CITY FACTS & FIGURES

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Greece is situated at the heart of the Mediterranean in south-eastern Europe, on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula. It is a country of culture, arts and sciences. Its tradition of contribution to global cultural and scientific communities, combined with its outstanding natural beauty and excellent infrastructure, has made it an ideal place in which to hold conferences.

ABOUT GREECE

Currency: Euro
Greece Population: 10,787,690
Time zone: GMT+ 2:00
Language: Modern Greek, English is widely spoken 
Government: Unitary parliamentary republic

Greece has been a member of what is now the European Union, since 1981, the eurozone since 2001, NATO since 1952, and is a founding member of the United Nations. Greece was a founding member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC). Greece is also a member of the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organisation.

 

ABOUT THESSALONIKI

Thessaloniki Facts & Figures - Infographics

"The academic community". The city is the largest research centre in Greece. Its 120,000-strong community of academics innovates by forming spin-off companies and institutions, acting as incubators for new enterprises and participating actively in the city’s economic growth.

4 Academic Institutions

  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • University of Macedonia
  • International Hellenic University
  • Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki

 

International Institutions

  • Organization for Reconstructing of the Balkans
  • The Black Sea Trade & Development Bank
  • The European Center for the Development of Vocational Training - CEDEFOP
  • Centre for Research & Technology Hellas- CERTH

 

Airlines: 66

 

Destinations Europe & International: 144

 

ICCA statistics reports, 2016

Thessaloniki’s Position Worldwide: 98
Thessaloniki’s Position Europe: 53
Number of association events: 26
Average number of participants to events: 235
Estimated total number of participants per year: 6,109
Favourite month of meetings: May, October
The most of meetings held in Thessaloniki hosted 50 to 149 pax
Length of meetings: 3.77 days
Congress venues used: Meeting facilities in Hotels (62%)
Subjects of events: Medical Sciences 49%, Science - Technology 13%, Industry - Eduaction 9.6% e.t.c

 

ICCA statistics reports, 2006 - 2016

Number of association events: 180
Average number of participants to events: 295
Estimated total number of participants per year: 52.859
Favourite month of meetings: June
The most of meetings held in Thessaloniki hosted 50 to 149 pax
Length of meetings: 3,83 days
Congress venues used: Meeting facilities in Hotels (35%),Univesity (15%)
Subjects of events: Medical Sciences 18,8%, Science 13%, Technology 13,6%,Education 9,4%, Industry 4,6%  

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Main library