Athens was ranked 8th in the world ranking for conference tourism for 2022, according to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), rising a total of eight places from 2019.
Therefore, the Greek capital is now included in the top 10 of the world’s most attractive destinations for events and meetings. The announcement was made in the context of IMEX Frankfurt trade show.
Based on data from the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Athens hosted a total of 109 international conferences attended by 40,000 visitors, leaving the city with revenues of 87 million euros.
“Athens’ 8th position in global conference tourism is the recognition of a great effort made over the last years by the Municipality of Athens to strengthen the destination in this demanding sector. Through the municipality’s activities, Athens is dynamically presented in international markets, claims and wins conferences, significantly strengthening the local economy. The figures published by the International Congress and Convention Association are indicative of the magnitude of this distinction, which can only make us proud,” the Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, said in a statement.