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2016  Supported by H.E. The President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos








2015  Under The Auspices of H.E. The President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos



HELLENIC REPUBLIC Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure, Maritime Affairs and Tourism



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HELLENIC REPUBLIC Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs





Identity & Objectives

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels operates since 1935 as a Legal Entity of Public Law. It is the institutional consultant of the Government as far as tourism and hospitality issues are concerned. Its members are, by law, all the hotels and camping sites of the country.

It is run by an Administrative Council of elected representatives of hotels and camping sites as well as of representatives of the State. It is a member of the Confederation of National Associations of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafeterias of EU member-states (HOTREC).

The Chamber’s membership is about 10.000. Classical hotels are the most numerous. The highest number of hotels-members are in Crete, followed by Macedonia and Central Greece regions.



The Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece is a legal entity of the private law and constitutes the principal Institution that represents the first level of local authorities in the country. The foundation of the Central Union was decided in 1927, during the first congress of the local authorities (Demos and Kinotites) of Greece and was promulgated by presidential Decree in 1931.

– The promotion of all issues concerning L.A.
– The promotion and support of each L.A.
– The collection of information that might enhance cooperation between L.A.
– The cooperation with the Central Government on every subject that will contribute to the growth
and decentralization of the local authorities.
– The provision of technical support to the L.A’s , enabling them to participate in European projects.
– The participation in European and International Organizations representing local interests.
Since 1994, major changes have taken place in Greece, in the field of local authorities.
– Both the prefectures and the municipalities, have ever since exclusive and not shared competences.



The Hellenic-Australian Business Council

The Hellenic-Australian Business Council (HABC) was founded in June 2012 in Athens to connect and support bilateral business relations between Greece and Australia, including private commercial enterprises, foreign trade agencies, investors, SMEs, organisations, individuals, as well as others with significant business interests in the Greek and/or Australian markets.





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