ExporamaShow 2006 in Athene | Expovisie

ExporamaShow 2006 in Athene

ExporamaShow 2006 opened its gates for its first edition in Athens from December 8 to 11 and succeeded in becoming the focal point of the exhibitions, conferences and corporate events industry. The first Business-to-Business event for the events in Greece and the wider Southeastern Europe proved to be a virtual communication platform and source of effective business contacts between sellers and buyers, industry suppliers and event managers.

ExporamaShow 2006 opened its gates for its first edition in Athens from December 8 to 11 and succeeded in becoming the focal point of the exhibitions, conferences and corporate events industry. The first Business-to-Business event for the events in Greece and the wider Southeastern Europe proved to be a virtual communication platform and source of effective business contacts between sellers and buyers, industry suppliers and event managers.

The opening ceremony of ExporamaShow was held on Friday, December 8, at HELEXPO PALACE exhibition and conference centre, in the presence of established professionals and academics from the international and Greek exhibition and conference community, ExporamaShow’s exhibitors and VIP & Hosted Visitors.

After his warm “welcome” to all attendees, Mr Chris Antypas, Managing Director of the organizing company Exporama Crossmedia, emphasized on the fact that ExporamaShow is a unique opportunity for every industry member to meet with friends, colleagues and business partners, to be inspired and acquainted with significant innovations, to exchange ideas and – above all – make the best business contacts ever.

The initiative of Exporama Crossmedia to organize ExporamaShow in Greece was greeted with enthusiasm by Steven Hacker, CAE, President of IAEE – International Association of Exhibitions and Events, Dr Bernd Hallier, President of EuroShop as well asJose Maria Perez de Olacoechea, President of IFES – International Federation of Exhibitions and Events Services during their brief greeting remarks. Mr Antypas also conveyed the greetings of Greece’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Dora Bakoyanni, who could not attend the ceremony. 

The exhibition

ExporamaShow’s exhibitors, all of which play a leading role in the successful organization of every event – exhibitions, congresses or corporate events – once again proved that Greece offers high-quality products and services in organizing, setting up and supporting events of all types and sizes.

Over 160 exhibitors showcased their products and services to ExporamaShow’s visitors, in approximately 9,000sq.m. of exhibiting space. Their overall presence was remarkable, the vast majority of participations were of high aesthetic and quality standards, providing innovative and comprehensive solutions for the visitors’ next trade fair participation or corporate event.

ExporamaShow’s exhibitors made a number of appointments with the 80 foreign buyers that were invited and fully hosted by the organizers. The buyers that participated in the VIP & Hosted Visitors’ Programme came mainly from Europe, as well as the United States and Asia.

Awaiting the final post-show report and the official set of statistics, the early signs show that ExporamaShow was attended by approximately 2,000 registered trade visitors, which is considered a good starting point for the event’s future editions.

The high-quality profile of visitors was unanimously recorded, with regard to their capability to influence or their power to make buying decisions on event products and services.

Already, the organizers along with the exhibitors of ExporamaShow are analyzing the show’s outcomes and feedback, so that in the future the momentum of events industry in Greece can be reflected through ExporamaShow both in terms of quality and quantity.