Georgios Christou, President of Zappeion Exhibition Halls in Athens, was nominated and elected President of HCCE at the HCCE Annual General Assembly (AGA). Mr. Christou succeeds Mr. Armin Egger, CEO and President of Messe Congress Graz, who stepped down from the position of President to be reappointed as a Board Member of HCCE. With the election of Mr. Christou, HCCE continues to attract influential leaders of European MICE venues to lead the association of historical venues. As a former military officer, Mr. Christou’s professional background is in high technology security and environmental engineering. His passion for and his activity within the Social Ecology Movement and in the Movement for the Direct Democracy of the citizens, confirms his belief in the idea of European solidarity.
Mr. Christou’s initial efforts will be in the further development of new or returning HCCE venues to expand the associations influence across Europe and reinforce the quality of the HCCE brand.