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23/11/2021

This is Athens-Convention & Visitors Bureau Newsletter November 2021

Highlights

Athens ranks in the first place in the top 5 Meeting Destinations in Europe in the 'Global Meetings and Events Forecast 2022' report by American Express Meetings & Events. See more

We would like to welcome the new President of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency, Mrs. Alexia Evert. Mrs. Evert started on her new role on November the 1st.

What We Are Up to

The City of Athens and the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency co-hosted the “Global Green Destinations Days 2021”. See more

The City of Athens was a proud host and supporter of the 8th Monocle Quality of Life Conference. See more

The City of Athens hosted the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) Council 2021. See more

ADDMA CEO, Vagelis Vlachos was a guest speaker at the European Cities Marketing Autumn Conference 2021. See more

We travelled to Paris for the 60th Annual ICCA Congress 2021. See more

Athens in the Spotlight

Athens welcomed the 7th European College of Sports and Exercise Physicians (ECOSEP) Congress. See more

Employees and athletes from 35 countries visited Athens for the 2021 World Company Sport Games. See more

Athens hosted the 3rd European Regional Conference of the International Association of Engineering, Geology and the Environment (EUROENGEO). See more

Talk of the Town

The 7th edition of the trademark Athens Democracy Forum discussed climate change, migration, disinformation and more. See more

The Athens Marathon The Authentic returned as a physical event. See more

The 29th Athens Xclusive Designers Week took place in the landmark venue of Zappeion Megaron. See more

Did you know that one of Athens' largest and most vibrant cultural venues, the Technopolis City of Athens, is a former gas factory? As the Athens gasworks, it powered the city from the mid-19th century and was closed in the 1980s. The industrial complex and grounds were converted into an arts venue by the Athens Municipality in 1999. Today, this lively space attracts more than 900.000 visitors each year, hosting everything from live jazz to lindy hop, kids workshops and craft fairs.