Who is at TIF?

· Domestic/foreign hotel and tourism asset investors & operators
· Executives of international chains and brands
· Financial institutions
· Finance, law and project development consultants
· Real estate development companies
· Cruise ports, marinas
· Airlines
· Online travel agencies, tour operators, reservation sites, agencies
· Convention centers
· Hospitals
· Museums
· Public institutions
· Tourism influencers
· National and international press

Speakers

Oya Narin

President, TTYD

Oya Narin

President, TTYD

Opening Speaker
‘Opening Adress’

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 09:15-09:25

Ms Oya Narin is the President of the Turkish Tourism Investors Association. Born in Istanbul, she went to Saint Michel French High School and graduated from Hotel Ecolieré Lausanne in Switzerland. After completing her studies, Ms Narin worked in numerous hotels in Switzerland and the USA. From 1986 onwards, she undertook different duties such as Board Member, Vice-Chair of the Board and Chair of the Board at Narin Tekstil A.Ş. and Martı Otel İşletmeleri A.Ş. Ms Oya Narin is currently the President of TTYD.

Paul Pisani

Senior Vice President Development, Corinthia Hotels

Paul Pisani

Senior Vice President Development, Corinthia Hotels

Panellist

‘New Tourism Investment Trends

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 11:40- 12:30

 

As a member of the founding and owning family, Paul has spent his full career with Corinthia Hotels, joining the company straight from University in 1990. He rose through the ranks being promoted within a relatively short time to Group Marketing Manager, a position which he held for a 5-year period in the early 1990s. In the mid-1990s, Paul undertook intensive operations exposure which culminated with a move to Turkey where he was Regional Director for Operations and Development overseeing 5 Corinthia branded hotels, representing the Company on a daily basis in the relationships with the various Turkish Hotel Owners, while at the same time seeking to expand the brand in and around Turkey. 
In 1998, he returned back to Malta where he took a full-time Development role in the capacity of Director of Business Development, spearheading the Company's expansion drive in EMEA. In late 2006, he became Vice President Development and then, in 2010, Senior Vice President Development, responsible for world-wide development for the Corinthia brand. Paul also sits on a number of Corinthia related boards.

Luca Bandecchi

Vice Chairman, Topaz Consultancy

Luca Bandecchi

Vice Chairman, Topaz Consultancy

Panellist
‘What Do Investors Want?
Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 11:05-11:55
    

Luca Bandecchi leads Topaz Consultancy, an Asset Management Company that provides comprehensive services in the Tourism and Hospitality industry including Food & Beverage and is part of SBK Holding LLC, the Holding Company of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. With its headquarters in the United Arab Emirates, SBK Holding has a range of companies that serve a broad cross-section of industries not only in the Gulf region but also globally. 

Luca Bandecchi also covers the role of Vice Chairman of the SBK Hospitality Committee who is responsible for the four Hotels in the UAE that are operated by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts under Management Agreement. 

Previously Bandecchi has leaded the creation of the Paramount Hotels & Resorts brand, which was launched in April 2012 on behalf of an international group of investors. His primary role was to head up the translation of the brand form the movie industry into hospitality, ensuring full integration and success in all concerned areas and define the operational strategy and development approach to guarantee success in the launch of the brand. 

Bandecchi has covered senior positions to develop hospitality brands for other international companies like Salvatore Ferragamo and Giorgio Armani in Europe and the Middle East. Born and educated in Italy, Bandecchi graduated from International School of Business Sciences in Florence, then studied Hotel Management at Cornell University in Ithaca, USA.

Sayeli Uysal Ayaydın

Manager, HBA

Sayeli Uysal Ayaydın

Manager, HBA

Panellist
‘New Trends in Hotel Design – Build to Last: The Major Trends in Hospitality Construction and Design’
Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 17:00-17:45


Sayeli Uysal Ayaydin, Director of HBA International. After 22 years in the Hospitality Industry at Senior Management level, Sayeli’s innate design sense and attention to detail has created some of the most celebrated properties in the world. Project experience includes, Hotels, Country Clubs, Multi use Developments and Luxury Residences. Sayeli and her team has won several International acclaimed awards.

CID Awards 2010 Designer of the Year Award,
Hospitality Design Awards New York 2010 Best Public Spaces and Best Spa Award,
IHMRS New York 2011, Gold Key Finalist for Best Resort Design
   

Michael A. Johnston

CEO & Co-Founder , DIT

Michael A. Johnston

CEO & Co-Founder , DIT

Panellist
‘What Do Investors Want?
Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 11:05-11:55
  

Michael is helping change the way people work, live and travel as Chief Executive Officer and Partner of DIT, a premier collaborative workspace and hospitality business in Europe. Michael is also a Senior Advisor, Co-Creator and first round investor in June Homes, a home sharing company, which recently closed its Series A at a $93 mln valuation, led by Softbank Ventures. Additionally, Michael is a Partner in Las Brisas Hotel Group, a family owned hotel investment and development company based in Southern California.

Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Michael was CEO for Regional Hotel Chain, a leading investment and development company in Russia that he expanded from 3 to 9 hotels and ultimately sold at a 22x EBITDA valuation. As Head of Private Equity and Director of Global Strategy for KPMG and Deloitte, Michael consulted leading global private equity firms on M&A, CDD, PMI, change management, and operational improvements.

 

Michael was also an Investor Director at SigmaBleyzer, a top 5 PE firm in the CIS with over $500 million in committed capital and served on the board of the Four Seasons Lion Palace. Michael has an MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management and received a B.S. from the University of Southern California. 

Daniel von Barloewen

Regional Senior Director of Mixed- Use Development , Europe Marriott International

Daniel von Barloewen

Regional Senior Director of Mixed- Use Development , Europe Marriott International

Panellist

‘New Tourism Investment Trends

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 11:30- 12:30

Daniel von Barloewen is the Regional Senior Director, Europe of Mixed-Use Development for Marriott International. He is responsible for the development of branded residences throughout Europe, Russia and the CIS. With 14 out of its 30 brands available for branded residences, Marriott International has a global market share in excess of 27% of all hotel branded residences, more than its next 4 competitors combined.

Before joining Marriott in January 2018, Daniel spent 11 years at Savills, where he set up and ran the International Development Consultancy Department. A development surveyor by background, Daniel has particular expertise in market research, feasibility studies, financial appraisals, valuation, development consultancy, design consultancy, and marketing & sales consultancy.

Daniel is also a Major in the British Army Reserve, and has served in Afghanistan. He speaks 4 languages. He holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Durham and a Masters Degree from CASS Business School.

Chauvin Jacques-Olivier

FAUCHON HOSPITALITY
CEO

Chauvin Jacques-Olivier

FAUCHON HOSPITALITY
CEO

Panellist
‘New Trends in the Lodging Industry and its Brands’
Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 15:30-16:05

Jacques-Olivier Chauvin is an expert on luxury, with a 25-year career spanning both the hotel and retail industries. After graduating from Paris’ HEC School of Management, Mr. Chauvin was appointed Deputy Managing Director of the legendary Taillevent Restaurant in Paris, at a time when the company was diversifying to become a true gastronomic brand focusing on global expansion including a growing wine division. From there, he made a move to the iconic Louis Vuitton brand, supervising the opening of the first flagship store on the Champs-Élysées and gaining incredible knowledge in the luxury retail sector, which is still one of his true passions today. Chauvin saw many commonalities between retail and hospitality, as both possess the ultimate goal of exceeding the needs of the discerning customer. Not long thereafter, Relais & Châteaux invited him to assume management of sales and marketing for the brand, which he did for three years before being appointed General Manager. After a decade, however, Mr. Chauvin sought greater challenges and decided to take over as Vice President Europe of Van Cleef & Arpels, an exciting new opportunity which enabled him to become involved in the luxury jewelry industry while developing the European network. After a few years, it was time for his career to take an entrepreneurial turn as he was approached with several development proposals in the field of luxury food and hospitality. In 2016, he joined the FAUCHON board to support the opening of the brand’s first hotel, and was later named President of FAUCHON Hospitality in January of 2018. 

Simon Allison

Founding President, Hoftel

Simon Allison

Founding President, Hoftel

Panellist
‘What Do Investors Want?
Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 11:05-11:55

Simon is the founding chairman of HOFTEL, the leading global association for hotel real estate investors who pay management or franchise fees to, or get rents from, the brands, with members’ portfolios now around US$ 100 billion. Members and subscribers include significant investors worldwide such as Katara, Union Investment, ADIA, Blackstone, Credit Suisse, Schroders, Canyon Equity, CapMan, CTF Development, Swire Properties, Sun Hung Kai Properties SC Capital, Frasers’ Hospitality Trust, Aldar, Dubai Properties and Harilela Hotels.  We also have domestic players like Starboard Hotels in the UK, HR Group in Germany, Er Yatirim in Turkey and Boutique Group in Thailand; and Lionstone Development in the USA.  HOFTEL holds meetings for its members annually in Europe, the Middle East and Asia as well as publishing a quarterly Hotel Owners Journal.

Simon has widespread hotel industry experience, having been Chief Development Officer at Onyx Hospitality in Thailand from 2009 – 2013 and, prior to that, Chief Financial Officer of both luxury operator Six Senses and of US$ 500 mm hotel ownership company Hospitality Europe. Before that he worked for ten years in the corporate finance division of JP Morgan in London, coming to head up their global hotel industry coverage.

Simon has an MA in Modern History from Christ Church, Oxford

 

 

Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu

Founder, ZF Design

Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu

Founder, ZF Design

Panellist
‘New Trends in Hotel Design – Build to Last: The Major Trends in Hospitality Construction and Design’
Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 17:00-17:45

 

  

Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu (b. 1955, İstanbul - Turkey). Following her graduation from the English High School for Girls in İstanbul, Turkey, Ms. Fadıllıoğlu has earned her degree in computer sciences in Sussex University before continuing her education in Computer Programming and system Analysis in the Control Data Institute. She, then, graduated from the Department of History of Art and Design at the Inchbald School of Design. Ms. Fadıllıoğlu jumpstarted her active career as she designed her spouse's, Mr. Metin Fadıllıoğlu, iconinc restaurants and clubs, working with contemporary designers and traditional craftspeople throughout design and production. Then, in 1995, she founded the design and architecture office, where she still works as the design lead and manager. Ms. Fadıllıoğlu taught design management and culture at Bilgi University for 14 years. In 2002, she was elected the Designer of the Year by Andrew Martin Design Awards, not to mention the Andrew Martin Design Review to which she attends with her projects for the last 17 years. Also, in 2005 she received the Design & Decoration Awards Modern Designer of the Year award. It was with her design for Chintamani, London that Ms. Fadıllıoğlu's faculties to transform local cultures to universal design was recognized at a global scale.  Her Sakirin Mosque Project graduated her to global media attention as the first woman mosque designer, which won her the Aga Han Architecture Award in 2010. The very same year she was also awarded with the Visionary Award by the WIFTS Foundation International and in 2013 she promoted and launched for sale her collection at the 2013’te Paris Maison & Objets Fair. In 2019, she attended the Design Shanghai Forum by Design Shangai as a VIP speaker.

Renown for her designs that defy the boundaries of time, Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu, with her multidisciplinary team of 35, continues her career project-designing for hotels, shops and mosques on domestic as well as international platforms.

Tavit Köletavitoğlu

President of Atlas Construction

Tavit Köletavitoğlu

President of Atlas Construction

Moderator
‘Planning for the Future: Projects of Turkish Government on Tourism’
Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 09:15-09:55
 

 

(b. 1951, Malatya - Turkey) Following his studies in the METU Department of City and Regional Planning (1973), Mr. Köletavitoğlu served high-level or top managerial duties in both public (Ministries of Transportation, Rural Affairs and Tourism as well as the Tourism Bank and Ankara Metropolitan Municipality) and private sectors (Taşçı, Umursan, Transtürk, Net, Yapı Kredi Group Companies) until he founded the Atlas Proje ve Arazi Geliştirme ve Yönetim Şirketi (Atlas Project and Land Development Company) in 1997, of which he still chairs, providing consultancy services and/or actual managerial services in such fields as strategic management, real estate investments, tourism, transportaiton and project development.

 

Mr. Köletavitoğlu has also been involved in many professional as well as socio-cultural-based civil society organizations (ŞPO, ULI Turkey, ICC, TESEV, TÜSES, HISTORY FOUNDATION, TAÇ FOUNDATION, etc.) as a (founding) member and/or served managerial functions. Mr. Köletavitoğlu's career also involves other functions such as the Chair of the Executive Board, Chair of the Board and Chair of the High Advisory Council of the TYD (Turkish Tourism Investors' Association), the Chair of the Tourism Specialization Commission for the 8th 5-year Development Plan by the SPO (State Planning Organization) and the Chair of the TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) Tourism Council (2000-2001).

 

In 2001, he was awarded with 'the Gold Man of the Year' by the audiences of the magazine 'Para Dergisi.' Having published in a variety of journals and newspapers on issues such as urban transportaiton, planning and tourism, Mr. Köletavitoğlu is a father of two and speaks English.

Ali Güreli

Vice President of TTYD

Ali Güreli

Vice President of TTYD

Moderator
'The Impact of Art, Culture and Museums on Tourism Investments'
Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 17:30 - 18:20 

Ali Güreli graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration at METU (Middle East Technical University). He is the Founder and Chairman of Contemporary Istanbul, under whose leadership the fair has become one of Istanbul’s most prestigious art events. Considered the foremost art fair of the region, Contemporary Istanbul has continuously expanded its strong global position and improved the international standing of both Turkish collectors and artists since 2005. Preceding Contemporary Istanbul, Ali Güreli founded and was the Chairman of the first contemporary art fair in Turkey “Art Istanbul” from 2001 to 2005. The founding partner of Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC), Güreli was its Vice-chairman from 1993 to 2002 and played a key role in its management board. One of the founders of TÜROB (Hotel Association of Turkey), Güreli served as the President of the association from 1994 to 2001 and was the Board Member of The Marmara Hotels group from 1989 to 2002. Currently the Chairman of the Board of The Sofa Hotels & Resorts, Board Member of The Turkish Tourism Investors Association (TYD) and  Vice President of Entertainment and Cultural Services Committee of the Service Exporters Association (HIB) Güreli is also Executive Committee Member The Tourism Development and Education Foundation (TUGEV) . Ali Güreli has a great passion to enhance the position of Istanbul as a cultural and intellectual hub where multiple dynamics embracing the Middle East and Europe converge. His entrepreneurial energy and enthusiasm spread across a wide array of projects to encounter new opportunities and development possibilities.

 

Thomas Emanuel

Europe Director at STR

Thomas Emanuel

Europe Director at STR

Speaker
'Beyond Expectations: Strategic look into Global Tourism Data'
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 10:45-11:05

Thomas Emanuel is a Director at STR. He is based in London, and leads a team focused on driving business with Industry Partners.

He has spent his entire career in the hotel industry, beginning in 2000 with Miki Travel, before joining Hyatt Hotel & Resorts, where he gained experience in corporate sales at both the worldwide sales office and at property level. Thomas then led the corporate sales function for Hazlitt’s Hotels, a group of independent boutique hotels in London.

In 2006, Thomas joined the Deloitte HotelBenchmark team, where he was responsible for creating and leading the department’s business development function. He held this role until the formation of STR in March 2008, and has since focused on overseeing STR’s rapid expansion outside North America. Throughout his time with STR, Thomas has gained a wealth of experience working with hotels, investors, developers, consultants, banks, governments, destination management companies and many others.

Thomas has been a guest lecturer at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, and been invited and participated in the OECD's high level meetings on tourism policies.

 

 

Travelling extensively, Thomas has worked in over 45 countries across 6 continents and regularly speaks at major hospitality conferences around the world. He is also frequently interviewed for his insights on the hotel industry by news outlets including CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, as well as various tourism and hospitality publications.  

Alexi Khajavi

Questex, Managing Director EMEA

Alexi Khajavi

Questex, Managing Director EMEA

Moderator
‘New Tourism Investment Trends’
Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 11:40- 12:30

 

Alexi Khajavi is Managing Director of the EMEA region and Chairs the Hospitality & Travel Group for Questex LLC, a global business intelligence company that informs and connects buyers and sellers across five key sectors; hospitality, travel, healthcare, wellness and technology. Alexi is responsible for the overall management and development of the company’s global hospitality and destination communications properties and events including the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) Summit Series, Destination Develop and Destination Development Investment Services, HOTEC and other destination and hotel investment events in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Khajavi, who brings more than 20 years of travel, hospitality and marketing and sales experience to his position, joined Questex in 2014 as senior managing director of Destination Develop, a new digital media platform covering global tourism industry investment opportunities at the destination level, and Destination Develop Investment Services, an in-house agency that develops marketing and matchmaking campaigns and services for destinations and private-sector businesses in tourism looking for investment.

Prior to joining Questex, Khajavi was senior vice president, global strategy, for MercuryCSC, a creative agency specializing in the travel industry where he helped

designed global marketing campaigns for hotel companies, tourism boards and active lifestyle brands. Prior to MercuryCSC, he was one of the founding team members of the travel consortium Nature Group based in Costa Rica and helped lead the airline and hospitality portfolio to be awarded the fastest growing travel company in Central America between 2003 and 2010.

Alexis Delaroff

Accor, COO New East

Alexis Delaroff

Accor, COO New East

Speaker 

'Brands & Trends'

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 12:30- 13:00

 

A graduate of Technological University in Saint-Denis, Alexis Delaroff began his professional career in one of the largest privately owned hotels in Paris, before joining Queens Moat Houses where he held several General Manager’s positions in France and Europe, managing hotels under various international brands.

He opened the first Holiday Inn in Moscow in 1998 before moving to Accor in 2002 as Opening General Manager of the Novotel Moscow Centre.

In 2006 he was appointed as Director of Operations of the office of Accor in Russia & the CIS and then its COO. Under his leadership Accor Russia & CIS has grown from 3 hotels in 2006 to 67 operating hotels in 2019 (more than 11,900 rooms). Currently, the company’s portfolio also has about 50 projects that will be opened in the region within the next few years.

In 2018 Alexis Delaroff has been given the new responsibilities – he is heading a newly created New East Europe region of Accor (Russia, the CIS, Georgia, Ukraine, Turkey and Israel) with 122 operating hotels (more than 23 980 rooms).

Ahmet Akbalık

ÖZAK Global, Chairman of the Board

Ahmet Akbalık

ÖZAK Global, Chairman of the Board

Panellist
‘Mega Projects of Turkey on Stage’
Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 14:00- 14:45

 

Ahmet Akbalık, (b. İstanbul - Turkey, 1971) started his career in 1985, in Özak Tekstil (Özak Textiles); a family business. Then, in 1991 he founded Özak Tekstil ve Konfeksiyon San. ve Tic. A.Ş. followed by Özak GYO (Özak Real Estate Investment Trust) and Özak Enerji (Özak Energy) in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Finally, in 2009, Mr. Akbalık united all companies under one roof; Özak Global Holding A.Ş. Presently the Deputy Director of TİM (Turkish Exporters' Assembly) and a Member of the Board at both GYODER (Association of Real Estate and Real Estate Companies) and MİAD (Business Association of Malatya), Mr. Akbalık has served many functions throughout his professional career in many civil society organizations such as the Deputy Chairman of TİM, Deputy Chairman of IHKİB (İstanbul Apparel Exporters’ Association), Member of the Board and Member of the Executive Board of DEİK (Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey and the Member of the Board of BETUYAB (Belek Tourism Investors Association). Ahmet Akbalık still pursues his career as the Deputy Chairman of the Board at Özak Tekstil as well as the Founding Partner and Chairman of the Board of Özak GYO, Özak Global Holding and all affiliates. Also the Honorary Consul General of Macedonia in Antalya, Mr. Akbalık is married and a father of three.

Maribel Rodriguez

SVP Membership & Commercial, WTTC

Maribel Rodriguez

SVP Membership & Commercial, WTTC

Moderator
'WTTC Special Session: Investment Ecosystem Required for Investors in Emerging Markets'
Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 14:45-15:25

 

Maribel Rodriguez joined WTTC  2014. She has built an extensive network within the Travel and Tourism industry public and private sector, accumulating over 20 years of sales, marketing, communication and commercial experience in Europe and Latinoamerica in airline and hospitality industry. Executive Commercial Director and Board Member for Travelodge Hotels Spain from 2008 to 2014. Prior she spent 11 years in the aviation industry, gaining extensive experience in all aspects of commercial aviation managing among others the introduction of low cost airline operations into the Southern European market for: Virgin Express, Go-Fly, EasyJet and Ryanair. She also worked for British Airways for Spain, Portugal and France.   Executive MBA at ICADE Business School , Degree in Industrial Psychology from University of Salamanca and hold a Senior Executive Program for Travel & Tourism at IESE & JSF. She speaks fluent English , Portuguese and good level of French and Dutch.

Barış Tansever

Founding Partner, Sunset Grill & Bar

Barış Tansever

Founding Partner, Sunset Grill & Bar

Panellist
‘Gastronomy: Creative New Economy in Tourism’
Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 14:35-15:15
  

Born in Istanbul in 1967, Barış Tansever graduated with a BA degree from the Faculty of Business Administration at Boğaziçi University.  Before opening Sunset Grill&Bar in 1994, he managed BURC Restaurant, founded by the Boğaziçi University Alumni Association serving the Boğaziçi University community and their guests between 1992-1994.

 

Mr. Tansever is very active in the Restaurant & Entertainment industry, he has been assumed many active roles in the sector, he was the founder president of TURYID (Tourism Investors and Operators Association) between 2003 and 2011, where now he is the chairman of the TURYID Advisory Board. Between 2005-2009, he was member and tourism sector representative in ITO board.  Barış Tansever, who still continues to his work on behalf of the sector, is a member of the Board of Directors at BUVAK (Boğaziçi University Foundation)  and also is an active member of the Board of Trustees of BUVAK.

 

Erol Tabanca

Founder of OMM Museum

Erol Tabanca

Founder of OMM Museum

Panellist
‘The Impact of Art, Culture and Museums on Tourism Investments’
Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 17:45-18:30
  


Erol Tabanca graduated from Ankara State Academy of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Architecture.

Having more than 35 years of experience as an architect and a contractor, chairman of the board Tabanca also works as the lead architect of the company in conceptual design projects in addition to senior management activities of Polimeks Holding.

He is also currently a board member of the Istanbul Modern Arts Museum, a  board of trustees of the BAKSI Culture and Art Foundation, an executive council member of the Turkey – Russia Business Council of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEİK)  and an advisory board member of the Contemporary İstanbul.

Erol Tabanca is also an art enthusiast, collector and the founder of OMM - Odunpazarı Modern Museum, which was opened in September 2019 in Eskişehir.

 

Hüsamettin Koçan

Founder of Baksı Museum

Hüsamettin Koçan

Founder of Baksı Museum

Panellist
‘The Impact of Art, Culture and Museums on Tourism Investments’
Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 17:45-18:30

 

Hüsamettin Koçan was born in 1946 in Bayburt. He was a faculty member at Marmara University Institute of Fine Arts for several years, where he served as the dean of the faculty from 1997 to 2005. He completed his research on Turkish Folk Paintings in 1980.

He was one of the founders of the UNESCO AIAP - International Association of Plastic Arts, and was the chairman of the Association between 1990-1995. He also founded the Istanbul Art Fair in 1991 and the Youth Action in 1994.

In 2005, he brought Baksı Culture and Arts Foundation to life, followed by the establishment of Baksı Museum in July 2010, which won the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) by European Council in 2014. He was awarded with Honor Award by Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in the same year. 

He has initiated various projects such as “Sanat Tır” and “Sanat Çadır”,  aiming at disseminating art and culture in off-center areas. 

Granted more than 35 awards, including Salzburg Honor Prize and Asia Art Biennial Painting Big Prize, Koçan has opened 45 solo exhibitions and participated in many national and international exhibitions. 

 

Mehmet Nane

CEO, Pegasus Airlines

Mehmet Nane

CEO, Pegasus Airlines