05 OCTOBER 2018 / DIALOGUES: Greek Oktoberfest - October 2018



The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is organizing the 11th event of its monthly series, DIALOGUES, on the occasion of Germany’s renowned Oktoberfest celebration. The event is organized in collaboration with the German Embassy in Athens, and will take place at 17:30 on Friday, October 19, at the Panoramic Steps of the SNFCC.

The event will present the relationship between Greece and Germany, the customs of the two countries, the prevailing stereotypes surrounding the two nations and their citizens, focusing on what unites us, at an event for the “Greek Oktoberfest.” Renowned speakers will retrace the past, focusing on landmark historical moments, which have acted as milestones for the relationship between the two European countries, as well as explore the basis for cooperation, now and in the future.

Speakers to the event include:

- his Excellence the Ambassador of Germany in Athens, Mr. Jens Plötner

- the Mayor of Thessaloniki, Mr. Yiannis Boutaris

- the Artistic Director of the Athens State Orchestra, Mr. Stefanos Tsialis

- the Coach of the Greek National Men’s Football Team, Mr. Michael Skibbe

The discussion will be moderated by journalist Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.

Following the event, we will bring a little taste of Munich to the SNFCC’s Panoramic Steps, setting up our own celebration, full of German delicacies, music and, of course, an ample amount of beer!

The event is free and open to the public. Participants must pre-register online, on a first-come first-serve basis.  

Registrations to the event are now closed. A waiting line on a first come first serve basis may be formed, depending on availability. Due to the large participation expected, seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis, based on arrivals and confirmation of pre-registration to the event.  

The event will be live streamed via www.SNF.org/live and will be available on demand in both video and podcast format on the SNF’s website.

Note: Due to the popularity of the event and the large participation expected, we would like to inform guests that seating in relation to the panel discussion will be available on a first come, first serve basis as will the offerings following the event. The event, true to form as per the original Οktoberfest celebration, will be casual in nature and setting.