AFEA contributes to society through its integrated Corporate Social Responsibility program


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.