Kerim Güleç's impressions are as follows:
"IMEX that took place in Frankfurt has been the sixth Conventions and Incentive Travel Exhibition that Izmir Convention and Visitors Bureau has attended this year. Our invaluable stakeholders; Dalyatur, Venus DMC, and ZED Event Organiser ve Consultant, have also accompanied CVB in this world’s leading exhibition.
This year, the exhibition has been much more fruitful for CVB. We have almost 40 planned and unexpected meetings there. We had a good chance to tell more number of global agencies and organisers about the great potential of Izmir and what the city offers them. Event planners and organisers have been greatly influenced when they heard that Izmir is a highly secure, clean, compact, friendly and welcoming coastal city with mild climate, a convenient location, and reasonable prices. They have also shown huge interest in the convention hotels in Izmir like Efes Convention Center as well as the worldwide popular holiday destinations such as Kysos and Phokaia.
Last month, DEKON Congress & Tourism, MEP DMC and TAV İzmir, which are all expert and well-respected businesses in their fields, joined the CVB family and so, they have become our stakeholders.
Another thing that pleased us very much during the fair is that there has been a dramatic increase in the interests of well-known, professional convention organisers in CVB. In the meetings we had with Professional Congress Organisers that arrange 1.000 and plus participant-events for international organizations, we informed them about the future plans of CVB.
The most important of those near-future plans is that in order to enable the arrangement of outstanding, global conventions and events in Izmir soon, we are going to provide all those prestigious businesses with the specific data, materials, support they need, and create synergy. We have already started to work on that issue with some of our Professional Congress Organiser stakeholders.
Mainly Ekrem Demirtaş, the Chairman of the Executive Board of CVB, and all the other stakeholders support such enterprises promoting Izmir to become a leading city of international organizations and events.”