VIRTUAL & HYBRID MEETINGS

Adapting to the current challenges, AFEA is ready for the support and organisation of virtual & hybrid meetings and events.

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CONGRESSES & MEETINGS

WE PLAN HIGH-QUALITY EVENTS
AND HOST MAXIMUM IMPACT CONGRESSES.
WE ARE HERE TO CONSULT WITH YOU!

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DESTINATION MANAGEMENT

DISCOVER AUTHENTIC, TAILOR-MADE, UNHEARD-OF EXPERIENCES IN GREECE.
WE CREATE PRICELESS MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME. 

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INCENTIVES

WE ORGANISE STIMULATING INCENTIVES
THAT YIELD A TANGIBLE RESULT.

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CORPORATE TRAVEL SERVICES

WE CONSULT ON YOUR CORPORATE TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
BY SUGGESTING OPTIMUM SOLUTIONS
AND SHARING OUR PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE.

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LUXURY TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

DISCOVER GREESE YOUR OWN WAY ON YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAYS.
WE WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO EXPERIENCES
FEW TRAVELLERS HAVE THE CHANCE TO ENJOY!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

1st IAPCO Virtual EDGE Seminar 2021
1st International Conference on Rare Diseases and Paediatric Research  - Virtual Conference
72nd World Assembly and Conference
International Conference on Statistical Physics

LUXURY TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

THE EPICUREAN WAY

ATHENS - PELOPONNESE

ARE YOU AN ELEGANT TRAVELER?
AN ENTHUSIASTIC CULTURE SEEKER?

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LUXURY TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

BLISS OUT

ATHENS - MYKONOS

OSCAR WILDE UDES TO SAY THAT
“THE ONLY WAY TO GET RID OF
TEMPTATION IS TO YIELD TO IT”

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LUXURY TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

TRAVEL MEMORABILIA

ATHENS - CRETE

IT DOESN’T MATTER IF YOU ARE
AN ADULT, A TEENAGER OR A CHILD

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LUXURY TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

WITH YOU

ATHENS - SANTORINI - SPETSES

LET GO, GIVE IN
CUPID WILL LEAD THE WAY

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LUXURY TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

ATHENS EXCLUSIVE

ATHENS

ARE YOU READY TO EXPERIENCE A SOPHISTICATED
JOURNEY THROUGH TIME?

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AFEA as a key player in the organization of virtual & hybrid meetings

It is our duty to adapt immediately to any rapid change in our industry and to be able to support our clients effectively under any circumstances. In this world-changing crisis, AFEA managed to meet and exceed expectations, organizing a significant number of important virtual and hybrid scientific conferences in 2020, establishing its position in the "new reality" in the meetings industry. The following conferences are mentioned indicatively and were supported with integrated organizational, technological and communication services:

29th Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Throacic Society - Virtual Congress
Just a few days prior to the ending of 2020, AFEA team had the honor to support the 29th Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Thoracic Society, organized as a Virtual Congress with significant participation. The scientific program of the conference was presented during the course of 4 days, in 4 parallel “rooms” / studios with participation of over 160 distinguished speakers from the Greek and International scientific community and a record breaking attendance exceeding 2.000 registered participants. One of the many conference highlights was the “presence” of the Prime Minister Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who addressed a greeting to the conference committee and delegates during the Opening Ceremony and announced the commencement of the conference.

The 5th Panhellenic Scientific Symposium of Children and Adolescents Endocrine Problems - Hybrid Congress
The 5th Panhellenic Scientific Symposium of Children and Adolescents Endocrine Problems was held on October 30th – 31st 2020, at the Titania Hotel in Athens, as a hybrid meeting, with physical presence - strictly adhering to health protocols - as well as online participation, reaching 1,000 registrations. The scientific program of the Symposium was completed in 2 days and 16 educational hours, while it included a significant number of oral presentations and over 35 renowned speakers from all over Greece.

The 76th Congress of the Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology - Hybrid Congress
With the aim to support the vision of one of the oldest and biggest Scientific Societies of Greece and the continuation of educational and scientific activities as a primary concern, AFEA supported the Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (HAOST), in the transformation of the Society's Annual Conference from hybrid to virtual within a very short period of time. The event took place on October 14-17, 2020 at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens and was completed with great success. 4 days of full scientific program, 2 studios in high-tech mode, more than 35 scientific hours, 200 speakers with physical presence and 400 speakers connecting virtually, more than 300 technical tests, 20 engaged leading sponsor companies, an expert team of more than 35 people and more than 1.200 live attendees, were the key elements of success. The role of AFEA PCO was significant in the rapid transformation of the event from hybrid to virtual in only few weeks time, as well as the organization and execution of such a complex and upscale virtual scientific meeting.

31st Panhellenic Congress of Greek Operating Room Nurses Association – Virtual Congress
One more demanding virtual meeting took place in September 2020, as AFEA organized the 31st Panhellenic Congress of Perioperative Nursing and implemented the digital transformation of the meeting in less than 3 weeks. In a 4-day educational program and with more than 70 sessions, 300 participants and international and national renowned guest speakers from America and Europe, the conference noted record attendance in its first virtual form. The educational sessions included, among other subjects, controversial and current issues in Perioperative Nursing, such as patient safety and quality provision at all levels of care, as well as the promotion of mental well-being of the perioperative team, during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the virtual meeting highlights was the participation of Dr Sotiris Tsiodras, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School and the Chief Scientific Advisor for the COVID-19 pandemic for the Hellenic CDC and the Greek Government during the live meeting broadcast.

It is very important to refer to the valuable support of the sponsor companies at all the above meetings, a fact that for once more “underlined” the positive intention to the further enhancement of the scientific education.

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AFEA present at the most important virtual shows of 2020

Looking into 2021 with positivity and with confidence that face to face meetings will “return” soon, AFEA has been very active in the promotion of its profile and services and on this basis is attending major virtual shows of the last quarter of 2020.
 
The ILTM World Tour is set to bring the very best luxury travel agents and exhibitors together for unparalleled matchmaking and one-to-one virtual meetings. Virtual won’t replace face-to-face but it can pave the way for a stronger 2021. With this in mind, AFEA Luxury Travel Experiences representatives attended both the ILTM EMEA (EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA) week and the ILTM AMERICAS week in November and December 2020 respectively, and promoted the destination of Greece to Luxury Travel Advisors and Specialists from all over the world, such as UK, Italy, Israel, Slovakia, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia and South Africa and of course USA and Canada.
 
Additionally, AFEA Travel and Congress team could not miss the 1st Virtual IBTM show taking place between 8th – 10th December 2020, and is attending as an exhibitor, meeting with MICE representatives from around the globe.

Looking forward to next year's face to face shows and meetings!

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AFEA part of the ECM Mentor Programme

Sissi Lignou, AFEA CEO, has been selected to be part among the 100 Mentors for the first ECM - European Cities Marketing Mentor Programme, to support new meetings industry professionals, during these unprecedented times. The ECM Mentor Programme has been created, together with industry partners, to generate exchange and knowledge between new and advanced professionals in the Meetings Industry.
It is an honor for AFEA to be able to give back to and to inspire new meetings professionals and to share the knowledge, and thus to contribute to the best possible beginning in a long and successful Meetings Industry career, despite the turbulent times. Thank you ECM for this unique opportunity! Find out more about the Mentor Program here

Source: European Cities Marketing

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