How would your organization like to hold its event at the original location of Plato’s Academy?
We’re proposing to rennovate a building overlooking Plato’s Academy Park for use as an international conference centre. Once events are up and running we intend to build a new purpose-designed conference facility in the area, close to the original philosophical school of Plato. People will come from all over the world to attend events here in central Athens. This is a nonprofit organization so money will be used to improve the facility and to support renewal of the area surrounding Plato’s Academy Park.
We aim to attract corporate and academic clients seeking to organize events here. It’s through this source of revenue, and others, that we will ensure the long-term sustainability of the project, for the benefit of Greece, and particularly Athens and the local community surrounding Plato’s Academy.
Increased business will mean more tourism and a greater need for restaurants and hotels in the area. We want to see the Akidimia suburb thrive. This project makes use of its innate potential as an iconic historic and cultural location to bring foreign investment into Greece, in a way that is directly linked to urban renewal.
Phases of Proposal
- Build online community
We have started to organize virtual events and we are building our online following on social media, our email subscriber list, and virtual community.
- Events in open-air and temporary locations
We already plan to run several events in 2022 in existing locations and open-air venues, in collaboration with other organizations.
- Temporary leased premises
We are making arrangements to lease premises, which can be used following the pandemic as an event space near Plato’s Academy Park.
- Purchase permanent location
We aim to purchase a building and renovate it, overlooking Plato’s Academy Park, which will be used as an international event space.