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

C.LA.S.S Courses 2021- 1st Chapter
The Athens HaB Symposium – Cardioneurology 2021: “Interactions of Heart and Brain” - Hybrid Event
C.LA.S.S Courses 2021- 2nd Chapter
International Conference on Statistical Physics - postponed to 2023

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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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 celebrates women

In the effort to celebrate the role of Women in the Meetings & Tourism Industry, as well as to highlight the power of the female element in Business in general, AFEA participated in various campaigns and actions, launched around the world on the International Women’s Day (March 8th 2021).

Wishing to thank all the women active in our organization and to show our appreciation for their continued support even during critical times, we launched a "thank you post" on all our social media channels.

AFEA CEO, Mrs. Sissi Lygnou, was invited to participate in various campaigns on the occasion of this celebration:

Greek Travel Pages (GTP) campaign, with the message #choosetochallenge, invited women in Greek Tourism, decision-makers, insiders and passionate professionals, to step up for the International Women's Day and to speak about the challenges faced in the industry and the vision, as well as the suggestions in the re-defining of Greek Tourism. 

Sissi Lygnou had the opportunity to deliver a powerful message through this campaign. 

“The greatest challenge ahead will be to join forces on a national level with the aim to formulate strategies for the immediate re-positioning and re-opening of our country as the ideal tourism and meetings destination.”
Our business’ focus and formats have changed, but our country has the potential and the professionals to demonstrate its ability to re-invent, re-think, re-design and to thrive, showing the world that Greece is THE place to be.”

ICOM, an established worldwide PCO and member of IAPCO, close partner of our Association, launched a campaign called "Where there is a woman, Τhere is magic", inviting women around the globe, to speak about the challenges they have been facing since the beginning of their career path and what advices they would like to give to the next generation of Women Leaders.


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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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