ABOUT GLOBAL MEETING 2017

Tourism is one of the world’s most rapidly developing industries. Since 2015, the World Tourism Forum has been the meeting point for leaders shaping the global tourism trends. The Forum’s Global Meeting in Istanbul hosted a large number of industry executives, investors and public authorities from all over the world in February 2017.

Vision meetings featured Online, Health, Cultural, Space, Sports, Events and Ecotourism as well as Tourism Investments, Destination Marketing and Business Travel.

The Tourism 20 meeting took place in a round-table format. Highly important tourism ministers from different countries shared their insights and development plans for the global tourism.

CEOs from top level companies got to know one another and exchanged ideas in the Global Meeting 2017.

Considered as ‘the Oscars’ of the tourism industry, the World Tourism Awards ceremony is held annually. The event highlighted the best tourism industry companies in 35 categories.

It is crystal clear that constant use of the same technologies cannot be sufficient to meet the requirements resulting from the tourism’s multi-dimensional structure. Therefore, we present you the opportunity to meet with investors to showcase your tourism-focused initiatives and innovations.

Welcome to the eGen Influencers event of the World Tourism Forum. Feel yourself more inspired than ever in a city, which has been a home to grand empires throughout history. eGen Influencers Event is open to digital influencers looking to enhance their social and business networks in a city of intersections.

Speakers

Ralph RADTKE
General Manager - Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, Regional Director of Kempinski Residences Turkey
    Dr. John COYNE
    Head of Border Security, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
      Jack STRAW
      Former Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary under Prime Minister Tony Blair
        Nedime KONUKSEVER
        General Manager, AirCanada
          Mete VARDAR
          CEO, Jolly Tour
            Sphilko Sergey PAVLOVICH
            President of Russian Union of Travel Industry
              Dr. Michael FRANZEL
              Special Ambassador of UNWTO and Former Chairman of World Travel & Tourism Council
                Hakan ATEŞ
                CEO - DenizBank
                  David MILIBAND
                  The President and Chief Executive of International Rescue Committee (IRC)
                    Sharron LIVINGSTON
                    Managing Editor - The Travel Magazine
                      Mohamed ELNAGGAR
                      Tourism Expert at Ministry of Economy, Government of UAE
                        Fettah TAMINCE
                        Owner - Rixos Hotels
                          Başaran ULUSOY
                          President, Association of Turkish Travel Agencies
                            Mehmet AKARCA
                            General Director, Directorate General of Press and Information, Republic of Turkey
                              Anastasia KIRITSI
                              Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Small Luxury Hotels of the World
                                Juan Andres MILLEIRO
                                NH Hotel Group, Head of Social Media
                                  Metin ALTUN
                                  Founder & CEO, Met Global
                                    Prince Lakshyaraj Singh MEWAR
                                    Executive Director at Historic Resort Hotels Pvt. Ltd. Udaipur
                                      Vivek SINGHANIA
                                      Producer at Picture Perfect
                                        Buğra BERBEROĞLU
                                        Group President & CEO, River Rock Hotels &Resorts
                                          Aylin YAZICIOĞLU
                                          Owner and Chef, Nicole Restaurant in Istanbul
                                            Çağrı SAĞLIK
                                            Malaysia Tourism Office, General Manager
                                              Glen GILMORE
                                              Forbes Top 20 Social Media Influencer
                                                Mickey MEHTA
                                                Global Leading Holistic Health Group
                                                  Özgü ALNITEMİZ
                                                  Celestyal Cruises, General Manager
                                                    Sean GARDNER
                                                    Vice-President of Digital Media, and Board Member, World Communication Forum
                                                      Tomas De BRUYNE
                                                      International Floral Designer
                                                        Iran MONROY
                                                        Global Brand Communications, Deer Jet
                                                          Cüneyt BAYCAN
                                                          Marketing Manager, Jolly Tur
                                                            Clement WONG
                                                            CEO, BeMyGuest
                                                              Thomas ANDERSSON
                                                              CEO, Visit Stockholm
                                                                Shaher HAMDAN
                                                                President, Jordan Society of Tourism & Travel Agents
                                                                  Alejandro BATALLER
                                                                  Vice President,SHA Wellness Clinic
                                                                    Darren DUNN
                                                                    VP; Travel & tourism, ADARA
                                                                      Süha DERBENT
                                                                      Professional Photographer
                                                                        Benny AVISAR
                                                                        CEO, Sky Productions
                                                                          Roberto ALVEREZ
                                                                          Director Strategic Accounts, Social Bakers
                                                                            Shen ZEYOU
                                                                            Director of Marketing Research Department, Marketing Division
                                                                              Cem KINAY
                                                                              President of The O Innovations 360 and Founder of Magic Life AI Hotels
                                                                                Aditya MONWANE
                                                                                Director, Motwane Entertainment and Weddings
                                                                                  Alyssa RAMOS
                                                                                  Travel Blogger/Influencer, My Life's A Travel Movie
                                                                                    Carla MARQUES
                                                                                    Director of Marketing and Development, Filmmaster Events
                                                                                      Hsi-Lin LIU
                                                                                      Deputy Director General, Taiwan Tourism Bureau
                                                                                        Diego PONS
                                                                                        Youtuber Alberto & Lousu - Youtuber /Tv programmer - Mochilleros Tv
                                                                                          Dr. Badr Al BADR
                                                                                          CEO, Dur Hospitality
                                                                                            Emin ÇAKMAK
                                                                                            Founding and Honoary Chairman of GHTC
                                                                                              Erdem TOLON
                                                                                              Watch Market Leader, The Nielsen Company
                                                                                                Hatice Korkmaz
                                                                                                Instagrammer, @kardinalmelon
                                                                                                  Jeff JOHNS
                                                                                                  Founder, Whatdoesntsuck
                                                                                                    Jerry NAUMOFF
                                                                                                    Minister for Foreign Investments, Macedonia
                                                                                                      Joao LEITAO
                                                                                                      Founder, Nomad Revelations Travel Blog
                                                                                                        Kach & Jonathan HOWE
                                                                                                        Founders, 2 Monkey Travel
                                                                                                          Kerim SİPAHİLER
                                                                                                          President, Site-Turkey
                                                                                                            Lee Ann HOWE
                                                                                                            Founder, @luxuryworldtraveler
                                                                                                              Lionel VALLA
                                                                                                              Managing Director, Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort
                                                                                                                Murat ÖZBİLGİ
                                                                                                                Managing Partner, gezimanya.com
                                                                                                                  Naveen RIVZI
                                                                                                                  Regional Director - India and Indian Ocean, Pacific World
                                                                                                                    Samit GARG
                                                                                                                    Director, E Factor Entertainment
                                                                                                                      Yusuf ACIBİBER
                                                                                                                      Security Director, IGA Operation Services
                                                                                                                        Marc AEBERHARD
                                                                                                                        Owner, Luxury Hotel and Spa Management
                                                                                                                          Piyush SHARMA
                                                                                                                          CEO New Initiatives, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises
                                                                                                                            Osman GEYLAN
                                                                                                                            Board Member, Gilan
                                                                                                                              Regitse ROSENVINGE
                                                                                                                              Founder, The Copenhagen Traveler
                                                                                                                                Saad Al QAHTANI
                                                                                                                                Tourist Accommodation Sector Manager
                                                                                                                                  Salih Seçkin SEVİNÇ
                                                                                                                                  Founder, harbiyiyorum.com
                                                                                                                                    Sam HORINE
                                                                                                                                    Instagrammer, @samhorine
                                                                                                                                      Silva Armando DUNDURO
                                                                                                                                      Minister of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Mozambique
                                                                                                                                        Sina AFRA
                                                                                                                                        CEO and Founder at Evtiko
                                                                                                                                          Tarek SAKİK
                                                                                                                                          Managing Partner of Hadath International Group
                                                                                                                                            Carlos ESTEVE
                                                                                                                                            Ferrandis Managing Director, otel.com
                                                                                                                                              Anna OLEKHEYKO
                                                                                                                                              Department Manager, MICE Unifest Travel
                                                                                                                                                Edwin BROERS
                                                                                                                                                Regional Vice President of Central and Eastern Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group
                                                                                                                                                  Aslıhan ÇÖRTÜRK
                                                                                                                                                  Director of Marketing and Business Development, TAV Airports
                                                                                                                                                    Ömer KARTIN
                                                                                                                                                    Managing Owner, Alakart Travel
                                                                                                                                                      Bora İŞBULAN
                                                                                                                                                      General Manager, TAV Operations Services
                                                                                                                                                        Dmitry ROGULEV
                                                                                                                                                        Managing Director, ADA-Symposium
                                                                                                                                                          Hicran ÖZBÜK
                                                                                                                                                          General Manager, Istanbul Convention Visitors Bureau / Istanbul Shopping Fest
                                                                                                                                                            Süleyman Kamil YÜCEORAL
                                                                                                                                                            Former Undersecretary of Tourism Minister, Republic of Turkey
                                                                                                                                                              Bülent AKARCALI
                                                                                                                                                              Former Health and Tourism Minister, Republic of Turkey
                                                                                                                                                                Catherina AFEKU
                                                                                                                                                                Minister of Tourism, Culture and Art Creatives, Ghana
                                                                                                                                                                  Sezen ÖZGAN
                                                                                                                                                                  Director-Turkey, International Hotel Development, Marriott International
                                                                                                                                                                    İrfan ÖNAL
                                                                                                                                                                    General Director, Promotion Office, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Turkey
                                                                                                                                                                      Yeşim SANAL
                                                                                                                                                                      General Manager, AMC International
                                                                                                                                                                        Demet SABANCI ÇETİNDOĞAN
                                                                                                                                                                        President of Executive Board, Demsa Group
                                                                                                                                                                          Hermant KALE
                                                                                                                                                                          Director, Swaaha Wedding Management
                                                                                                                                                                            Bünyat ÖZPAK
                                                                                                                                                                            Managing Partner, Inventum MICE
                                                                                                                                                                              Osman TUFANOĞULLARI
                                                                                                                                                                              Co-Founder, Related Digital Marketing Group
                                                                                                                                                                                Duygu KUŞKULU
                                                                                                                                                                                Managing Director, Crystal Concepts
                                                                                                                                                                                  Prof. Dr. Mustafa SOLAK
                                                                                                                                                                                  Rector, Afyon Kocatepe University
                                                                                                                                                                                    Kamil YANIKÖMEROĞLU
                                                                                                                                                                                    President, Rönesans Health Investments
                                                                                                                                                                                      Wanda Corazon TEO
                                                                                                                                                                                      Secretary of Tourism, Philippines
                                                                                                                                                                                        Hande BERKTAN
                                                                                                                                                                                        Economy Programmer
                                                                                                                                                                                          Özlem AVCIOĞLU
                                                                                                                                                                                          Founder & Owner, travelmodus.com
                                                                                                                                                                                            Munthir Al ANSARI
                                                                                                                                                                                            Tourism Advisor, Member of Panel of Experts, UNWTO
                                                                                                                                                                                              Shubhra BHARDWAJ
                                                                                                                                                                                              Founder & Creative Director - Ferriswheel Entertainment
                                                                                                                                                                                                Pınar TIMER
                                                                                                                                                                                                General Manager, Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Nilsun TÜMER
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Managing Partner, Hotel & More
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hande TİBUK
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Executive Board Member & General Coordinator, Net Holding Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Juan ANTONIO
                                                                                                                                                                                                      March Partner, ECIJA
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yonca ERTÜRK
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Owner and Producer, Pati Film
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Serdar ÇAKARER
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Producer, +90 Film Production
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nurdan TEKEOĞLU
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Producer and Academician, Istanbul Ticaret University
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Metin SUERKAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Culinary Tourism Specialist and Owner, Brand Travel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ferzan ÇELİKKANAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                General Manager, Er Yatırım
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cem POLATOĞLU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Journalist, World Traveller & Tourist Guide and Owner, Tur Andiamo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Can GÖKTAŞ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mahesh VERMA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Founder & Managing Director, For You Group of Companies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Christophe DRAYE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vice President, Business Development Global Sport and Special Events, FiveCurrents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Prapti MALHOTRA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Business Head, Special Projects, Wizcraft International Entertainment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bhavnesh SAWHNEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Director, Wedniksha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Alpaslan KILIÇASLAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Founder & Board Member, Eventegg.com & Verus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ana Comoane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Deputy Vice - Minister of Culture and Tourism Republic of Mozambique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thomas Andersson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CEO - Visit Stockholm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cho Yung Hui
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Director General Taiwan Tourism Bureau
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Edita Dapo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Minister of Environment and Tourism Bosnia and Herzegovina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Abulfaz Garayev
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Minister of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Azerbaijan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          İsmet Esenyel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Undersecretary, Ministry of Tourism and Environment Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maksat Usubaliev
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Deputy Director of the Department of Tourism Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism Kyrgyztan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Avni Kastrati
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Kosovo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Catherine Afeku
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Minister for Tourism Culture and Creative Arts Republic of Ghana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mohamud Abdi Hassan Begos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  State Minister of Information Culture and Tourism Somali Federal Republic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Attenders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Speakers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    150
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Countries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Agenda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Enjoy the unique opportunity to join in a summit to share ideas and experiences in the challenges facing their companies and countries with respect to tourism.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 16 FEB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Day 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 17 FEB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Day 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 18 FEB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Day 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Coral Travel Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DenizBank Hall I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DenizBank Hall II
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kempinski Hall I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kempinski Hall II
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10:00 - 11:30 Opening Ceremony

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bulut Bağcı - President of Executive Board, World Tourism Forum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Başaran Ulusoy - President, Association of Turkish Travel Agencies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mehmet Akarca - General Director, Directorate General of Press and Information, Republic of Turkey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nabi Avcı - Minister of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Turkey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Binali Yıldırım - Prime Minister, Republic of Turkey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:30 - 12:00 Keynote Speech

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hakan Ateş, CEO, DenizBank

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12:00 - 12:30 Keynote Speech

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Michael Frenzel, Special Ambassador of UNWTO and Former Chairman of World Travel & Tourism Council

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12:30 - 13:00 Keynote Speech

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SPHILKO SERGEY PAVLOVICH President of Russian Union of Travel Industry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13:00 - 13:30 Keynote Speech

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Demet Sabancı Çetindoğan - President Executive Board, DemSA Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13:30 - 14:15 Keynote Speech

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    David Miliband - The President and Chief Executive of International Rescue Committee (IRC)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:15 - 14:30 Keynote Speech

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MUSTAFA DEMIR Mayor, Fatih Municipality

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:30 - 15:00 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Economic Impacts of Travel Industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MEHMET SIMSEK Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Turkey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:00 - 15:30 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Destination Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fettah Tamince Owner, Rixos Hotels

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:30 - 16:00 Entrepreneurship in Tourism Industry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    KERİM SİPAHİLER President, Site-Turkey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SİNA AFRA CEO and Founder at Evtiko
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALPASLAN KILIÇASLAN Founder & Board Member, eventegg.com & Verus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ORKUN TEKIN Founder & Board Member, ucakbileti.com & otelz.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:30 - 12:00 Keynote Speech

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thomas Andersson - CEO, Visit Stockholm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13:00 - 13:30 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tourism and Urbanism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hilmi Türkmen - Mayor, Üsküdar Municipality

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13:30 - 14:15 Aviation Investments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The latest developments in the flying world: Crucial time for investors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    YETKIN ÖZER (Moderator) Manager of PR & Promotion Department, Thrace Development Agency

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SHEN ZEYOU Director of Marketing Research Department, China Southern Airlines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ASLIHAN ÇÖRTÜK Director of Marketing and Business Development, TAV Airports

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:15 - 14:30 Keynote Speech

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SALIM ÖZDEMIR Chairman of the Board, HalalTourism.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12:00 - 12:30 Online Tourism
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Heading to the limitless era: e-tourism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator - Cem Kınay 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Clement Wong - CEO, BeMYGuest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Carlos Esteve Ferrandis - Managing Director, Otel.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yeşim Sanal - General Manager, AMC International

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:15 - 15:00 Destination Marketing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SHAHER HAMDAN - President, Jordan Society of Tourism & Travel Agents

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JUAN ANTONIO MARCH - Partner, ECIJA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    OMER ABDULLE - Director, Visit Mogadishu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MUNTHIR AL-ANSARI - Tourism Advisor, Member of Panel of Experts, UNWTO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:30 - 16:00 Border Security
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Changing course: Tourist behaviours against unsecure borders

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DR. JOHN COYNE Head of Border Security, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    YUSUF ACIBIBER Security Director, IGA Operation Services

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:15 - 15:00 Keynote Speech

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator : Murat Özbilgili Mete Vardar - CEO, Jolly Tour

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:00 - 15:30 Keynote Speech

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Murat Özbilgili Süha Derbent - Professional Photographer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:00 - 15:30 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Shopping Travel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Murat Özbilgili HICRAN ÖZBÜK General Manager, Istanbul Convention Visitors Bureau / Istanbul Shopping Fest

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:15 - 15:00 Tourism in Media

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Murat Öbilgi - Managing Partner, gezimanya.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sharron Livingston - Managing Editor, The Travel Magazine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PIYUSH SHARMA - CEO New Initiatives, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Erdem Tolon - Watch Market Leader, The Nielsen Company

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tarek Sakık - Managing Partner of Hadath International Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:00 - 15:30 CEO Talks for Future of Tourism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: DR. NILSUN TÜMER Managing Partner, Hotel & More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BUGRA BERBEROGLU Group President & CEO, River Rock Hotels &Resorts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HANDE TIBUK Executive Board Member & General Coordinator, Net Holding Inc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FERZAN ÇELIKKANAT General Manager, Er Yatırım

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Coral Travel Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DenizBank Hall I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DenizBank Hall ll
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kempinski Hall I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kempinski Hall II
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:00 - 11:30 Keynote Speech

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Zach King - Youtuber/Viner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:30 - 12:00 Tourism Investments

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Hilal Özdemir

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Edwin Broers - Regional Vice President of Central and Eastern Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sezen Özgan  - Director-Turkey, International Hotel Development, Marriott International

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12:00 - 12:30 Travel Stories of Celebrities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Ömür Sabuncuoglu Celebrity News Director, Show TV

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aşkım Kapışmak Behavioral Sciences Specialist & Author

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Deniz Akkaya TV Host, Presenter & Former Model

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lunch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13:30 - 14:15 Keynote Speech

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jack Straw - Former Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary under Prime Minister Tony Blair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:30 - 15:00 Ministerial Meeting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Hilal Özdemir

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hsi-Lin Liu Deputy Director General, Taiwan Tourism Bureau Jerry Naumoff Minister For Foreign Investments, Macedonia Wanda Corazon Teo Secretary Of Tourism, Philippines Catherina Afeku Minister Of Tourism, Culture And Art Creatives, Ghana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Walter Mzembiminister Of Tourism And Hospitality Industry, Republic Of Zimbabwe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:00 - 15:45 The Future of Health Tourism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Emin Çakmak - Founding And Honorary Chairman Of Ghtc Bülent Akarcali - Former Health And Tourism Minister, Republic Of Turkey Süleyman Kamil Yüceoral - Former Undersecretary Of Tourism Minister, Republic Of Turkey Kamil Yanikömeroglu - President, Rönesans Health Investments Prof. Dr. Mustafa Solak - Rector, Afyon Kocatepe University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10:30 - 11:00 Keynote Speech

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Mickey Mehta - Global Leading Holistic Health Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:00 - 11:45 Wellness Tourism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    YETKIN ÖZER Manager of PR & Promotion Department, Thrace Development Agency

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MARC AEBERHARD Owner, Luxury Hotel and Spa Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALEJANDRO BATALLER Vice President, SHA Wellness Clinic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LIONEL VALLA Managing Director, Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:45 - 12:30 Economic Impacts of Wedding Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Duygu Kuskulu Managing Director, Crystal Concepts Samit Garg - Director, E Factor Entertainment Benny Avisar - Ceo, Sky Production Tomas De Bruyne - International Floral Designer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lunch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13:30 - 14:00 The Evolution of Luxury

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Özlem Avcioglu - Owner, Travelmodus.Com And Haaz Design Ralph Radtke - Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul General Manager Regional Director Of Kempinski Residences In Turkey Iran Monroy - Director, Global Corporate Communications And Brand Strategy, Deer Jet    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:00 - 14: 30 Big Games & Ceremonies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Carla Marques - Director Of Marketing And Development, Filmmaster Events Cantekin Temizer - General Manager, The Sofa Hotels & Residences  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:00 - 15:30 Protected Areas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Yetkin Özer - Manager Of Pr & Promotion Department, Thrace Development Agency Prince Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar - Executive Director At Historic Resort Hotels Udaipur Saad Al Qahtani - Tourist Accommodation Sector Manager, Saudi Commission For Tourism And National Heritage  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10:30 - 11:00 Technology Investments

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Cem Kinay - President, The O Innovations 360 Osman Tufanogullari - Co-Founder, Related Digital Marketing Group Darren Dunn - Vice President, Travel & Tourism, Adara

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:30 - 12:15 Social Media and Digital Outputs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Cem Kinay - President, The O Innovations 360 Juan Andres Milleiro Nh Hotel Group, Head Of Social Media Sean Gardner Vice President Of Digital Media, And Board Member, World Communication Forum Glen Gilmore Forbes Top 20 Social Media Influencer Roberto Alvarez Director Strategic Accounts, Social Bakers  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lunch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13:30 - 14:00 Guest Satisfaction and The Guest Experience Index

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Dr. Nilsun Tümer - Managing Partner, Hotel & More Pinar Timer - General Manager, Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah Anastasia Kiritsi - Marketing And Public Relations Manager, Small Luxury Hotels Of The World Can Göktas - General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:00 - 15:30 Cinema Tourism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Duygu Kuşkulu - Managing Director, Crystal Concepts Vivek Singhania - Producer, Picture Perfect Elif Dağdeviren - Director, International Antalya Film Festival Asst. Prof. Nurdan Tekeoğlu - Producer and Academition, Istanbul Ticaret University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:30 - 16:00 The Economic Impacts of Tourism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Cem Kinay - President, The O Innovations 360 Mohamed Elnaggar - Tourism Expert, Ministry Of Economy, Government Of Uae Dr. Badr Al Badr - Ceo, Dur Hospitality James Charisiou - Chief Investment Officer, Amaryllis Capital  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:30 - 12:15 Blog Strategy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Murat Özbilgi - Managing Partner, gezimanya.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13:30 - 14:00 Professional Content Marketing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kach& Jonathan Howe - Co-Founders of Two Monkeys Travel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:00 - 14: 30 Life of a Lifestyle Influencer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: GÖZE SENER 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    REGITSE ROSENVINGE The Copenhagen Traveler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALYSSIA RAMOS MyLifeIsaMovie.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GILBERT ANTOLIN Luxury World Traveler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:30 - 15:00 Inspiring Travelers with Photography

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Sinan Çakmak 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mehmet Kirali - Civilking Joao Leitao - Nomad Revelations Travel Blog Conor Macneil - The Fella  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:00 - 15:45 Destination Marketing Essentials

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Murat Özbilgi Janicke Hansen - Norske Reiseblogger Simon Lewis - Travel Massive Stephanie Be - Travel Break

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:45 - 16:30 Traveling with Videos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Murat Özbilgi Kasia Mecinski - Tofu.Media Alberto Menendez & Iosu Lopez - Mochileros Tv Jeff Johns - Whatdoesntsuck

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10:30 - 11:00 Current Trends of Destination Weddings

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Bünyat Özpak - Managing Director, Inventum Mice Aditya Motwane - Director, Motwane Entertainment And Weddings Hemant Kale - Director, Swaaha Wedding Management Mahesh Verma - Founder & Managing Director, For You Group Of Companies Bhavnesh Sawhney - Director, Wedniksha

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:00 - 11:45 Big Scale Organizations: Mega Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Hicran Özbük - General Manager, Istanbul Convention Visitors Bureau / Istanbul Shopping Fest Shubhra Bhardwaj - Founder & Creative Director, Ferriswheel Entertainment Prapti Malhotra - Business Head, Special Projects, Wizcraft International Entertainment Christophe Draye - Vice President, Business Development Global Sport And Special Events, Fivecurrents

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lunch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:45 - 12:30 MICE Industry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Bünyat Özpak - Managing Partner, Inventum Mice Naveen Rizvi - Regional Director India And Indian Ocean, Pacific World Dmitry Rogulev - Managing Director, Ada-Symposium Anna Olekheyko - Department Manager,Mice, Unifest Travel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:00 - 14:45 Gastronomic Tourism
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Discovering foodie getaways around the world

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Ömer Kartin - Vice President, Turkish Society Of Culinary Tourism Aylin Yazicioglu - Famous Chef And Owner, Nicole Restaurant Cem Polatoglu - Journalist, World Traveller & Tourist Guide And Owner, Tur Andiamo Metin Suerkan - Culinary Tourism Specialist And Owner, Brand Travel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:00 - 15:30 Changing Customer Desires and Alternative Marketing Tools

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Cüneyt Baycan - Jolly Tur, Director Of Marketing Çagri Saglik - Malaysia Tourism Office, General Manager Özgü Alnitemiz - Celestyal Cruises, General Manager Nedime Konuksever - Aircanada, General Manager

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Coral Travel Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10:00 - 11:30 Closing Ceremony

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PRESS ACCREDITATION FOR GLOBAL MEETING 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Since 2015, the World Tourism Forum has been the meeting point for leaders shaping the global tourism trends. Global Meeting hosted a large number of industry executives, investors and public authorities from all over the world in February 2017. The World Tourism Forum welcomes the press offering various services and information as noted below. For questions or additional information, please contact us at info@worldtourismforum.net

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The World Tourism Forum communicates releases, statements, advertisements to media outlets on a weekly basis. These are also posted on our website throughout the week.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For press information, images and media resources about World Tourism Forum meetings and summits please get in touch with Cansu Dilir at c.dilir@worldtourismforum.net

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We compile all the information, data, and meeting outputs in a bulletin and share them with all the participants.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SVEND OLAV LEIRVAAG – Vıce Presıdent & Head Of Internatıonal Relatıons Amadeus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      World Tourism Forum with its profile of participants and speakers from its very first meeting has been identified as the region’s most important summit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • MARTIN VERDON ROE – Vıce Presıdent & Global Dısplay Trıpadvısor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In World Tourism Forum in B2B meetings there is an opportunity too listen closely to industry representatives’ needs and demands.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • FREDRICK REINFELD – Prıme Mınıster of Sweden (2006 – 2014)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      From the political perspective World Tourism Forum is an important vision summit bringing together tourism leaders.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • RECEP TAYYİP ERDOĞAN – Presıdent Republıc of Turkey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I consider that by the point of collaboration, World Tourism Forum's participant profiles as well as its agenda is a very efficient platform.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • JOSÉ MANUEL BARROSO – Presıdent of European Commıssıon ( 2004 – 2014)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      World Tourism Forum is really important initiative, Turkey is one of the most important tourism Powers in the World.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • TODD BENJAMIN – Cnn Internatıonal Fınancıal Edıtor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      World Tourism Forum was the biggest tourism event I have ever participated till today.

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