Βραβείο Σπουδαστών HBA-UK για φοιτητές από την Ελλάδα και την Κύπρο

Θέσπιση Ετήσιου Βραβείου Σπουδαστών HBA-UK €1.000 για φοιτητές από την Ελλάδα και την Κύπρο που επιθυμούν να συνεχίσουν τις σπουδές τους ή την επαγγελματική σταδιοδρομία τους στη Μεγάλη Βρετανία.

Λονδίνο, Δευτέρα, 15 Οκτωβρίου 2018: Η Ένωση Ελλήνων Τραπεζιτών Μεγάλης Βρετανίας «Hellenic Bankers Association – UK (HBA-UK)» θεσπίζει το Ετήσιο Βραβείο Σπουδαστών HBA-UK για φοιτητές/τριες Ελληνικών ή Κυπριακών πανεπιστημίων, οι οποίοι/ες επιθυμούν να συνεχίσουν τις σπουδές τους ή την επαγγελματική σταδιοδρομία τους στον χρηματοοικονομικό τομέα στη Μεγάλη Βρετανία.

Το βραβείο των 1.000 ευρώ θα απονέμεται ετησίως στον φοιτητή/τρια που θα εκπονήσει την αρτιότερη γραπτή εργασία (στην αγγλική γλώσσα) σε θεματικές που άπτονται του χρηματοοικονομικού τομέα. Οι εργασίες θα αξιολογούνται από ομάδα ακαδημαϊκών και επαγγελματιών του HBA-UK. Πέραν τούτου, η εξέχουσα αυτή διάκριση περιλαμβάνει ευκαιρίες καθοδήγησης και δικτύωσης στο πλαίσιο της ελληνικής κοινότητας του Λονδίνου.

Η τελετή απονομής του πρώτου Ετησίου Βραβείου Σπουδαστών HBA-UK 2019 θα πραγματοποιηθεί στο Λονδίνο στις 8 Ιουνίου 2019 στον Θερινό Χορό του Συνδέσμου. Στον/στην βραβευμένο/η φοιτητή/ρια θα δοθεί η ευκαιρία να επεξηγήσει το έργο του/της στο ακροατήριο.

Σε σχετική ανακοίνωσή του, ο Πρόεδρος της Ένωσης Ελλήνων Τραπεζιτών Μεγάλης Βρετανίας (HBA-UK) Λούης Λοΐζου δήλωσε τα εξής: «Είμαστε στην ευχάριστη θέση να ανακοινώσουμε το Βραβείο Σπουδαστών HBA-UK με το οποίο πιστεύουμε ότι θα συμβάλλουμε στην αναγνώριση και την ενίσχυση των προσπαθειών εξέχοντων φοιτητών από την Ελλάδα και την Κύπρο. Το Βραβείο αποτελεί διαπιστευτήριο της κοινωφελούς προσφοράς των μελών και φίλων του Συνδέσμου, τους οποίους θέλουμε να ευχαριστήσουμε ιδιαιτέρως. Η εναρκτήρια τελετή απονομής του βραβείου συμπίπτει με τον εορτασμό της 25ης επετείου της Ένωσης το 2019.»

Διαδικασία Συμμετοχής: Δικαίωμα συμμετοχής έχουν φοιτητές και φοιτήτριες της ανωτέρας δευτεροβάθμιας ή της τριτοβάθμιας εκπαίδευσης στην Ελλάδα ή στην Κύπρο, οι οποίοι είτε φοιτούν, είτε έχουν ήδη αποφοιτήσει από το 2016. Οι συμμετέχοντες καλούνται να συντάξουν σχετική εργασία (μεταξύ 1.000 και 3.000 λέξεων) στην αγγλική γλώσσα. Ακολούθως, θα πρέπει να αποστείλουν το κείμενό τους, επισυνάπτοντας, επίσης, το βιογραφικό σημείωμά τους και σχετική συνοδευτική επιστολή, στην ηλεκτρονική διεύθυνση hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk το αργότερο μέχρι την 20ή Μαρτίου 2019. Η ανακοίνωση του επιτυχόντα φοιτητή/επιτυχούσας φοιτήτριας θα πραγματοποιηθεί μέχρι τα τέλη Απριλίου 2019, ενώ η τελετή απονομής θα διεξαχθεί την 8η Ιουνίου 2019 στο Λονδίνο.

Οι συμμετέχοντες καλούνται να επιλέξουν το δικό τους θέμα ενδιαφέροντος σε θεματικές που άπτονται του χρηματοοικονομικού τομέα. Στην αξιολόγηση, ιδιαίτερη έμφαση θα δοθεί στον καινοτόμο χαρακτήρα του θέματος, καθώς και στην αντισυμβατική και δημιουργική σκέψη. Η Ένωση επισημαίνει ενδεικτικά τα κατωτέρω θέματα, τα οποία πιθανότατα οι συμμετέχοντες θα ήθελαν να εξετάσουν:

– GenZ: Αναπτύξτε μια πρόταση ολοκληρωμένης αξίας για εταιρείες χρηματοπιστωτικών υπηρεσιών στην Ελλάδα ή / και την Κύπρο, αναλύοντας ποια προϊόντα και υπηρεσίες ψηφιακής χρηματοδότησης πρέπει να προσφερθούν, καθώς και ποια επικοινωνιακή στρατηγική πρέπει να υιοθετήσουν για να προσελκύσουν και να καταγράψουν το Gen-Z των καταναλωτών.

– Fintech: Συζητήστε βασικές αναδυόμενες τεχνολογίες και πρακτικές ιδέες τις οποίες οι εταιρείες χρηματοπιστωτικών υπηρεσιών στην Ελλάδα ή /και την Κύπρο μπορούν να αξιοποιήσουν προκειμένου να διαδραματίσουν ηγετικό ρόλο στον νέο ψηφιακό κόσμο. Πιθανές τάσεις αναφοράς: bitcoin, blockchain, robo-advisors, κινητές τεχνολογίες κλπ.

– Ψηφιοποίηση: Αξιολογήστε πώς η αναγεννητική δύναμη της ψηφιοποίησης δύναται να αναζωπυρώσει τον Ελληνικό ή / και τον Κυπριακό τραπεζικό τομέα και πώς ενδεχομένως δύναται να επηρεάσει το ανταγωνιστικό τοπίο.

– NPLs: Προτείνετε και συζητήστε στρατηγικές ή / και πολιτικές για την αποτελεσματική αντιμετώπιση του προβλήματος των μη εξυπηρετούμενων δανείων στην Ελλάδα ή / και στην Κύπρο.

HBA-UK Student Award for students from Greece and Cyprus

Hellenic Bankers Association – UK (HBA-UK) launches the annual HBA-UK Student Award for students from Greece and Cyprus who wish to pursue further studies or a career in the UK.

London, Monday, 15 October 2018: The Hellenic Bankers Association – UK (HBA-UK) launches the annual HBA-UK Student Award for students who are currently studying in Greece or Cyprus and wish to pursue further studies or a career in the UK in a finance-related field.

The EUR 1,000 award will be given annually to the student who produces the best piece of extended written work (in English) related to finance, as judged by an HBA-UK panel of academics and practitioners within the field of finance. Besides, this prestigious award will include mentoring and networking opportunities within the Hellenic community of the City of London.

The 2019 HBA-UK Student Award ceremony will take place in London on the 8th of June 2019 at the Association’s Summer Ball. The winning student will have the opportunity to explain his/her work to the audience.

The Chairman of the Hellenic Bankers Association – UK (HBA-UK), Louis Loizou, stated that: “We are delighted to announce the HBA-UK Student Award which we believe will help and recognise excelling students from Greece and Cyprus. It is a sign of commitment to the public benefit of our members and friends that we wish to thank the most. The inaugural award ceremony will coincide with the celebration of our Association’s 25th anniversary in 2019”.

Participation Process: Post-secondary education college or university level students, in Greece or Cyprus, who are either currently studying or graduated since 2016 are eligible to participate. They should register their written work (between 1,000 to 3,000 words) in English; accompanied by their CV and cover letter at hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk no later than the 20th of March 2019. The announcement of the winning student will be made by the end of April 2019 and the award ceremony will take place on the 8th of June 2019 in London.

Participating students are invited to choose their own topic of interest. Emphasis will be placed on its innovative character and the out-of-the-box thinking. Our panel has chosen the themes that students may wish to consider as follows:

– GenZ: Develop an integrated value proposition for financial services companies in Greece and/or Cyprus on which digital finance products and services should they offer; and/or which communication strategy should they adopt to appeal and capture the Gen-Z of consumers.

– Fintech: Discuss key emerging technologies and practical ideas that financial services firms in Greece and/or Cyprus should embrace in becoming leaders in the new digital world. Potential trends to cover may be: bitcoin, blockchain, robo-advisors, mobile technologies etc.

– Digitalisation: Evaluate how the disruptive force of digitalization is revolutionizing the Greek and/or Cypriot banking sector and how it will potentially affect the competitive landscape.

– NPLs: Recommend and discuss strategies and/or policies to effectively tackle the NPLs problem in Greece and/or Cyprus.

Networking Reception and Briefing on “Brexit & EU Citizens’ Rights”

The Hellenic Bankers Association-UK (HBA-UK) in association with the Hellenic Societies of Bank of England, Deloitte, HSBC, UBS and the Hellenic Law Association-UK cordially invites you to its upcoming networking and drinks reception which will take place at the Hellenic Centre on Thursday, 4th of October 2018, between 7-9PM.

During our networking reception, Hilton Herbert and Gerassimos Galiatsatos will provide a brief update on EU Citizens’ Rights in the UK in the context of Brexit and the 2019 European Parliament elections. The information session will be provided at 8PM and you will have the opportunity to ask questions, or you may choose to send your questions at hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk prior to the event date.

With over ten years of experience as an accredited Senior Caseworker and Immigration Supervisor at the Law Centres Network, in the fields of immigration and nationality law, Hilton has also been involved in some high profile parliamentary lobbying which has brought about significant changes in UK immigration law and undoubtedly benefited the lives of thousands of people. Gerassimos (Makis) Galiatsatos is an official from the Directorate-General for Communication of the European Parliament Information Office in the United Kingdom.

The event is open to everyone, as part of HBA-UK’s corporate social responsibility. It is organised in cooperation with the European Commission’s Representation in the UK and the European Parliament Information Office in the UK. Complimentary drinks will be provided, courtesy of our Association.

Event: HBA-UK Networking Reception
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington St, London W1U 5AS
Networking Reception: 7-9PM
Briefing: 8PM by Hilton Herbert and Makis Galiatsatos on “Brexit & EU Citizens’ Rights”
Attendance: Open to everyone, but rsvp is required via Eventbrite

We look forward to seeing you there!

Yours Sincerely,

HBA-UK Executive Committee

The presentation can be downloaded here.

picture-brexit.jpg © @ European Union 2017

Capital Link’s 11th Annual Shipping and Marine Services Forum

Description: This event aims to provide investors with a comprehensive review and current outlook of the various shipping markets and in addition, cover topics of critical interest to industry participants, financiers and investors.
Date
: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Venue: The Royal Society
Address
: 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG
Attendance: RSVP to hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk
Link
: http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2018london/

Attica Fire Relief – Fundraising

Dear Members and Followers,

We are all deeply saddened by the tragic news of the wildfire that burst in Attica earlier this week.

In memory of all those lost and in support of those injured or without shelter, the Hellenic Bankers Association- UK (HBA-UK) are looking to fundraise and are kindly asking for your support and generosity. For any contributions please use the official bank account of the Greek branch of The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. For any donations please see account details below.

Name: Hellenic Red Cross
Reference: Attica fire relief
IBAN:
GR6402602400000310201181388
SWIFT: ERBKGRAA
Bank:
Eurobank Ergasias AE
Bank Address: 7 Korai St & 37 Panepistimiou St, Athens 10564

If you have any questions or further comments, please do not hesitate to contact us at hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk.
Yours Sincerely,

The Executive Committee
HBA-UK

Annual Summer Ball

Dear Members and Followers,

We would like to inform you that our annual gala will take place at Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge, on Saturday the 9th of June 2018. The setup for this year will be a four-course dinner, inclusive of champagne reception and wine consumption. The dinner will be followed by an after-party at the same location until 3am. Members and guests will have the opportunity to attend both the dinner and the after-party from 7pm, or only the after-party from 11pm onwards. For table reservations and tickets, please contact hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk.

Event: Annual Summer Ball
Date: 9 June 2018, Saturday
Time: 7pm till 3am
Venue: Bvlgari
Address: 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW
Attendance: Open event

Link to book your place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/charity-ball-after-party-2018-bvlgari-tickets-45786057330?aff=efbevent

Early bird prices valid until 18 May 2018. For table reservations of 10 persons, please email hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you to our annual gala soon!

Yours Faithfully,
HBA-UK Executive Committee

Upcoming Events and Newsletter (Mar-Jun 2018)

Dear Members and Followers,

It is with great pleasure to welcome you to our first issue of the newsletter of the Hellenic Bankers Association – UK (HBA-UK). We endeavour to provide you, our members and followers, with a full calendar of activities, events and networks. If you would like to continue hearing more about our events and activities then please fill out our membership form here; in case you have not done so recently.

1. Upcoming Events

City Spring Drinks

We will be hosting our City Spring Drinks at Devonshire Club on Wednesday the 11th of April 2018. Located in the heart of The City, Devonshire Club is London’s latest private members club. It features bars, lounges, a brasserie, gardens, wellness centre and a boutique hotel. We have obtained access to a private area for hosting our drinks, so we expect this to be an exclusive event. If you wish to attend, please rsvp to hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk. The event is complimentary for members and followers.

Event: City Spring Drinks
Date: 11 April 2018, Wednesday
Time: 7-9PM
Venue: Devonshire Club
Address: 5 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YD
Attendance: Open/complimentary to all, rsvp to hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk

Greek Modern Art Preview

Towards the end of April or early May, we will be hosting a Greek modern art preview followed by a champagne reception exclusively for HBA-UK members. This event will be in association with Bonhams and GC Privé. The preview will include renowned paintings of Engonopoulos, Lytras, Ghika, Ralli and others. Further details will be released to our members closer to the event date.

Event: Greek Modern Art Preview
Date: Monday, 30 April 2018
Time: 6-8PM
Venue: Bonhams
Address: 101 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 1SR
Attendance: HBA-UK Members only

Panel Discussion: “Greece out of crisis? Building a competitive economy”

The LSE and HBA-UK have collaborated successfully for several years organising an annual panel discussion debating on timely topics relating to Greece. On this occasion, we will be hosting a panel discussion event jointly with the LSE’s Hellenic Observatory on the 21st of May under the title “Greece out of crisis? Building a competitive economy”. The event is complimentary and open to all but pre-registration is required. More information to follow soon.

Event: Panel Discussion: “Greece out of crisis? Building a competitive economy”
Date: 21 May 2018, Monday
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: TBC, LSE Campus
Address: TBC
Attendance: Open to all

Annual Summer Ball

Our annual gala will take place at Bulgari hotel, Knightsbridge, on Saturday the 9th of June 2018. The setup for this year will be a four-course dinner, inclusive of champagne reception and wine consumption. The dinner will be followed by an after-party at the same location until 3am. Members and guests will have the opportunity to attend both the dinner and the after-party from 7pm, or only the after-party from 11pm onwards. For table reservations and tickets, please contact hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk. More information and details will follow in the coming weeks.

Event: Annual Summer Ball
Date: 9 June 2018, Saturday
Time: 7pm till 3am
Venue: Bulgari Hotel
Address: 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW
Attendance: Open event with subsidised prices for HBA-UK members

Chairmen’s Circle Forum

Over the past decade, the Chairmen’s Circle of HBAUK has organised a series of high-profile debates and discussion panels on Greek and Cyprus related issues, under the Chatham House Rule. These exclusive events provide a forum of discussion between senior figures from Greece and Cyprus and finance professionals in the City of London. The Chatham House Rule is designed to increase openness of discussion of current affairs, as it allows individuals to express and discuss opinions and arguments with a clear separation from the opinion and their organisations. Please note that the Association does not publish the events within the Chairmen’s Circle Forum. To register your interest to attend any of our prospective events within the Chairmen’s Circle Forum, please send an email to hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk.

Event: Chairmen’s Circle Forum
Attendance: By invitation only

2. Social and Charity Initiatives

HBA-UK School Awards

The Executive Committee of HBA-UK is delighted to announce the upcoming launch of the first edition of “HBA-UK School Awards”, aiming at secondary schools and universities in Greece and Cyprus. The award will be given annually to a student who produces the best piece of extended written work related to finance, as judged by an HBA-UK panel of academics and professionals within the field of finance. If you wish to get involved in the panel of the HBA-UK School Awards, please send an email with a brief biography and credentials to hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk.

Charity Support

Our Annual Summer Ball will be in support of a charitable organisation or foundation. We are looking for recommendations and suggestions from our members and followers. If you are aware of a charity which is active in Greece and/or Cyprus and you wish to nominate to HBA-UK Charity Support, please email hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk.

3. Industry Initiatives

HBA-UK Quarterly

Currently in the development stage, the Executive Committee of HBA-UK invites interest from members and followers who wish to get involved in the panel of the HBA-UK Quarterly. This publication will feature articles and opinions of topical finance matters related to Greece and Cyprus. If you wish to contribute any written work or ideas, please contact us at hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk.
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We hope to hear from you soon and welcoming you to our next event!

Yours Faithfully,
HBA-UK Executive Committee

New Executive Committee, Chairman’s Circle and Ambassadors

– PRESS RELEASE –

Hellenic Bankers Association – UK (HBA-UK) elects new Executive Committee, formalises its advisory board Chairman’s Circle and appoints Ambassadors in financial institutions in the City of London.

– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –

London, Wednesday, 21 February 2018: The Hellenic Bankers Association UK (HBA-UK) announces the election of the new Executive Committee following the Association’s biannual Ordinary General Meeting which took place at the Hellenic Centre on the 7th of February 2018.

The new Executive Committee is: Chairman: Louis Loizou (Loizou & Co); Vice Chairman: Viki Fotopoulou (Barclays); Head of Communications Committee: Mary-Irene Alexandrakis (DVB Bank); Head of Events Committee: Georgia Galouzidi (Russell Investments); Head of Development Committee: Kelly Kalaitzaki (Morgan Stanley); Executive Member: Greg Hadjigrigoriadis (Credit Suisse); and Executive Member: Dimitra Falida (Citi).

The Chairman’s Circle consists of all the past Chairmen of the Association and its role is to primarily oversee the Association’s long term strategic direction and provide support and stewardship to that end. Its current formation is: Antonis Ntatzopoulos, Stratos Chatzigiannis, Christos Megalou, Notis Mitarakis, Michail Zekkos, Yiannis Kyriakopoulos, George Matsakas, and Andreas Zobanakis.

Besides, the Executive Committee has appointed 15 Ambassadors within various financial institutions and organizations in the City of London. The Ambassadors represent the Association and assist the Executive Committee in implementing its duties.

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Note to Editors:

Hellenic Bankers Association – UK

The Hellenic Bankers Association – UK (HBA-UK) was founded in 1994 to promote a closer co-operation among Greek and Cypriot Bankers and finance professionals based in London. Currently, HBA-UK has in excess of 2,000 members and followers primarily in the City of London and throughout Europe, a participation which has been the most pristine reflection of professionalism, model corporate citizenship and hard work ethics.

The Association, which constitutes the most important communications and networking platform for the Greeks of the financial and banking sector in the financial capital of Europe, is seeking to actively offer a platform for transnational economic and business activities and to be on the front line of the developments on issues related not only to the industry internationally but also to the Greek economy and entrepreneurship.

HBA-UK’s steady growth and successful activity showcases its pivotal role as an attracting point and interconnection carrier between principally in the London financial centre and the Greek/Cypriot political, economic and business communities.

In recent years, the Association’s successful official events have hosted leading business, economic and political personalities from the United Kingdom / United States, Europe, Greece and Cyprus; for matters mainly concerning the Greek and Cypriot economies.

More information can be found in HBA-UK’s website at www.hellenicbankers.org.uk.

Greek International Women Awards

Dear Members & Friends,

HBA UK Board Member Viki Fotopoulou is a finalist on Category Finance at the 2017 Greek International Women Awards.
You can also participate in the biggest celebration of Greek Women talent and achievement and experience an inspirational evening in the British Museum.

Press release, Info & Videos
http://greekinternationalwomenawards.com/blog

Kind regards

HBA UK Executive Committee

HBAUK-Citizenship-Giving back to Greece

Dear Members & Friends,

After mentoring and providing masterclasses in Finance for Reload Greece in first half of 2017, HBA-UK continues its Citizenship initiatives giving back to Greece via the Bodossakis Foundation.

Please see below two interesting initiatives and register your interest. We will continue our key themes throughout 2017 as recently announced by the Chairman of HBA-UK – mentoring, networking, connecting

Bodossakis Foundation- if interested, please email events.hbauk@gmail.com

Could you be a mentor for a social initiative?

The Bodossaki Foundation’s new capacity building hub ‘Social Dynamo’ is a space for empowering civil society, focusing on learning, professional support and networking. To support this work, the Bodossaki Foundation has established a network of pro bono mentors who support civil society groups and organisations in achieving their goals, by enabling them to learn new skills and knowledge from highly qualified professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. As mentors, the professionals offer one meeting per month in order to support a group/organisation to achieve a specific goal that it has identified as a priority for its work.

Because of the high demand for this service, Bodossakis Foundation are now ready to expand our mentoring team. Potential mentors must have at least 5 years’ professional experience in a relevant field, including but not limited to including management and financial management, human resources, communications, marketing, law and accountancy.

Would you like to support rural Greece and help it grow?

If you love Greece and want to help people stay in the countryside and develop the land’s unique potential the “Thought for Food” Programme  gives you the opportunity to support farmers, small businesses and cooperatives, living in different regions in Greece and active in the production of Greek products such as olives, honey, fruit and vegetables, aromatic plants and husbandry. The programme provides much-needed education, training and cutting-edge biotechnological research to strengthen the aforementioned sectors at all stages, from production to processing, exporting and marketing. In this effort, the Bodossaki Foundation has partnered with the American Farm School and the Institute of Applied Biosciences (INAB) at the Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) in Thessaloniki. You can learn more about “Thought for Food” by clicking here or/and watching this video.

Register now your interest by emailing events.hbauk@gmail.com

Kind regards

HBA UK Executive Committee