The 20th Anniversary of the establishment of CYMEPA was commemorated by a Gala Dinner organized on the 15th of October 2012 at Apollonia Hotel in Limassol – see also our 19th October brief reporting.During the Gala Dinner the Founder and first President of CYMEPA Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founding Members, the Members who continue to support the Association throughout the 20 years and the long standing sponsors were presented with commemorative plaques.
A special mention was made of HELMEPA Director General Cpt. Dimitris Mitsatsos for his contribution in establishing CYMEPA and INTERMEPA.
The Presidential Commissioner Mr George Iacovou attended the Dinner on behalf of H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus, as well as Members of Parliament and other officials and dignitaries.
The Acting Director of the Department of Merchant Shipping Mr Yiannis Efstratiou delivered a message to the participants on behalf of the Minister of Communications and Works. In his message the Minister expressed the support of the Cyprus Government to CYMEPA and its work promising to further extend this cooperation.
CYMEPA President George Tsavliris made an overview of the achievements of the Association over the 20 years and thanked everyone who contributed to making the Gala Dinner a success.
A high quality musical performance sponsored by the Tsavliris Cultural Foundation created an extremely pleasant ambience.