Press Releases

  • 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.

  • The 81st TIF has invigorated Greek-Russian relations
    Friday, 16 September, 2016 - 17:15
    The 81st serves as a 'bridge' for strengthening Greek-Russian relations, enabling the growth of new partnerships between enterprises from the two countries.
    In fact, bilateral relations may continue and intensify in view of the other upcoming exhibitions being organised by the national exhibition agency, such as the 'Philoxenia' international tourism exhibition, which will be held from 18 to 20 November

  • The largest TIF of the last five years opens on Saturday
    Tuesday, 6 September, 2016 - 18:13
    The largest TIF of the last five years, in terms of exhibitor numbers and exhibition space covered, will open its gates from 10 to 18 September.

    Friday, 18 September, 2015 - 14:49

    216,364 visitors at the 80th TIF Event

  • 80th TIF: Bridging the past, the present and the future
    Saturday, 5 September, 2015 - 12:28

    This year's anniversary 80th TIF will prove itself worthy of its 80-year history, as it managed, in the midst of difficult circumstances, to attract approximately 1,000 exhibitors and 13 official international participations, and to cover more exhibition space than last year.