Only four days left to the annual meeting for global MICE community!

Only four days left to the annual meeting for global MICE community!

ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition by Turkish Airlines will be opening its doors for the 5th time at Istanbul Convention Center – ICC between 21-23 February 2018. This year the exhibition is held very strongly thanks to 169 exhibitors from 33 countries, 21 group coordinators and 41 international media partners and 153 international hosted buyers from 40 countries (70% renewed each year), 230 corporate hosted buyers and 235 visitor hosted buyers. 360 degree marketing campaign worth 3,410,242.00 TL has been applied during the year with the huge support of our 170 sponsor companies. Within the scope of the exhibition, worldwide known 29 speakers will inspire us in 19 sessions to be held concurrently at two meeting rooms for 3 days in a row. Only the exhibitors, hosted buyers and accredited press are free to attend the sessions. For the visitors, tickets are sold on biletix.com.

Recognized as the region’s most extensive B2B event, ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition by Turkish Airlines is to celebrate it’s 5th birthday in Istanbul – the city where continents meet-with a new motto: “Everything You Need For Your Meetings & Events Organization Is At ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition!”. 57 international exhibitors from 33 destinations (Afghanistan, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cote Divoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Morocco, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Rwandese Republic, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Ukraine, U.A.E., U.K. includes 10 new destinations) and 750+ MICE industry buyers from 40 countries (Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea(South), Lebanon, Lithuania, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine, U.A.E., U.K., U.S.) will meet with 15.000+ professional visitors under one roof.

The foreign speakers, foreign hosted buyers and foreign exhibitors will attend the Bosphorus boat trip between 18.00-19.00. The official gala dinner of the exhibition sponsored by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism will be held at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel on February 21st. between 19.00-22.00 with live music.

The Most Ostentatious Party Of The Year: AMEzing PARTY

The valuable speakers, exhibitors, hosted buyers and the private press list will experience the “AMEzing Party” on the second day of the exhibition in a dome tent with magnificent 360 degree mapping show by Dreambox, DJ and dance groups from Amsterdam to have a chance to build new business contacts.

AMEzing Party,-the most ambitious party of the year will be performing unforgettable shows with 360 degree video mapping, special dance and music groups and DJ performance in the giant dome tent which will be set up in front of the Istanbul Congress Center on February 22nd.

Fascinating Sessions Under The Theme of “Creative Events&Event Technology”

Are you ready for inspiration? The most creative year for your events! There prepared a fantastic agenda lined up. There will be 19 sessions three days in a row with 29 globally well-known speakers on their sector. World’s best speakers in lightening design on and video mapping will be presenting their knowledge in a very creative way. Valerio Festi, the most famous show and feast designer in the world will share his knowledge.

The ace of mice application can be download from app Store and google play store to facilitate the exhibition experience and vote for The 6th the Best Stand Award Category witin ACE of M.I.C.E. Awards.

Besides the two main subject, AME’18 Speakers program is full of surprised content. The confirmed sessions are as following:

21 February 2018, Wednesday

10.00-11.00 Official Opening & Press Conference // Main Session Hall – B4 Floor Part A

11.00-12.00 Strategic Meeting Management Framework, Muge Ozdemir, Customer Events & Engagement Lead, Pfizer Europe Clusters // Speakers’ Corner – B5 Floor Low Ceiling

12.45-13.15 Creative Thinking, Halit Beyazkurk, 1957 Design & Event, Untitled // Main Session Hall – B4 Floor Part A

13.30-14.30 Creativity At ILEA(International Live Event Association) And The Impact Of Education On Creativity, Emma Clark, ILEA Middle East, VP For Knowledge And Education, Moderated by Meltem Tepeler, ILEA Turkey, President // Speakers’ Corner – B5 Floor Low Ceiling

Dr. James Morgan, Owner, Event Tech Lab & University of Westminster, Senior Lecturer, ILEA U.K. Chapter
13.30-15.30 Event – Entertainment – Experience, Mat Johnson, Live Experience Strategist & Owner of White Fox Consultancy & Bora Aksoylu, Experience Marketing Consultant & Arkın Celik, MC – Sponsored by ICVB/Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau) // Main Session Hall – B4 Floor Part A

14.45-15.45 ICCA(International Congress and Convention Association) Session, Prof. Dr. Vugar Mammadov (Azerbaijan), Professor Of Medicine And Lawyer, Senior Executive Of Different International Professional Associations, Visiting Professor Of A Number Of World Universities //

Speakers’ Corner – B5 Floor Low Ceiling

Middle East as an Emerging Market, Senthil Gopinath, Regional Director for Middle East

Benefits of Joining an International Association in a Collaborative Economy, Moderated by Elif Balci Fisunoglu, ICCA Regional Director for Europe

15.45-16.45 The Dramaturgy Applied To The Progress Of Technical Research In The World Of The Events, Valerio Festi, Festi Group-Founder // Main Session Hall – B4 Floor Part A

16.45-17.45 Importance of Interpersonal Communication in Digital Age Mine Kalpakçıoğlu, T.I.M.E. Tasarım İletişim Medya Etüd Prodüksiyon, General Manager // Speakers’ Corner – B5 Floor Low Ceiling

17.30-18.30 Bosphorus Boat Tour**

**Foreign exhibitors, foreign hosted buyers and foreign speakers are invited

19.00-22.00 Gala Dinner // Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus Sponsored by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism***

***Exhibititors, hosted buyers and speakers are invited.

22 February 2018, Thursday

11.00-12.15 The Top Disruptive Technology Trends Transforming the Events and Tradeshow Industries, Corbin Ball, CMP, CSP, DES, Owner, Corbin Ball & Co. // Main Session Hall – B4 Floor Part A

11.00-12.00 Diji MICE, Ahmet Karanis @yiyelimguzelleselim, Ebru Sezer @gezenayaklarcom, Cem Karakuş @c_karakus, Moderated by Yaprak Yapsan, Idecon Founder and Director // Speakers’ Corner – B5 Floor Low Ceiling

12.30-13.15 UNICEO Speaker / The Importance of Events in New Generation Marketing Strategies, Tunc Berkman, Marketing VP at Vestel Electronics // Speakers’ Corner – B5 Floor Low Ceiling

13.30-14.30 Event Technology Trends, Dr. James Morgan, Event Tech Lab & University of Westminster // Main Session Hall – B4 Floor Part A

13.30-14.30 China Outbound Travel and MICE Market for Turkey, Dr. Marcus Lee, Managing Director, CEO ASIA Business Travel & MICE // Speakers’ Corner – B5 Floor Low Ceiling

14.45-15.45 Tools To Add Value To Your Clients And Events Without Losing The Human Touch, John Martinez, CEO&Founder, Shocklogic // Main Session Hall – B4 Floor Part A

14.45-15.45 Skill Development Workshop, Leveraging Social Media for Travel-Trade/MICE Industry, Daksh Sharma, Managing Director, TravHQ Media & Iffort // Speakers’ Corner – B5 Floor Low Ceiling

16.00-17.00 Rise Against Time, Ali Yücel, Arkadyas, Founder & Gizem Yücel, Dr., Arkadyas, Business Development Manager // Main Session Hall – B4 Floor Part A

16.00-17.00 Industry Best Practices for Green Meetings and Sustainability, Shekar Grover, Editor and CEO – MICE INDIA // Speakers’ Corner – B5 Floor Low Ceiling

17.30-00.00 AMEzing Party**** // DOME TENT (At the front yard of Istanbul Congress Center-ICC)

**** Exhibitiors, hosted buyers and speakers are invited.

23 February 2018, Friday

10.00-11.00 ICCA Member-Only Networking Breakfast // Speakers’ Corner – B5 Floor Low Ceiling

UNICEO Education Program for Senior Corporate: Measurement – Use of Digital – Innovation – Security – Integration of New Generations // Main Session Hall – B4 Floor Part A

11.00-11.45 New Understandings for Sustainable Communication through Events, Ms. Rana Birden , Head of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Kale Group of Companies // Main Session Hall – B4 Floor Part A

11.45-12.30 Event Sustainability Management, Dr. Güner Ekşi, ITU / SUT-D Secretary General // Main Session Hall – B4 Floor Part A

12.30-13.15 Corporate Events in the Marketing Mix, Debora Piovesan, Congress Director, ESOT // Main Session Hall – B4 Floor Part A

13.30-14.30 Secrets of Success in Event Management and Critical Success Factors, Seda Mızrakli Ferik, KREA M.I.C.E., Founder/CEO // Main Session Hall – B4 Floor Part A

For more information you may contact: Aslı Altınok Erdal, asli@turizmmedya.net , 02164659556 – 05354868503, ameistanbul.com