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AFEA contributes to society through its integrated Corporate Social Responsibility program

Press Release
Athens 25 February 2020 


AFEA implemented an integrated social contribution and solidarity program in 2019 as part of its Corporate Social responsibility Program and with a mission to support vulnerable social groups and contribute to the community through various initiatives that are now an integral part of the company's culture.

AFEA has supported a number of initiatives, organizations and institutions and some of the main actions and initiatives of social context undertaken by AFEA are shown in the following points:

  • Protecting the health of vulnerable social groups by covering the transportation cost of the volunteer team of the “Health for All” program, which visited and provided health services in areas of mountainous Thrace with poor access to health care services.
  • Support for the implementation of the "Health for All" scientific event, which took place in February 2020, with the aim to present all the actions that took place in 2020. AFEA had the honor to be awarded as one of the key sponsors.
  • Implementation of a series of presentations and trainings in educational institutions on the dynamics of the meetings industry in Greece and the "Success story" of AFEA, with the aim to contribute to the prepare and educate tomorrow's professionals.
  • Integration of students in AFEA onsite teams at congresses and events with the purpose to offer practice and training opportunities.
  • Support of work conducted by the NGO “Ark of the World” by collecting and donating food supplies from both AFEA employees and the company itself, as well as conference bags, also avoiding any environmental impacts.
  • Supporting the missionary and philanthropic work of the Orthodox Archbishop of Zambia in Africa, by offering travel services.
  • Support the proceedings of the 3rd International Hospitality Forum held in Athens.

In addition, in the context of the 28th Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Thoracic Society and in collaboration with the Organizing Committee, awareness raising and information activities were carried out on the voluntary donation of haematopoietic progenitor cells / bone marrow, as well as new volunteer donors’ registrations were conducted in collaboration with “Vision of Hope”, a bone marrow donor bank. At the same time, the Scientific Society and the Organizing Committee of the Conference donated to the "Ark of the World", for the second consecutive year, conference bags left over or returned by the delegates.

Many important social responsibility actions were also implemented in the context of the 15th Hellenic Nutrition-Dietetics Congress and the 4th Hellenic Congress on Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism. The organizing committee of the conference offered food to the organization "Lighthouse of Hope" through "We Can", and offered conference material and stationery to the NGO "Ark of the World".

Ms. Dimitra Lignou, AFEA Deputy CEO, commented:

"Our constant aim is to contribute to the needs of local communities and organizations with social purpose. We consider it our duty to contribute in any way possible, and we are pleased to have had the opportunity to support, a range of organizations and initiatives that conduct social work."

AFEA, in the context of its corporate responsibility and the values it stands for will continue to support future actions similar to this, ultimately aiming to offer help to those in need.






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AFEA continues supporting the program “Health for All”




AFEA, through “Health for All” program supports the health of vulnerable social groups. Nowadays, more than ever before, the need for equal access of the vulnerable population groups in health information exchange, health care, as well as support and rehabilitation through the health and social care system, is imperative. AFEA is aware of this need and through its Corporate Social Responsibility program, contributes actively to the financial support of the actions of the “Health for All” program in order to preserve the health of vulnerable social groups.

More specifically, AFEA supported the action of the volunteer group of the “Health for All” program, which visited and offered health services in areas of mountainous Thrace (Alexandroupoli, Municipality of Soufli – Evros and Orestiada, Rodopi, Municipality of Komotini etc.) between 19th and 23rd September 2019. The action had a great response and 264 children in total from minority and repatriated families received clinical examination, vaccinations and dental checkup. 

The program was carried out with the scientific responsibility of the doctors of the 1st Pediatric Clinic of "Aghia Sofia" General Children's Hospital, the Children’s clinic of the General Hospital of Komotini, and various health centers of the Municipalities. 
Mrs. Dimitra Lygnou, AFEA Deputy CEO, commented:
“It is of our constant care to support local communities in various regions of the country. We consider it our duty to contribute, in any way possible to us, to the well-being of the communities and by supporting the program “Health for All” we had the chance to actively support the improvement of children’s health in those regions”.

AFEA, in the context of its corporate responsibility and the values it stands for, will continue supporting relevant future actions, aiming to offer help to those in need. 

Published by Greek Travel Pages 

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AFEA Becomes Official Travel Partner of Major Events in Athens

Aiming to promote Greece as an ideal MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) destination, AFEA Travel and Congress Services is supporting major events scheduled to take place in Athens this autumn and in spring 2020.

AFEA has undertaken the role of the Official Travel Partner of the Davis Cup Europe Group III, a leading tennis event to be held in the Greek capital between September 11-14. Greece is one of the eight teams participating in the sports event that will take place at the outdoor clay courts of the Tatoi Club.

The company also announced its support to the Athens Interpride Annual General Meeting & World Conference, which is scheduled for October. The event will be held at the Hilton Athens hotel during October 17-20 and is expected to attract an audience from all over the world. “As its Official Travel Partner, AFEA will be offering delegates a variety of tours and packages to the beautiful mainland and the islands of Greece,” the company said in an announcement.

Furthermore, AFEA is supporting the 9th Biennial Congress of the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons (ESES), which will bring prominent scientists and experts to Athens during May 28-30, 2020. “The congress will be joined by European and global communities of endocrine surgery, who will discuss issues regarding the recent developments in this continuously evolving field.”

AFEA is one the longest-running and most experienced professional congress organizers and destination management companies in Greece. It offers integrated services to more than 200 companies, organizations, scientific and educational institutions in Greece and abroad. Furthermore, the company is organizing more than 150 conferences, meetings and events annually.

Published by Greek Travel pages 
https://news.gtp.gr/2019/09/09/afea-becomes-official-travel-partner-major-events-athens/ 


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