We have the honour to invite you to join your peers and subject matter experts in EUROMAT2017, to be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 17 – 22 September, 2017.
EUROMAT is the premier international congress in the field of materials in Europe. The EUROMAT2017 congress 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 congress.
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-Hellas (CERTH), and many private international institutions, affiliated with and/or accredited by overseas universities.
We look forward to seeing you in Thessaloniki in EUROMAT 2017.
On behalf of the Scientific and Management Committees
Panos Tsakiropoulos and Anna Zervaki
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 are mandatory for the admission & access to the meeting halls and exhibition.
Wireless Internet access is available free of charge in the congress venue.
The official language of the Congress is English. There will be no translation facilities available for the congress participants.
Thessaloniki climate & weather
Thessaloniki has a mild Mediterranean climate. In September the average temperature is 25°C with average humidity 47%.
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.
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.
A NEW CITY LANDMARK
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.
HOW TO GET THERE
The Thessaloniki Concert Hall is located on 25 Martiou Street, where it meets the waterfront, right next to the Posidonio Athletic Centre. You can easily reach the Thessaloniki Concert Hall from every neighbourhood of the city by using public transportation.
The Thessaloniki Concert Hall is in 100 meters distance from the bus stop “Georgiou” where buses nos. 5 / 6 / 8 / 33 pass and in 200 meters distance from the bus stop “Martiou” where buses nos. 30 / 78 pass.
You can always find a taxi at the taxi station right in front of the entrance of the Concert Hall.