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Global Tourism Forum organizes several events aiming to promote the hosting country internationally. GTF organizes select activities designed to strengthen the country's branding abroad.

ABOUT GLOBAL TOURISM FORUM

As the leading international tourism, development, and investment initiative of London based institution World Tourism Forum Institute, Global Tourism Forum promotes the countries in the fields of  tourism development, economic growth, foreign direct investment, and sustainability and offers human resources support to the industry.

”The Global Tourism Forum (GTF) is an initiative of international institution World Tourism Forum Institute standing for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and worldwide accessible tourism.”

Global Tourism Forum is reshaping economies through tourism development. We work to maximize positive effects of tourism around the world, besides it is one of our main aims to minimize the negative impacts, which are obstacles in our way to achieve sustainable development goals in tourism globally.

GTF generates market knowledge, promotes competitive and sustainable tourism policies and instruments, fosters tourism education and training, and works to make tourism an effective tool for development through its events, masterplans, marketing, research and HR solutions.

BULUT BAĞCI

President

Bulut Bağcı is a foresighted, success-oriented businessman. As an entrepreneur, he is talented to see the short-comings in industries and fills the gaps with successful strategies. He was born in 1985. He graduated from Tourism Administration department with an honors degree at one of the most prestigious universities of Turkey, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul in 2009.

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SUMAIRA ISAACS

CEO

First an Artist – than a serial entrepreneur…
An Industry veteran, with over 25 years experience working within tourism and business tourism industry, supporting and developing some of the most prolific winning tourism destinations. Ms.Isaacs has worked both as a destination practitioner (DMC, PCO) as well as an advisor consultant to Tourist Boards, Associations and Local Governments in Asia, Africa, Middle East, and North America.

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BARIŞ KAHRIMAN

Board Member

Barış Kahrıman graduated from TED Ankara College and Uludağ University International Relations Department. After working for a while in the public after his graduation, he worked in the private sector as of 2008 and as a country partner MCI Global company, one of the world’s largest organization companies starting from January 2014. Since 2019, Barıs Kahrıman has been a member of the Executive Board of the Global Tourism Forum. He organized several voluminous national and international organizations.

CEM BAĞCI

Board Member

Cem Bağcı represented Turkey within the scope of EU, whom in 2009, got a TUBITAK degree in the field of history. Bağcı, who also served as a consultant to many politicians over the years, also took part in election campaign coordinatorships. His first book entitled as the “Unarmed War” is on perception management and strategy. He took part in various seminars and trainings on political communication, perception management, strategy and entrepreneurship at universities. He is the founder and president of the Turkey Perception Center.

Beyazıt Özpeynirci
Chief Marketing Officer

Bruno Murargy
Representative for Central/West Africa

Ceren Öz
Chief Content Officer

Ufuk Yavuz Tümer
Business Development Director

Yusuf Cihan Süslü
Chief Operating Officer

Trần Bảo Trân
Director of Asia

Francisco Coll Morales
Contributing Economist

Efe Temizel
Digital Marketing Strategist

Cem Bağcı
Chief Strategy Officer

Uğurcan Bakö
Graphic Designer