4th International Exhibition “GREEK TOURISM Expo” 2017
4th International Exhibition “GREEK TOURISM Expo” was held , with great success, in Athens on December, 8-10, 2017 in the presence of the President of Hellenic Tourism Organization, Mr. Charalambos Karimalis.
For another year the exhibition demonstrated her dynamic with the participation of 250 exhibitors, 150 international Hosted Buyers from more than 40 countries , more than 6100 B2B meetings and thousands of professional visitors from Greece and abroad, coming from all tourism sectors.
The three days of operation were full of business meetings with more than 5,300 visitors, 90% of whom were tourism professionals.
The exhibition was opened by the President of the Hellenic Tourism Organization, Mr. Charalambos Karimalis, who pointed out the contribution of the Greek Tourism Organization through the planning of the Ministry of Tourism to the development of Greek Tourism. He also stressed the projections of our country internationally, such as the expansion of the tourist season, the orientation for tourism for 365 days, and also referred to the "tools" that make the modern promotion of Greece possible.
Christoforos Papadiotis, organizer of the Greek Tourism Expo, thanked the exhibitors who have been supporting the Hellenic Tourism for four years, welcomed the official guests and invited to address, Peloponnisos Tourism Director Mrs. Dina Nicolakou, the Vice-Head of Tourism of Western Greece Konstantinos Karpetas, the Mayor of Piraeus Yannis Moralis, the mayor of Fylis Mr. Christos Pappou, who also addressed and greeting, and the President of GESEVE Mr. George Kavathas.
Impressive and dynamic was the participation of many Regions and Municipalities (South Aegean, Peloponnesus, Epirus, North Aegean, Ionian Islands, West Greece, Municipality of Thiva, Municipality of Amaroussion, Municipality of Poros, Municipality of Kozani, Municipality of Aristotle, Municipality of Fili, etc .) who effectively promoted their region's Tourism and had hundreds of successful B2B meetings with Hosted Buyers.
150 of high level ( Tour Operators, MICE & Associations ) from 40 countries covered all kind of tourism and started new business deals with the exhibitors.
250 exhibitors from all sectors of Greek Tourism, such as regional authorities and municipalities, hotels and villas, tour operators, cruise companies, Luxury Boutique Hotels & Villas, Management, e.t.c.
6.100 very successful B2B meetings between exhibitors and buyers.
5.300 visitors from Greece and abroad, mostly from the tourism sector, but also from other similar business areas.
4.500 prearranged meetings through the website’s Visitor Matching Program, between exhibitors and visitors and also thousands of additional meetings during their visit in the exhibition.
From 10 years I visit Greek stand at ITB Berlin , but in all these years I don’t have so good contacts like this exhibition so, for me was a very professional and good for greek market.
Marius Naclad, Romania
I appreciated being invited to the Greek Expo and met many new suppliers that I am excited to begin collaboration with. I look forward to sending many new customers to your beautiful country!
Rachel Stiglitz, USA
I would like to point out that business side of the event was excellent and has a lot of business potential.
Goran Valic, Netherland
In general I am very happy with the organisation and the B2B meetings I had during the Greek Tourism Expo.Thank you again for giving me this opportunity.
Walter Carollo, Spain
Many thanks for hosting the event and it was a new experience and a fruitful trade show .
Reji Kurup, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Just a quick word to say Thank you! to you and your team for all the work that you put into organizing the Greek Tourism Expo. I am sure that the general output was positive and both the exhibitors and the hosted buyers found it very beneficial. Thank you again and I hope to be able to promote your beautiful destination much better after the show.
Elena Davydova, France
Thank you for possibility to participate in GTE 2017. It was great opportunity to meet you and I have found event very interesting and I hope sucessfull.
Marek Kowalczyk, Poland
I was satisfied with the level of the exhibition Greek Tourism Expo 2017.Diana Kozak, Ukraine
Generally I was happy to be on your exhibition. The B2B meetings was very usefull for me and organisation of LEADEREXPO was good. Thank you!
Petr Kraus, Czech Republic
Thank you very much for inviting for Greek Tourism Expo. It was wonderful experience to attend this exhibition as a hosted buyer.Tauqeer Alam, UAE
The following facts and figures confirm the success of the event and the initiative “Come to meet the Greeks”: