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The 87th TIF is heating up

The 87th TIF is heating up

The TIF ‘Music Events Live’ start tonight, at 21:30, with Alkistis Protopsalti

The HELEXPO App is available to visitors for the first time, allowing for an easy visit to kiosks, exhibitors, exhibits and events

The 87th TIF is heating up, calling on people to visit the Fair and discover its multifaceted character which combines entrepreneurship, innovation, technology and entertainment. In fact, tonight at 21:30 the TIF ‘Music Events Live’ begin tonight at the YMCA Arch, with Alkistis Protopsalti being the first to take the stage.

For the first time, visitors can download the HELEXPO App, allowing for an easy visit to the 87th TIF and, after just a few clicks, access to kiosks, exhibitors, exhibits and parallel events, so as not to miss any Fair experiences. By using the “How to get there” map on the application, visitors can search for exhibits which interest them and find them in a just few digital steps. All visitors have to do in order to download the application, an initiative of the Ministry of Digital Governance, is to visit the following link: .

Today, the TIF (Five-a-side) Football Tournament is starting, as part of the 87th TIF, with they key message of "No to violence", held under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Religious Affairs and Sports, in cooperation with ‘Panorama’ Athletic Club. From 19:00 to 21:00, matches between Thessaloniki academies will be held, with teams featuring children aged 8 to 12.

Additionally, B2B meetings between Greek and Bulgarian businesses started being held yesterday in a specially configured area in Pavilion 13, where Bulgaria, this year’s honored country, is being hosted. Using a special platform organised by TIF-HELEXPO and the Federation of Industries of Greece (SVE), 150 Greek and Bulgarian companies from the fields of technology - IT - AI, construction, food technology, energy, circular economy and cosmetics have already booked appointments. Companies interested in participating can now book their appointments on the spot. B2B meetings will be held until Thursday.

Every day, from 17:00 to 21:00, visitors can attend a rich schedule of events at the Honored Country's pavilion. Today, the Sofia Philharmonic string quartet and Ballet Arabesque will set the tone.

There is also high traffic at the ‘Akademic’ thematic event in Pavilion 14, which has become a meeting point for the educational and research community. Yesterday afternoon, among other events, a meeting and discussion/panel took place between the rectors of the National Technical University of Athens and the Technical University of Sofia, on the occasion of the participation of Bulgaria in TIF as the Honored Country, and an academic cooperation agreement was signed between the two Universities.

The exhibition ‘Thessaloniki through its collections’ in Pavilion 6, hosting the collections of well-known collectors concerning the city and its monuments, has also stirred great interest. The exhibition, organised by TIF-HELEXPO in collaboration with the company ‘mcsalonica’, includes stamps, philatelic history, coins, banknotes, medals, documents, books, maps, paintings, engravings, clocks and watches, shares, advertisements and many other items concerning the city.

During the 87th TIF, visitors have the opportunity to take part in an Instagram photo contest titled “Unforgettable clicks!” and win two airline tickets. The steps are simple: upload an unforgettable moment from the 87th Thessaloniki International Fair to Instagram, add the hashtag #TIF87th and tag @tif_helexpo. The photograph with the most 𝐋𝐢𝐤𝐞𝐬 will win 2 domestic airline tickets. The competition will end at midnight on Sunday, 17 September 2023.

The 87th TIF is being held under the auspices of the Ministry of Interior (Macedonia-Thrace) and the Region of Central Macedonia.

The Official Bank is the National Bank of Greece, the Official Airline Sponsor is Aegean, Official the Energy Provider is the Public Power Corporation (DEI), the Telecommunications Sponsor is NOVA, the Sponsor of the 87th TIF is ‘PAPASTRATOS’, and the Official Beer of the 87th TIF is ‘Nymfi’.

The Official transport provider is Autohellas Hertz, the Official Soft Drink of the 87th TIF is ‘LOUX’, the natural mineral water Sponsor of the 87th TIF is ‘OLYMPUS’ spring water and the Official IT partner is Epsilon SingularLogic.

At the ‘Music Events Live’, the Hospitality Sponsor is Capsis Hotels, the VIP Transport Sponsor is Limousines Greece VIP Services, the Transport Sponsor is Taxi Way and the Catering Sponsor is Samiotakis.