Board's Official Statement

Statement from Hellenic Australian business Council Board

Dear friends,

The Hellenic-Australian Business Council (HABC) has been established to facilitate dialogue and support initiatives to promote trade and investment between Australia and Greece.

The HABC is the first organisation established in Greece to provide an effective platform and network for Greek and Australian companies, business and industry groups and other organisations, to have regular exchanges on trade and investment issues and to forge stronger business and institutional links between Australia and Greece. HABC activities include the provision of information, business and policy forums, business matching events, two-way business delegations, and cultural and other events showcasing Australia and Greece.

HABC, based in Athens with branches in Thessaloniki and Irakleion, Crete, is a not-for-profit organisation registered in Greece as an association. It is a non-governmental, non-political association governed by a Board of Directors elected by Members. Corporate membership and event sponsorship are the sole sources of funding for the Business Council. HABC members include businesses engaged or interested in trade and investment between Australia, Greece and the broader region in sectors such as shipping, energy and resources, infrastructure, construction, tourism, defence systems, pharmaceuticals, food and others.

HABC offers to its members the following services:

  • Participation in events (business seminars, conferences, business missions, luncheons, receptions)
  • Business Networking
  • Trade/Investment Support
  • Media services, including its popular website,, press releases, newsletter
  • Market/sector information
  • Identification of opportunities for trade and investment in both countries
  • On the ground support, through its partnerships/allies in both countries
  • Opportunities to sponsor events with high-level, targeted business, government and other participants from Greece and Australia

The HABC is supported by and cooperates closely with government, business and industry associations in Australia and Greece.

We would be delighted if you and your organisation would support the HABC by becoming a member or participating in its activities. In particular, if you are planning travel to Greece or Australia, we would be very pleased to hear from you and to facilitate contact with HABC members and partners to assist your interests.

Yours sincerely,

The Members of the Board
Hellenic Australian Business Council
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