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.