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European American Chamber of Commerce-Carolinas Receives EU Trade Counselors in Greenville

Nov 10, 2017 03:41PM ● By Brooke Smith

European American Chamber of Commerce-Carolinas Receives EU Trade Counselors in Greenville

GREENVILLE, South Carolina - The European American Chamber of Commerce Carolinas (EACC-Carolinas) welcomed a delegation of EU Trade Counselors in Greenville with a cocktail reception held at Up on the Roof Restaurant on November 1st.


Economic Development and Trade Officials from 11 European countries visited Greenville as part of a trade mission to South Carolina planned by the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.  Representatives from Germany, Sweden, Spain, Estonia, Luxembourg, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Croatia, Malta and Hungary attended the reception.


The private event included more than 50 business executives from EACC-Carolinas member companies and selected guests.  Among attendees were Mayor Knox White, corporate representatives from international companies, including Fluor, AFL, and BMW, and local organizations affiliated to EACC-Carolinas, such us the Greenville Area Development Corporation, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and the Upstate Alliance.


The welcome ceremony included brief remarks from attorney Howard Daniel, chairman and founder of EACC-Carolinas, Samantha Spratt, executive director of EACC-Carolinas, and attorney Jay Rogers, EACC-Carolinas board member, who talked about the benefits of investing in the Upstate.


“The European American Chamber of Commerce-Carolinas strives to promote bilateral trade and investment between Europe and the Carolinas”, Spratt said, “this event, was a perfect networking opportunity to display Greenville’s welcoming and dynamic pro-business environment.”


After the event, Mayor Knox White and executives of EACC-Carolinas took the delegation to visit the Liberty Bridge at Falls Park.  Estonia Economic Counselor, Helen Popp, said “the delegation was impressed with the Greenville business ecosystem and thankful with the opportunity to visit”.