The Hellenic Initiative Australia has announced it will be hosting ‘One Greece 2017’, a series of events that will take place throughout October 2017 across five major cities in Australia.
The aim is to harness the strength and resources of the Hellenic diaspora for the benefit of Greece and its people.
More than 1,500 business and community leaders nationwide are expected to attend the events, with the premiere being held at the Sydney Town Hall on Friday, 6 October 2017.
“Greece is a nation that has given much to the modern world. And yet, Greece has become a country commonly defined by the economic challenges it has faced. The Greek people, and the Greek ideal, deserve better and we, as members of the Hellenic diaspora, or simply as philhellenes, can play our part,” states THI Australia.
“One Greece 2017 is a call to come together to help write a new chapter for Greece. Events will feature international speakers who share these ideals and who are currently working within Greece, with the Greek people. Both Greek and philhellene, they will share their moving experiences of the work they are doing to help Greece rebuild – from within,” they add.
The events will include impressive guest speakers, including Princess Tatiana, THI International Ambassador, noted humanitarian and philanthropist, and Alexander Theodoridis, the inspirational co-founder of Boroume, an innovative food saving charity delivering outstanding results.
“This is the first time a series of national events has been held in Australia in support of Greece. It is a splendid opportunity for the Greek-Australian diaspora to demonstrate its abiding concern for the people of Greece, and I encourage as many as possible to attend events in their respective cities,” says President of The Hellenic Initiative Australia, Nicholas G Pappas AM.
With events in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Darwin, One Greece 2017 promises to be an engaging series of events that will raise awareness and elicit support for The Hellenic Initiative Australia’s efforts focused on crisis relief, entrepreneurship and economic development within Greece.