MPI Turkey Chapter was among the exhibitors of the Ace of Mice by Turkish Airlines 2017 edition and also moderated the Main Session of the Exhibition.
MPI Turkey Chapter President Elif Balcı Fisunoglu was the moderator of the main session of the exhibition; “Mice Professional are Gathering to Build the Future”. The leading names of the international Meeting and incentive industry; Martin Sirk, CEO of ICCA, Marta Gomes, ICCA Board Member, Rajeev Kohli, SITE Global President and Harry Fine President of Harry Fine Associates gathered to share their experiences, problems and success stories for the future of the industry and Turkish meeting industry.
MPI Turkey President Elif Balcı Fisunoglu shared some of the figures of the MPI International Future of Meetings white paper with the audience and show it as a very valuable survey for understanding more about the future of the meeting industry.
At her closing speech she underlined that; “The political forces will shape the future obviously. Meetings are necessary to solve problems of political instability, so we will still be involved in them.
As MPI, we say when we meet we change the world. We will continue to meet to change the world. And we would like to meet and the change the world here in Istanbul.”
She also quoted; “Turkey did a great work over the last 20 years in the global meetings industry and has a strong brand and professional reputation. Turkey is in a region always with opportunities and challenges and in the past we were very successful in turning the challenges as advantages and became not only a leader in the region but also a very important player in the whole world. We need to think about what steps can be taken to safeguard that brand for the next 20 years and keep the business environment strong and efficient.”
MPI Turkey Chapter members and sector professionals gathered at the MPI Turkey Reception held at MPI stand on the first day of the exhibition. MPI Turkey Chapter President Elif Balcı Fisunoglu, President Elect Handan Boyce, Immediate Past President Ibrahim Keskin, Vice Presidents Feyhan Kapralı, Hasan Eker and Bulent Ergan welcomed the guests representing local sector and corporate professionals associations from Turkey.
As the Industry Supporter of Ace of Mice, MPI Turkey represented an appreciation plaque at the colisng ceremony held on 24 February and MPI Turkey Vice Presidents Bulent Ergan and Hasan Eker recived the plaque from Volkan Ataman the President of Ace of Mice.
Written by Elif Balci Fisunoglu - MPI Turkey President