For the second subsiquant time KPMG Greece organizes the «2nd Family Business Forum», the only convensionin Greece which debates exclusively issues that concern Family Businesses. The forum will take place on Tuesday the 12th of April 2016 at the Divani Caravel hotel in Athens and is directed to entrepreneurs, owners, shareholders and members of the board and managers of family businesses.
BIOFIAL S.A. will be represented to this significant convention by Mrs. Fotini K. Hatziefstratiou, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Exports, as a distinguished speaker.
The speakers will analyze the important issues and trends for family businesses in the European and Greek markets, like Governance, Succession Planning Next Generation, Growth, Assurance και Exit Strategies.
Mrs. Hatziefstratiou will actively participate in one of the two debate panels of the convension entitled “Coaching the young” which will be centered at the topic of succession in family businesses, requesting from the participant entrepreneurs to provide answers to polls which will take place at that time and address critical issues in the succession process.
The Forum will feature keynote speakers, case studies, and speaker panels formed by prominent entrepreneurs and owners of large Greek family Businesses.
Furthermore, the conveners will be presented the findings of a pan European research on family businesses “Family Business Barometer 2016” as well as the findings of a new worldwide research “Global Tax Monitor” on Family Business tax issues.
The panel of speakers will include the Alexis du Roy CEO, the Family Business Network International (FBN) – counting more than 9,100 individual members from over 3,000 family businesses across 58 countries and Dr. Rania Labaki, Professor of of Finance and Family Business at EDHEC Business School, Researcher and Academic Expert of NxG.
You can find more information to forum by following this link
The Hydraulic Lift System Industry BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS was awarded with the Bronze award in the category of “Top Industrial Company” in this year’s Greek Export Awards 2015 for its performance in developing intense extrovert entrepreneurship.
The nomination ceremony of the Greek Export Awards 2015, which were held for the 4th sequent year by the Union of Diplomatic Finance & Commercial Affairs Officers (ENDY OEY) of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the publishing and conference organization Ethos Events, took place at Friday the 11th of December at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens, with significant distinctions among the largest Greek export companies, that basically support the Greek Economy.
The award was received by the C.F.O and Business Operations Coordinator της BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS, Mrs. Fotini K. Hatziefstratiou, who stated: “This award stands as an act of moral vindicating for the people of BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS and therefore is dedicated to those who are a part of this flexible, effective and bonded team. The administration representatives of the second generation of the company would like to point out, that this award first and foremost belongs to the founder of BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS, Mr. Hatziefstratiou A. Konstantinos. The Greek companies have to stand against multinational companies of uneven proportions that are founded in countries with stable economy and have a reputation in industrial production, which makes the competition extremely difficult. Also, they have to face another and even stronger obstacle: to compete and overcome their own image, the bad reputation that constantly follows our country in these past years. Despite all of the above, the BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS team is bond to continue their efforts, overcome these adversities and prove that the positive attitude of the Greek business and the Greek entrepreneur can subvert the negativity and project the most positive aspects of the Greek economy: Premium Greek products, business ethics and dignity”.
H purpose for organizing the Greek Export Awards 2015 is the reward of excellence in the export division of the in domestic business community. Therefore the award that BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS was nominated and won, justifies the strategic decision to invest in the extrovert activity of the company. It is worth mentioning that the company, which started its operation more than four decades ago and is established in Thessaloniki, today manufactures and distributes its premium quality and innovative hydraulic products at 44 countries worldwide, at five continents, from N. Zealand to India and from Brazil to China.
The award ceremony, which held speeches by the Secretary-General of the ministry of Economy Mr. Ilias Ksanthakos, the Emeritus Professor of the National Technical University of Athens Mr. Theodosios Tasios. Mr. Tsanetos Karantsis President of the Union of Diplomatic Finance & Commercial Affairs Officers (ENDY OEY) and Mr. Konstantinos Ouzounis CEO of Ethos Media, the ceremony was presented by the reporter of SKAI channel Ms. Anna Bousdoukou and was attended by more than 400 executives of the Greek industry.
Watch below the award ceromony of BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS as well as photos of the event:
We are proud to announce that BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS is this year candidate in the most prestigious awards for the Greek export activity, the “Greek Export Awards 2015”, at the category Top Industrial Export Company, held for the 4th sequent year by the Union of Diplomatic Finance & Commercial Affairs Officers (ENDY OEY) of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the publishing and conference organization Ethos Events.
After a successful 25 year presence in the international markets and having significant activity in more than 44 countries worldwide, the participation alone, but also the possibility of a distinction, is the best moral reward for the BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS team.
The award ceremony and the announcement of the results will be held at the 11th of December 2015 at the Divani Caravel Hotel located in Athens, in the presence of the most influential representatives of the economical and commercial background of the country.
The BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS team will be present, participating in an institution that rewards the uprising business activity, its people, their ideas and the collaborations among the top exporting companies of Greece, but also supporting its own participation for a distinction.
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Knowing that our products are showcased at some of the most demanding markets internationally makes us feel proud and appreciative of the collaborations that we have developed over the years, even more when our customers present our products to their forwarding activities.
In this occasion a strategic partner of BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS that has grown to be a key cooperative in the northern Europe, SHORTS INDUSTRIES LTD has included our power units to present the renovation work that they do in UK territory. Having to refurnish a hydraulic elevator, so as to achieve higher efficiency and lower energy consumption, is a tricky operation that demands experience, knowhow, trustability and premium quality, that both BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS and SHORT INDUSTRIES require.
In the two demonstrating events of SHORTS’ for 2014, the Shorts London Open Day (Canary Wharf 19.03.14) and the Shorts Northern Open Day “Tour de Shorts” (Bradford 25.06.14), BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS was present: our power unit range for the refurbishment market, has been showcased, attracting the visitors attention.
On Wednesday the 25.09.13 the new U.S. Consul General in Thessaloniki, Mr. Robert Sanders, hosted a reception at the consular residence, with local businessmen invited in a friendly evening of acquaintance where the main subject was the culture of entrepreneurship.
BIOFIAL Hydraulics was among the few selected companies invited by the consular authorities and was represented by Mrs Chatziefstratiou K Fotini.
Lessons are not taking place only in schools classes!
Snapshots from the educational visit of students from the lift technicians department of the Neapolis IEK.
Visit of the I.E.K. 2009
Visit of the I.E.K. 2007