84th TIF – Business Platform for Upgrading Relations between India and Greece

The 84th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) will be a business platform for the empowerment of the financial and commercial cooperation between India and Greece.

This September’s TIF will host India as the Honoured Country. India boasts one of the largest and most rapidly growing economies in the world.

At the presentation of the 84th TIF, which was held for representatives of the diplomatic corps in Athens, the Deputy Minister of the Interior, Sector of Macedonia and Thrace, Mrs Eleftheria Chatzigeorgiou, pointed out that “a New India of technology and development is at the cente of the 84th TIF, in step with a New Greece”.

She stressed that, “since late last year the contacts of TIF-Helexpo’s administration with a number of Indian governmental representatives, chambers of commerce and industry, financial and business groups, as well as cultural players that reach all the way to Bollywood, have foreshadowed the size of the effort being made for a dynamic presence, which will promote the relationship between the two countries, and which will illuminate the new course of India”.

On her side, the Ambassador of India to Greece, Mrs. Shamma Jain, stressed that India will be among the top 3 global economic powers in the next 10-15 years. “This is the New India that will be promoted at the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair. An India representing 55% of the global IT-BPM (Information Technology – Business Process Management) outsourcing business activity for the financial year 2018 (worth $185-$190 US billion) and the largest provider of generic medicinal products in the world (covering 40% of the generic medicinal product market of the USA, as well as 25% of the overall demand for medicine in the UK) will be present that the 2019 TIF, with Indian companies from the IT and pharmaceutical sectors”, pointed out Mrs. Shamma Jain.

Companies from a broad range of other important sectors of the economy will also be dynamically present at the 84th TIF, such as shipping (logistics and crew placement), space technologies, agriculture and food, tourism, engineering and infrastructure, car parts, textiles, etc.

The President of TIF-Helexpo, Mr. Tasos Tzikas, stated that the Honoured Country’s pavilion will be the cente of interest, as is usual at the TIF, while Indian companies have already started expressing great interest in participating in the 84th TIF, a fact that will significantly upgrade bilateral relations.

During the event TIF-Helexpo CEO, Mr. Kyriakos Pozrikidis also presented the 84th TIF.