The lunch is specially organized for the farewell of President of ICVB Murat Yalçıntaş who was also the former Chairman of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce.
Top executives of Istanbul CVB; President - Murat Yalçıntaş, Vice President - Yılmaz Tecmen, Executive Committee Member - Özen Dallı, General Manager - Elif Balcı Fisunoğlu, Sales and Marketing Coordinators – Nihan Esen and Ayça Şentop welcomed guests at the garden of the hotel.
- General Manager of Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau Elif Balci Fisunoglu General Manager of Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau Elif Balci Fisunoglu
- Vice President of Istanbul CVB Yilmaz Tecmen Vice President of Istanbul CVB Yilmaz Tecmen
- Istanbul CVB President Murat Yalcintas Istanbul CVB President Murat Yalcintas
- TURSAB President presented Turkish coffee set to Murat Yalcintas TURSAB President presented Turkish coffee set to Murat Yalcintas
- Yilmaz Tecmen presents a plaque to Murat Yalcintas Yilmaz Tecmen presents a plaque to Murat Yalcintas
- Former and new presidents of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce; Murat Yalcintas and Ibrahim Caglar Former and new presidents of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce; Murat Yalcintas and Ibrahim Caglar
Tursab President; Başaran Ulusoy, Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry Istanbul Director; Ahmet Emre Bilgili, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Tourism Workshop Director Tülin Ersöz, President of All Cooks Federation; Yalçın Manav, General Manager of Haliç Congress Center; Handan Boyce, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales of Turkey at Turkish Airlines; Halil Ibrahim Polat, General Manager of WOW Istanbul Hotels & Convention Center; Ziya Cihan, General Manager of Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel; Unal Sabuncu, and General Manager of Barcelo Eresin Topkapı Hotel; Enrique Acrich Ecker were among the guests at Kalyon Hotel.
Istanbul Vice President - Yılmaz Tecmen presented a short history of Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau. Mr. Tecmen congratulated all tourism professionals that brought Istanbul to the Number 1 position at world meetings industry last year. Tecmen said, “Istanbul has been ranked as the world's most popular city to host large-scale conferences (500+ pax congresses) in 2011 according to the ICCA statistics”.
Istanbul CVB General Manager Elif Balcı Fisunoğlu presented a 4-minute Istanbul promotional video. After the video, Mr. Murat Yalçıntaş took the stage and said that Istanbul has been ranked number 1 in the world meetings industry and we did it all together as the whole industry. “I tried to do my best for Istanbul in my 7 years of presidency” added Mr. Yalçıntaş.
TÜRSAB President Başaran Ulusoy gave a Turkish coffee set and Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau Vice President Yılmaz Tecmen gave plaque to Mr. Murat Yalçıntaş for his contributions to the industry.
New President of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce is likely to be the new President of Istanbul CVB
On May 29, 2013, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce elected its new president as Ibrahim Çağlar.
Ibrahim Çağlar is likely to be the new President of Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau.