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

7th Travel Trade Athens - Virtual Event
C.LA.S.S Courses 2021- 1st Chapter
1st International Conference on Rare Diseases and Paediatric Research  - Virtual Conference
The Athens HaB Symposium – Cardioneurology 2021: “Interactions of Heart and Brain” - Hybrid Event

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

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ARE YOU READY TO EXPERIENCE A SOPHISTICATED
JOURNEY THROUGH TIME?

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AFEA CEO on IAPCO Council

We are excited to announce that Sissi Lygnou, AFEA CEO, was elected as a new member of the IAPCO Council (International Association of Professional Congress Organizers), during the Association’s General Assembly & IAPCO Day on February 15th 2021.

IAPCO is the International accreditation member-driven association for Professional Congress Organizers around the world, with the mission to raise the standards of service amongst its members and other sectors of the meetings industry by means of continuing education and interaction with other professionals.

AFEA has been a very active member of IAPCO since 2009 and Sissy Lignou has represented the international body in various tasks and committees, always aiming in further advocating on the important role of the Meetings Industry in the recovery and development of countries on global level, as well as the need to recognize its value.

«It is a great honor to be part of the Council of the ultimate body representing our Meetings Industry globally and I will do my outmost to contribute further to the amazing work already done by IAPCO, in an effort to advocate on the importance of our business as well as continue to raise the standards of service provided by Professional Congress Organizers globally. Through this position, I also hope I will have the opportunity to showcase our readiness to respond to a global crisis and to embrace the spirit of collaboration towards a brighter future”, Sissi Lygnou stated.

The “Greek Presence” in IAPCO’s council has been embraced by the National Tourism & Meetings Industry and has contributed to attracting more attention on the need to restart, promote and support the Greek Meetings Industry even further.
Sissi serves the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) for more than 13 years and has more than 20 years of professional experience in the Meetings industry.

Source: IAPCO The PCO 2021

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IAPCO Driving Excellence - Hero Award

We are beyond honored and proud to announce that we have received the IAPCO (International Association of PCOs) “Driving Excellence Hero Award” for one of our newest team members.
 
Kiki Diga, Digital Marketing Specialist of AFEA has been awarded by IAPCO with the Hero Award and the announcement took place during the IAPCO Day & General Assembly on Monday February 15th, 2021.
 
Kiki is one of the newest members in the AFEA family and as the Digital Marketing Specialist she is responsible for the execution of the promotion of AFEA business units, projects and services across all social media and digital channels.
 
Throughout 2020 and especially since the beginning of the pandemic, Kiki went up and above her duties to keep the continuously revised digital strategy in effect, to research and create content, in order to fill the gap created by postponed or cancelled projects (at least in the first months of the pandemic) and to learn new skills through the promotion of virtual meetings and webinars.
 



The result of this, was the upscaling of the digital presence of AFEA and the increasing engagement of people to the brand. Here are only a few numbers of 2020 vs 2019:

  • +46% in Facebook followers
  • +43% in Facebook Posts (incl. event pages)
  • 217,772 Unique Facebook users for the event pages
  • 1.319 tweets
  • 1000+ hours for digital updates and content management
Congratulations Kiki!

Read the latest issue of 'IAPCO The PCO' here.


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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 Throracic 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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