Networking during the Annual Congress is very important and an essential part of our gathering, especially after the long period of not being able to see.
We have many stimulating social events planned for you!
Welcome Session & Networking Ceremony
Join us for the official welcome and kick-off for ESRA 2022 at the Welcome Session in the
Friends of Music Hall (Hall A), Building M1 at the TCH followed by the Networking Ceremony, to be held in the outdoor space between buildings M1 & M2, next to the seashore. A great opportunity for networking and meeting-up with your colleagues from around the world.
Complimentary for all participants.
Networking on the Run
Thursday, 23 June, registration from 06:00, start at 6:30
The starting point of this run is at the Umbrella Sculptures on the Nea Paralia (about 200m from Makedonia Palace).
This 5km run will take advantage of the lovely promenade and views to the sea.
Networking on the Run is a great way to get your blood flowing before a full day of fascinating sessions and hands-on workshops with some of Europe’s best and brightest.
All runners will be provided with a free “Networking on the Run” T-shirt as well as refreshments. Prizes will be awarded to fastest man, fastest woman, and fastest group.
Attendance is complimentary; however, registration is required. Registration is available through the congress registration page (registration deadline: Monday, 20 June).
Diplomates and Trainee Networking
Thursday, 23 June, from 19:00 | Mistral Seaside Bar, Tinou 4, 55132 Thessaloníki
The Mistral is found in Kalamaria, in south-eastern Thessaloniki, just a few minutes away from the “Makedonia” airport, close to the congress venue. The popular location by the sea offers an uninterrupted view, the magnificence of which escalates as the sun sets over the ocean.
The reception is open for those Congress participants holding ESRA trainees or diplomates certificates. Attendance is complimentary; however, pre-registration is required.
Please approach the Registration Desk to learn about availability.
Shuttle buses will go from the city centre to the Mistral Bar and back at the following times:
From the Venizelos Statue on Aristotelis Square (Egnatia 78) at 19:00 – via the Congress Venue TCH at 19:15 – to the Mistral Bar.
From Makedonia Palace at 19:00 – to the Mistral Bar.
From the Mistral Bar at 23:00 / 00:00 / 01:00 – via the Makedonia Palace – to the Venizelos Statue on Aristotelis Square (Egnatia 78).
ESRA Annual Networking Evening
Friday, 24 June, from 20:00 | Nautical Club of Thessaloniki
The Annual Networking Evening is held at the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki.
Based in a gorgeous spot in Kalamaria, just 2km away from Thessaloniki Concert Hall, it offers magnificent views of Thermaikos Gulf and Olympus Mountain. Its location will provide the Annual Networking Evening a perfect summer night overlooking the sea.
With a lavish buffet of Mediterranean cuisine, the sounds of Greek music, an ideal setting by the sea, this Networking Evening will be a night full of music and taste and an event to remember.
The Annual Networking Evening is a ticketed event and places are limited – tickets are available through the congress registration page and on-site at the Registration Desk (1 ticket: EUR 70,00; 2 tickets: EUR 120,00).
Please bring your voucher with you to make sure you can enter.
Shuttle buses will go from the city centre to the Nautical Club (Kalamaria) and back at the following times:
From the Venizelos Statue on Aristotelis Square (Egnatia 78) at 19:30 – via the Congress Venue TCH at 19:45 – to the Nautical Club (Kalamaria)
From Makedonia Palace at 19:30 – to the Nautical Club (Kalamaria)
From the Nautical Club (Kalamaria) at 23:30 / 01:00 / 02:30 – via the Makedonia Palace – to the Venizelos Statue on Aristotelis Square (Egnatia 78)
Farewell - See you in Paris
Saturday, 25 June, 12:30 | Congress Venue (TCH)
Farewell from beautiful Thessaloniki, a casual gathering with all the participants, ESRA officers and Council members at the Congress Venue in the outdoor space between buildings M1 & M2, next to the seashore.
Complimentary for all participants.