Turkey today, still holds a very strategic position on the world map with its vibrant society, dynamic economy and great confidence in its future. Turkey has so much to offer its visitors; breathtaking natural beauty, unique historical and archeological sites and the finest beaches in the Mediterranean. It is not surprising that Turkey is one of the world’s most exotic and increasingly popular destinations for all kinds of tourism activities.
Turkey will exhibit at the IMEX Frankfurt between May 21-23 with a 400 sqm stand organised by the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry, Frankfurt Culture and Tourism Attaché in coordination with the İstanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau (ICVB).
This year, a total of 47 companies and industry associations will exhibit within the Turkey stand representing leading meeting and incentive destinations of Turkey such as; İstanbul, Antalya and İzmir as they offer a wide array of modern meeting and accommodation facilities and unusual venues that can be used for social programmes.
Special stand space will be given to Turkish Airlines as well as İstanbul, Antalya and İzmir Convention Bureaus. The Convention Bureaus will highlight the outstanding opportunities that Turkey provides for congresses and give information about the destinations congress packages to international visitors, decision makers and hosted buyers.
Apart from leading meeting and incentive destinations of Turkey, convention centres, hotels, historic venues, and DMC/PCOs will be presenting their services and products to international congress planners and organisers.
At the Turkey stand a variety of different tastes of Turkish cuisine will be served to visitors during the 3 day tradeshow. The famous coffee brand; Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi will serve traditional Turkish coffee and guests of the Turkey Stand will also enjoy famous Turkish Tea, Apple Tea together with bagels (Simit) will be served during the day and Turkish Wine with Turkish cuisine snacks will be served during happy hours at the Turkey stand E400.
Moreover, the traditional art of paper marbling (Ebru) will be displayed at the stand throughout the show for the stand visitors.
Turkey will attract the attention of trade visitors with its advertisements at IMEX Frankfurt daily newspapers for 3 days in addition to the Turkey logo sponsorship of the main stairs at the entrance of the exhibition center, Messe Frankfurt.
Also this year the Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau is the Advocacy Programme Sponsor of the 11th IMEX Politicians Forum which will be held on Tuesday, 21 May at Hotel Villa Kennedy Frankfurt.
Turkey, as one of the world’s leading meeting and incentive destinations, ICVB announced that as a Top 10 congress destination İstanbul is the candidate city to host the 2020 Olympics, Antalya is the host of the ICCA Congress in 2014 and Izmir is a strong candidate to host Expo 2020.
Turkey has decades of experience in hosting all kinds of international events in the area of sport, art, culture and meetings and congresses. And today, Turkey’s leading destinations İstanbul, Antalya and İzmir offer a wide array of modern meeting and accommodation facilities, unusual venues for social programs, rich pre-post tour alternatives and are therefore among the most popular international meetings and incentive destinations.