The Greek flag was placed on Wall Street outside the building and special commemorative medals were issued in honor of the Greek Delegation, which featured two ministers and executives from companies that are currently listed on the stock exchange or companies that are participating in the forum.
Greek Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dimitris Mardas and Alternate Minister of Tourism Elena Kountoura along with other members of the Greek delegation were also present during the “Closing Bell” ceremony. Mardas rang the closing bell, thus putting an end to Tuesday’s trading session.
Through this event, NYSE, the world’s largest stock exchange, aims to improve Greece’s prestige and visibility, by showing to a wide international investment audience the business opportunities that the country can offer. Furthermore, the event shows that US is offering its support to Greece, Greek companies, the Greek shipping industry and the Diaspora. The Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States of America is a major source of capital for the growing number of Greek interest companies and the NYSE plays a leading role in this.