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