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Zacharias Kaplanidis
Economist,
President & Managing Director

COMPANY PROFILE

Since 1982, ZITA Congress has maintained 4 basic principles as a strategy and vehicle for its development.

These 4 principles are innovation, competitiveness, transparency and respect to the human factor and environment.

For over 35 years, we have evolved the professional field, in which we are active, by developing new services such as the management of scientific organizations and companies, communication and promotion of health services, medical tourism, as well as the effective use of digital media.

Moreover, within our classic activities, such as the organization of conferences, exhibitions, cultural events & incentives, we have developed new techniques and practices, going beyond the borders of Greece. Our certifications ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 guarantee our procedures for quality and environmental friendly actions in all our activities.

On the issue of competitiveness, we constantly seek the optimum point where quality and excellence meet the lowest possible cost. We have not just concentrated on the financial component, however, because competitiveness is a much broader meaning. We have created new specialized departments within our company with the aim of completing vertical integration of a wide range of services, such as marketing, sponsorship, graphic design, I.T. & digital media communication.

Regarding transparency, we have established an honest communication and direct dialogue with our clients, in order to make clear all terms of cooperation without fine print.

All our balance sheets are audited by certified auditors annually.

Finally, we show utmost respect for people, culture and environment, organizing events like the Russian cultural week in Athens in 2001 and the Cultural weeks of Greek – Turkish Friendship in Athens and Ankara in 2000. We have trained dozens of students, mainly on conference tourism in cooperation with Aegean, Piraeus and Patras Universities.

For more than 33 years, Zita Travel department, has traveled hundreds of thousands of people in Greece and abroad, making them happy and loyal clients.

Today, we believe that these people are the most important asset for our company, giving us strength and enthusiasm.

Nowadays, in a difficult economic, political and social situation, we continue advocating the same principles which we have  introduced since 1982: innovation, competitiveness, transparency and absolute respect to human and  environmental issues.

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OUR HISTORY

Founded in Athens, Greece, in 1982, we have hosted, so far, at least 1.000 conferences and events, in more than 100 countries around the globe, with over 500.000 participants.

During our course, ZITA CONGRESS, has adopted 4 basic principles, as a strategy and vehicle for its development:

  • Innovation
  • Competiveness
  • Transparency
  • Respect to the human factor and environment

For more than 3 decades, we move forward the macro and micro economic aspects of our sector, by founding relevant associations, like the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO), European Federation of the Associations of Professional Congress Organizers (EFAPCO) and by actively participating in the executive board of other associations, like the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA).

We have shown utmost respect for people, culture and environment, by funding initiatives, bringing people and cultures closer, such as:

  • The Cultural Weeks of Greek – Turkish Friendship, in Athens and Ankara, in 2000
  • The Organization of the Russian Cultural Week, in Athens, in 2001

We have trained dozens of students, particularly in Conference Tourism, in cooperation with the Aegean & Piraeus Universities and private Institutions (Alpine).

We constantly work and develop new ideas and practices, having always in mind the same principles and targets we have adopted since 1982: innovation, competitiveness, transparency and absolute respect to human values and environmental issues.

OUR MISSION

Focus on the activities, vision and values of our association and corporate clients, we support them in spreading this crucial elements broadly.

 

By using sophisticated communication tools and innovative techniques, we accelerate the organizational activities and efficiency of our clients, succeeding their maximum output and impact.

We continuously invest in training our personnel, improve our technical equipments and software, we comply with the international standards of quality (ISO 9001) and environmental support (ISO 14001).

Finally, we are particularly sensitive in competitiveness and transparency issues.

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