This is Athens-Convention & Visitors Bureau Newsletter February 2023

Our first Newsletter of 2023 is coming in hot with everything you need to know about the Athenian MICE industry.
The year is certainly looking eventful! Will you join us? 

Athens Headlines

The 9th Travel Trade Athens returns to the Greek capital on April 24-25! Registrations are now open for hosted buyers and local suppliers. Sign up today!

The City of Athens welcomed more than 70 Mayors and local government officials from 10 Balkan countries for the Mayors Summit of the B40 Balkan Cities Network. During the Summit, Istanbul handed over the B40 Presidency to the City of Athens. See more

What We Are Up to

As a Destination Partner of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO), we participated in the 53rd IAPCO Annual Meeting and General Assembly in Jerusalem between 6-9 February. See more

This is Athens-Convention & Visitors Bureau represented the Greek Meetings Alliance (GMA) at the meeting of the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe in Prague in January 2023. See more

The City of Athens signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) and Federation of Hellenic Associations of Travel & Tourist Agencies (FEDHATTA), with the aim to promote the Greek capital as an accessible and sustainable year-round tourism destination. See more

This is Athens-CVB held two events with the participation of selected businesses from the Athens tourism market with the aim to build new partnerships as well as to discuss future joint initiatives. See more

We actively participated in the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Conference 2022 in Seville. See more

We showcased Athens as a top meetings destination at IBTM World 2022 in Barcelona. See more

Talk of the Town

Athens is the World’s 3rd Best Place for Culture for 2023 according to Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Destinations Awards. See more

City of Athens services for citizens and businesses have become 100% digital. See more

As of January 1, the City of Elefsina is officially the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) for 2023. See more

In the countdown to Lent, all of Athens gets dressed up to celebrate apokries—Greece’s version of carnival. Join the three-week festival with costume parties, meat-free feasts and free events for the whole family. See more

MICE Athens

HORECA 2023, the international hotel, restaurant and cafe exhibition, took place in Athens from February 10-13. See more

The 12th Annual Meeting HAPCO & DES, the ultimate event of the Greek Meetings Industry is coming up, in March 2023 in Athens. See more

Athens is hosting the joint organisations of the 21st European Congress of Internal Medicine (ECIM) and the 12th International Congress of Internal Medicine in March 2023. See more

Athens will welcome the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association (ECHSA) 2023 Annual Meeting in April 2023. See more

The Numismatic Museum of Athens is the former residence of Heinrich Schliemann, the world renowned archaeologist who discovered Troy. Built between 1878-1880 and designed by Ernst Ziller in the style of the Italian Renaissance, the building’s décor features Pompeian-style frescoes, floor mosaics depicting Schliemann’s finds at Troy and Mycenae, and excerpts from Greek literary texts. Today, it is home to the Numismatic Museum and its coin collection with 600,000 objects - including the original coin with the owl of Athens on its face - a literal treasury of historical data tracing the political, commercial, and cultural influence of Athens through the ages.

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