57 companies from the United Arab Emirates will settle in 5,000 sq.m. at booth 13 at the 86th Thessaloniki International Fair
From the skyscrapers and high-rise buildings and their deserts United Arab Emiratesabout 57 companies will be established for a week in her oasis Thessaloniki International Exhibition.
After more than two years of pandemic, as a result of which the International Exhibition of Thessaloniki was not held one year and last year it operated under strict protocols, this year the 86th TIF is dominated by the aroma of the countries of the United Arab Emirates, which is also the honored country.
As he said to Voria.gr The managing director of TEF-HELEXPO, Kyriakos Pozrikidis for the first time TIF will host an Arab country in its facilities.
About 57 UAE companies have declared that they will be at TIF in order to present their work and of course to talk about new collaborations in Greece, while the list of companies as informed by the Voria.gr is still open as the interest of businessmen is great to come to Thessaloniki.
UAE companies will be hosted as Mr. Pozrikidis said in stand 13, which has an area of about 6,000 square meters, occupying 5,000 square meters.
“In the remaining 1,000 square meters we are making a liaison with Greece and we are putting Enterprise, EOT and the EBEA startups in it,” emphasized Mr. Pozrikidis.
The UAE companies to be found in Thessaloniki cover one wide range of activities with the main ones technology, innovation, etc.
“All the companies that will come are impressive and deal with technology, innovation, investment as well as food and airline companies. All the companies that will come are dealing with strong sectors,” said Mr. Pozrikidis, adding that “we are very happy to have an Arab country for the first time, and especially the UAE, where there is the possibility of business cooperation and the prospect of investment.”
Besides, to promote collaborations between Greek and UAE companies, HELEXPO in collaboration with SBE as a member of the Enterprise Europe Network – Hellas will organize B2B meetings in stand 13 from September 12 to 15.
Among the companies stands out LIFCO in the food and beverage sector. It is among the top three distributors in the UAE for global brands focused on the UAE, Qatar and Oman and also operates five food manufacturing plants employing 3,500 people. Nevertheless, as he points out, the company still maintains its family character.
In the energy sector the Ducab is one of the largest manufacturing companies in the UAE. Since 1979, the company has expanded to 45 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas.
In the 86th TIF will also be found the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), which is the leading economic hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) and includes 72 countries with a population of approximately 3 billion and a nominal GDP of US$7.7 trillion.
Also, the major airline company will be found at TIF Emirates which has Dubai and employs over 103,363 staff from more than 160 nationalities, as well as the Etihad Airways which is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.
In the field of transport and logistics the DP WORLD stands out for its vast network as it provides services through an interconnected global network of 181 business units in 64 countries on six continents, with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets.
THE EGA (Emirates Global Aluminum) is engaged in the production of high quality aluminum. According to its figures, it supports more than 60,000 jobs and generates over $5 billion annually in the UAE economy. EGA operates aluminum smelters and an alumina refinery in the United Arab Emirates and a bauxite mine in the Republic of Guinea.
Also of interest is Calidusa defense technology development and manufacturing company, founded in 2015 and based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, as well as EDGE which started in November 2019 and is one of the advanced technology groups in the field of defense.