events architect in Athens, Greece
Vassilis Mentzelopoulos is a passionate Events Architect and Entrepreneur.
He was born in Athens, in 1964.
His first touch with the show industry was during his school years, where he was responsible for the events organization of the Athens College. He also played as a DJ on these events.As a student and for a short while after hisgraduation, he worked as a Civil Engineer. However, he quickly realized thatthe show industry was his passion.
By a young age, he has performed as a DJ in great clubs in Athens and Mykonos, and in 1988 he joined the Free Radio with shows in basic radio channels (Athina 984, Kiss FM, Capital 96,5) until 2000. Meanwhile, he made his first steps in the TV industry; presenting the music TV show “TV Party” on ERT. He also created and produced the daily game show “Me to klidi sto heri” and many more shows in national and private TV stations.
During the 1990s, he was also responsible for the concert organizing of tens of music legends in Greece, such us:
- Shirley Bassey in Erodium
- Barry White in Peace and Friendship Stadium (SEF)
- Frank Sinatra in Olympic Athletic Center of Athens (OAKA)
- Jerry Lee Lewis in Peace and Friendship Stadium (SEF)
He also booked international artists for TV shows, such as Stephanie de Monaco, Gloria Gaynor, Dionne Warwick and Grace Jones.
During these years, he never stopped DJing, with shows in great clubs, corporate events and parties.
Since the early 2000, he is working with production companies.
He has had an active role as an executive producer, in massive range projects, such as:
- 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, with enormous projections onto the Wall of Nations and activations for sponsors, such as Samsung.
- Municipality of Athens New Year’s Eve event and many more similar events for the Municipalities of Athens and Piraeus.
- 2011 Special Olympics in Athens.
Today, he is the Managing Partner and Executive Producer of the company Amuse Concept Events, one of its industry’s leaders, with presence in the Balkans and productions all over Europe and the United States.
Amuse Concept Events offers a wide range of services in the Events, the Production and the Communication industries, such as:
- Event Management
- Communication and Public Relations
- TV Production & Theatrical Plays
- Below the Line activations
- Creation and Production of Communication Materi