Thessaloniki International Trade Fair

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Thessaloniki International Fair
Διεθνής Έκθεση Θεσσαλονίκης
OTE Tower is a landmark of the complex and the city.
Status Active
Genre Fair, exhibition
Begins First Week of September
Ends After a week
Frequency Annually
Venue HELEXPO Fair Grounds
Location(s) Thessaloniki, Macedonia
Country Greece
Years active 90
Inaugurated 1926
Most recent 6-14/9/2014
Next event 5-13/9/2015
Participants 844 in 2014
Organised by HELEXPO
International Fair area.

The Thessaloniki International Fair (Greek: Διεθνής Έκθεση Θεσσαλονίκης (ΔΕΘ), Diethnis Ekthesi Thessalonikis (DETH)) is an annual commercial exhibition event of great importance in Greece and Southeastern Europe, taking place at the 180,000m² Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center in Thessaloniki, Greece. The fair was first held in 1926 and today is organised by HELEXPO.

It has been customary for the country's prime minister to set out his government's policies for each coming year in a speech at the annual Thessaloniki International Trade Fair, and for this reason the event has political significance in addition to its commercial importance.

Similar trade fairs of the city have occurred regularly since the Byzantine era, attracting traders from all over the Balkans.[1]


  1. ^ Paul Magdalino, The Empire of Manuel I Komnenos, 143–144

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Coordinates: 40°37′37″N 22°57′18″E / 40.6270°N 22.9550°E / 40.6270; 22.9550