Direction triumphs in the 2nd Amstel Radler Media House Beach Volleyball Tournament

For the second consecutive year, the 2nd Amstel Radler Media House Beach Volleyball Tournament was carried out with great success at YABANAKI in Varkiza.

Groups participated from the following companies: 24MEDIA, DIRECTION BUSINESS NETWORK, BOUSSIAS COMMUNICATIONS, PLAN A, U-girl and the joint MSCOMM – Athenian Brewery team.

The event was aimed at supporting the efforts of the Charity “Ergastiri” in its mission of ensuring a decent life for the intellectually disabled.

After rough matches in the hot sand, the Winning Team proved to be DIRECTION BUSINESS NETWORK (consisting of: Marios Papalios, Giorgos Sakellopoulos, Alexandros Karampatsos, Themis Patrinos, and Giorgos Mavromatidis), which beat BOUSSIAS COMMUNICATIONS in a 2-1 set.

We thank the Athenian Brewery for successfully organising the event, and we are already preparing for the next!!

The countdown to the Hair Awards Ceremony has started…

It will be held on June 25 at “The Zappeion”

Hair Awards by Estetica Hellas aims to promote and reward the best products and services of the hairdressing industry, while the contestants win from the market itself, as it selects the best.

Opening the event will be “Fashion Show Athena by Tranoulis” sponsored by avaplasis. It is worth mentioning that “Tranoulis fashion home” supports the “TAKE ME HOME” movement, requesting the fair return of the Parthenon marbles to Greece.

Work of the following will be presented on stage:

*Christos Michailidis

*Fanis Mastrokostas & Maria Drettaki

*Gino hairandmore

*Hair Tonic


*Konstantinos Christopoulos

*Lemon Poppy Seed

*Nikolas Prekas

*Teo Hair Design

*Ιoanna Tzani

Βest Hair Collection

For a consecutive year, there will be the successful Award for Best Hair Collection / Best Fashion Proposal, giving hairdressers and hairdressing groups from all over Greece that have sent their collection to Estetica Hellas magazine, the opportunity to make a distinction and win the Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze Award.

Best Young Talent

This year there is a new award category, “Best Young Talent”, which allows hairdressers aged 18-25 from all around Greece to impress and win the Gold, Silver or Bronze Award.


Golden sponsor of the Awards is Wella Professionals. Sponsors include Farcom Professional, Prestige Telis Kikeris and Highlife.

Backstage equipment is supported by Commo Interiors, printing sponsor is Pressious Arvanitidis and Event Sponsor is Amuse. Public relations are managed by agent Beautiful People PR.

The awards are held under the auspices of the Athens Chamber of Small & Medium Industries, the Κ.Ε.Κ.Ε. and PSVAK. The controlling authority of the awards is KPMG.

Distinction and Awards for the “Protagonists of the Greek Economy”

Aegean Airlines is the Enterprise of the Year
More than 550 business executives attended the Awards Ceremony


The leading enterprises which have driven the efforts for return to growth and paved the way for a better tomorrow, were honored at the Awards Ceremony for Greek entrepreneurship excellence, “Protagonists of the Greek Economy”, organized for the fourth time by Direction Business Network on Monday June 11, 2018.

Enterprises were awarded for their protagonistic role in the field of real economy with sustained success, demonstrating growth and overcoming challenges within a generally dire business environment. The Ceremony took place at the Banqueting Hall of the Megaron Athens Concert Hall, attended by more than 550 top executives.

The awards bestowed were based on the official financial results of the companies, as reflected in the balance sheets which were collected and analyzed by Direction Business Reports and are included in the publication “The Strongest of the Greek Economy” by Direction Business Network which has just been released.

In particular, initially the Protagonists by Sector were awarded, and they were comprised of the leading companies within important sectors of the Greek economy, based on turnover, profit before tax and cash reserve. In this category, the companies that were distinguished were Amvyx S.A. (Alcohol Beverages – Trade), Iaponiki S.A. (Automobile Spare Parts), Toyota Hellas (Automobile Representatives), B&F Commercial & Garment Group (Clothing Industry), Kri Kri S.A. (Dairy Products), Lamda Development (Shopping Malls for the Company Lamda Olympia Village Α.Ε), Public Power Corporation S.A. (Energy), Athens Brewery (Brewery), Samsung Electronics Hellas (Electric and Electronic Products – Importers & Distributors) Bioiatriki S.A. (Medical Services), Ηousemarket S.A. – IKEA (Household Goods Stores), Pavlides Marbles-Granites (Marbles – Granites), Cavino S.A. (Winery), MEGA Disposables S.A. (Personal Hygiene Products – Τissue), AB Vassilopoulos (Supermarket), Accenture (Business Consultancy), ΑCS Courier (Courier Services) και PEIFASYNPE (Medicine Sector).

Also, Coca-Cola Tria Epsilon, ΟΤΕ S.A. and GR. SARANTIS S.A. were honored for their significant strategies in the area of Growth and Investment, whereas MEGA Dispasables S.A. and Pharmathen were awarded for their distinction in the area of Entrepreneurial export-led development.

The Turnaround Business Awards were presented to the companies Genesis Pharma S.A., DODONI S.A., MEVGAL S.A. and Wind Hellas, for their achievement to recover and grow despite the difficult economic environment.

The Greek Business Champions Awards were bestowed to companies with annual turnover exceeding 10 million Euros and as reflected in the 2016 financial statements, they succeeded in that particular year to simultaneously increase the turnover and profit before tax by over 20%.

Specifically, in this category, the companies which were awarded were: Amvyx S.A., Anastasopoulos Vasileios  S.A., ΑΝΕD Kritikos S.A., Armos Prokataskeves S.A., ΑΤΕSΕ S.A., Βandai Namco Entertainment Ηellas, Viacar S.A., Gefsinous S.A., DSV Hellas S.A., Elinoil S.A., Hellenic Brewery of Atalanti  S.A., Ernst & Young, FCA Greece S.A., Frezyderm S.A., IFET, Inventor A.G. S.A., Landis + Gyr, Leaseplan Hellas S.A., Manessis Travel S.A., Mavrogenis D. Nippon S.A., Mineral Trade Ltd., Novo Nordisk Hellas Ltd., Novastar Ltd., Nuntius Brokerage and Investment Services S.A., Dromeas S.A., Piraeus Direct Services S.A., Pescanova Hellas Ltd., POTPAN Foodservice S.A., Selonda Aquaculture S.A., Shire Hellas S.A., Toyota Μaterial Handling Greece S.A., Vestas Hellas Wind Energy Technology, Vicko Ilias Triantafyllidis S.A. and West S.A.

The enterprise Petros Petropoulos S.A., active since 1922, was presented the Historic Greek Enterprise Award, and the Excellence Award for European Contribution was presented to Panos Karvounis, who worked 35 years at the European Commission and headed the Greek Delegation during 2010-2017.

Finally, the highlight of the evening, the Enterprise of the Year Award was awarded to Aegean Airlines, resulting from the vote, taking place for the second consecutive year, among 6,500 top executives from the largest Greek companies. The candidates included 20 significant Greek enterprises with a positive performance and dynamic growth strategies, who were nominated following a preselection procedure executed by a special Awards Committee of the organization.

The presenter of the Awards Ceremony was the journalist Mr. Georgios Kouros, and the evening was opened by the publisher and Managing Director of Direction Business Network, Mr. Evangelos Papalios, who stressed that “those who are awarded as well as those who are included in the publication “The Strongest of the Greek Economy” represent the center for growth and optimism, from which the country’s economy will recover.”

It is worth noting that just before Mr. Papalio’s opening speech, a minute of silence was kept for the three very important representatives of Greek entrepreneurship who recently passed away: Stelios Sklaventis, Theodore Vasilakis and Pavlos Giannakopoulos.

The “Protagonists of the Greek Economy 2018” was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy and Development and of SEV – Hellenic Federation of Enterprises and was made possible by our Major Sponsor Piraeus Bank. Sponsors also included Wind, Goodrive Technologies and Mobileye while Supporters were Amvyx (Glenfiddich), ΒΝΙ Greece, Hellenic Wine Cellars, The Design Agency, Zazoo, ImagePro and Future Μodels & Management. The event was also supported by Weber Shandwick (Οfficial Partner), Pressious Arvanitidis (Printing), Polichromo (Digital Printing) and eventora (Voting Platform). Media sponsors included the websites, Β and, the magazine Business News Magazine and the television channel SBC.