Useful Facts

Thessaloniki is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Founded about 315 BC by King Cassander of Macedonia the city soon became the commercial and cultural centre of Macedonia and of the Balkan peninsula. The Romans made it the imperial capital of the province of Macedonia and the Via Egnatia, together with the city's harbour, contributed to Thessaloniki's growth and prosperity.

The city continued to play an important role during the Byzantine era and became a commercial and cultural beacon for the Balkan peoples in the period of the Ottoman Empire.
Modern Thessaloniki, the 1997 Cultural Capital of Europe, is the second largest city in Greece with one million inhabitants. It remains an important commercial port with an international airport.

Here you will find universities, archaeological museums, numerous galleries and cultural organizations as well an intriguing blend of sophisticated shops and cafés, a busy night life, long shopping streets, tree-lined avenues and winding castle-bound streets.


Useful sites

Experience Thessaloniki

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Weather in July
Greece has a Mediterranean climate with a definite seasonal variation. In July it will be summer with an average temperature of 25°C. Sweaters and light jackets are recommended for windy evenings. Most of the indoor venues are air-conditioned. Swimming is possible at that time of the year.

The Greek currency is Euros. Credit cards are widely used in most establishments. Most currencies and traveler's cheques can be easily changed either at banks, hotels or exchanging kiosks with some handling charges.

Greece is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2) throughout the year.

Greek is the official language but English is widely spoken as well as German and French.


Nikolaos Germanos Congress Centre

A unique conference space with a capacity of 720 people and a standing value in conferences and events that demand flexibility and modern conference infrastructure.

It is located in the centre of the city, at 154 Egnatia street.
More information and maps

Find your way to the Helexpo "Ν. Germanos CC"


The Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art
The museum is situated in the northeast wing of the Moni Lazariston complex with a total area of 3,300 square meters. The building was modified into a museum according to modern international standards. The exhibition halls of the museum permanently house part of the Costakis Collection, which alternates periodically.

21 Kolokotroni str., Moni Lazariston
56430 Stavroupoli, Thessaloniki
T +30 2310 589143


More information and maps
Find your way to the State Museum of Contemporary Art

Conference dates and location
The 6th ICTVC will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from Thursday 7 until Saturday 9 July 2016.

Languages of the Conference
English and Greek. Simultaneous translation may be provided for some sessions.

Certificates of attendance
The ICTVC participants will receive their signed certificate after completion of the conference.

Conference badge
ICTVC participants wearing their badge will have access to all registered sessions of the Conference, the Exhibition, and the coffee breaks.
All those, who are willing to participate in specially arranged lunches, dinners or in other social events organised during the conference, will be provided with tickets.

Conference goody bag
All delegates and speakers will receive a goody bag with relevant documentation.
They will be able to pick up their bag upon arrival at the Conference Secretariat Desk on 7 July 2016.

For further information on the ICTVC conferences, please contact:

Klimis Mastoridis

ICTVC General Secretary

University of Nicosia, Cyprus


Gerry Leonidas

ICTVC Scientific & Organising Committee

University of Reading, UK


Karel van der Waarde

ICTVC Scientific & Organising Committee

Graphic Design – Research; Basle School of Design






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