CIHEAM - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania

Welcome to the Conference Center
of CIHEAM MAI.Chania

A Conference Center conceived with respect to the environment, dedicated to accommodate Academic and Research Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Summer Schools with a full range of integrated organisational support services

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The CIHEAM MAI.Chania Conference Center prioritizes health and safety and has fully harmonized its operation with the health protocols prepared by the National Public Health Organization (EODY) of the Greek State.


According to the new measures by the Greek government since 1 September 2021, all participants entering the conference rooms have to show their Certificate of vaccination or Certificate of illness issued thirty (30) days after the first positive test and its validity lasts up to one hundred and eighty (180) days after it.

Mandatory use of a mask for everyone without exception throughout the stay in the covered areas of the conference center.

Please keep the appropriate distance 1,5m in all areas. Disinfect your hands with the Antiseptic gel that will be available in all rooms, coffee and buffet tables. Use the gloves for single use when you serve yourself.

Before any travel arrangements, please ensure that you follow what is required for the given traveling period by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Hellenic Republic, due to covid-19 restriction measures (see ‘Protocol for Arrivals in and Departures from Greece’ at

  • i2connect Excellence class in Crete

    From September 25th to September 27th, 2023

    The i2connect project is all about encouraging interactive innovation processes that mobilize diverse actors such as farmers/foresters, advisors, researchers, businesses, NGOs etc., who put together their knowledge, skills and experience, to address a joint problem to which they seek a solution. Farmers, practitioners or end-users as experts share power and responsibility and actively contribute to influence the process thereby resulting in joint ownership of the outcome.


    From September 25th to October 1st, 2023

    CIHEAM MAICh in collaboration with the Agricultural Chamber of Cyprus organize a week-long seminar for the training of 25 Cypriot farmers.

  • Training seminar of Cypriot Farmers

    From October 2nd to October 8th, 2023

    CIHEAM MAICh in collaboration with the Union of Cypriot Farmers organize a week-long seminar for the training of 25 Cypriot farmers.

  • 1st International Workshop and Training School on the Sustainable Management of Plant Genetic Resources

    From October 3rd to October 6th, 2023

    The EU-funded project PRO-GRACE aims to jumpstart a novel pan-European Research Infrastructure dedicated to conserving and characterizing plant genetic resources. In the frame of its activities, PRO-GRACE is organizing an International Workshop and Training School on the Sustainable Management of Plant Genetic Resources (PGRs). The Workshop will feature talks by PGR managers and research leaders from the public and private sectors, as well as discussion sessions dedicated to developing a concept for the prospective infrastructure and identifying the needs of its future utilizers. The Entry Level Training School is addressed to managers of small PGR collections, breeders, and other people interested in PGR management

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DQS ISO 9001:2015     IQNET Certified Management System

The Conference Center Bureau of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania has been certified by DQS GmbH with DIN EN ISO 9001: 2015 for the organisation and accommodation of conferences and related activities