Philoxenia is one of the most significant and longest – running tourism exhibitions for the Greek and Southeastern Tourism Industry and the absolute destination in Greece for all international operators of the tourism sector.

The International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia, a leading meeting point for tourism professionals from Greece and the Balkans, welcomes you to the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center from 13 to 15 November, 2020

TIF-HELEXPO  invite and host important international trade visitors from specific target countries,  giving the opportunity of direct contact and collaboration  with global tourism business professionals to the exhibitors .

During this year’s organization, 150 prestigious tourism-related foreign operators will be hosted. In 2018, 108 Hosted Buyers from more than 46 countries were invited and invited for the programme.

The Hosted Buyers programme by Philoxenia is the result of the international connections and co-operations of TIF-HELEXPO and is carried out under the supervision of the Exhibitions Research Institute and the auspices of GNTO. Hosted Buyers come from the fields of “Tour Operators”, “MICE”, “Corporate” and “media” and they will arrange meetings, exclusively with the exhibitors.

An online platform which will serve as a tool for exhibitors and visitors who will have the opportunity to set the meetings with each other a priori.

Goal of the platform is to coordinate electronically all contact processes during Philoxenia so as to avoid delays, misunderstandings or mistakes.


Agency representatives, tour operators, travel agents, associations or corporate buyers who are responsible for planning, organizing, recommending or making financial decisions for events outside their home country.

The approval of any hosted buyer belonging to professional sectors/categories not included in the above is subject to the Organizer’s final decision.

The hosted buyers must have purchase authority and be final decision makers for this matter. Furthermore they have to commit to attending at least fifteen individual appointments during their visit at the Exhibition with exhibitors of their choice, while accepting additional appointments that may be arranged for them either by the competent Hosted Buyers Team or requested by the exhibitors themselves.



To be announced

Hosted Buyer Qualification Criteria

Size and frequency of events organised

Annual events budget

Level of purchasing / decision making authority

Locations of events organised

If applying with a colleague, do you have different areas of responsibility?


We will be welcoming up to 50 hosted buyers.

Click on the personalised link below to begin your application. Please take the time to fill in the application form carefully. Your registration will then be validated by external qualifiers and the organisers.


Frequently asked questions

There is no charge as all costs are covered by TIF HELEXPO

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal transfers outside of the official schedule and show dates
  • All food and beverage expenses
  • Hotel and flight upgrades
  • Additional hotel nights and hotel extras (e.g. room service, mini bar)
  • Travel changes or additional costs incurred for travelling outside of scheduled rotation
  • Personal expenses

There will be an opportunity during your hosted buyer application form to indicate your interest in one of the post -event tours.

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