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Thessaloniki’s MICE Industry Prepares for a Difficult 2021


Photo Source: @Thessaloniki Travel (Thessaloniki Tourism Organization)

The Thessaloniki Convention Bureau (TCB) is calling on its members and state authorities to support its efforts to maintain and improve the prime position of Thessaloniki in the international MICE industry amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Together with our members, we will create a strategy and action plan for the difficult and demanding year that we have ahead of us,” TCB President Yiannis Aslanis said during the Bureau’s 7th ordinary general assembly last week.

“The Thessaloniki Convention Bureau needs the active support of all… to promote the destination, in order for Thessaloniki to maintain and improve its position in the international conference market,” he added.

Thessaloniki presented an exceptional performance in 2019, as it hosted a number of events and moved up in the rankings of the International Congress and Conference Association (ICCA).

Meanwhile, TCB promoted the city at significant international conferences and events; collaborated with Greece’s national exhibition company TIF-Helexpo for the annual Philoxenia tourism exhibition; held educational activities; and participated in national and international forums and meetings.

Furthermore, seven new members were added to TCB in 2019.

New Board of Directors

During its 7th ordinary general assembly, TCB elected a new Board of Director as follows:

President: Yiannis Aslanis, Grand Hotel Palace
Vice President: Prodromos Monastiridis, Thessaloniki Concert Hall
Secretary General: Vicky Papadimitriou, Symvoli Conference & Events
Treasurer: Konstantina Mamada, Porto Palace Hotel
Alternate Secretary General: Karl Chehab, The Met Hotel
Members: Dimitris Paliouras – Global Events, Pericles Magoulas – Makedonia Palace

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