Thessaloniki is an ancient city with a modern vibrant culture. With Constantinople it was the co-capital of the Byzantine Empire and today is Greece's second city and principal cultural hub. In 2014 the city was the European Youth Capital and was named "best mid-sized European city of the future for human capital and lifestyle". A popular tourist destination, Thessaloniki is located in the Macedonian region of Greece and in the north-western corner of the Aegean where it enjoys a subtropical climate: in March the temperature is likely to be mid to high-teens celsius but may even reach thirty degrees.
The nearby town of Koufalia is home to Mevgal, or Macedonian Milk Industry, one of the country's biggest producer of dairy products including, of course, Greek yogurt. TV chef Rick Stein visited Thessaloniki as one of his Long Weekends and raved about the city and its cuisine: more
"Getting There with DairyCare"
The very deliberate intention is to emphasise that whilst this might be our Final Conference, there is still much to be done if dairy husbandry is to be optimised, and and there are new opportunities for DairyCare members to contribute.
The Veterinary Research Institute of Thessaloniki of the Hellenic Agricultural Organisation-DEMETER (HAO-VRI) and the Institute of Bio-Economy and Agri-Technologies of the Center for Research and Technology-HELLAS (IBO/CERTH) are the co-hosts of the conference which will be held at the CERTH Congress Centre in Thessaloniki, Greece. This venue is close to the international airport of Thessaloniki. Directions.
The local organisers are Dr Evangelia N. Sossidou from HAO-VRI and Dr Thomas Bartzanas from IBO/CERTH.
Registration, Abstract Submission and Further Details:
Journal of Dairy Research Special Issue
Selected Conference Papers and Abstracts will be published by Cambridge University Press as a Special Issue of Journal of Dairy Research