ECONOMY

Solid interest for next Posidonia

Giorgos Anomeritis (c), chairman of the Piraeus Port Authority, Konstantinos Yiannidis, president of the Hellenic-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (r) and Intercargo Chairman Nikos Papadakis (l) are seen on the second day of the Hellenic-Chinese Business Form held as part of the Posidonia shipping exhibition yesterday. The exhibition, the world’s biggest sea transport event, drew 18,000 visitors in the last week from 87 nations, according to organizers. With the next Posidonia exhibition scheduled for 2012, countries such as India, Korea and the Netherlands are in talks with organizers to secure more space next time around. ‘India alone has confirmed its interest to increase its floor space from 300 square meters to 1,000 sq.m. for 2012,’ organizers said in a statement. The organizers of the Dutch delegation said they will need an additional 150 square meters for their pavilion in 2012 to meet projected demand growth, the statement added.