November – December 2022: Greek spirits. Aroma of success

The Νovember/ December issue of Greek Business File is out

The food and beverage industry is the biggest of Greek manufacturing, a key pillar of the country’s economy. This issue of Greek Business File is dedicated to the wine and beverage industry, looking into the prospects and challenges ahead.

We look into:
> prices and taxes of the spirits industry
> “the Greek uniques”
> the recovery of the industry on a European scale
> the resilience of exports despite the adverse environment with an interview by Harris Mavrakis, President of the Greek Federation of Spirits Producers
> the ENOS program of promoting the Greek rich tradition in viticulture with an interview by Konstantinos Efstathiou, Chairman of the Administrative Board of the National Interprofessional Organisation for the Vine and Wine
> the flourishing brewing industry of Greece with an interview by Sofocles Panagiotou, president of the Hellenic Association of Brewers
> the Big potential but small steps of the wine tourism in Greece

This issue hosts an Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, president and CEO of the ECOS company talking about the “Green sector in Greece” and its potential.

On the other departments of the issue:

• Dr. Costas Troulos, senior advisor of the Innovation Department of SEV writes about “Healthcare and Life Sciences – An industry with significant potential for Greece”

• Simeon Diamantidis, president of SEVE, writes about “Enforcing exports through digital transformation: the Thess INTEC role”

• Konstantinos D. Melas, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Western Macedonia, Nektarios A. Michail & Lena Cleanthous, Research Analysts at the Central Bank of Cyprus write about “Shipping freight rates and inflation in the Euro Area”

• Theodoros Liamis, deputy mayor of Cleanliness, Recycling & Civil Protection at the municipality of Kastoria talks about the “Submersible waste bins: The solution to the over-accumulation of rubbish”

• Kerin Hope looks “beyond Greece: the PEGA committee’s first draft report on spyware use”

• Dimitris Pefanis explains how “The hawks have taken over” in banking

• Vicky Kaliakou presents the LOUX company “Combining tradition with new trends”

George Vailakis continues the tribute to the Greek Diaspora presenting “The “Greek Block” that is still alive in Alexandria”.

In the Comments of GBF
• Our publisher, Alexandra C. Vovolini writes about “Turning to a new chapter ”
• Antonis Papagiannidis writes “Of challenges ahead and national resilience ”
• Anthony Kefalas presents “The rate of interest and the fight for the soul of economics ”
• Nick Papandreou explains how “The crisis demolishes the prison of fiscal evangelists ”

Finally, in the Business History department we present:
• “IZOLA: The electrification of the Greek post-war household” by Lefteris Anastasakis, Vice President of Priority SA
• the story of “Georgios Drakoulis, the resourceful shipowner from Ithaca ” by George Vailakis



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  • Release date: December 2022 / No 140
  • Publisher: economia Publishing
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 84
  • ISBN: 1109 1592 12
  • Cover type: Soft Cover
  • Managing Editor: Antonis D. Papagiannidis