Sponsors

  • Creator and major sponsor
    Aegean Airlines
    About Aegean Airlines

    Aegean Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, is Greece’s largest airline providing at its inception in 1999 until today, full service, premium quality short and medium haul services. In 2013, AEGEAN acquired Olympic Air; as a result passengers now have increased flight frequencies and connections as well as improved accessibility to Greece’s islands, including some of the more remote, both for visitors and Greeks alike. Total traffic of both companies reached 11,6m passengers in 2015.

    AEGEAN invests on strengthening its international presence and on supporting the Greek tourism both in Athens and in regional airports. The company´s 2016 timetable includes a network of 145 destinations in 45 countries. The flights will be performed with one of the youngest fleets in Europe, comprising 61 aircraft, after AEGEAN´s recent investment in new additional Airbus A320ceos.

    AEGEAN has been honored with the Skytrax World Airline award, as the best European regional airline for 2015. It is the sixth time that the company has received this distinction, the previous being in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and in 2014.

  • Gold sponsors
    Alpha Bank
    About Alpha Bank
    The Alpha Bank Group is one of the leading Groups of the financial sector in Greece, with a strong presence in the Greek and international banking market. The Group offers a wide range of high-quality financial products and services, including retail banking, SMEs and corporate banking, asset management and private banking, the distribution of insurance products, investment banking, brokerage and real estate management.

    Significant recent milestones in the long and successful course of the Group are:

    • The successful recapitalisation of the Bank by Euro 2,563 million on 24.11.2015, with a significant oversubscription of the required private sector participation and with the result that the vast majority of Alpha Bank's shareholder base is composed now of private shareholders.
    • The completion of Citibank’s Greek Retail Banking Operations Acquisition, on 30.9.2014.

    • The redemption of the total amount of the Hellenic Republic's Preference Shares by the Bank, on 17.4.2014.

    • The successful completion of Euro 1.2 Billion Capital Increase of the Bank, on 31.3.2014.

    • The completion of the legal merger by absorption of Emporiki Bank, on 28.6.2013.

    • The successful recapitalisation of the Bank, on 31.5.2013, with oversubscription of the required private-sector participation in the Rights Issue, which resulted in the preservation of Alpha Bank's private character.

    • The acquisition of the entire share capital of Emporiki Bank, on 1.2.2013.
    Athens International Airport
    About Athens International Airport

    Athens International Airport S.A. (AIA) is a pioneer international Public-Private Partnership, being the first major greenfield airport with the participation of the private sector. 

    With a corporate goal to create sustainable value to all stakeholders by offering value-for money services, AIA has a successful developmental strategy, in both its aeronautical and non-aeronautical sectors, it  has earned numerous international awards and distinctions and contributes to the national and local economy by 2.63% of the GDP.

    Hole-in-One sponsor
    BMW
    About BMW
    BMW Group Hellas is one of the most successful group distributors of premium automobiles and motorcycles. With presence in the Greek market as a subsidiary of the BMW Group, the company represents the automotive brands BMW, MINI, BMW i and BMW Motorrad motorcycles. An integral part of the Group's strategy is not only to produce automobiles but also to conserve natural resources in the production process. Specifically, for nine consecutive years the BMW Group has been named as the world's most sustainable automobile company in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2011, the BMW Group was awarded the first place among all automobile companies in the CDP Global 500 rankings and has established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain.