Chairman & CEO, EVER Group
Chief Development Officer, ACCOR
President & CEO, Wyndham Hotel Group
Director, BDO Hospitality Consulting, Istanbul
Coordinator of Tourism Investments , Demsa Group
Chief Development Officer, Europe, IHG
Elif Balci Fisunoglu
General Manager , Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau - ICVB
General Manager , Ertürk Yeminli Mali Müşavirlik ve Bağımsız Denetim A.Ş.
Vice President Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Chairman of the Board, Silkar Turizm Yatırım ve İşletmeleri A.Ş.
Mehmet Sükrü Nenem
Country Head - Switzerland, Turkish Airlines
Managing Director, European Golf Design
Vice Chairperson of GYODER (The Association of Real Estate Investment Companies) , General Manager of Extensa Istanbul
Managing Director , Blackstone
Vice President Development Central & Eastern Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group
Yusuf Vadi Karatoprakli
Chief Executive Officer, Aktay Turizm Yatırımları ve İşletmeleri A.Ş.
Bekay Property Partners, Chairman
Elif Egeli Nisanci
Director of Project Development , BLG Capital
Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst
Chief Business Development Officer , Dedeman Hotels & Resorts International
Dr Turgut Gür
Chairman of High Advisory Council , Turkish Tourism Investors Association (TYD)
Managing Partner, PROMKON Construction Project Management
Chief Executive Officer , Nef Bebekoy
Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide
President, Tourism Group , MAKYOL Construction, Industry, Tourism Co Inc.
Development Director, Turkey, IHG
Executive Director , World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)
Vice President Director of Planning + Landscape, WATG
Senior Vice President, Regional Director East and Central Europe , Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Board Member, Dedeman Holding A.S.
Chief Executive Officer Sofitel WW , Sofitel Luxury Hotels
Senior Director, Acquisition & Development Central & Eastern Europe, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Wolfgang M. Neumann
President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Chairman, Misha Shipping Agency and Trading Ltd.
Regional Chief Executive Officer, Europe, IHG
Vice President - Hotels & Hospitality Group , Jones Lang LaSalle
Tourism Coordinator, NG Hotels & Resorts
Vice President, Isr Holding
Managing Partner, BDO Hospitality Consulting
Senior Vice President Head of Development Europe Middle East Africa, Accor
Project Manager - The Silk Road Project, UNWTO
Ahmet Cuneyt Selçuk
Chief Project Director, ISPAT - Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey
Managing Partner, Horwath HTL GmbH Switzerland
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy & Sustainable Development, Georgia
Senior Vice President Development Middle East & Africa, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International
Elizabeth Randall Winkle
Managing Director, STR Global
Managing Partner, Makro Insaat TIC. A.S.
General Manager - Turkey, Aareal Bank AG
Chairman, UB Holding
Vice President, Marti Hotels and Marinas & Mart? Real-Estate Investment Trust
President, DT-Global Business Consulting
Regional Director Development & Acquisitions, Louvre Hotels Group
Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global
General Manager , Er Investment and Development
Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM
President, PFD Hotel and Real Estate Solutions
President, TUROB (Touristic Hotels & Investors Association)
President, Atlas Project & Land Development
Deputy General Manager, TSKB Real Estate Appraisal Company
President & Chief Executive Officer, Questex Media Group LLC
Managing Partner, BDO Azerbaijan LLC
Dr Tunç Gökçe
Managing Director, Artiproje, Turkey
Director, Development & Construction , Amstar Global
Board Member, Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK)
Member of Board, Net Holding Inc.
CEO Continental Europe, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality Group
Chief Operating Officer Russia - CIS, ACCOR
Partner, Maksem Yapi İnṣaat
Vice President Development – Turkey, Russia and Eastern Europe, Hilton Worldwide
BDO Hospitality Consulting
Mehmet Önkal, ISHC and CHA, has a BA in Accounting and Finance. In 1970 he joined London office of Arthur Andersen and Co.
In 1978, he joined ITT Sheraton Corporation and held various top management positions until 1992, including Regional Controller East Mediterranean, and Vice President Asia Pacific Division.
Later, he was the GM of Istanbul Princess Hotel and the Princess Hotel Group.
Mehmet is the Managing Partner of BDO Hospitality Consulting, and has done consultancy work in Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, England, Ghana, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malta, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.