06 June, 2006
Merchant Marine Minister Manolis Kefaloyiannis on Monday inaugurated the international exhibition "Poseidonia 2006" at the Exhibition Centre at Elliniko. "Poseidonia" is the biggest maritime exhibition in the world and takes place in Greece every two years.
Speaking during the inauguration, Kefaloyiannis said that the exhibition is a means of promoting both Greek and world shipping, adding that its taking place in Greece confirms the country's role as a global maritime centre.
The minister also said that in the framework of the "Poseidonia" exhibition "excellent opportunities are provided to strengthen cooperation not only between the maritime world, but also maritime cooperation between the various countries participating."
"Poseidonia 2006" will last until June 9. More than 1,600 companies from 80 countries are participating in the exhibition, while 16,000 representatives of world shipping and professionals of the sector are expected to visit it.
Source: Athens News Agency