In the capital city of Alexandroupolis Evros Prefecture located in Thrace Financial Forum. Thrace is the most geopolitically important part of Europe with the oldest and most important cultural past.
The actions of the Forum are numerous, multifaceted beyond addressing the economic issues facing Greece and Europe in general, which always grow with philhellenes native and foreign personalities from around the world dealing with the permanent display of Thrace with long-term goals .
While facing painful crisis, because we insist on a piece of Greece in this long history has proven that transforms mistakes into success. So we have developed our own philosophy based on the teachings of Democritus. Can some Athenians to deride the Thracian philosopher of his origins but he insisted ‘the work, work and work again.
So it is worth mentioning that after the last census conducted in 2011 the population of Thrace is 369430 thousand inhabitants, while the unemployment rate in the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace exceed 23%. Thrace is a multicultural center as the population of the Muslim minority is more than 33% of the population. The Muslim minority make up three categories of Turkish origin, Pomaks and Gypsies. These people are distinguished for their beliefs, their cultural heritage, education and hard work. Thrace is still maintained, we could say that the cost of agricultural crops and products produced by them and the industries and crafts that exist in the region. Example we note that the geographical area businesses are manufacturing, trade, tourism, and wood crafts, agricultural products, sausage-meat.

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“3rd Financial Conference in Thrace”

On the 22nd, 23rd & 24th of June 2012, in the conference center “Thraki Palace” in Alexandroupolis, Greece, will take place the 3rd Financial  Conference in Thrace, with a cultural background, organized by the Economic Forum of  Thrace.

The Conference is held under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Development and Competitiveness & Shipping. Major sponsor of the event is the pharmaceutical industry “Pharmathen Pharmaceuticals”.

The Conference’s theme is: “Crisis in Greece – Development in Thrace. Special Economic Zones. ”

On June 22 will take place the opening of the 3rd Financial Conference in Thrace with cultural background, with a classical music concert, organized by the Economic Forum of Thrace   and the Conservatory “Phaeton.” The award-winning pianist and conductor Thanasis Trikoupis and the soprano Antonia Kalogirou, which has won the first prize in the “Maria Callas” competition, will perform songs that have their roots in the north-European history and will charm us with their notes.

Εxcerpt from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “A masked Ball” performed by Antonia Kalogirou.

Antonia Kalogirou’s CV

Excerpt from Liszt performed by Thanasis Trikoupis

Thanasis Trikoupis’s C.V.

On June 23 will take place the interactive part of the event, where important personalities from around the world will express their opinion on the Greek crisis and suggest ways to overcome it starting from Thrace. Politicians, economists, businessmen, journalists and artists will proceed to a democratic dialogue in order to help us realize the situation we are all in and see the opportunities for growth and progress that must be seized.

On June 24 a fashion show will be presented, organized also by the Economic Forum of Thrace. The dresses that will be presented to the show belong to the clothing line owned by the Economic Forum of Thrace under the name «Arsinoe de Thrace – AdT» and are exclusively made ​​of Thracian silk. Since the creations are inspired, yet dedicated to the ancient history of the island and  Soufli, clothes are of a Hellenistic nature. The silk is very light and swirls around the female body, a clear memory of Arsinoe du Thrace (316-270 BC, Queen of Thrace). The Economic Forum of Thrace expresses its admiration to the personality of Arsinoe in the banner of his clothing collection, since it bears the name of the Empress: «AdT».

The Cabeiri Mysteries of Samothrace.

Information about the Silk Fabric

* The detailed program of the event will be published in May 2012. Until then we are at your disposal for any questions or clarifications at the following numbers and addresses. Tel: 25510 81122, 6941545351, 6951819481 and  6978112509. E-mail:, and







Δευτέρα 20 Φεβρουαρίου 2012,

Θράκη Παλάς,



18.00 Έναρξη της εκδήλωσης, υπό τον συντονισμό του δημοσιογράφου, κυρίου Πάσχου Μανδραβέλη.

18.05 Χαιρετισμός της Προέδρου του Χρηματοοικονομικού Φόρουμ Θράκης, Κατερίνας Καραγιάννη.

18.10 Παρουσίαση της Οικονομοτεχνικής Μελέτης για τις Ε.Ο. Ζ. στην Ελλάδα, προσαρμοσμένη στην Α.Μ.-Θ. από τον Βασίλειο Μάργαρη, Πρόεδρο & Διευθύνων Σύμβουλο της “Capital Markets Experts A.E”.

18.40 Εισήγηση του Γενικού Γραμματέα Στρατηγικών επενδύσεων του Υπουργείου Ανάπτυξης-Ανταγωνιστικότητας & Ναυτιλίας, κύριου Πέτρου Σελέκου.

19.00 Εισήγηση του Εκπρόσωπου Τύπου του Χρηματοοικονομικού Φόρουμ Θράκης, Δημοσιογράφου και Μέλους της συντακτικής ομάδας της Οικονομοτεχνικής Μελέτης για τις Ε.Ο. Ζ. στην Ελλάδα, προσαρμοσμένη στην Α.Μ.-Θ., κύριου Αντώνη Τελόπουλου.

19.20 Διάλογος


* Η εν λόγω εκδήλωση είναι μία πρωτοβουλία του Χρηματοοικονομικού Φόρουμ Θράκης και οργανώθηκε από αυτό, υπό την αιγίδα του Υπουργείου Ανάπτυξης, Ανταγωνιστικότητας & Ναυτιλίας.

**  Η εν λόγω εκδήλωση είναι ανοιχτή σε όλους όσους ενδιαφέρονται να ενημερωθούν για το πλαίσιο εφαρμογής της Οικονομοτεχνικής Μελέτης για τις Ε.Ο.Ζ. στην Ελλάδα, προσαρμοσμένη στην Α.Μ.-Θ. και να προχωρήσουν σε εποικοδομητικό και δημοκρατικό διάλογο όχι μόνο επ’ αυτού του ζητήματος αλλά γενικότερα πάνω στο ζήτημα της ανάπτυξης της Θράκης.





There is no doubt that we live in an era when everybody talks about economics. Each one typical Greek home spends almost a lot of time in discussions about economy and finance.

So the Economic Forum of Thrace, in an effort to enhance the public debate on these issues, has created the Round Table Discussions which are included in a workshop with a very specific topic and audience. The 1st Round Table Discussions was held on September 2nd in Alexandroupolis and many great personalities from the fields of economy, politics and literature took part.

Download the Press Release of the 1st Round Table Discussions

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