Meet the Team

Behind every event there is a GREAT story!

The team has expert knowledge of Greece, the mountains, islands, coast lines, cities, villages, archaeological sites, resorts, venues and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

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ANGELA KIPLING
Managing Director

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Managing Director

An innovator in Greek tourism for three decades, Angela has a wealth of experience in events from 10 to 4000 participants. She created Kipling Events to provide high levels of service and outstanding organisational standards with exceptional local knowledge. A British citizen, she is fluent in the Greek language, customs and mentality. Her intimate understanding of local business customs, acumen, attitude and idiosyncrasies, as well as the economic context, facilitates the seamless interface between overseas patrons and local suppliers. Angela is hard working, reliable and dedicated to making your Event a success.

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DENNIS FARRELLY
Managing Partner

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Managing Partner

Irish/Australian Dennis is a true citizen of the world. An avid traveller and previously a Civil Engineer! Dennis is often to be seen on sales trips and trade show stands representing our Company, as well as being hands on, on site, overseeing Events as they bloom from request to flawless delivery. Dennis' management skills, responsible attitude, common sense approach and sense of humour have made him a warm favourite amongst our clients.

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KELLY MPANTOU
Office Administration

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Office Administration

Born and raised in Greece, Kelly is the newest member of our team. Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Vakalo School of Arts in Athens. She has however, spent most of her working career providing creative administrative support to hospitality professionals. The team relies on Kelly to have paperwork at the ready, and to manage our deadlines and diaries, as well as ordering the often bewildering array of items required by customers for their Events. With her friendly, courteous, hospitable manner Kelly is a wonderful first face for visitors to our office. In her free time Kelly is an accomplished volleyball player and a artist; she finds water painting very relaxing.

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MARIA NTENTE
Senior Event Manager

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Senior Event Manager

Born and raised in Canada, Maria has over 15 years of wide ranging experience in professional congress organizing and Event management. She is particularly drawn to demanding and challenging projects and handles all of her Events with a great sense of responsibility and creativity, Maria draws inspiration from her favorite quote, “Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.” Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the American College of Greece and has studied Marketing and Public Relations at the University of Missouri.

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MARY TRIANTI
Senior Event Manager

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Senior Event Manager

Mary is an articulate, confident event manager with meticulous attention to detail. A focused professional with 22+ years combined experience in the airline, travel, tourism and destination management and conference industry. She has a wealth of experience providing leadership, motivation, direction and support to event teams as well as planning and delivering high profile events from conception to completion. Above all she still loves the buzz of providing outstanding service to clients and watching events come to life.Outside of work Mary is a busy mum to 2 children, 11 and 16 but she still manages to find time to enjoy her passion for exciting and challenging water sports; whitewater rafting and windsurfing.

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SERGEY ANDREEV
Project Manager

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Project Manager

Sergey's combination of a Russian mindset and a Greek heart make this Russian Greek gentleman an efficient and hardworking event manager. Even though he has spent his life in Greece, his Russian origin can be clearly heard in his accent… he is fluent in Russian, Greek and English! Straight forward approach, can-do attitude, sense of humor and attention to detail are words that describe Sergey… he has proved his mettle and loyalty during the years with us. Practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has made Sergey's body almost as flexible and agile as his quick mind, which is trained to assess challenges and revert with sharp, sensible solutions, in seconds.

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LARA SALZER LEVI
Project Manager

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Project Manager

Lara joined Kipling in 2015, after graduating from Exeter University and gaining her degree in International Relations and Spanish. She has quickly become an integral member of the team with her sharp mind, attention for details and great can-do approach. On-top of that she is fluent in Greek, English, French and Spanish and possess a natural flair for communicating and interacting with clients. When asked what she most enjoys about her job Lara said “The hands-on social contact, hitting the ground running and being part of a great team”. Lara has recently returned to the office after taking a sabbatical to volunteer in Southeast Asia and climb to base camp on Mount Everest.

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YVETTE BLACKBURN
Associate Compliance,
Training & Communications

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Associate Compliance, Training & Communications

Yvette is a pragmatic and objective compliance and audit professional with qualifications and a strong background in training and development. Having worked for tour operations, general insurance and educational providers she has a broad range of experience in Operational Risk, Internal Control and People Development which she is able to utilise to the benefit the business. Yvette is a UK citizen, lover of all things Greek and claims Greece as her spiritual home.

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JULIE MALONE
Welcome Services Executive [Crete]

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Welcome Services Executive [Crete]

Julie is the Welcome Services Executive for the branch office location in Crete. She has been working with Greek tourism since 1988 and has extensive knowledge of the island of Crete and its many gems. No event or visit to Crete is complete without partaking in Julie's experience. She is a master at providing the right excursion or tour for the right person, to make their Cretan experience memorable.

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VERITY KAPETANOU
Freelance Team Coordinator

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Freelance Team Coordinator

Kipling Events has a fantastic team of freelance staff on guaranteed work contracts throughout the year. Most of them have been with us from the inception of the company and all of them are absolutely professional and very experienced in every client-facing facet of your event. Verity is the energetic and hard-working coordinator of this team. Her wealth of experience includes providing corporate hospitality at two FIFA football world cup tours, and no fewer than six Olympic Games: Athens, Beijing, London, Brazil, Sochi and Vancouver. Her training as a registered nurse and the many events she has worked on, have prepared her to anticipate every little detail and make our clients look great!

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VAGGELIS HAMILAKIS
Accounting Supervisor

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Accounting Supervisor

Vangelis is responsible for all business accounting tasks here in the office. Vangelis has been with us since the inception of our Company. Kipling Events' reputation for financial integrity and stringent budgetary control are attributable to our Cretan fiscal captain. When he is not at our numeric helm, Vangelis has his hands full with three very young daughters.

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GERALD LAGOS
IT Generalist

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IT Generalist

Gerald takes care of our end-to-end technology needs. Originally from Northern Virginia, USA. Gerald has lived in Greece for 12 years and speaks fluent Greek. He enjoys outfitting small to mid-size companies with right-fit technology solutions so they can thrive and be efficient. Under Gerald's watch, Kipling has had ZERO downtime in 9 years and has evolved into an IT savvy DMC that leverages technology to increase client satisfaction and drive down costs. He enjoys hiking, biking and hanging out on his rooftop garden overlooking the sea.