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Strategies to sustain Istanbul as a Premier Meetings Destination

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

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INCON, the dynamic partnership of the world’s leading conference, event and destination management companies will meet in Istanbul on 9-11th February for its annual University and Leadership retreat. INCON teams up with INCON’s new preferred supplier the Haliç Congress Center to organise the meeting.

INCON’s local partner DEKON manages all aspects of the meeting and will bring all the groups together. The meeting will gather a broad group of key stakeholders from the Istanbul meetings industry to discuss ways to build joint strategies for the future and debate the impact of global threats to the city. The seminar will include presentations from senior level speakers from Israel and as far afield as Australia and Singapore.

Handan Boyce, General Manager, Haliç Congress Center commented “the INCON industry seminar provides a tremendous opportunity to discuss global threats to the meetings industry and ensures that we have strategies in place so that Istanbul maintains its position as a leading international destination into the future.

The seminar includes expert presentations, a moderated round-table and panel discussions. INCON Partners, who are the CEO’s of leading conference (PCO) and event management companies in the world, are the keynote speakers. The purpose of the seminar is to;

•           Exchange best practice and build long-standing relations among peers in the Meetings Industry.

•           Educate supplier community on structure, trends and changes in the Meetings Industry.

•           Bring key global thought leaders to a destination to discuss strategies to sustain Istanbul as a Premier Meetings Destination.

Roslyn McLeod, Managing Director of Arinex and Co-Chair of INCON states, “Istanbul is a thriving international city and the Haliç Congress Center is a jewel in its crown. The INCON Partners chose to meet in Istanbul to experience this tremendous venue and debate the most topical issue for our industry, we look forward to it!”

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