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Dear colleagues,

We have the honour to invite you to join your peers and subject matter experts in EUROMAT2017, to be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 17 – 22 September, 2017.

EUROMAT is the premier international congress in the field of materials in Europe. The EUROMAT2017 congress venue will be the “Thessaloniki Concert Hall”, a unique complex of buildings conveniently located at the seafront of the city.

Thessaloniki is a vibrant and modern European city, one of the most important trade and business centres in the Balkans with great history dating back to around 315 BC. The city is situated strategically in Macedonia, Northern Greece, and is easily accessible from all over the world. Nearby archaeological sites from the time of Alexander the Great and Roman and Byzantine times offer great opportunities for sightseeing before or after the congress.

Thessaloniki is one of the largest student cities in South-eastern Europe and has the largest student population in Greece. The city has two state universities, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which was founded in 1926 and is the largest University in Greece and the University of Macedonia, as well as the Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki. It also hosts a leading Research Center, the Center for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH), and many private international institutions, affiliated with and/or accredited by overseas universities.

In the year 2017 FEMS will be 30 years old. This milestone in the history of FEMS will be celebrated with special events in the Congress, organised to highlight this special occasion.

We look forward to seeing you in Thessaloniki in EUROMAT 2017.


On behalf of the Scientific and Management Committees
Panos Tsakiropoulos and Anna Zervaki



General Information

Dates: 17-22 September 2017

Venue: Thessaloniki Concert Hall Convention and Cultural Center

25 Martiou Str. & Paralia, Thessaloniki 546 46

The Thessaloniki Concert Hall is just a seventeen-minute drive (14km) from Thessaloniki International Airport “Makedonia”, and is an important centre for performing arts in Thessaloniki, Greece. Since its official opening in 2000 it has held numerous events, concerts and conferences.

Congress badges
Congress Badges are mandatory for admission & access to the meeting halls and exhibition.

Internet access
Wireless Internet access is available free of charge within the congress venue.

English is the official language of the Congress and there will be no translation facilities available for congress participants.

Time zone
UTC/GMT+2 hours

Euro (EUR)

Thessaloniki climate & weather
Thessaloniki has a mild Mediterranean climate. In September the average temperature is 25°C with average humidity 47%.

Visa Information
Most European citizens do not require an entry visa for Greece. Please consult the Greek Embassy or Consulate nearest to you for specific details relating to visas.

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Congress Venue

Thessaloniki Concert Hall Convention and Cultural Center

Inaugurated on January 2nd, 2000 this contemporary cultural and conference center meets the highest  international standards ideally designed to host a wide variety of events such as concerts, ballet, theatre and opera, cultural and art expositions and conferences. The complex consists of two main buildings: M1, with a 1,500-capacity auditorium; and M2, designed by the renowned architect Arata Isozaki. It is ideal for hosting conventions/congresses of more than 2,000 participants particularly due to the availability of a range of facilities for multi-presentation such as the contemporary audiovisual equipment and the provision of additional spaces for parallel events. The hall is functionally designed to accommodate the needs of the handicapped and a parking lot is provided. The center has successfully held conferences, meetings, lectures, presentations, exhibitions and receptions.




The M1 (building 1) is a landmark on Thessaloniki’s waterfront, a familiar reference point for both residents and visitors and an important asset for the city’s architectural profile. It is a perfect combination of local architectural tradition, paying heed to the city’s Byzantine past, and the modern perception of material and form, revealing the contemporary character of its cultural environment.





Designed by the renowned architect Arata Isozaki, the Μ2 (building 2) adorns the city with a unique construction that epitomizes the virtues of modern architecture. Geometrical lines, extended glass surfaces and elements of steel compose an image of imposing simplicity, that comes as an antithetic, yet complement to its neighboring M1.




The Thessaloniki Concert Hall is at 25 Martiou Street, where it meets the waterfront, right next to the Posidonio Athletic Centre. It can be reached easily from any neighborhood in the city by public transportation.

The Thessaloniki Concert Hall stands 100 meters from the Georgiou bus stop where buses 5 / 6 / 8  and 33 stop and 200 meters from Martiou bus stop where buses 30  and 78 stop.


There is a taxi stand right outside the Concert Hall where taxis are always available.


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