Mr. Panagiotis Podimatas was reelected as chairman of the Congress Rental Network (CRN) for the following year, as well, having already successfully served the past two years as chairman of the organization. The voting took place during the Annual General Meeting which was held in January 2012 in Chile, where he received votes of confidence that reached the 86%.
Mr. Panagiotis Podimatas is Managing Director of P.C.Podimatas Audiaviasual S.A. and founder of three companies belonging within that network, in Romania, in Serbia and of course in Greece.
This global network has 42 members in 40 countries from all around the world, and has a vital role on the development of the Conferences and Corporate Meetings market. CRN has undertaken momentous events, such as the Czech Presidency of the European Union, the Climate Change Conference COP15 in Copenhagen and at the moment the Denmark Presidency of the European Union.
Mr. Panagiotis Podimatas was born in 1965, in Athens. He studied Economics at the University of Athens and his expertise in the field of audiovisual equipment and coverage of events and conferences, includes major events such as the Olympic Games -Athens 2004, the Summit of the European Union of 2003 in Halkidiki, of 1994 in Corfu, of 1989 in Rhodes, the opening ceremony of the Acropolis Museum, the conference of OSCE and many others. What is more, he is Vice-president of the council of the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) having a vital contribution to the Greek conference tourism.