Wishing to support the regional areas, DEPA participated in the 21st Hellenic Trade Fair “East Macedonia – Thrace 2012”, which was held at the International Fair Center of East Macedonia –Thrace, at the Industrial Region of Komotini, from 24 to 27 May. This year’s fair was met with great success showing a significant increase in the number of visitors and commercial visitors. With 143 exhibitors and 1600 sq.m. of exhibit area, this year’s event proved that extroversion and action can become tools at the hands of businesses, especially in periods of crisis. The wide participation of local bodies, representatives of chambers, and the support of the local community contributed to a great extent to the success of the fair. The following prefectures were represented in the fair: Rodopi, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Xanthi, Evros Drama, Larissa and Athens, while the presence of the companies in the energy sector was significant.