Welcome to Milos Conference Center 'George Iliopoulos'...
The "Milos Conference Center - George Eliopoulos" has been established by Mrs Kitty Kyriacopoulos in her father's memory, and is located at Adamas, the island's main port, on a 10,000 sq. meters plot.
It is housed in an old kaolin processing plant, built in 1925, which is overlooking the gulf of Milos. It is an excellent sample of its period's industrial architecture, abandoned and derelict for many years, it was falling apart before becoming the property of ORYMIL S.A., a company belonging to Mrs. Kitty Kyriacopoulos. The ruin was fully restored with high aesthetical standards and respect to its original architecture. Today the edifice is used as the home for conferences, cultural and other events, solving thus one of the Island's perennial problems, the lack of modern large multipurpose halls.
The Conference Center plays a major role in further upgrading the Island's cultural life, since it hosts not only conferences, conventions and symposia, but theatrical, musical and other artistic events as well. At the same time the Center assists in attracting to the island, alternative high quality types of tourism.
The "Milos Conference Center - George Eliopoulos" is operated by a non profit organization financed by the founder of the Center Mrs Kitty Kyriacopoulos, reflecting her commitment to contribute to the development of Milos.
The "Milos Conference Center - George Eliopoulos" has brought to Milos a never known before cultural atmosphere. In a very short time, after its inauguration 1st July 2000, the Center has attracted a large number of events, such as conferences and meetings, as well as concerts, theatrical performances, etc., which would not be possible to take place without its existence. Other events, that were taking place in the pre-existing small halls, like school events and in general children festivals, events of local cultural associations, have been upgraded in the high aesthetic and comfortable installations of the Center. At an average of over 5.000 Conferees and event partakers in general are passing the doors of the Center yearly.
The plans of the "Milos Conference Center -George Eliopoulos" are much greater than what has been already accomplished. Thus, the "Milos Conferences", designed to create the conditions for interaction between academia and industry for the dissemination of the scientific and technological developments, have been already established as special international events.
The objective of the "Milos Conferences" is to create the conditions for interaction between academia and industry, and between different disciplines and to disseminate scientific and technological developments especially to young scientists.
The "Milos Conferences" consist of different conference series, each devoted to a general subject. The conferences are held normally every two or three years and they are open to all scientists, whether from academia or industry.
The governing body of the Milos Conferences is the Milos Conferences Council, President of the Council is Mrs. Kitty Kyriacopoulos, the founder of the "Milos Conference Center -George Eliopoulos" - and the members are from the academia and the business world.
The Milos Conference Center has two groups of facilities for conference purposes: a central building A, whose main hall is of up to 400 conferees capacity and an adjacent multipurpose building B, the “EURIPIDES MAVROMMATIS WING”, where, except the supporting facilities, three -halls ( B1, B2, B3 ) are found.
The main hall of the building A, where the stage is located, can be divided, with a movable partition, into two separate and acoustically isolated halls, one (A1) for 280 conferees and another (A2) for 120 conferees, so as to satisfy different conference requirements by offering the choice between one large conference hall or two smaller ones.
The Center's main hall (A) has a balcony, with 60 persons capacity, where the central control panel of the audiovisual system and two simultaneous translation cabins are located.
If more than two, and up to five, conference meetings are to be held simultaneously, the three halls of the “EURIPIDES MAVROMMATIS WING” can be used. The capacity of these halls is shown in the sitting setup table, under B1, B2 and B3.
Facilities, in a very pleasant environment, also do exist for open-air activities.
The Center hosts cultural events as well, in such events the capacity of the main building may reach to 450 persons.
The "Milos Conference Center - George Eliopoulos" has been designed to function throughout the year.
It was constructed and equipped according to the most modern specifications. It consists of special designed conference halls, administration offices, a pressroom, internet-room and infirmary. The Center is fully air-conditioned and has fire-protection system. All its sections designated for the public are accessible to disabled persons.
Its open-air parking lot can accommodate 100 cars. The security fencing adds to the conferees' sense of security.
The most important condition for successfully conducting a conference is the high standards of its technical support. The "Milos Conference Center - George Eliopoulos" fully meets this condition providing top-notch service to conferees with skilled personnel and state-of-the-art audiovisual and telecommunication facilities.
- International Workshop on Geoenvironment and Geotechnics
(GEOENV 2008), 8 - 9 September 2008
- 1st International Symposium on Plasma Processing & Biomedical Applications
27 - 29 August 2008
- International Symposiun on "Physics of Massive Neutrinos" , 19 - 23 May 2008
- Sustainable Development Indicators in the Minerals Industry
(SDIMI 2007), 3rd International Conference, 17 - 20 June 2007
- Energy Performance and Environmental Quality of Buildings
(EPEQUB 2007) - 2nd International Workshop, 12 - 13 July 2007
- Electromagnetic Interactions with Nucleons and Nuclei, 11 - 16 September 2007
The island of Milos belongs to the Cycladic island group in the Aegean Sea, and is located 86 nautical miles south from Piraeus approximately half way between Piraeus and Crete. Milos dominates, due to its natural position, the sea of the Cyclades. Its "horse shoe" shape forms the largest natural northwest port of the Mediterranean. Its surface area is 151 sq. km. and its population, distributed among eight villages, just exceeds 4.700 souls.
Legend reports that Milos was the name of the first emigrant who was sent by the goddess Venus to the island. In 1820, in a cave in Plaka of Milos, was discovered one of the most admirable objects of worshipping and wonderful piece of Art, the Aphrodite (Venus) of Milos. The statue decorates today the Museum of Louvre.