panel of three successful female leaders spoke of the unconscious bias they faced in the workplace.
The next event will be held in July and will focus on WOmen in business and unpacking the road to success.
The name The Telesilla Effect is inspired by Telesilla of Argos, who defended her home city against the invading Spartans in 494/493 BCE.
HACCI ATTENDS AUSTRADE EVENT
On 27th April HACCI Director of Trade, Arthur Baoustanos attended a discussion of the Australian Government’s Trade, Economic and Investment Agenda.
There were 30 or so delegates from various chambers of commerce (US, UK, Lebanon, India, Japan, Korea and others), discussing opportunities for cooperation in Victoria and the state of play of current and future Free Trade Agreements.
At the end of the discussion Arthur had the opportunity to catch up with Ms Jenny Bloomfield, State Director of the Victorian Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and brief her about HACCI’s activities, including the upcoming Economic Forum (see article above).
HELLENIC MUSEUM CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY
Last weekend the Hellenic Museum celebrated its 10th anniversary at Melbourne’s spectacular Plaza Ballroom.
Since its inauguration in 2007 the Hellenic Museum has continued to refine and reorganise its collections. In 2014, it became the first outpost of Greece’s oldest and largest private museum – the Benaki Museum.
As testament to the strength of the partnership between the two Museums, guest of honour at the event was Dr George Manginis, executive member of the Benaki Museum. Dr Manginis described the relationship between the Benaki and Hellenic Museums as unique and exciting and that he looked forward to the development of exciting new projects in the future particularly in the area of education.
The opulent Plaza Ballroom (l), internationally renowned Greek superstar Yannis Kotsiras performs (r)
The event celebrated the Hellenic Museum’s growth from strength to strength over the past ten years and the integral role the Museum plays in Australia’s rich multicultural tapestry.
Museum CEO John Tatoulis conveyed that such a role is one to be celebrated and used as a catalyst for greater understanding of heritage, history and opportunity. In this way, stated Mr Tatoulis, the Hellenic Museum will continue to make art, education and cultural resources available to the wider public and representative of the heritage and achievements of an integrated and evolving community.
The weekend celebrations encapsulated the Hellenic Museum’s vision of engaging with local and international visitors, and looks forward to many more exciting programs and events in the future.
BATTLE OF CRETE AND GREECE COMMEMORATIVE COUNCIL EVENTS
It's been a big year so far commemorating the 76th Anniversary of the Greek Campaign in WW2 and soon we will celebrate the anniversary commemorating the Battle of Crete. With 31 events planned throughout the year, we're at the half way mark of event activity.
34,000 Anzacs served in Greece in WW2 conducting initially a defensive than fighting retreat from the outskirts of Florina in the north to Kalamata in the south and then across Western and Central Crete. 2000 lay buried on Greek soil and hundreds of others in the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea.
The Council was formed to put 'real' meaning to 'Lest We Forget'. A highlight of events held this year to date was when members of the Cretan and Peloponnese communities were asked to join Anzac Units in the Parade to the Shrine of Remembrance as part of Anzac Day in traditional dress. Many photos of this appeared in local and social media.
Battle of Crete events
20th May 2017 commemorates the Battle of Crete and the opportunity to promote the Australian and Greece bond through Crete.
We ask you to bring your family and join us at both the Official Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Shrine at 10am, 27 May, and later at the Australian Hellenic Memorial at 11.30am in the Domain Gardens opposite the Shrine.
Here are the upcoming HACCI events:
22 June HYPN Networking event - How to get THE job!
11 July The Telesilla Effect: WOmen in business - Unpacking the road to success
17 November Economic Forum - Diasporanomics 2017
17 November HACCI Award for Excellence Gala Ball
MELBOURNE BUSINESS SCHOOL UPDATE
Cordelia Fine, Associate Professor of Organisational Psychology at Melbourne Business School, discusses gender, decision making and risk taking in the workplace.