The CORPORATE AFFAIRS & COMMUNICATIONS CIRCLE is a forum for corporate affairs and communications heads of foreign and major Greek companies to meet and exchange views and experiences.

The CORPORATE AFFAIRS & COMMUNICATIONS CIRCLE meets for lunch once a month, with the participation of an invited guest. The CIRCLE is organized to provide information on the regulatory, economic, social and communications environment of the country, as well as serve as a forum for members to exchange concerns and opinions.

⌟ Aims of the CIRCLE

The CORPORATE AFFAIRS & COMMUNICATIONS CIRCLE is a forum for corporate affairs & communications heads of companies in Greece to exchange opinions and information with a view to:

  • Facilitate understanding of the regulatory, economic, social and communication environment of the country.
  • Provide a forum for the free exchange of common concerns and opinions among members.

⌟ Activities

The members of the CORPORATE AFFAIRS & COMMUNICATIONS CIRCLE meet once a month (except in August) at a lunch starting at 14:00 and ending at 16:00.

Three types of lunch meetings are organized to serve the goals of the CIRCLE:

  • Lunches where CIRCLE members welcome a public figure.
  • Thematic lunches, with an expert invited.
  • Lunches exclusively between members on a matter of common interest.

Discussions are conducted under Chatham House Rules.

The members of the CIRCLE are committed to complying with the rules of business ethics and competition law.

Participation in the CIRCLE is strictly personal and no representation of a member by another person is permitted.

Special care is taken in choosing the members of the CIRCLE, so that no industry is over-represented.

A dedicated website is available to CIRCLE members to facilitate direct contacts, particularly through the Who’s Who of members.

⌟ CIRCLE operation

The CORPORATE AFFAIRS & COMMUNICATIONS CIRCLE is organized by Public Affairs & Networks, which:

  • Draws up and submits a program of activities.
  • Invites guests and organizes lunches.
  • Works with members to organize discussions in the context of monthly lunches.
  • Proposes new members.
  • Provides secretarial support.

⌟ Membership

CORPORATE AFFAIRS & COMMUNICATIONS CIRCLE members should be heads of the corporate affairs and communications departments of their companies in Greece.

All nationalities, as well as all sectors, are admitted to the CIRCLE.

Admission to the CIRCLE is based on the principle of each new member being proposed by two already active members to ensure the coherence of the CIRCLE and to maintain the privacy of the group. In this way, members’ freedom of expression is secured, and over-representation of any industry is avoided.

The membership is strictly personal. If a member leaves, this does not automatically mean that a new member will be admitted, and any new member will have to be proposed by two existing members.

Participation in the CIRCLE is strictly personal and no representation of a member by another person is permitted.

⌟ Annual membership fee

The fee for attending the CIRCLE is €5,000 per year.

This amount is paid to Public Affairs & Networks to cover the costs of preparation, organization, coordination and secretarial support.

⌟ CIRCLE Rules

The CIRCLE belongs to its members, and success and fulfillment of its purposes depend on the personal involvement, commitment and involvement of its members.

For this reason, the members of the CIRCLE undertake to:

  • Participate actively in CIRCLE meetings. A loose rule sets minimum participation in CIRCLE meetings at 50-60%.
  • Get actively involved in the coordination of meetings.
  • Propose potential new members and guide them on their first steps in the CIRCLE.

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