Sponsorship Program The Next 100 Years

• What is the "ANZAC- The next 100 years “project?

The promotion to the world community of the extremely significant role that the island of Lemnos

played during World War I, especially at the Gallipoli Campaign and the modern Greek heritage which

developed from the remnants of this international event is the main aim of the Association "The Lemnos'

Friends of ANZAC", which was established in 2014.

Lemnos, with its strategic position in the Northern Aegean, was the headquarters of the allied military forces of the

Entente in their preparation for the Gallipoli campaign in the spring of 1915. It was also responsible for the logistic

and medical support for the campaign as it developed. It was only three years since Lemnos had gained its freedom

from the Ottoman Empire and in essence, it was the first participation of the modern Greek state as we know it, in a

worldwide war. However, whereas Turkey having joined the opposing side, has made use of the Gallipoli

campaign to establish, on the one hand, a thriving tourist industry and on the other hand to strengthen

her national prestige, Greece has done nothing to date to fully exploit the contribution of the allied forces

of the Entente to the positive outcome of WW1. Notably, also undeveloped, remains Greece's

participation with the allies of the Entente, in the operations in Thessaloniki and Western Macedonia and

the salvaging of the “Britannic”, sister vessel of the world famous “Titanic”, that was transformed during

the war into a floating hospital and was sunk by the enemy fleet at the Kea straights

In 2016, based on the program "ANZAC - The next 100 years", the Association has scheduled a series of

events based on the premise that historical memories must be preserved and passed on to the next

generations

• Project Activities. Objectives, Outcomes

In order to promote this unknown side of modern Hellenic history and in turn to create multiple

benefits for our nation, on a national, cultural, financial and touristic level, the "Lemnos' Friends

of ANZAC" has examined these historic details and has subsequently developed a long term

plan. The first phase of this plan has a three-year duration and initially promotes the world at

large, of the role that Lemnos played during the Gallipoli campaign in the history of the British

Commonwealth, France, Russia, particularly in Australia and New Zealand that lost thousands

of men and women in the struggle for freedom as well as India, Canada, Egypt, UK, Ireland,

Turkey and Greece of course.

This three year plan has, as its focal point, the annual commemorations which take place each

year in April in Lemnos and in Greece in general, of the Gallipoli campaign, while at the same

time, and on an international perspective, events will be organized to promote Lemnos' role:

historical research findings, congresses and cultural events in cooperation with the War

Memorial of Australia, Kings College of London, the Commonwealth War Grave Commission,

and international organizations and institutions as well. A first priority of the Association is the

appropriate commemoration of the centenary of the "Armistice of Moudros", and again to

present Greece's role during WW1. This 3 years program is also including international

performances in 14 countries, of the music-based project "Lemnos Culture and Modern History",

which the inauguration will be held on April 2016, as well as the events described in our website

www.friendsofanzac.com under the general name "Lemnos Culture"

Thus, in April 2016, 101 years after the historical D Day, the following activities have been

scheduled to take place:

On the 20th of April, on Lemnos the relatives of those lost and buried on Lemnos during 1915-1918

will be invited to the island for a ceremony organized in cooperation with the Commonwealth

War Grave Commission, the Imperial War Museum of London, the Imperial War Museum of

Australia and the War Museum of Athens, to a remembrance ceremony. Reference shall be

made to all those dead soldiers, nurses and assistants that participated in one of the most bloody

wars, which, however, opened the path to the future to all nations.

On the 20th of April, there will also be an official commencement in Lemnos of the international

survey that was proposed at the World congress "WW1 in the Mediterranean-ANZAC and the

role of Lemnos", by the Australian Archaeological Institution of Sydney, and which will be

carried out in cooperation with various institutions and universities. This will be the guide to

help us comprehend the times during which the landing of the troops in Gallipoli took place,

thus leading to a better understanding of the specific role played by each of the participating

allies in Lemnos and also in Greece.

On the 21st of April, there will be a detailed presentation on the island of the International project:

"Lemnos through the last 100 years - Facing the next 100 years of history". The presentation will

be given by Professors of the Greek academic community who are already coordinating with

international educational institutions with the main intention being to activate the international

community so that the mistakes of the past become a better guiding light for a more peaceful

future.

The Association will invite international recognized war veteran organizations and other

institutions that have a direct involvement with World War I, and in particular, the ANZAC

organizations around the world, to a two-day workshop, which will take place on the island of

Lemnos on 21-22 April.

On the 25th of April, members of the Association, accompanied by local officials, will travel to

Canakkale, Turkey, to participate in the commemoration ceremonies that will take place there.

On the 27th May, at the Athens Musical Hall (Megaro), there will be the inauguration of the

project “Lemnos Culture, and Modern History”, a sound, music and optical show performed by

a team of well known Greek and international artists. The central idea and focus of this show

will be to present the culture of modern Greece, as it developed through the years since the

Gallipoli campaign until the present and the influence of Lemnos in this.

Project Implementation and Communication Strategy

To all the above mentioned events and actions, North Aegean Region, and the Municipality of

Lemnos island, Greece, is also cooperating and co-organizing those events with our Association,

taking the official Greek's State position. TV channels globally, are invited to cover the

commemorative events on the island in which Ambassadors of all the involved countries

participate on the island. Journalists from all involved countries cover those commemorative

events (Check "Lemnos -April 2015 Centenary Commemorations").

The "ANZAC- The next 100 years' project" communication is going to start early in January with

press releases to media in Greek, European and international press. Journalists from specific

journals, newspapers and TV programs are going to be invited to participate in the

commemoration ceremonies. In order to disseminate the events as much as possible, interviews,

contributions and articles in Greek, European and international media are planned for February

and March. In April the commemoration events are going to be covered live by Greek media

and live-stream on the internet and through contributions by the Greek, European and

international press. Our communication program is fully supported by the Greek TV Networks (ERT,

OTE-TV and OTE –History-TV , Makedonia TV, Center TV Makedonia, Ellopia-TV, New York) Our

internet TV Channel “LemnosCulture-TV” will start to operate since beginning of April from Lemnos

and through Internet around the world. The academic announcements, the posts in press and

internet, the promotion of "ANZAC- The next 100 years' project" to the 2016 tourists in Lemnos

and all the North Aegean Sea islands are going to follow the April and May events during the

summer months. Based on the events of 2016, September 2016 starts the promotion of the 2017

commemoration events.

Project Co-organizers and Supporters

The Project is supporting and co organizing with the North Aegean Region, The Lemnos

Municipality, The Lemnos Hoteliers Association and the Commercial Chamber of Commerce of

Lesvos -Lemnos Islands. The Association also has the support of H.E. The President of The

Hellenic Republic ,Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, Ministry

of Tourism, Ministry of Maritime Affair and Insular policy, as well as “The Greek Tourism

Organization"(EOT), the Ministry of Hellenic Rural Development and Food, the Ministry of

Development-General Secretariat for Research and Technology.

• Sponsorship program

As a sponsor, a company will have the opportunity to promote itself through cultural, historical

and educational events in several countries of the world. This program can have a duration from

1-3 years.

Sponsorship 100,000,00€ for 3 years (2016,2017,2018) (in 10 countries)

Sponsorship 80,000,00€ for 2 years (2016,2017) (in 10 countries)

Sponsorship 50,000,00€ for 1 year (2016) (in 10 countries)

 The sponsor will be introduced to senior government and business people, during the events

under the title “Major sponsor”

 Sponsor logo/branding and representative's welcome address at press conference in Greece and

Australia (10 minutes)

 Sponsor's logo/branding on activity promotion and marketing materials (posters, leaflets,

programs/banners/press releases/interview panel banners) to all the promotion channels and to

the presentations to our great Communication Sponsors( ERT Channel, OTE-TV, Makedonia-TV,

Center-TV( Kavala), ELLOPIA-TV, New York)

 Sponsor's logo/short video at video wall prior to events

 Sponsor's logo/short video reference at Association’ s videoclip for 200 clips on

LemnosCulture-TV/year

 Reference to major sponsor in media interviews.

 Placement of sponsor banners at event venues

 Sponsor's logo on site and link to sponsor's own site for the duration of the project.

 Provision of ad space/banner on the project website till the end of the project.

 Provision of 30/40 (VIP seating) for the performance for all the events.

 A reception for the major sponsor will be held on the island of Lemnos.

 Special page presenting sponsor’s activities to a collective album which will be held at the end of

each season (show the Association’s report and addressed to H.E. The President of the Hellenic

Republic and our government supporters in Greece and abroad (in English)

Gold Sponsor

Sponsorship 50,000,00€ for 3 years (2016,2017,2018) (2 countries of sponsor's choice)

Sponsorship 40,000,00€ for 2 years (2016,2017) (2 countries of sponsor's choice)

Sponsorship 25,000,00€ for 1 year (2016) (2 countries of sponsor's choice)

 Sponsor's logo on banner at media interviews/ event venues

 Sponsor's logo/branding on activity promotion and marketing materials

(posters/leaflets/programs/banners/press releases/interview panel banners)

 Sponsor's logo/short video reference at Association’ s videoclip for 100 clips on LemnosCulture

-TV/year

 Provision of ad space/banner on the project website till the end of the project in Lemnos

 Sponsor's logo on the website and link to sponsor's own site for the duration of the project

 Provision of 15/20 (VIP seating) for the performance “Lemnos-Culture and Modern History” at

the “Megaron” Hall in Athens

Silver Sponsor

Sponsorship 30,000,00€ for 3 years (2016,2017,2018) (In Greece)

Sponsorship 24,000,00€ for 2 years (2016,2017) (In Greece)

Sponsorship 15,000,00€ for 1 year (2016) (In Greece)

 Sponsor's logo on banner at media interviews/ event venues

 Sponsor's logo/ branding on activity promotion and marketing materials

(posters/leaflets/programs/banners/press releases/interviews panel banners)

 Sponsor's logo on site and link to sponsor's own site for the duration of the project

 Sponsor's logo/short video reference at Association’ s videoclip for 50 clips on LemnosCulture-
TV/year

 Provision of 10 (VIP seating) for the performance of the Opera in Greece

Supporter

Sponsorship: 5,000,00 € (in Greece )

 Sponsor's logo on banner at event venues

 Sponsor's logo/ branding as supporter on activity promotion and marketing materials

(posters/leaflets/programs/banners/press releases/interview panel banners)

 Sponsor's logo on site for the duration of the project

Sponsorship Program The Next 100 Years