CONCEPTOURS The Destination & Event Management Company of Greece
, was founded in 1977 and currently employs a full time multilingual staff of 15. Conceptours is renowned as one of Greece's top Destination Management Companies specializing in the planning, designing and meticulous operation of major conferences, incentives, meetings, symposiums, and a distinct separate FIT department provides personalized services to leisure travellers.
Conceptours has received numerous awards of excellence including from major international travel trade associations and the Greek National Tourist Organisation. We are proud that the respected International Herald Tribune pronounced Conceptours as the leading Destination Management Company in Greece.
Byron Argiri, founder of Conceptours, served as Chairman of ASTA International (American Society of Travel Agents, Washington DC), the Ethics committee of SITE (Society of Incentive Travel Executives, New York), Vice President of HATTA (Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies, Athens), the Tourism Committee of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, has received the Crowned Golden Cross
Medal bequeathed him by the Patriarch of Jerusalem Diodoros I, and was conferred the title of “Honorary Citizen of New Orleans”. He is also included in the “Who’s Who in the World” and the “Dictionary of International Biography” volumes.
Conceptours is a long time member in good standing of several trade-related Associations in the European Union and the USA.
During the Olympic Games held in Athens during August 2004, Conceptours was entrusted with the hospitality and transportation arrangements for Kodak, NBC, Sports Illustrated, France-TV, Meade-Westvaco, Nuance, Lloyd’s Bank, Osram, etc. amongst several other important Olympic sponsors and major corporations.
Conceptours' annual turnover is over five million Euros. References on Conceptours may be obtained from the Alpha Credit Bank, 14 Venizelou Street, Athens 10671. Additional references about Conceptours may also be obtained from the Greek National Tourist Organization and/or any major hotel or cruise line of Greece and/or any client that Conceptours has designed and operated Greece programmes for (see client list).
The Conceptours’ executive staff includes….
- Byron D. Argiri - President & CEO
- Nicolas Spartalis - Executive Vice President
- Helena Colenda - Vice President
- Michael Argiri - Managing Director
- Vaggelis Spartalis - Special Group programmes
- Nick Pelecanos - Senior Director Operations
- Caroline Misrahi - FIT Operations Manager
- Sakis Vlassis - Meet & Greet Field Manager
- Zizi Tsanaka - FIT & Special Interest Group Planning Manager
- Paola Kolenda - FIT & Special Interest Group Planning Executive