Mehmet Önkal, managing partner of BDO Hospitality Consulting, has been named as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented at the Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference. Selected by the CATHIC advisory board, the Lifetime Achievement Award is presented in recognition of the remarkable contribution Önkal has made to the region’s hospitality industry throughout his career.
Turkey’s tourism potential is coming on par with that of the much-promoted BRIC states – Brazil, Russia, India and China – encouraged by a forecasted 45 per cent annual growth in gross domestic product during the next five years, according to Daniel Thorniley, president of DT-Global Business Consulting. Thorniley is set to further address the topic at the upcoming Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference, scheduled for May 29th-30th in Istanbul.
Prospects for foreign investment in Turkey’s burgeoning tourism and hospitality sector will be under the spotlight at the upcoming Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference to be held in the Marmara Taksim, Istanbul. During the last decade, foreign investment in Turkey’s tourism and hospitality industries reached record levels, averaging close to US$10 billion per year and prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is quoted as saying that the country will soon be among the top recipients of foreign direct investment, much earmarked for infrastructure improvements.
Yapi Kredi Bank’s Cevdet Akçay kicked off the CATHIC conference with a rousing call to Turkey’s economic and financial community to improve its communication with the rest of the World.
The second Central Asia and Turkey Hotel Investment Conference (CATHIC) is under way in Istanbul with the arrival of 350 delegates from 33 countries. A networking session, followed by a reception at the Istanbul’s newest hotel - Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler will launch proceedings.
The Central Asia & Turkey Hotel Investment Conference (CATHIC) will showcase development projects within Central Asia and Turkey during the Investment Den. As one of the most popular sessions held at our other conferences in Berlin, Moscow and Dubai, the Investment Den is an opportunity for developers to present their project to a panel of investors who are willing to “invest*” in their development.
The Bench Events group has expanded its portfolio, adding the inaugural Central Asia and Turkey Hotel Investment Conference (CATHIC) to its roster from 2011. Along with co-organisers Questex Media Group, Bench will host the event at the InterContinental Istanbul from February 7th next year.