Inauguration of the Greek Honorary Consulate in Valencia on May 17th

The inauguration will take place in the presence of His Excellency Ilias Fotopoulos , Ambassador of Greece in Spain, and His Eminence the Metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox church in Spain and Portugal, Exarch of the Mediterranenan Sea, Monsignor Byssarion. The event will take place on May 17, 2022, from 16.00h to 19.00h at the Ateneo Mercantil, Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Valencia.


❖ ❖ 15.30 Religious ceremony (Sanctification) at the offices of the Greek Honorary Consulate by His Eminence the Metropolitan Archbishop of Spain and Portugal, Exarch of the Mediterranean Sea, Mgr. Vissarion .Address Calle Cotanda 2, 7o, pta 16, 46 002 Valencia

❖ ❖ Opening Conference

❖ 15.45h Reception of guests

❖ 16.10h Welcome by Dr. Théophile M. Margellos, Honorary Consul of Greece in Valencia

❖ 16.15h Screening of the taped religious ceremony in the Consular office (extract)

❖ 16.20h Speech-Greeting by Mgr. Vissarion, Metropolitan Archbishop of Spain and Portugal, Exarch of the Mediterranean Sea

❖ 16.30h Speech-Greeting by Mr. Ioannis Smyrlís, Secretary General for International Economic Relations at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (virtual)

❖ 16.35h Speech – Greeting by Mr. Ioannis Tzovas Mourouzis,  Ambassador (virtual)

❖ 16.40h Speech-Greeting by Emiliano García Domene, Concejal de turismo y de internacionalización, Ayuntamiento de Valencia

❖ 16.50h Speech  “Presencia Griega en Valencia” by Mr Leopoldo López Máñez, Dean of the Consular Corps of Valencia

❖ 17.00h Speech “The Greek business in the Comunidad Valenciana and Spain” by Mr.Andreas Pappas, President of the Spanish-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

❖ 17.10h Speech, “Principles of Hellenic national defense policy and Military Cooperation between Greece and Spain within the framework of NATO”, by Mr. Nikolaos Dimitrakos, Brigadier General, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps (NRDC) ESP, Base Militar “Jaime I”

❖ 17.20h Speech, “Greek-Spanish cooperation in achieving energy transition and climate neutrality with special emphasis on protecting cultural and natural heritage” by Mr. G.Kremlis, Principal Advisor to the Greek Prime Minister , Honorary Director of the European Commission( virtual)

❖ 17.30h Speech, “Relations between Greece and Finland, particularly in the field of Intellectual Property within the EU” by Mr. Jorma Hanski, Chairman of the Administrative Board of the EUIPO, Director in the Finish Patent and Registration Office(PRH).

❖ 17.40h Speech, “Transnational education synergies in the context of European policies”, by Mr. Thanos Giamas, CEO Moveu Barcelona

❖ 17.50h Speech, “The Greeks and the Iberian Peninsula in Antiquity”, by Mr. Alejandro Noguera Borel, Director of the Instituto Valenciano de Estudios Clásicos y Orientales and of the L’Iber Museo, Valencia

❖ 18.00h Concluding remarks and thanks – Closing of the Conference by the Honorary Consul Dr. Théophile M. Margellos

❖ 18.05h Performance of the national anthems of Greece and Spain

❖ 18.10h Reception- Cocktail


Report by 24/7 Valencia team

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