MEDITOUR 2016 Mersin


Art Exhibition: “Summer 60+” by Oğuz Nusret Bilik (28-30 September, Venue: Divan Hotel)
Art Exhibition: “Natural Values of Mersin” by Lutfi Altunsu, Mehmet Miras, Mustafa Ercan (28 Sep – 9 Oct, Venue: Mersin Marina)


14:00 - 15:00 / 28.09.2016

Working Meeting of ASCAME Logistics and Transport Commission

(Under the Presidency of the Mersin Chamber of Commerce and Industry)


15:00 - 18:00/ 28.09.2016

Working Meeting of ASCAME Tourism Commission

(Under the Presidency of the Malaga Chamber of Commerce and Industry)


19:00 / 28.09.2016

Opening Ceremony : Art Exhibition & Cocktail

(Venue: Mersin Marina)

(*Admittance by invitation only)


08:30 / 29.09.2016


Venue: Divan Hotel


09:00 - 09:15 / 29.09.2016

Welcome Speeches

Şerafettin Aşut, President, Mersin Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Jerónimo Pérez Casero, President, ASCAME Tourism Commission

H.E. Lütfi Elvan, Minister, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Development


09:20 - 10:30/ 29.09.2016

Panel Discussion by Ministers of Tourism

“Rising The  Mediterranean as a Destination”

Moderator: H.E. Lütfi Elvan, Minister, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Development


10:30 / 29.09.2016

Coffee Break


11:00 - 12:00 / 29.09.2016

Leaders of the Sectorial Associations Discuss

“The Way for Better Cooperation”

Moderator: Dr. Alaa E. Ezz, Board Member, MED-ALLIANCE

Kristijan Pavic, President, Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports (MEDCRUISE)
Dr. Ghassan Aidi, President, Mediterranean Hotels and Restaurants Association
Başaran Ulusoy, President, Association of Turkish Travel Agencies
Antonio Garcia Del Valle, Advisor, Malaga Chamber of Commerce and Industry


12:00 - 13:30/ 29.09.2016

1st PANEL: Third Age Tourism

Moderator: Hüseyin Baraner, TURSAB Overseas Representative

Jean Marc Mignon, President, International Social Tourism Organization
Prof. Dr. Emine Özmete, Ankara University, Turkey
Alison Burgh, Director, Acorn Tourism Consulting, United Kingdom
Erkunt Öner, Chairman, Tura Tourism


13:30 / 29.09.2016

Lunch Break

(You can taste local delicacies at CNR Expo Fair Center by visiting Gourmet Street)


15:00 - 15:20 / 29.09.2016

Keynote Speech

Esencan Terzibaşoğlu, Director of Destination Management and Quality, UNWTO


15:20 - 16:30 / 29.09.2016


“The View Of The Mediterranean Youth to the Tourism Sector”

Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Yalçıntaş, Former President of ASCAME

Ahmed El-Wakil, President, Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce
Osman Ayık, President, Turkish Hoteliers Federation
Can Akşit, President, SKAL Turkey National Committee
Konstantinos Nikoloutsos, President, Chamber of Ilia Prefecture


16:30 - 17:00 / 29.09.2016

Closing Remarks

H.E. George Saliba, Special Representative of the Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean


17:30 - 18:30 / 29.09.2016

Press Meeting


19:30 / 29.09.2016

Gala Dinner

Under the Auspices of H.E. Özdemir Çakacak, Governor, Republic of Turkey Mersin Governorship

*(Admittance by invitation only)


10:30 / 30.09.2016

3rd PANEL: The historical Infrastructure of the Mediterranean for Faith and Cultural Tourism & Cultural Routes Management

Venue: Divan Hotel

Moderator: Asst. Prof. Eric Jean, Hitit University, Turkey (Arkeologist)

Prof. Dr. Marie-Claude Tremouille, Researcher, Hititologist, France
Prof. Dr. Isabella Caneva, Lecce University, Italy
Prof. Dr. Emel Erten, Gazi University, Turkey
Prof. Dr. Ayşe Aydın, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey


12:00 - 14:00 / 30.09.2016

Visit to CNR Expo Fair Center

(You can visit the promotion stants of different cultures built with the contributions of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality)


14:00 / 30.09.2016

Departure to Tarsus


14:30 / 30.09.2016

Declaration of MEDITOUR 2016

Venue: St Paul’s Church


15:00 - 16:30 / 30.09.2016

A Short Visit to Tarsus


17:00 / 30.09.2016

Return to the hotel & free time


1-2 Oct 2016

Private programs will be organized upon request.

*You can follow the stage shows at CNR Expo Fair Center adjacent to Divan Hotel between 17:00-19:00 September 28 to October 1. Show programs can be obtained from MEDITOUR info stands.

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