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HACCI WA Celebrates the Strength of the Hellenic Business Community at Parliament House

On the 12th of March, 2024, the Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (HACCI WA) was honoured with an event at Parliament House, hosted by the Hon Michelle Roberts MLA, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, and the Hon Alanna Clohesy MLC, President of the Legislative Council. This gathering celebrated the contributions of the Hellenic business community to both the economic and cultural fabric of Western Australia.

The Hon Michelle Roberts MLA commended the Hellenic business community for their dynamic role and significant contributions to the state’s diverse business ecosystem. The HACCI WA President, unveiled the chamber’s strategic focus for 2024, aimed at enhancing information sharing, networking, and member connections across the globe.

This initiative in collaboration with the HACCI National Federation seeks to fortify the bonds between HACCI members, the Chambers of Commerce in Greece, and the Greek Exporters Association, creating a fertile ground for collaborative growth and opportunities.

The event also featured an enlightening address by HACCI WA Patron and Consul of Greece in Perth, Mrs. Georgia Karasiotou, on the Diaspora’s role in shaping policies through feedback to the Greek Government and the significance of postal voting in the European Parliament Elections. This underscores the importance of active engagement in democratic processes.

A special moment was the blessing of the traditional Vasilopita by His Grace Bishop Elpidios of Kyanea, symbolising prosperity and good fortune for the year ahead, and representing His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia.

The event was attended by numerous members of Parliament, including Premier the Hon Roger Cook MLA, Minister the Hon Dr Tony Buti MLA, Deputy Premier and Minister the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA, Hon Dan Caddy MLC, Hon Stephen Pratt MLC, Simon Millman MLA, Meredith Hammat MLA, Margaret Quirk MLA, Hon Klara Andric MLC, Hon Matthew Swinbourn MLC, Hon Steve Thomas MLC, Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Hugh Jones MLA and others. Their presence underscored the government’s support for the Hellenic business community and its contributions to Western Australia’s prosperity.

The event set a positive tone for the year ahead, promising continued growth and prosperity for the Hellenic business community in Western Australia.