A Brief Overview of Posidonia
Athens, Greece, opens its doors to welcome the international shipping community at the single most important exhibition for the industry, Posidonia. Whether you’re a buyer, supplier or expert in some capacity, Posidonia is the source for new professional contacts, new market trends and the most cutting-edge technology and equipment. All this is further elevated thanks to a dynamic and informative support program.
Posidonia consistently attracts tens of thousands, so it’s best to find where to stay in Athens early. GETA ltd provides hotel services for Posidonia for every budget and taste. We’re experienced and know all the best hotels in the city. Athens is a tourist staple and we can easily arrange for you to stay at a hotel near Athens Metropolitan Expo. You’ll be able to walk to the exhibition grounds or reach them with public transport in no time.
What Your Visit Is Worth It
There’s no other place for shipping companies to go other than Posidonia. Greece is the single most important international market for the industry to crack and Posidonia makes it possible to be seen and heard in a way that matters. Statistics for the last edition are more than satisfying:
• 2000+ international exhibitors from 92 countries
• 3,000+ international trade visitors from 104 countries
• 22 pavilions
• Greece holds 50% of European capacity in terms of shipping and 20% global
In addition to Greece’s strategic value as a market, Posidonia also has a rich history on its side as the exhibition has been going on since 1969. Editions are held once every two years at the Athens Metropolitan Expo and present unrivaled opportunities for decision makers and innovators. You also have a stellar program consisting of seminars and conferences that educate on developments and challenges facing the industry. You have your choice between the Analyst & Investor Capital Link Shipping Forum, TradeWinds Shipowners Forum, YES to Shipping Forum and UGS Press Conference. Buyers have access to the full range of boats and related equipment. Exhibition halls are filled with catamarans, dinghies, sailing boats, rescue boats, yachts, rowing boats, components, machinery, engines, accessories and spare parts.
Who Are You Going to Meet?
As established, Posidonia is the shipping exhibition beat, which is why you see the entire world represented in national pavilions – Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, Cayman Islands, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Georgia, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Republic of Korea, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Singapore, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the USA. Brands that have exhibited in the past include Abacus Marine Consultants, Galaxy Ship Suppliers, Japan Ship Exporters’ Association, Wartsila and Ocean Group Tugs. Exhibitors, in turn, get to come face to face with experts, engineers, ship owners, suppliers of marine equipment and information technology, marine service providers and shipbuilders. The Tourism Forum also sees high participation from tourism bodies, governments and ports from the Mediterranean region.
The Latest News on COVID
Following the digital edition of Posidonia 2020 as a web forum, Posidonia Exhibitions S.A. shows great passion to bring back the shipping exhibition as a physical event. Posidonia 2022 resumes its regular spot in June and the new official dates have been set for June 6th – June 10th. Although the digital event was a good way to keep conversations going, trade visitors are eager to go back to Athens, Greece and network in person. Athens Metropolitan Expo is working closely with the local government to meet all health and safety guidelines and create an optimal, safe environment for exhibitors and trade visitors.