Hellenic American College at the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair - Visit Us at Booth 51

6 September 2018, 3:59 pm

Hellenic American College at the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair

Hellenic American College is pleased to be participating in the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF). The College will have a stand (Booth 51) at the US Pavilion at TIF, alongside other US educational institutions and nearly sixty major American firms, including Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Google and Cisco will also be present. Overall, the Fair’s organizers estimate that the TIF will host more than 1500 exhibitors and attract roughly 290,000 visitors.

TIF2018 USA Honored Country Logo This year the United States is the honored country and the theme of the US Pavilion— “Harnessing the Power of Innovation and Creativity”—is intended to highlight American inventiveness and creativity in a range of areas from technology to education. US presence at the Fair has enjoyed the enthusiastic support of US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt, who has stated that the TIF will be “the US government’s signature effort in Greece for the year 2018.”

“We could not be absent from an event like this,” Hellenic American University President Leonidas Koskos noted. “The significance of the US presence as honored country is not only commercial but educational and cultural as well. American industry, commerce and technology have always been allied with higher education, particularly through university research centers. But these links are also evident in the value American universities have always placed on the relevance of the education they provide for emerging social and economic needs.”

The Fair’s cultural and educational significance is obvious as well in the program of parallel events, which include roundtable talks, an innovation bootcamp and cultural events. One such event is a performance by the orchestral ensemble of the National Symphony Orchestra of works by renowned American composer Lowell Liebermann. The concert, which will be held at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art on Sunday September 9th at 19:30 with the composer present, is being sponsored by Hellenic American University.