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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.

Ralph RADTKE

Palace Kempinski Istanbul, Regional Director of Kempinski Residences Turkey

Jack STRAW

Former Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary, UK

Dr. John COYNE

Head of Border Security, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Nedime KONUKSEVER

General Manager, AirCanada

Mete VARDAR

CEO, Jolly Tour

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

Former President of the French Republic

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

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

Diego PONS

Youtuber Alberto & Lousu – Youtuber /Tv programmer – Mochilleros Tv

Dr. Badr Al BADR

CEO, Dur Hospitality

Emin ÇAKMAK

Founding and Honorary Chairman of GHTC

Erdem TOLON

Watch Market Leader, The Nielsen Company

Hatice Korkmaz

nstagrammer, @kardinalmelon

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

eputy Director General, Taiwan Tourism Bureau

Thomas ANDERSSON

CEO, Visit Stockholm

Shaher HAMDAN

President, Jordan Society of Tourism & Travel Agents

Alejandro BATALLER

Vice President,SHA Wellness Clinic

Süha DERBENT

Professional Photographer

Shen ZEYOU

Director of Marketing Research Department, Marketing Division

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

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

Juan Andres MILLEIRO

Head of Social Media, NH Hotel Group

Metin ALTUN

Founder & CEO, MetGlobal

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

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

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

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 SAKIK

Managing Partner of Hadath International Group

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 Editor – The Travel Magazine

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 Internati

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

r. Wanda Corazon TEO

Secretary of Tourism, Philippines

Hande BERKTAN

Economy Programmer

Özlem AVCIOĞLU

Founder & Owner, travelmodus.com

Munthir Al ANSARI

ourism 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

ISTANBUL CONGRESS CENTER
Darülbedai Cad.
No:3 34367
Şişli, Maçka
İstanbul

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February 16 to 18, 2017

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