The Haliç Congress Center as INCON’s preferred supplier and DEKON as local partner hosted INCON's Industry Seminar and Leadership Meeting in Istanbul on 9-11th February 2015. The seminar included expert presentations and a moderated panel debate. INCON Partners, who are the CEO’s of leading professional conference organisers (PCO) in the world, were the keynote speakers. During the industry seminar, senior speakers from Turkey, Israel and as far afield as Australia and Singapore debated ways to manage and respond to global threats to the city.
Handan Boyce, General Manager, Haliç Congress Center commented “The INCON industry seminar provided a tremendous opportunity to discuss global threats to the meetings industry and learn from experiences in other international destinations. We hope to put in place a more joined up approach among all the local meetings industry so that Istanbul maintains its position as a leading international destination into the future.”
During the meeting, the Haliç Congress Center organised a unique way of touring the center with a fun site inspection game. Gianluca Buongiorno, President of AIM International, who was nominated as the team leader for the game explained "the Haliç Congress Center went beyond the ordinary by allowing us discover the center using a little teamwork and our own intuition. We had a great time !”
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 one of the most topical issues for our industry.”