Fever pitch preparations for the participation of India in the 84th TIF as the Honoured Country


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.

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

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.