Press Releases

  • The 84th TIF will be a business platform for the upgrading of the relationship between India and Greece
    Friday, 5 April, 2019 - 11:45

    The 84th TIF will be a business platfrom for the empowerment of the financial and commercial cooperation between India and Greece.

    This September’s TIF will host India as the Honoured Country. India boasts one of the largest and most rapidly growing economies in the world.

  • Fever pitch preparations for the participation of India in the 84th TIF as the Honoured Country
    Friday, 1 February, 2019 - 14:38

    Contacts between the TIF-Helexpo administration and Indian government and economic agents, as well as Bollywood representatives, in the framework of the recent delegation sent to the Asian country “New India” is the focal point of India’s participation at the 84th TIF

    Preparations for the participation of India as Honoured Country at the 84th TIF have reached fever pitch. President of TIF-Helexpo Mr Tasos Tzikas and the CEO Mr Kyriakos Pozrikidis travelled to India over the past few days, in the framework of the delegation that was organised in cooperation with the Indian Embassy in Greece and the Greek Embassy in India. They carried out a series of meetings with Indian governmental and financial agents, as well as with Bollywood representatives who are interested in productions in Greece, specifically in Thessaloniki. Overall, over the four days the trip lasted, they had 14 meetings.

  • 283,853 visitors attend the 83rd TIF, as it experienced its own “American dream” “Save the date” for next September at the 84th TIF, at which India will be the Honoured Country
    Monday, 24 September, 2018 - 14:02

    The 83rd TIF experienced its very own “American dream”, raising the bar even higher this year as it succeeded in attracting 283,853 visitors, as compared to 263,724 last year. People of all ages embraced the Fair enthusiastically, turning it into the largest of the last 20 years.

  • The curtain is about to be raised at the 83rd TIF, the largest Fair in the last 20 years Over 1,500 exhibitors, 100% coverage of exhibition space, 20 official, direct state participations, USA as the Honoured Country, 60 US giants of industry, 130 Greek s
    Friday, 7 September, 2018 - 15:59

    Picture caption from left to right: The Deputy Mayor for Finance of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Ms Anna Angelidou, the President of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce Mr Simos Anastasopoulos, the Governor of Central Macedonia Mr Apostolos Tzitzikostas, the Deputy Minister of the Interior (Macedonia-Thrace) Ms Katerina Notopoulou, the President of TIF-Helexpo Mr Tasos Tzikas, the CEO of TIF-Helexpo Mr Kyriakos Pozrikidis, the US Consul to Thessaloniki Gregory Pfleger, Chairman and CEO of ‘Papastratos’ Mr Christos Charpantidis, and the deputy General Director of TIF-Helexpo Mr Alexis Tsaxirlis.

    Thessaloniki is preparing to welcome the largest TIF to be held in the last 20 years. From the 8th to the 16th of September, the heart of entrepreneurship, innovation, and US tech excellence will beat in this northern Greek city. With a total of 20 official, direct state participations, as compared to 17 last year, and the USA as the honoured country, the 83rd TIF will be the most international of recent years.

  • The 83rd TIF is a landmark-exhibition, with the participation of the USA as the Honoured Country
    Wednesday, 21 March, 2018 - 16:34

    The “American Dream” will come to life in Thessaloniki at this year’s 83rd TIF - where the United States of America will be the honoured country - if one takes into account both the calibre of the companies that will be participating in the US pavilion - Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Coca Cola and Lockheed Martin - as well as the number of events that will frame the participation. As underlined by the TIF-Helexpo administration at a presentation today for the diplomatic corps regarding the upcoming event, the engines of the national exhibition body are at full throttle in preparation of the September Fair.

  • The 83rd TIF is a landmark for Hellenic-American relations-The largest US companies are coming to the TIF in September.
    Tuesday, 13 March, 2018 - 11:24

    Business giants with a leading role in the global market, such as Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Google and Cisco, were drawn by the 83rd TIF, in the framework of this year’s participation of the USA as the Honoured Country.

    The 83rd TIF will be held from 8 to 16 September 2018 at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre. It was presented today in Athens to the representatives of the diplomatic corps to Greece.

    As underlined by President of TIF-Helexpo, Mr Tassos Tzikas, “our national exhibition organisation is moving at an intense pace in preparation of September’s 2018 TIF, at which the USA will be this year’s Honoured Country. The 83rd TIF will be characterised by the extroversion that TIF-Helexpo has been systematically investing in over the last few years, through networking in the international exhibition industry”.

  • 263,724 visitors marked the 82nd TIF as the best of the decade
    Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 - 11:25

    Over 260,000 visitors graced the 82nd TIF, which ended yesterday, renewing its appointment for September 2018.

    The 82nd TIF ended in the most impressive way, as the concert given by Sakis Rouvas, dedicated to the ‘ORAMA ELPIDAS’ Association and the Volunteer Bone Marrow Donors, brought together thousands of people of all ages, achieving a record attendance number.


    More specifically, 263,724 individuals (as compared to 210,081 last year) went through the gates of the Fair from 9 to 17 September and visited the largest TIF of the last decade.

    The enormous number of visitors were met by 1,500 exhibitors and the highly successful participation of China, which set the bar high for the institution of the Honoured Country with 167 exhibition participations and over 400 individuals as part of the official delegation.


    An intensely business-oriented character and increased internationalisation were the dominant elements of the ‘personality’ of the 82nd TIF.

    The individual sections of the Fair covered a broad range of interests, from education, vehicles and energy to beauty, gastronomy and e-gaming, with numerous actions and events.

  • 82nd TIF: The largest event in the last decade 1,500 exhibitors, 18 international country participants, China is the Honoured Country
    Friday, 8 September, 2017 - 12:07

  • TIF brings Greece and China closer Chinese New Year events begin
    Thursday, 30 March, 2017 - 16:38

    TIF brought Greece and China closer today, sending a message of cooperation during the opening ceremony of the Chinese New Year celebrations at the South Gate of Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre. Today's ceremony marks the beginning of a number of events which will culminate this September, at the 82nd TIF, where China will be the honoured country. During the event, the flags of Greece and China were raised and the countries’ national anthems were performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Municipality of Thessaloniki. A unit of the 3rd Army Corps served as the honour guard, while the symbol of Greek-Chinese cooperation was also presented.

  • 210,081 people gave the 81st TIF the thumbs-up
    Tuesday, 4 October, 2016 - 11:35
    More than 210,000 visitors gave their 'vote' of confidence to the 81st anniversary TIF, which ended on Sunday, renewing its 'appointment' with the public for next September.