About The Speaker
Κολοτούρα Δήμητρα, Co-Founder & President, Zeus+Δione
Dimitra Kolotoura has achieved an impressive journey in advertising and marketing since the beginning of her career. In 2012 she decided to co-create with her friend Mareva Grabowski-Mitsotakis, the Greek lifestyle firm Zeus+Δione, inspired by the Greek heritage. With artistry, authenticity and evolution at its core, Zeus+Δione’s launch coincided with the desire to rediscover and redefine local artisanship all over Greece. The brand designs and produces contemporary pieces enhanced with signature codes, exceptional unfading quality, and elaborate craftsmanship. With the vision to create more job opportunities and support domestic fabric production, specifically silk, Zeus+Δione is aligned with the international culture of sustainability and social responsibility. Currently, the firm's items are distributed in 45 cities, from Tokyo to California. With significant distinctions, the Greek brand has established Greek entrepreneurship at the forefront of the fashion industry. Early in her career in the creative industry, she founded the London-based communications and marketing agency DK Associates, which served as the official office of Conde Nast UK and BBC NEWS for Greece and Eastern Europe. She was also managing director of the first conference tourism office EOT in London and the Athens office of BBDO, a global advertising agency. Her commitment to creative entrepreneurship is based on her academic studies in media and marketing, music, photography and design, which she successfully applies to business. Dimitra Kolotoura was born in Athens. She studied Media and Marketing at London Metropolitan University and photography at TEI in Athens. Learning to play the piano to a proficient level has taught her perseverance.