The year 2006 proved to be a record year for the conference business in Rhodes. Top meetings both in terms of size and quality have succeeded one another, reaching the peak (the milestone being) with the 15th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venearology, during which 12.000 delegates from 87 countries all over the world were concentrated in Rhodes.
Successful was also the outcome of the 6th Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Meeting on Industry (Î•uro-Med 2006), a top political meeting of 37 Ministers and Delegations from all the state-members of the European Union and Mediterranean Countries held in Rhodes from the 20th until the 22nd September 2006. The Vice President of the European Commission Mr. GÃ¼nter Ferheugen also attended the proceedings of the 6th Euro â€“Med.
In the field of exact sciences, the most important meetings were the 5th Computational Stochastic Mechanics Conference of 300 delegates from all over the world and the 12th Mediterranean Conference on Phytopathology which was attended by 300 people also.
The dialogue between nations and civilizations was promoted by two meetings; the Annual Conference of the International Center of Studies of the Black Sea having as honorary speaker the Greek Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Yiannis Valinakis and the International Symposium titled â€œThe necessity of dialogue between civilisationsâ€ organised by the International Writersâ€™ and Translatorsâ€™ Centre of Rhodes held between 21st and 22nd July 2006, having as delegates reputable writers and translators from 30 countries.
The market of corporate meetings & incentives produced also favourable results with leading multinational companies such as CISCO, INTEL, NOKIA, REMAX holding events of different sizes and concepts in Rhodes. The most prominent incentive trips were those of the Italian Bank Banco Popolare Di Verona E Navara (25-28 Îœay 2006), with the participation 700 executives and the Wella Show with 900 participants held from 7th -10th May 2006. Another unique event hosted in Rhodes was the CAT Night (Conference and Travel Publications) which took place under the impressive glass dome of the indoor pool on October 30th,during the 45th ICCA Congress & Exhibition held in Rhodes.