This is Athens-Convention & Visitors Bureau Newsletter November 2022

This is your MICE update from Athens!

It has been a busy couple of months for the city and our team. We are excited to share with you new projects, distinctions and plans.

Keep reading to discover them all:

Athens Headlines

The Greek Tourism Ministry, the City of Athens and Google Greece launched a new partnership titled “Athens: The city is the museum”, aiming to promote Athens as an all-year tourism destination. See more

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers & Destination Event Specialists, the This is Athens-Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Thessaloniki Convention Bureau have officially launched the Greek Meetings Alliance (GMA) with the mission to strengthen the position of Athens in the global meetings and events industry. See more 

The Alliance also hosted an event during the 37th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia in Thessaloniki last week to present GMA to tourism professionals. See more

The City of Athens has officially signed the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism, aiming to actively support global efforts to halve CO2 emissions by 2030. See more

What We Are Up to

This is Athens and Mastercard invited visitors to Athens in November through the Stay-In-Athens campaign, offering exclusive discounts with Mastercard and Aegean Airlines for airline tickets, accommodation and city experiences. See more

Τhe City of Athens hosted “The Owl”, the annual workshop for professional screenwriters in October that was operated by ADDMA with the support of The Marché du Film and the US Embassy in Athens. See more

We hosted the Green Destinations 2022 & Future of Tourism Summit in Athens in September. See more

We supported a FAM trip organised by Aegean Airlines to promote Athens and Attica as a top-notch tourism destination to the Balkan market. See more

Talk of the Town

The legendary Athens Marathon. The Authentic 2022 hosted over 42,000 runners from all over the world for the greatest athletic celebration in Greece. See more

The international augmented reality exhibition “Seeing the Invisible” is currently running at The National Garden in Athens. See more

The Michelin Guide Athens 2022 has landed, containing a new two-star restaurant, plus two new one-star additions. See more

Time Out Magazine names Athenian neighbourhood Pangrati among the 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world. See more

MICE Athens

The 22nd World LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Summit & Awards is taking place in Athens next week. See more

The Athens International Boat Show 2022 returns this December. See more

Athens will host the INTERCEM Shipping Forum 2023 in January. See more

The International Congress of the Hellenic Society of Intraocular Implant & Refractive Surgery is coming to Athens. See more

Greece's official patron and supporter of contemporary art, the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) is housed in the old brewery of Fix Beer. The building was transformed into an emblematic post-war industrial building by the architect Takis Zenetos who incorporated the old structures without interrupting the production process. Fix was brewed here from 1893 until the company went bankrupt in 1982. Abandoned for decades, the building underwent a second restoration starting in 2014, and EMST permanently opened its doors in 2020. With its distinctive elongated shape running between two major streets of the city, it has been considered an Athenian landmark for more than a century.

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