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.
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
- 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
BE AN EXHIBITOR
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
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
• Leadership & Communication
• Social Change & Social Behavior
• Supply Chain Management & Logistics
• Policy Design & Decision Making
• Process & System Engineering
• Big Data, Data Mining & Data Analytics
• Health & Safety
• Internet & Security
WHAT ABOUT TRIPS?
Two tourist trips will be made only for foreign participants. Thessaloniki Trip and Vergina Trip.
SEND YOUR BUSINESS PLAN
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
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.
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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!