Events, Community, Outreach

The SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies joins with The Hellenic Initiative Canada for their first event on the West Coast

April 12, 2024

A captivating panel discussion delving into the rich tapestry of Greek creativity, exploring its transformative journey from clichés to a compelling narrative of international success.

Greece: From Old World Clichés to World Class Creativity

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2024
Doors Open: 5:30 pm | Event Start: 6:00 pm
Location: Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville St, Vancouver
Panel Discussion and Networking Reception

Steve Vranakis, Kiky Kambylis, and Nick Bozikis will explore the diverse realms where Greek innovation, artistry, and entrepreneurship have flourished, reshaping perceptions and establishing Greece as a powerhouse on the global stage. Discover how Greek ingenuity has redefined stereotypes, inspiring a new era of admiration and recognition worldwide.

With Steve Vranakis 
Steve Vranakis, an award-winning creative, has made significant contributions to global initiatives, including the launch of the iPhone and Amazon in the UK, and collaborations with organizations like NASA and UNICEF. As the first Chief Creative Officer for Greece and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, he led efforts to redefine the country's narrative and bolster tourism during the COVID-19 crisis. His humanitarian work includes creating to aid Syrian refugees. Steve's projects have earned numerous awards and recognition, and he is a sought-after speaker on technology and creativity. He continues to advise startups and AI companies while advocating for diversity in the creative industries.

After the event, we invite you to join us for a networking reception - an excellent opportunity to engage with both panelists and fellow attendees while discovering more about The Hellenic Initiative Canada's impactful work.

While the event is complimentary for all guests, we kindly ask for your consideration to explore sponsorship opportunities that make events like this possible. For more information, please click here.

All proceeds from donations and sponsorships will be directed to our program with FRODIZO - Care At Home Program for people affected by dementia and their caregivers. 

The Care at Home program significantly improves the daily lives of people with dementia and their caregivers by focusing on empowering individuals with dementia mentally and physically, while also providing training for caregivers in managing their everyday burdens and providing nursing care at home. Seminars on dementia management and caregiver relief supplemented home counselling sessions for family caregivers. Donate now!