Germany participating under the slogan ‘Made in Germany’
A German delegation met with the administration of TIF - HELEXPO
Germany will be the Honoured Country at the 88th TIF (7-15/9/24) and preparations for organising their participation and creating their pavilion are already underway at a rapid pace. The Honoured Country will present its full range of potential under the slogan ‘Made in Germany’ in a 6000-square metre area, namely, the entirety of pavilion 13 of the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre.
Innovation and technology — for example, from the sectors of renewable energy sources, mobility, or digitisation — will play the same important role with the thematic units of education, research, nutrition, and culture in the context of the German presence. At the same time, a broad programme of thematic days, educational events, networking events, and corporate presentations, as well as a cultural programme in the city will tie together Germany’s participation as the Honoured Country at the 88th TIF.
During the 87th TIF a German delegation met with the administration of the national exhibition agency in Thessaloniki. During the meeting it presented planning so far as regards its participation, which will be organised in pavilion 13. The meeting was purely for organisational purposes, while it served as a platform for exchanging information and actions, which both sides committed to implementing, so that Germany’s participation acts as an example of excellent organisation.
They also discussed further promotion and informing German and Greek companies regarding Germany’s participation as the Honoured Country at the 88th TIF, while also highlighting the major opportunity presented for enhancing and deepening Greek-German political, economic, and business relations.
The German delegation, which included the German Consul General in Thessaloniki, Ms Sibylla Bendig, consisted of officials from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Actions of Germany, officials from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Germany, representatives of Leipziger Messe International (the Exhibition Organisation of Leipzig), which has undertaken the construction and preparation of the pavilion, officials from the German Embassy in Athens and the German Consulate in Thessaloniki, as well as a representative of the gtp2 architekten architectural firm, which is collaborating in the construction of the German pavilion.
On the Greek side, participants in the meeting included the administration and executives of TIF-HELEXPO, as well as representatives of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It should be noted that Germany’s participation as the Honoured Country at the TIF had originally been planned for 2020, but was cancelled due to the pandemic.