THESSALONIKI

3 days / 20 speeches
Entrepreneurship | Innovation |Technology | Research

16, 17, 18 December

FAQs


WHEN AND WHERE THE CONFERENCE WILL TAKE PLACE?

The conference INNECO 2016 will be held from 16 to 18 December 2016. As part of the conference will take place and the INNEXPO, an Innovation & Technology Exhibition, from 14 to 19 December 2016.

The conference will be hosted in Thessaloniki, the second biggest city in Greece and an important economical, commercial and cultural center of Balkans.

The speeches, seminars and workshops will be held in a luxury Hotel, GRAND Hotel Palace – www.grandhotelpalace.gr.

The exhibition will be held in the City Ηall of Thessaloniki located in the city Center.


WHAT IS INNECO?

The INNECO is the biggest Youth Entrepreneurship conference in Greece, which is organized for the first time in our country and aims to be established as an institutional event that will take place recurrently every year.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Young Entrepreneurs and freelancers
  • Offsprings of entrepreneurs who want to boost further their family businesses
  • Business executives
  • Existing entrepreneurs
  • New potential entrepreneurs and freelancers
  • Industry executives
  • Funders (angels, funds etc)
  • Bank executives
  • Traders
  • Executives of consulting companies
  • Academics, scientists, researchers, students
  • Members of chambers and associations
  • Graduate students with similar fields of study
  • People who want to broaden their field of knowledge and develop their professional and social contacts
  • Every individual who enjoys social interaction

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ATTENDING?

More particularly, the participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Be informed about the opportunities and developments in the business sector throughout Europe and worldwide
  • Discuss with experts market issues as well as innovation, entrepreneurship, policy-making concerns , especially by taking into consideration the new economic facts in time of crisis inside a Europe that is constantly changing
  • To suggest ideas and thoughts about all the necessary changes and how to implement them
  • To have networking opportunities and approach new potential partners
  • To attract funds for their businesses
  • To take all the necessary steps which will contribute to the implementation of their business plans
  • To exploit the efficient business networking which is ensured by the massive presence of all the interested stakeholders

HOW CAN I ATTEND AS AN EXHIBITOR AT INNEXPO 2016?

If you want to be an exhibitor you should apply for it following the instructions

BE AN EXHIBITOR

WHY SHOULD I SEND AN ARTICLE FOR RESEARCHER’S CORNER SECTION?

INNECO 2016 is dedicated to highlighting the youth entrepreneurship potential stemming from the todays digitalization era and the need for business innovations within a sustainability context. Typical topics include, but are not limited to, the use of novel theoretical conceptualizations, business methods, management tools, empirical case studies and practical applications in the following areas:

• Business & EconomyManagement
• Marketing
• Entrepreneurship
• Innovation
• Sustainability
• Environment
• Energy
• Technology
• Manufacturing
• Leadership & Communication
• Social Change & Social Behavior
• Supply Chain Management & Logistics
• Policy Design & Decision Making
• Process & System Engineering
• Tourism
• Big Data, Data Mining & Data Analytics
• Health & Safety
• Strategy
• Internet & Security

 

ARTICLE SUBMISSION

WHAT ABOUT TRIPS?

Two tourist trips will be made only for foreign participants. Thessaloniki Trip and Vergina Trip.


CAN I PARTICIPATE AT BEST BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION?

Of course! The Best Business Plan Competition will be open to every person that has an interesting business idea and wants to promote it

SEND YOUR BUSINESS PLAN

HOW DO I GET TO INNECO (THESSALONIKI, GREECE)?

Thessaloniki’s airport, Macedonia (SKG), accommodates frequent flights from national and international destinations. From there you can reach the city by bus, taxi, or using Private transportation directly to your hotel.

Check out our Flight Search Engine for the best value flight to Thessaloniki, including all low cost companies.

If you prefer using public transportation, there are two bus routes available that connect the airport to the city center; Buses No 78 and 78N.


WHAT ABOUT THESSALONIKI?

Thessaloniki is considered to be one the most vibrant and culturally interesting cities of  Greece. Second largest city, after Athens, it is a popular destination for all people who love Greece, travelling and  historical, cultural, religious tourism.

Thessaloniki is also a  alive student city and a popular Erasmus destination for many European students and was awarded European Youth Capital in 2014. With a history that spans centuries, a very rich culture, urban and nature landscapes blended together, vast entertainment options and an amazing cuisine, it’s a not-to-be-missed european destination!

Out of an endless list of “to-do’s and to-see’s”, one can choose among taking a stroll at the city’s recently renovated and internationally prized Waterfront, exploring the small paved alleys in “Ano Poli” (Upper Town) staring at the unique view of the city, drink a coffee in one of the city’s numerous cafes by the sea, visit some of the 22 interesting museums, enjoy a couple of the country’s most delicious dishes at Ladadika area and last but not least observe Thessaloniki’s residents who are known across the country for their loose attitude towards life itself. Don’t forget to have a drink or two together with the locals in Valaoritou area and of course, take a long walk on the paved alleys of the Jewish market near the famous Aristotle Square; this walk will be unforgettable.


WHAT ABOUT MOVING & TRANSPORTATION?

The ideal way of discovering Thessaloniki is on foot, as it is an absolutely walkable city. Visit the Old Town, the center of the town, the port and of course the Waterfront with the great sunset views. These are only a few of the many places in Thessaloniki one can discover on foot and a really great way to spend your day.

Buses: Taking a bus is the best way to move inside the city except when visiting the Upper Town (“Ano Poli”) and the Castles area. You can buy a ticket for a single route (1,00€ /0.50€ for students), a 70 minute two-ride ticket (1.20€/ 0.60€ for students), a 90 minute three-ride ticket (1,50€ / 0,80€) or a 120 minute 4-ride ticket (2,00€/1,00€).

Car Rental: One can rent a car to move around and outside the city individually – visit the museum and planetarium “Noesis” or one of the biggest malls in Balkans, “Mediterannean Cosmos” for shopping or catching a movie on a huge VMAX screen.


AREAS TO WALK & VISIT?

Galerian Complex, City walls, Coastal Avenue, Port, Ladadika, Ano Poli, Historical City centre, Nea krini (Kalamaria), Aristotelous Plaza, Nea Paralia.


TAVERNS, RESTAURANTS, FAST FOODS, SCENTS AND FLAVORS?

Thessaloniki is a famous destination for every food lover because of the wide variety of options available.  After a flavor trip throughout the city you will realize that this is the point where West meets East! Traditional Greek cuisine along with many Balkan and Eastern influences will offer you a unique dining experience. These wonderful mix of so many recipes and flavors along with the traditional cuisines is what makes this city unique when you are hungry!

Many traditional taverns can be found all over the city, especially in places like Upper Town or Athonos Sq,. Some more sophisticated restaurants can be found at the well known Ladadika, while in certain areas like Kalamaria you’ll have the chance to enjoy fresh fish and seafood as well as famous Greek dishes and international cuisine.

Sit down restaurant meals are offered all along the bay and there are endless options.

If  you are interested in exploring the Greek fast food culture you will discover that it is incredibly rich and delicious! Apart from the traditional Bagels, you should definitely try Mpougatsa for breakfast. Mpougatsa is a delicious sweet pie filled with cream and served with flour sugar and cinnamon. It’s the perfect way to start your day (along with coffee of course…) . You can continue your gastronomic journey later by trying the traditional Gyros or Souvlaki which can be found in every corner of the city!

Last but not least, the city has some of the most famous bakeries and patisseries in Greece! Be sure to check the triangular cream filled pastry called Trigona Panoramatos and of course the beloved Tsoureki which is a sweet, egg enriched bread offered in countless variations like filled with chestnut cream and covered in white chocolate! Of course this is just the beginning. There are way too many sweet creations available inspired from Ottoman, refugee or traditional Greek recipes!


SHOPPING IN THESSALONIKI?

You should definitely visit Tsimiski Avenue in the city center. It is by far the most popular commercial street of Thessaloniki with hundreds of fashion stores and boutiques. Many famous brands have their local outlets there. A good alternative would be “Mitropoleos” st. located on the south of Tsimiski Avenue.


GOING OUT?

Lets have a Drink!

When it comes to going out in Thessaloniki, there are countless options, depending on what you are looking for. Ladadika area and Bit bazaar are some of the most popular places as far as bars, pubs or traditional little taverns are concerned. Several small taverns and cozy bars with wine, retsina and beer lie all around Rotonda near the Aristotle University, massively frequented by the student community. A couple of alternative destinations would be the vibrant, full of music waterfront avenue “Leoforos Nikis” or, in the west of the city center, the popular “Valaoritou” st., which is full of all kinds of bars and afterhours.


WHY WE LOVE THIS CITY?

After spending some time in Thessaloniki and having “devoured into” the colors, the smells, the cuisine, the culture, the landscapes, the liveliness and presence of the youth, the endless amusement options, festivals, concerts, theaters, the history that lies on every inch of the city… one can start to realize the reason why Thessaloniki holds a special place in the hearts of locals and why it is a favorite destination for visitors.

The mix of so many different cultures and civilizations have over the centuries transformed Thessaloniki into a cultural and spiritual center that became their new home and embraced their legacy.The nightlife is unique and full of variety while -Natural – do not forget … the food !!! The flavors and the choices are truly endless! You will see for yourself…


CITY INFO?

Population : 790.000

Currency : Euro

Language : Greek

Shopping hours: 9:00 to 14:30 and 17:00 to 21:00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, stores are open from 9:00 to 14:30. Shopping centers and many large stores and malls do not close at noon. Shops are also open on specific Sundays throughout the year.

Emergency Phone Numbers

All emergencies (european emergency centre) 112

Local police         100

Medical emergencies     166

Fire station emergency 199


IS THERE FREE PARKING IN INNECO?

Grand hotel palace has 24 hours  free parking for all visitors


ARE THERE ANY PLACES TO EAT ONSITE DURING THE CONFERENCE?

Bar Restaurant Seros Prime Dining

A great taste experience in Thessaloniki awaits visitors and the first touch puts the “culinary palette” of the gourmet bar restaurant Seros Prime Dining.

Marco Polo

The Lobby of the hotel hosts the lounge bar Marco Polo, an ideal place to meet and enjoy any kind of drink, cocktail, coffee and beverages.


WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN THESSALONIKI?

Thessaloniki’s weather in December can be even more unpredictable than usual. As seasons change temperatures dip; but there are also occasional summer-like days. Be prepared to be hot or cold, wet or dry!


CAN I GO TO THE INNECO BUSINESS PLAN AWARDS CEREMONY?

Anyone INNECO registered participant is welcome to the Awards Ceremony.


NOT FOUND THE ANSWER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR?

Please send us email info@inneco.gr


Important notes


High Level Speeches

The speakers selected to build the central core of INNECO 2016 are international business elite personalities that rarely has someone the opportunity to follow closely. All of them are high esteemed speakers, rich in conference speeches’ experience with a master approach on the topic that they choose to develop. Thus, their speeches will definitely inspire every entrepreneur or anyone thinking of entering the business world.


Researcher’s Corner

Accepted papers will be published into the INNECO Book of Proceedings. After the acceptance, only selected papers will be presented during the conference. Author’s of high quality papers will have the opportunity to publish (extended) in special issues of participating journals.


B2B Meetings & Networking Events

Club NE Board & Members, Cooperating Organizations, Companies, Speakers, Funds, VCs and Conference Participants


INNEXPO

The Innovation & Technology Exhibition INNEXPO 2016 will take place οn 14-19 December in Thessaloniki in the context of the INNECO 2016 and will be open for the public.