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7th Thessaloniki International Book Fair

The National Book Centre of Greece (EKEBI) and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in collaboration with HELEXPO and the Hellenic Federation of Publishers and Booksellers are organising the 7th Thessaloniki International Book Fair (TIBF) from April 22 to 25, with “Antiquity and Us” as this year’s theme.
TIBF is the leading cultural event for books in Greece which has managed over the years to become a focal point for the book world in Greece and the wider Balkan and Mediterranean region.
Thirty countries will be represented in this year’s fair which features more than 100 events: Greek and foreign authors as guest speakers, special features, seminars and workshops.
China will be the country of honour. Over 200 Chinese (publishers, authors, artists, government representatives) will be in Thessaloniki to present China’s immense book market but also a country with a rich tradition and history.
Greek News Agenda (30.5.2008) – Special Issue: Thessaloniki – City of Culture

Thessaloniki Book Fair

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)     Thessaloniki, a European city at the crossroads of the Balkans and the Mediterranean, has been home to an international book fair since 2004.  Five years on, the fair has become a regular fixture for the book trade and booklovers.  The 6th edition of the Thessaloniki Book Fair takes place in May 28 to 31 at Helexpo exhibition centre. It offers visitors an opportunity to get acquainted with the latest releases of publishers from around the world.  History is the theme of the 2009 exhibition. Visitors will be able to look at an entire panorama of books related to history.  German publishing will be in the fair’s spotlight as this year, Germany is the guest of honour. 

Greece / Thessaloniki: International Tourism Exhibition

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Thessaloniki is about to host the 24th Philoxenia Tourism Exhibition (October 30-November 2), organised by Helexpo. This year’s event is expected to host 820 exhibitors (seventeen more than in 2007), 120 of which are coming from abroad. The organisers maintain that the event aspires to address trends and prospects in the global tourist market amidst the global economic crisis. Kathimerini daily: Thessaloniki tourism fair getting ready; Secretariat General of Information: About Brand Greece- Tourism/ Hotel & Resort Infrastructure & Conference/ City- break Tourism  

Thessaloniki International Trade Fair

The 73nd Thessaloniki International Trade Fair will take place at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre, HELEXPO, on September 6-14. The event is the largest trade fair in Southeast Europe, featuring exhibitors from 32 countries.

Mini Guide of 2008 Events in Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Always admired for its history, cultural heritage and beautiful landscape, Greece is now respected for the whole spectrum of its comparative advantages. From its status as an energy hub, a financial centre and overall gateway to Southeastern Europe to its leading role in shipping, Greece counts an increasing number of accomplishments and an growing number of friends.  Greece is a well established brand and a timeless destination. A variety of exhibitions, conferences, business fairs, cultural events and research colloquiums are taking place throughout the country on a yearly basis. The following is a selection of such events during 2008. Continue reading