Co-Founder, Sipahiler Events & Chairman of Site Turkey

Kerim Sipahiler


Kerim Sipahiler is the Founding Partner and CEO of  Sipahiler Events , since 1996 ( Sipahiler Events  is an international event management company, where all phases of events are managed from A to Z, with tailor-made contents according to the demands of clients.  It is one of the top leading event management companies in Turkey, where a wide range of event types such as corporate events, gatherings, launch events, protocols are executed diligently.  Kerim is also the Founding Partner of Istanbul TALKS Conferences, new generation of conference series which aims to add value to Istanbul with the topics it covers and geographically embraces EMEA region (

Before his appointment in Sipahiler Events, Kerim was the Founder of ITE Turkey, Project Director of IDEF 93, IDE 95 Defence Fairs.  Prior those roles, Kerim worked as an auditior in Ernst & Young, between 1988-1990.

He is also elected as the President of SITE Turkey, where he currently still leads this role until 2018 (

Kerim holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boğazici University (Class of 1988).  His ambition, as the President of SITE Turkey is to gather the M.I.C.E industry under a single unit, enabling the players and the industry to be stronger to achieve further success.

Session: MICE Industry