eNews February 2015 Edition

Dear Members and Friends of HACCI,

Welcome to the February edition of the Hermes eNews. We hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Years break. The Hermes eNews newsletter has become a popular way for Hellenes and Philhellenes to stay connected, so share Hermes eNews with your family, friends, colleagues and associates by inviting them to subscribe too.

HACCI also invites you to become an active Member and Partner. HACCI Membership provides many benefits, including priority invitation access to all HACCI events, special member rates and offers as well as opportunities to network and explore links with the broader business, professional and academic community.

Please check www.hacci.com.au  for regular updates, HACCI Herald and Hermes eNews back issues as well as information on events and partnership opportunities.

We look forward to a fresh and exciting new year.
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On Thursday the 5th of March 2015, HACCI will host its popular HACCI International Women’s Day event at Normanby House in Thornbury.

We are honoured to announce that we will have Lieutenant Commander Andrea Argirides of the Royal Australian Navy as our keynote speaker . The 2015 IWD theme is “Equality for Women is Progress for All”.  We hope you can join us to celebrate International Women’s Day and hear a fascinating insight into the career and experiences of Lieutenant Commander Argirides.

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For more information on how you can get involved with this event or to become an event partner please contact the HACCI Office on (03) 9602 2977 or at rsvp@hacci.com.au

Tickets must be purchased online. Book early to avoid disappointment by clicking on this link http://www.trybooking.com/119378



You’ve heard of Speed Dating, but are you ready to “SPEED NETWORK”?

Are you a young Greek professional looking to:

– Broaden your professional and social network?

– Develop connections with like-minded individuals?

– Be inspired by fellow young professionals?

– Showcase your professional or entrepreneurial streak?

– Build confidence in personal interactions with others?

– Create solid foundations for future professional affiliations?

– Do all these things in a fun, relaxed setting?

Get ahead of the game by joining the HACCI Young Professionals Network’s new and innovative “Speed Networking” event that won’t break the budget!

The “Fine Print”

DATE:                Thursday 26th March, 2015

TIME:                6:30pm – 9:00pm

VENUE:            The Apartment

401 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

PRICE:              FREE for HYPN Premium members, $25 for Standard Members and Newcomers

Drinks and canapés are included.

Purchase your tickets via the following link  http://www.trybooking.com/122739

Alternatively search for on HYPN Speed Networking.

Or, to get access to HYPN networking events for free, sign up as a Premium member via the HACCI website at https://hacci.com.au/membership/

Event “Spoiler”

As an ice-breaker, guests will be invited to select a single name upon entry to the venue and encouraged to introduce themselves to the lucky recipient during the course of the event.




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Enjoy the riches of ancient Greek and contemporary Greek Australian culture by becoming a Delphi Club member with insider access to the Hellenic Museum, at both a social and professional level, as well as privileged access to all seven of the world-renowned Benaki Museums.

Benefits include:

  • Free entry to the Hellenic Museum
  • Use of the executive lounge for you and your guests
  • Double pass to selected Hellenic Museum events such as theatre, live music, cinema and arts (pending availability)
  • Guided tour for you and up to five guests, to all the exhibitions and collections by the CEO or curator of the Hellenic Museum
  • Free Gods, Myths & Mortals catalogue
  • Networking opportunities with fellow Delphi Club members through meetings and events
  • Discounted hire on Museum venues, including: the pavilion; lobby; executive lounge; and forecourt, of the former Royal Mint Building
  • One-on-one time with the Hellenic Museum’s hospitality department to customise your catering and events hire options at your next function or event
  • Free entry to all seven Benaki Museum’s in Athens and discount to the Benaki Museum cafe
  • 10 per cent discount on all Hellenic merchandise and five per cent discount on Benaki Museum merchandise
  • Free Argonauts Club membership for children of members of the Delphi Club

A Delphi Club membership is valued at $500; members of HACCI who wish to join can do so for $300. This offer ends on 1 March 2015.

If you are a HACCI member and are interested in the above offer, please contact Penni Pappas at the Hellenic Museum on (03) 8615 9016, to receive your discounted Hellenic Museum Delphi Club membership.



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An opportunity not to be missed! – ANZAC Centenary Tour and Business Mission to Greece is now on sale and selling fast. Confirm your seat today to be part of the official events with politicians and other significant business identities. The 12-day trip will also be tailored to ensure maximum benefit for participants looking for opportunities to create relationships by way of introduction that could lead to beneficial trade agreements. The formalities of the ANZAC Centenary celebration and Business Mission will also be balanced with social events to encourage the fostering of new relationships as well as a great balance of free time so that participants have the flexibility to explore their requirements at their leisure.  Contact info@hacci.com.au before Friday 27th of February to avoid disappointment.



HACCI is pleased to announce confirmation of its first internships for 2015.

 IP Partners

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IP Partners Pty Ltd is an IT company with over 20 years’ experience, focused on providing complete IT solutions and products at a fixed cost.

IP Partners are a national company with clients spanning the public and private education, health and corporate sectors, including construction and fabrication, legal, and finance.  IP Partners has offered a six month internship to Lambros Katopothis, commencing in January 2015, in the area of marketing and business development for the Melbourne operations of IP Partners.  HACCI thanks Ilias Sotiropoulos, founder of IP Partners, for his enthusiasm to participate in the HACCI Internship Program to give Lambros this wonderful opportunity.

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Cottons is a privately owned feminine hygiene business based in Victoria which distributes its products nationally and internationally, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Spain, New Zealand and the Middle East.  Cottons offers a niche product, giving women the choice of a chemical free cotton alternative to the major synthetic brands in the market, using first grade cotton purified by the most environmentally friendly process that uses oxygen instead of harmful bleach.  Cottons has offered Zoe Garkinis an internship in the area of marketing commencing in January 2015.  HACCI thanks Cottons for its continued support of the HACCI’s Internship Program and wishes Zoe every success with her internship opportunity.



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