We are thrilled to announce Athens, Greece as our host destination for TBEX Europe 2014. TBEX Athens will be held at the Megaron Conference Center October 23-25, 2014.
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind?
Are you envisioning the great philosophers, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle? Or perhaps Pericles, supervising the construction of the Parthenon? Are you reminded of scenes from the popular movies 300 and Troy? Are you thinking about history, and the battle of Thermopylae, the hero Achilles, and the Trojan horse?
Or do you picture modern day Athens, surrounded by mountains and stunning coastlines (38 miles of Athenian Riviera) with its luxury hotels and spas, restaurants, cinemas, sport centers, and ultra-modern shopping centers with high fashion boutiques?
Located at the crossroads of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, Athens has been continuously inhabited for nearly 7,000 years and is one of the oldest cities in the World. Among other things, Athens has been called the “cradle of civilization”, and is known as the birthplace of democracy, western philosophy, the Olympic Games, political science, Western literature, and theater.
In today’s Athens, you will find ancient and modern life exist side-by-side. From Constitution Square and the world-class boutiques around Monastiraki Square to the historic Plaka district, and the old traditional flea market, full of butchers, fishmongers, herb and spice stores, cheese shops, and random ouzo joints.
Athenians dine late and offer an incredible nightlife. You can choose from folk dancing performances, trendy bars, and fashionable nightclubs, to bouzouki (think Oktoberfest) and rembetika music (Grecian blues).
You can easily and safely walk the city center. The metro system is easy to use and inexpensive. Athens International Airport (ATH) has direct service to more than 65 destinations, with connections to the rest of the world. The airport connects to the city via an express bus service that runs 24/7.
In just a few hours, or less, you can enjoy one of the many ancient and historical sites like Poseidon Temple in Cape Sounion, Delphi and Mycenae, as well as the breathtakingly romantic Greek isles. The islands off the coast of the Argosaronic Gulf, Aigina, Hydra, Poros, Spetses, and Mykonos, are popular destinations among the Athenians, and are ideal for one-day getaways.
If it’s food you’re interested in, you’re sure to appreciate Athens’ booming gastronomic scene where Mediterranean fusions open up new gourmet flavors. And, there is incredible Greek wine, beer, and spirits to sample as well.
For all of the above reasons and thousands more Athens promises to offer an epic TBEX experience.
Our host for TBEX Athens is the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau. They’ll be joining together with additional partners around the city and Greece to create another memorable destination experience for TBEX Athens attendees.
We will announce pre and post-TBEX day trips, FAMS, and other special events, as soon as we have details for you – so plan to come early and stay late in order to get the most out of your TBEX Athens trip.
Our Conference Venue
The TBEX Athens workshops and educational sessions will be held at The Megaron: Athens International Conference Centre.
The Megaron is situated in the heart of Athens, and is within walking distance to many major hotels. Major museums, shops and fine dining are all just minutes away. The Megaron is easily accessible by bus, trolley or Metro for those staying farther away.
Accommodations to fit most every budget are available around the city. We’ll be putting up a hotel page as soon as that information is available.
We’ll have a full schedule of TBEX events, including workshops on October 23rd, education programming on October 24-25th, two sessions of speed networking, and plenty of great social events.
The call for speakers will go out in the next couple of days, so read these tips on how to become a speaker at TBEX and start thinking about what you’d like to share with TBEX Athens attendees. Remember, we are a business-to-business event, so consumer travel topics aren’t a good fit for us.
Super early bird registration is NOW OPEN.