The northern Greek city of Thessaloniki is among the top 10 L MTLG Destinations (Meetologues) for 2019, according to the Kongres Magazine, a leading meetings industry magazine in Europe. The distinction is given to destinations that can host up to 2,000 congress attendees.
“Thessaloniki’s indicators that are related to its tourism and conference infrastructure almost reached five – the highest score – while the city’s natural and cultural resources, and promotional activities, also scored high,” the Thessaloniki Convention Bureau (TCB) said in an announcement.
“This success, as well as Thessaloniki’s remarkable rise in the ICCA (International Congresses and Conventions Association) rankings for 2018, confirm the destination’s progress.”
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Thessaloniki is the second-largest Greek city, located in the north of the country on the Thermaic Gulf. According to the Kongres Magazine, many consider it as the capital of Greek cuisine, which is a guarantee for an enjoyable time during events.
Most of Thessaloniki’s big events take place at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition & Congress Center. Meanwhile, the city’s hotel offer is also diverse and perfect for smaller corporate events.
“The entire congress offer is connected by the proactive Convention Bureau, which despite a limited budget has been maintaining a stable position on the ICCA scale, with 18 international congresses annually,” Kongres said.
“Last year TCB hit a record number of 28 congresses, a perfect example of how Thessaloniki is gaining new momentum.”