The Hellenic Initiative Canada Launches in Vancouver – The Hellenic Initiative Canada

The Hellenic Initiative Canada Launches in Vancouver

Greece: From Old World Clichés to World Class Creativity

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. 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. 

Event Details

Date: April 28th 2024
Arrival time: 5:30 pm
Venue: Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville St, Vancouver
Panel Discussion and Networking Reception

Steve Vranakis — Panelist

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.

Kiky Kambylis — Panelist

Partner / Creative Director, Brand Services, Letterbox

Kiky has 25+ years of experience developing innovative, compelling and creative brands. As the Letterbox Brand Services Creative Director. Kiky oversees each project’s visual voice and ensures that we continually push the level of creative thinking and craftsmanship on every project.

Nick BozikisModerator

A Vancouver native deeply rooted in both the Hellenic and business communities. As a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), he specializes in direct-to-consumer e-commerce, having built successful ventures throughout his career. Currently, Nick leads as CEO at Prepac Manufacturing Ltd., supplying home furnishings to major e-commerce platforms. He also sits on the board of KITS Eyecare Ltd. (TSX: KITS) and passionately contributes to the Parthenon Market, aiming to enrich Vancouver with authentic Hellenic experiences.

Angelo Tsakumis — Host

Angelo serves as a founding partner and Principal of Epta Development Corporation and its related companies, leading various aspects of real estate and alternative investments. With over 20 years of experience in direct investment, development, asset management, and sales, he brings extensive expertise to the table. Angelo has played a pivotal role in generating over $1 billion CDN in value across his career, shaping the firm’s growth trajectory and investment strategies significantly. Prior to EDC, he managed commercial and industrial development nationwide for a prominent Canadian private investment firm, overseeing a substantial portfolio of income assets. Angelo also boasts a successful tenure as a commercial real estate broker with Cushman & Wakefield, contributing to numerous major national transactions over five years.

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