The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, with the Hellenic American Chamber in New York and Enterprise Greece, organized with great success the 2015 Trade USA Construction Mission to New York City, USA on March 23– 27, 2015.

This Trade Mission was the second phase of the one held in Athens in November 2014, where extensive analysis made regarding the current state of the Development, Design & Construction in New York City and the business new business opportunities exist for Greek Companies. You can find more information upon the topics covered and also the professional profile of Mr. Louis Katsos, President of Jekmar Associates Construction Company.

Agenda November 2014
Mr. Louis Katsos Profile

Trade Mission Itinerary 

The Mission Delegates followed a very tight and busy schedule during their stay in New York City were a holistic approach was acquired including meetings, networking, media coverage and education material.

Monday March 23                   AmCham Dinner Reception (evening)

Tuesday March 24                   B2B meetings

Wednesday March 25            B2B meetings / Construction Site Visit / Participation in National commemoration Day festivities

Thursday March 26                 B2B meetings / Construction Site Visit / Interview at New York Observer / Press Conference with Media representatives  / Participation in Construction Committee Panel Discussion

Friday March 27                      B2B meetings / Interview at Bloomberg Newswire

Committee Panel Discussion | Development, Design & Construction in New York City

The Construction Committee Panel Discussion of the HACC is hosted twice a year to discuss current updates and developments. The unscripted panel discussion series has developed a sort of cult following the New York real estate industry.

The Panel Discussion held on March 26, 2015 analized a real-time case study of a real-estate project that is currently under developement and New York media wrote an article regarding the project.


Location                      Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral Center   337 East 74th Street Manhattan, New York 10021, USA

Date                             Thursday, March 26, 2015

Attendees                    Participants and attendees at this Annual Panel Discussion were

Why it was interesting

The Greek corporations that participated are interested in proceeding into exports, joint ventures, sub-contracting, conducting market research, promoting of a major project and find sales representatives and/or distributors. The Panel Discussion was a fantastic opportunity to learn how the NY Construction industry operates via a case study analized and network with representatives of the Development, Design & Construction Industry in New York City.

This Panel Discussion was one of the benefits gained from the 2015 TRADE USA Construction Mission Delegates, since, the Chamber’s main target was to bring them in contact with as many representatives from the industry as possible  in order to maximize the value and outcome of this business delegation.

Media Coverage

The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, along with its co-organizing partners, during the developments of the 2015 TRADE USA Construction Mission, provided up-to-date information regarding recent negotions status of Government with its Credit Partners, in Bloomberg TV. In addition, interviews were organized at Bloomberg Newswire and New York Observer for the delegates  offering the opportunity to participate in constructive discussions regarding recent developments and status of the Greek Real-Estate & Construction Industry and its growth potentials.

Greek Delegates

The 2015 TRADE USA Construction Mission Delegation was accompanied by a range of companies active in the Development, Design and Construction alongside with the ICT Industries in Greece. The delegation, thus, presented a multifaceted mixture of goods and services providing a hollistic and representative perspective to match the demands of the U.S. Market. Each of the Greek Delegates promoted the project/product/service that is more relevant either to his corporate strategy or to U.S. Market’s needs.

We organized a tailor-made trade mission that fit each company’s needs.