Two Countries, One Institution

The incorporation of economic, commercial, investing and cultural relations between the selected honored country and Greece is an important characteristic of TIF. The tradition of the Honored Country in TIF began in the 1990s and China was the first one that was invited to participate.  

The honored country of the forthcoming TIF will be India - a rapidly growing economic and investment superpower and one of the world's largest markets. Following the US honored participation in the last year’s event, India will add its own "stigma" to the country's most important organization.

A preview of New India's participation as a Honored Country was given during the dinner which was based mainly on Indian cuisine and was held at Detrop exhibition. The gastronomic event was attended by the Indian Ambassador Shamma Jain, exhibitors - including the group of the Club of Greek Cretans - as well as partners of the exhibition.   The two visits of the TIF-Helexpo administration in the Asian country were extremely fruitful. During those, contacts with government and economic agents in India, as well as representatives of the Bollywood industry, were successfully completed.

High technology, innovation, agriculture and tourism are some of the fields of common interest between the two countries. Indian companies and operators will engage with similar Greek companies creating business relations.