Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce Forges Relationships at Top US Military Exhibition

From left: LTG Patricia McQuistion, AUSA Vice President; Ann Cataldo, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports & Cooperation; Nikolaos Bakatselos, President of the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce; Theocharis Lalakos, Ambassador of Greece to Washington; and Vice Admiral Kyriakos Kyriakides, General Manager of the Directorate General for Defense Investment & Equipment.

The ceremony inaugurating the Greek kiosk at the AUSA2019 International Defense and Security Exhibition held every year at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC took place this week with much fanfare.

The AUSA, or Association for the United States Army, holds an annual exhibition in the nation’s capital for defense industry executives to meet with representatives from the American military.

The ceremony was attended by representatives from the AUSA, and members of foreign missions, as well as business representatives and members of the Greek community in Washington.

The Greek National Pavilion is being organized for the sixth consecutive year by the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce, under the auspices of Greece’s Ministry of National Defense and in collaboration with the organization ”Enterprise Greece.”

This year’s Greek stand includes exhibits from eleven of the largest Greek defense industry companies from the public and private sectors: Hellenic Defense Systems, the Hellenic Aerospace Industry, Intracom Defense – IDE, Theon Sensors, Sunlight Systems, and Alpha Systems.

In addition, there is a common booth for SEKPY and HASDIG member companies, including AEL JV, Aeroservices, Altus LSA, Aeroservices, Miltech and DEFEA Exhibitions Athens.

This event is one of the many initiatives and actions undertaken by the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce to enhance the infusion of Greek businesses into the US economy and to more effectively network with US and multinational companies.

Specifically in the realm of defense, the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce, recognizing the important role that the Greek defense industry can play in many areas, is engaged in promoting its know-how and capabilities through sustainable and transparent partnerships.

This year’s program, in addition to the exhibits and the expected visits of a large number of foreign missions to the kiosk, includes participation in various parallel events organized within the framework of the exhibition.

These will offer significant networking opportunities for representatives of Greek businesses.

During its stay in Washington, the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce will forge important relationships with US government officials, members of Congress, representatives from various think tanks and, of course, officials from the US Chamber of Commerce.