2023 Thanksgiving Dinner jointly hosted by the International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus, and the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.


The Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus, and the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce successfully organized their joint Thanksgiving Dinner, on Monday, November 20th, 2023, at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel.

Both organizations share a common objective of promoting the bilateral relations between Greece and the United States, as well as strengthening the friendship and cooperation between the two nations.

Graced by the esteemed presence of the U.S. Ambassador to Greece, George J. Tsunis, the event was a resounding success, having been attended by 450 distinguished guests from the shipping, commercial, and industrial sectors, including notable representatives from both organizations.

In his address, Nikolaos Bakatselos, the President of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, referred to the profound meaning of Thanksgiving and emphasized the significance and value of this cherished holiday. Additionally, he highlighted the strong and unbreakable bonds that exist between the nations of Greece and the United States, which serve as a constant source of strength and reassurance not only for the present, but also for the future that lies ahead.

The President of the Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus, Costis Frangoulis, stressed the significance of the annual Thanksgiving dinner as a longstanding tradition, while he expressed his gratitude for the Propeller-AmCham partnership, which aims to strengthen the Greek-American bond and promote cooperation between the two countries. The President also highlighted the achievements of Greek shipping on a global level. “We are thankful and proud that our country remains the world’s leading maritime force. An inspiration for all the Greeks. A great example that we can thrive and lead the way internationally, in other sectors too.”

Addressing the guests, U.S Ambassador, George J. Tsunis, referred to Democracy and immigration. “By living in Athens, you realize how lucky you are to live in a place like Greece, or to live in a place like the USA. They are both democratic countries.”

The Ambassador discussed about how the USA drew upon the democratic principles of ancient Athens to establish its political system. “Thousands of years ago, for the first time, people made a political system not perfect, but the best that has ever been created in the history of mankind. A political system based on as many freedoms as possible for the citizen. And we must be grateful for the Ethos of the ancient Greeks.”

Courtesy of the American Farm School, 10 complimentary turkey coupons were given at the event.


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