KATIE PAPADIMITRIOU

Founder

Having worked at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for more than 20 years, her experience in the academic community of Thessaloniki has led her in the early 90s to a promising next step in her carrier. Katie along with Evelin, two extremely dynamic and skillful personalities, have founded in 1994 SYMVOLI in order to meet the needs of the local scientific community in professional conference and event organizing.

Being a pioneering initiative on a local level, the company quickly developed and flourished, setting high standards of professional services in Thessaloniki’s upcoming conference management sector.  Katie has been leading SYMVOLI successfully for more than 20 years and has succeeded to create -and maintain through crisis- a dynamic, sustainable and trustworthy company.

Her dynamic approach, persistence and hardworking have always been the core factors for a successful business path. Inspiring trust and reliability, she has set up the values and standards for a leading professional organizer in Thessaloniki, with international collaborations from Europe and USA.

Since 2015 she has chosen to work from her hometown Kastoria, to be an active member of the local community by volunteering in different initiatives, and enjoys cooking and hosting family and friends. Meanwhile, she still travels all around Greece for the implementation of one of SYMVOLI’s hallmark events, the Biotech Meeting.

‘Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.’
Khalil Gibran