Venue: Hellenikon Exhibition Centre, Athens, Greece
Posidonia 2006, the 20th edition of the world’s most prestigious international shipping exhibition, will be held at a new and bigger venue this year, in a move dictated by the recent identification of structural safety issues at the Piraeus Exhibition Centre and the remedial action taken to support the building. This move will allow Posidonia 2006 to satisfy the increased demand for space by old and new exhibitors.The biennial event, which attracted over 1,600 Greek and international exhibitors in 2004, will be held this year at the Hellenikon Exhibition Centre (HEC), at the site of the former Athens Airport and is expected to be the biggest in the show’s 37-year-long history.
Posidonia is sponsored by the Greek shipping community and is attended not just by the Greek owners but also their technical and operations management, keen to discuss the latest developments with exhibitors. Their fleets have evolved across sectors beyond their traditional strengths in energy and bulk trades, with a massive newbuilding programme and upgrading of older tonnage that present huge opportunities for shipbuilders, equipment and IT suppliers and technical, professional and financial services. Posidonia is renowned for the deals concluded by exhibitors during five days of serious business.