Dear colleagues,

We have the honour to invite you to join your peers and subject matter experts in EUROMAT2017, to be held in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Northern Greece, from 17 – 22 September, 2017.

EUROMAT is the premier international conference in the field of materials in Europe. The EUROMAT2017 conference venue will be the “Thessaloniki Concert Hall”, a unique complex of buildings conveniently located at the seafront of the city.

Thessaloniki is a vibrant and modern European city, one of the most important trade and business centres in the Balkans with great history dating back to around 315 BC. The city is situated strategically in Macedonia, Northern Greece, and is easily accessible from all over the world. Nearby archaeological sites from the time of Alexander the Great and Roman and Byzantine times offer great opportunities for sightseeing before or after the conference.

Thessaloniki is one of the largest student cities in South-eastern Europe and has the largest student population in Greece. The city has two state universities, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which was founded in 1926 and is the largest University in Greece and the University of Macedonia, as well as the Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki. It also hosts a leading Research Center, the Center for Research and Technology-Hlellas (CERTH), and many private international institutions, affiliated with and/or accredited by overseas universities.

In the year 2017 FEMS will be 30 years old. This milestone in the history of FEMS will be celebrated with special events in the Conference, organised to highlight this special occasion.

We look forward to seeing you in Thessaloniki in EUROMAT 2017.


On behalf of the Scientific and Management Committees
Panos Tsakiropoulos and Anna Zervaki


General Information

Dates: 17-22 September 2017

Venue: Thessaloniki Concert Hall Convention and Cultural Center

25 Martiou Str. & Paralia, Thessaloniki 546 46

Situated only 17 minutes (14km) away from Thessaloniki International Airport “Makedonia”, Thessaloniki Concert Hall is the centre for performing arts in Thessaloniki, Greece. TCH opening took place on 2000, and since then hosts several events, concerts and conferences.

Congress badges
Conference Badges are mandatory for the admission & access to the meeting halls and exhibition.

Internet availability
Wireless Internet access is available free of charge in the congress venue.

The official language of the Conference is English. There will be no translation facilities available for the congress participants.

Time zone
UTC/GMT+2 hours

Euro (EUR)

Thessaloniki climate & weather
Thessaloniki has a mild Mediterranean climate. In September the average temperature is 25°C with average humidity 47%.

Visa Information
Most European citizens do not require an entry visa for Greece. Please consult the Greek Embassy or Consulate nearest to you for specific details relating to visas.

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Congress Venue

Thessaloniki Concert Hall Convention and Cultural Center

A contemporary cultural and conference center of international standards with the capacity to host various events, including concerts, ballet, theatre and opera, cultural and art expositions and conferences. The Concert Hall was inaugurated on January 2, 2000. The complex has two main buildings: M1, with an auditorium that seats 1500; and M2, designed by the renowned architect Arata Isozaki. It is capable of hosting conventions/congresses of more than 2.000 participants; one has to note the availability of facilities for simultaneous interpretation, the contemporary audiovisual equipment and the existence of additional spaces for parallel events. The Hall is functionally designed to accommodate the needs of handicapped people; a parking lot is also available. Up to now, it has hosted successful openings of conferences, meetings, lectures, presentations, exhibitions and receptions.


M1 (building 1) is a landmark of Thessaloniki’s waterfront, a reference point for residents and visitors and an asset for the city’s architectural profile. It is a perfect combination of the local architectural tradition, paying heed to the city’s Byzantine past and the modern perception of material and form, revealing the contemporary character of its cultural environment.



Designed by the renowned architect Arata Isozaki, Μ2 (building 2) adorns the city with a unique construction that epitomizes the virtues of modern architecture. Geometrical lines, extended glass surfaces and elements of steel compose an image of imposing simplicity, that comes as an antithetic, yet equivalent complement to the neighboring M1.


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