Panama Tourism Authority
Karla Duque, Destination Marketing Organization
Right now, Turkish market is expanding a lot for us because since May 4, Turkish Airlines has a direct flight from Istanbul to Panama. So, now Turkey is a nice market to go into. We have a lot of conventions and incentives from Turkey in Panama, and that’s why most of our DMCs that are here are expecting to grow their targets in Turkey.
I.R.V. Rao, Assistant Director
Turkey is in our line. Turkey is a very big country and there is a lot of demand from Turkish market to India. We have a good connectivity because Turkish Airlines flies to Delhi and Bombay. There are many agencies and they organize incentives and various tour programs. The interest to India is growing day by day.
Salzburg Convention Bureau
Gernot Marx, Head of Convention Bureau
We have a lot of Turkish clients from financial sector, insurance sector and other sectors. So far in Salzburg, we have more incentives and we’re interested to get more corporate meetings and conferences. Once you’re in Salzburg, everything is in walking distance. Once the market increases its relations with Europe, I think the sector will develop even more.
Barcelona Turisme Convention Bureau
Elena Altemir, International Promotion Manager
We come from the same roots, we’re all Mediterranean but the way we face business in the MICE sector is sometimes different and always interesting. I appreciate the energy, creativity and wish of generating business in Turkey. Barcelona is a top gastronomy and a very appealing destination. I’m so happy that we’re able to come together with ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition team at AME 2016.
Azerbaijan Convention Bureau
Ayan Zeynalova, Sales & Marketing Manager
This is our third time joining the exhibition and it is obvious that the organization is growing and the quality of the exhibitors and hosted buyers is increasing. Azerbaijan is a place where you can find everything you can think about. It is not limited to any specific thing or client.
Graz Convention Bureau
Barbara Maria Kollmann
We have direct flights to many destinations and we’re looking forward to develop our destination’s tourism segment. Our convention bureau is a part of our tourist board. We don’t have a lot of Turkish clients but we’re looking forward to meet more Turkish and international hosted buyers and exhibitors at AME 2016.
Vienna Convention Bureau Marketing Manager
We have very good connections with Europe and all around the world. Vienna is very green, compact and safe. It is also easily accessible. I like this exhibition very much, we have a lot of business meetings here. I hope that the relationship between the Turkish market and Vienna will be even better soon.
Steiermark Convention Manager
Mag. Andrea Sajben
We wanted to try something new because we always attend to the best exhibitions of the world and we wanted to have new contacts AME 2016. The second very important reason of us being here is that we have direct flights to Istanbul.
Vilnius Tourism & Convention Director
I represent the city of Vilnius, one of the Baltic countries. We are a very small destination compared to Istanbul. That’s why we have to use international platforms to present our destination and services. That’s why we are here and we think ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition is very important for us.
Grupo Eventoplus Key Account Manager
Carlos E. Linares
I see that people are very open to new ideas and new projects in Turkey so this is a very good moment of being active. By seeing ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition I understood that Turkey is developing its business. We are a media group which works national-wide in Spain and we have our own products; the magazine, website and our own events.
Crowne Plaza Harbiye – Önder Dinler General Manager
We have a lot of expectations from this exhibition and ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition is one of the places which holds up the sector and does this job in the very best way. Even though there are negativities, everyone’s trying to do a common job here. If we can’t move together, our sector will leave thousands of people jobless. Expectations from the sector is very high.
Crystal Hotels – Tolga Kilit / Board Of Member
MICE sector was not focused on until now especially around Antalya. However, the last political period showed the importance of MICE sector to the companies. We realized that situation and attended to ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition for the first time this year. We believe we did a right thing.
Dr.Figen Özgür – Türk Plastik Rekonstrüktif ve Estetik Cerrahi Derneği Başkanı
I joined ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition about congresses and I came with that expectation. I saw that this is an organization which is higher than my expectations. You will be able to find the chance to meet with different companies and people and I think it is very successful.
Türkkan – Görkem Şenyurt
MICE sector is at a very wonderful situation, we weren’t able to dream about this 5-6 years ago. We’re a part of this sector and we’re moving forward even though the issues we’ve been through. ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition closes an important gaps of the sector and does better each year.
Turkey Physical Treatment and Consulting Expert Doctors President
Prof.Dr. Vesile Sepici
I attended to the ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition for the first time this year and I am very impressed. As an association which organizes international congresses, we gained a lot of benefit from seeing all alternatives together and gathering with the sector professionals.
Viking Turizm Sales and Marketing Director
MICE sector changes according to the client profile. This lets destinations receive different results. Last year, we received a good feedback, we decided to attend ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition and we saw a very good organized exhibition.
Arçelik Marketing and Communication Buyer Responsible
I think MICE sector is in the beginning right now. These kind of exhibitions and associations are making the sector professional but we aren’t there yet. ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition is very important in that issue.
Serenas Business Development Coordinator
ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition is a very energetic and a very positive exhibition. As a group, we have various branches and we are actively gathering them with the customer goals.
Merinos AKKM Bursa
We are an organization which is based in Bursa and I don’t believe we are getting enough share from MICE sector. However, cities like Istanbul and Ankara are very good in the world rankings. ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition lets us grow and provides us a lot of opportunuities. I hope it will continue and grow even more.