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Posidonia

( 3 June 2024 - 7 June 2024 )
Venue: Metropolitan Expo
Location: Greece , Athens

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The 2024 edition of Posidonia will take place between the 3rd and 7th of June. The format of the event will be in-person. Organisers have assured that an extensive COVID-19 prevention plan will be implemented. The safety guidelines will be posted on the official website of the event. 

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Posidonia is an international trade fair founded in 1969. It is the business meeting event of the commercial maritime industry. It is also the showcasing location for the latest and crucial developments in the sector. The fair takes place in Athens, Greece. The venue of choice for the hosting of the fair is the Athens Metropolitan Expo SA.

Business Profile of the Event

Posidonia is a trade fair that receives attendees from many maritime industry sectors. Such include interior furnishing providers as well as environmental suppliers and producers. IT/communications companies who specialise in naval technology also attend the event. Naval architects, ship agents and port authorities likewise attend Posidonia. Port development service providers and financial institutions furthermore attend the fair. Among the companies which have participated are Abacus Marine and ABS Nautical Systems.

What was new for Posidonia 2022?

Posidonia included a new exhibition area known as the Digital Innovation Village. The Village was a pavilion dedicated to digital companies. There was a specially designated section for start-up companies. The pavilion showcased innovative Blue Economy technologies. It encouraged collaborations between the Greek maritime sector and start-ups. This was done by allowing such companies to network with over 20,000 professionals.

Did You Know? 

Posidonia is an international fair with several objectives. These include promoting networking between attendees. It also aims to encourage sales as well as expand specialist knowledge. The fair can also help in learning about the market or gaining recognition.

Posidonia has an extensive event schedule. For instance, the schedule will include many seminars, conferences, and workshops. There are also many forums where attendants can learn new information or network. Industry leaders and specialists chair the lectures in the program of the fair. The topics for the seminars and conferences vary. These can include issues the sector faces and new challenges or trends. Besides the lectures, the event schedule includes numerous sports tournaments. These include a yacht race, basketball, squash, golf, and soccer sports events. The sporting events also include a running marathon. The schedule, furthermore, includes an opening ceremony that precedes the exhibition. Among the Forums that are part of the plan is the Analyst & Investor Capital Link Shipping Forum. The fair additionally includes new additions, such as the Digital Innovation Village. 

The fair can be beneficial for professionals such as environmental suppliers. It can also be of help to naval architects and designers, as well as security and safety contractors. Shipbrokers, managers, and agents should consider visiting the fair as well. As should port development service providers, crewing agents, training providers, and shipbuilding companies. Professionals working in the offshore technology and port equipment sectors should likewise visit.

Start-up companies can look forward to several events in the schedule. Such include the Digital Innovation Village and the Forums. 

Your Hotel Room in Athens

Invest in your business trip with hotel accommodation selected for your specific need. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd works with you to send you hotels in Athens with an ideal location and price tag. This allows you to select the hotel offers that work best for you. Such as placing you near Athens Metropolitan Expo SA for a quicker commute. We have long worked with large groups, so you can query for parties of twenty people and more. The entire registration process takes up to a day, and you leave all details to us. Also, Travel 2 Fairs Ltd assists with logistics as well. You can request a rent-a-car or an airport transfer in both directions, whether private or shared.

Logistics 

Posidonia is a 5-day event organised by Posidonia Exhibitions SA. The event takes place every 2 years at the Athens Metropolitan Expo SA. The opening hours for the fair vary. On the first day of the event, attendees can visit between 18:30 to 21:00. From the second to the fourth day, visitors can attend between 10:30 and 19:00. On the last day of the event, visiting hours are between 10:30 and 17:00.

Athens Metropolitan Expo is a venue with a convenient location. It is located about two kilometres from the Athens International airport. The venue is accessible by bus, metro, taxi, car, shuttle bus and train. Travelling times for reaching the venue are different depending on the starting location. For instance, when travelling from Athens’s city centre, the journey would take 45 minutes by taxi. By metro, the journey from the city centre would take 30 minutes. From nearby Artemida, the journey by car would take 25 minutes. 

The capital of Greece has over 4000 hotels and guest houses. These vary in regard to budget and amenities. There are, for instance, 5-star hotels and private guest rooms. Accommodation can be found in the city centre or near the airport. It can furthermore be found around the central railway station. Accommodation is additionally available in districts, such as Plaka. The city’s public transport includes trains connecting the districts with one another. They also link the city with the continent. It also features buses, taxis, and metro lines.

Audience and Statistics

Posidonia is a high-profile fair that attracts a large and diverse group of attendees. For instance, over 2,000 exhibitors and around 24,000 trade visitors attended its 2018 edition. Attendees came from countries such as Austria, the Bahamas, Brazil, Greece, and China. Visitors also came from sovereign states such as Japan, Liberia, the UK, and the USA. Exhibitors and visitors represent many sectors of the maritime industry. Such include shipbuilding, port equipment, offshore technology, boat accessories and boats. The sectors have representations in the form of shipbuilding providers, port agents, IT specialists and others. Many of the attendees were decision-makers, such as heads of departments, CEOs, project managers, and others.

Past Editions

2022

Posidonia 2022 was held as a live event at the Athens Metropolitan Expo SA in Greece between 06.06.2022 and 10.06.2022. The venue featured Covid-19 safety measures such as continuous ventilation using external air and frequent sanitation of the event spaces. The event, which took place after a 4-year hiatus, was a significant success. It received 1,964 exhibitors, with 1,514 of them travelling from abroad. They represented 88 countries, 24 of which featured national pavilions. Their wares were examined by 28,892 visitors from 103 countries, who represented 5 continents. The event additionally featured 10,094 media representatives.

2009

exhibitors from 92 countries

23,527

visitors from 105 countries

40

seminars and conferences

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