The New York Stock Exchange celebrated “Greek Day” by hanging a Greek flag outside on its Wall Street building and having the Greek Minister of Shipping and Maritime Affairs & The Aegean of Greece, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, ring the closing bell on December 2. Greek Alternate Minister of Finance, Christos Staikouras and Deputy Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Asimakis Papageorgiou, were also present during the event.
During the reception that followed in honor of the Greek delegation members and the Greek interest companies that have been listed on NYSE Euronext, NYSE Senior Vice President John Merrell welcomed his guests and praised Greece for its financial potential and also for its beauty.
Merrell and Varvitsiotis exchanged gifts, while the Greek minister thanked Merrell for his kind words and highlighted the listing of many Greek companies at NYSE.
“Greek Day” was celebrated as part of the 16th annual Capital Link Greek Investment Forum which took place in NYC on December 1, at Metropolitan Club. NYSE did not only support the day by hanging the Greek flag outside its building, it also issued special commemorative medals to honor the day.
The active involvement of NYSE, the largest stock exchange in the world, has largely contributed in the development and promotion of Greece to a wide range of investors worldwide.
“Greek Day” shows the NYSE’s support towards Greece, Greek companies, Greek shipping and of course the Greek Diaspora. As it was noted during the event, the American capital market is a major source of funding for Greek interest companies with NYSE playing a key role in helping the country and its companies grow.