Athens is a city with a forward-thinking heritage.
The Greek capital is a dynamic knowledge ecosystem with valuable intellectual capital in predominant areas of expertise that add value to events by connecting to specific clusters of academics, researchers and businesses.
Athens is home to world renowned universities, faculties and research centers as well as to leading industry clusters such as: 1. Mobility, Logistics and Shipping 2. Agri-food and Nutrition 3. Blue Economy & Circular Economy 4. Health, Health Tourism and Pharma 5. Culture and Heritage. The City has an active national and international network of industry associations.
The flame of the innate Athenian entrepreneurial spirit is burning strongly: The digital economy, high education level and flexible business landscape, have created a thriving startup scene. First insights from 2021 showcase a booming Greek Tech scene, a robust Greek startup ecosystem and position Greece as an increasingly viable worldplayer.
This is Athens-Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Ambassador Program connects the meetings industry with business, professional and knowledge leaders as well as with official authorities to create a shared strategic vision for the development of Athens. Named ‘Knowledge Leaders Network’, our Ambassadors program builds close cooperation with universities, research centres and professionals to encourage joint ventures that will highlight the intangible value of the city. Our Ambassadors come from a broad range of backgrounds: academic professionals, scientists and researchers, doctors and healthcare professionals, government officials, business leaders and key influencers.