The Messinian Chamber of Commerce, in an effort to promote Messinian region and its products, organized a three-day Exhibition-Market in Athens (Attica Metro Station "Syntagma") on October 26, 27 and 28, 2009.
The Minister of Agricultural Development & Food Mrs. Katerina Mpatzeli inaugurated officially the event on Monday, October 26th at 12:00, in the presence of Messinian deputes, entrepreneurs and many guests.
This Messinian feast falls under the Project of Promotion of Messinia and local gastronomy in Greece and abroad which is implemented by the Messinian Chamber of Commerce with the goal to valorize all the comparative advantages of the region.
During the exhibition entitled " Messinia: one region 1.000 flavors, one region 1.000 faces " the local products and gastronomy were presented, as well as the touristic product "Messinia" in all its dimensions (ecotourism, agrotourism, conference tourism).
The exhibition was a celebration with music, images of Messinia and tasting of traditional Messinian products that visitors could buy.
Among the supporters of this successful Messinian feast was the "Little Shop of the Olive Tree Routes", placed at a central spot drawing the attention of visitors.