Names that Direct Tourism Industry Globally, are in Turkey

Take Your Place Now At This Event That Offers Unique Business Opportunities
nearly 250 international tour operators from 100 countries who want to develop their business, will be in Istanbul
Opportunity to find the right business partner for you
Globally recognized influential tourism industry speakers
Excellent enterprise matching solutions at an affordable cost
The global M.I.C.E. event with great operation potentials
The opportunity to see the most popular destinations of Turkey
Up close dealings with M.I.C.E. tycoons under pandemic precautions
Each participant will perform at least 25 appointments
We provide ready made B2B tables and booths
5-08 Apr 2021 Istanbul/TURKEY
Pullman Istanbul Hotel & Convention Center
16 Years of WorkShop Event Experience
Expert Staff of 50 People
250 Industry Experts From 100 Countries
Covid-free Hygienic Business Environment
First Global Marketplace for 2021
Make Up for 2020’s Losses!

This is one event for finding the right business partner and make a mutually beneficial B2B partnership in a heartbeat. Workshop Travelshop with its decades of experience and digital infrastructure/network is determined to be make this journey worthwhile for you. This organization is a B2B Networking Event between the best Hosted Buyers and Exhibitors. B2B M.I.C.E. Workshop Event will be held in Istanbul for Tourism professionals.

This is one of the best opportunities for you to meet with hotels, travel agents, transportation companies, rent-a-car companies, M.I.C.E. and Wedding organizers. Each company will secure 30 different appointments in just one day. Both; Hosted Buyers and Exhibitors will set appointments through our B2B pre-appointment system.

You will have the opportunity to pick one another, pre-event to ensure future partners that suit them best

About WorkShop TravelShop
Global B2B WorkShop Networking Events

We, WSTS, are a company that organizes FAM Trips, B2B WorkShop Networking Events on exclusive venues and different exhibition grounds around the World. B2B WorkShop Networking Events of WSTS are “a must” and a progressive trend of our time, for promoting.

B2B WorkShop Networking Event is most advantageous way to build new collaborations and promote your company rapidly, taking you to your target, directly and effectively, making the most of your time, ending up saving you time &Money.

In order to have a better results of an expo or an event, we at WSTS, are arranging “Hosted Buyer Programs”, gathering Exhibiting companies with foreign Tour Operators from other countries.

Privilige of Being part of a Great Network
for M.I.C.E. Industry

Our experience and knowledge collected through the years will be reflected on the upcoming B2B Networking and Conference that will save time for our participants in order to get the Right match of partnerships at the right time.

With this brand new approach, you will be able to recover from all losses of Tourism Industry, incurred on 2020, during the year of 2021.

With a lot less Money, you will get more effective Business through perfect corporate matching.

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That will Lead The Tourism Industry
International M.I.C.E. Summit Speakers
Insights on the Tourism Industry

Mr. Terry Dale President at United States Tour Operators Association

Terry Dale was named president of the U.S. Tour Operators Association (USTOA) in January 2011. On January 31, 2013, Dale also assumed the additional role of Chief Executive Officer for the association. Among Dale’s responsibilities at USTOA are developing the association’s strategic marketing initiatives, managing the association’s government advocacy on issues affecting tour operators, and working with other leaders and decision makers in the travel industry to identify mutual challenges and opportunities. Dale also serves as a key ambassador and spokesperson for USTOA. He holds the distinction of being the third president in USTOA’s 40 year history. A well-known and respected travel industry leader, Dale has had a distinguished career in the industry.

Mr. Eric Wolf Executive Director at World Food Travel Association

Erik is the founder of the food travel trade industry and Executive Director of the World Food Travel Association, the world's leading authority on food and beverage tourism. He is the publisher of Have Fork Will Travel, author of Culinary Tourism: The Hidden Harvest, and is also a highly sought speaker around the world on gastronomy tourism. He has been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, and Forbes, and on CNN, Sky TV, the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation,, and other leading media outlets.

Mr. Bob Duglin Vice President at American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA)

Bob is ASTA’s Vice President, International Membership & Expansion. His primary duties include working with ASTA’s International & Domestic Chapter system, as well as maintaining ASTA’s International Relationships and overseeing the ASTA Destination Expo & ASTA International Showcase program. Bob also serves as Vice President of ASTA’s Small Business Network (formerly NACTA). Bob has been a successful travel advisor and has been involved in the travel industry for over 25 years, formerly owned a brick-and-mortar agency, a resident of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Bob was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. Bob also was the founder and former director of the South Florida Chapter.

Mr. Thomas Klein Founding Member at Wellness Tourism Association

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness and hospitality industry. Skilled in Management Leadership, Training, Meeting Planning, Customer Satisfaction, Mentoring and Customer Service. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Sociology from Boston University. Active on multiple advisory board.

Ms. Lorraine Simpson Travel Expert Speaker & Educator at Cityline TV

With a solid background in the fields of marketing and public relations, Lorraine got her start in the industry in Hong Kong back in the early 1990’s and since then has been helping scores of travel brands – agents and corporate entities – grow to new heights. From securing press coverage for clients, to helping them develop new websites, logos, videos, and promotional materials, Lorraine is now a household name in the public relations industry among travel companies. She is innovative, talented, and driven for success, and thrives on helping brands grow, showing them that the impossible is possible.

Mr. Riaz Munshi President of Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI)

Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) is one of the youngest Travel Associations in India that has been formed for the benefit of the members in the outbound travel trade. It is a national, non-profit organisation comprising India’s Outbound Tour Operators and Travel Agents, who are into serious business of selling outbound. With the aim of having a targeted member base of 2000 plus verified agents and tour operators, the association strives hard, through its numerous activities and initiatives, to work towards the betterment of its members and help them in increasing their business. Mr. Riaz Munshi ,serving as the President of the organization, who has worked in family owned Advertising Agency for three years before venturing in to the travel business. He has a rich and varied experience of more than 26 years in the travel industry now.

Mr. Mohammed Rafeuzzaman President at Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh

TOAB maintains excellent relationship with Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, Bangladesh Hotel Owner Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh, PATA Bangladesh Chapter and other trade bodies. TOAB is the Premium Partner of Dhaka Travel Mart since its inception. Formed in the year of 1992 and led by Mr. Rafeuzzaman, has been actively participating in different international trade fairs like ITB - Berlin, WTM - London, BITE - Beijing, ATA Travel Mart -Bangkok, TTF - Kolkata, SATTE - Delhi etc. in collaboration with the Ministry and BPC with 678 members all around the continent.

Mr. Rahim Aslam President and Founder at One Above

Seen both side of the coin in Hospitality, 12 years as a Hotelier in Maldives expertise in global sales and marketing followed by 14 years in India as an entrepreneur created concept of Global DMC company, Mr. Aslam currently has 30 global offices operating 90 destinations under One Above Hospitality. The name says it all, ‘One Above Destination Management Services’; it is not just a travel company or tour operator selling packages or an Event Management Company pairing the passion for social events and business or a MICE Operator facilitating specialized tours for corporates; they are an all-inclusive global Destination Management Company handling all the above verticals with ease, expertise and efficiency. Mr. Aslam is a proud Chapter Head for The International Ecotourism Society for his district.

Mr. Giancarlo Leporatti Chief Executive Officer at Eureka MICE International

Working in the MICE industry since 1978 and during these 35 years he has organized more than 500 events, developed numerous studies and projects for national, regional and local institutions, coordinated their activities, invented and implemented systems and innovative projects to promote Brands and procurement of events; created new forms of great successful workshops and b2b meetings, participation systems in trade fairs to optimize the effectiveness and promotional contacts with Buyer; designed and coordinated the promotional activities of public and private bodies. Today EMI - Eureka MICE International, together with the same team of excellent professionals cooperating for over 20 years, and other international partners, develops innovative services and projects able to provide players in the sector with state-of-art tools for their promotional and marketing activity.

Mr. Muhammad Tariq Siraj Chairman at Travel Agents Association of Pakistan

TAAP was established with the explicit purpose of raising Pakistan’s flag at the world wide fora of travel agents, to further promote air travel among its citizens and to promote tourism in Pakistan by providing convenience to domestic and international tourists.

Ms. María Gómez Saenz President at EMA (Event Managers Association Spain)

María Gómez is the current President of the EMA (Event Managers Association Spain) where she is leading the new strategy and growth of the Association, and the Head of EMEA Events in Amadeus IT Group where being part of the Corporate Marketing function, she is heading the strategy of unifying processes and improving the measurement of events in the EMEA region. She has a broad international experience in the Tourism Industry, especially in the MICE sector, having worked in Sales and Marketing all her career. Before joining Amadeus, María worked for companies like Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Amex GBT and TUI. Maria holds a Diploma in Tourism and an Executive MBA of the EAE Business School. She has worked and lived in 7 different countries and speaks 4 languages.

Mr. Saurabh Tuteja General Secretary at Enterprising Travel Agents Association

A well -presented highly personable and efficient corporate servicing consultant loves multi-asking environment with numerous & competing deadlines, providing end to end solutions for destination weddings and other social events across the globe. With immense social media presence and sharing stage in so many major industry events, he is indeed a knows face in the travel fraternity. Saurabh has also moderated many major events and loves to share his views about the industry as a speaker/ moderator. A true trend-setter, Mr. Tuteja has been working with Government of New South Wales & Government of London - managing their presence in numerous trade shows in India.

Mr. Kubanychbek Omuraliev Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Republic of Turkey

His post-graduate study about Economics at The Moscow Institute of Industrial Property, wrote 3 books and won several awards. He is also the Honorary Citizen of City of Houston, Texas / USA

Ms. Naledi K. Khabo Africa Tourism Association (ATA) CEO

Naledi K. Khabo is a global strategy leader with over 25 years’ experience within Operations, Marketing & Technology. Naledi currently serves as Chief Executive at the Africa Tourism Association (ATA), a global trade association promoting travel and tourism to Africa and strengthening intra-Africa partnerships. ATA serves both the public and private sectors of the international travel and tourism industry. During her tenure at ATA, Naledi has led the organization through significant operational changes including a complete re-branding of the organization and launching several new digital platforms to serve the hospitality and tourism industry. She is also Co-founder of The Collective, a space for Black travel writers, editors, media & PR professionals to discuss industry trends & share resources; and Travel Is Better in Color, a platform celebrating and showcasing the diverse BIPOC voices of writers, photographers, and content creators.

Mr. Hüseyin Kurt President at International Association of Mice Industry (I-MICE)

Providing mentoring services to nearly 30 sector employees, Mr. Kurt became one of the founders of the International MICE Association, which was the first in our country for the MICE segment in 2016, and became the 2nd President of the International MICE Association. He was then elected as the president of the International MICE Industry Association at the Ordinary General Assembly held on 22 June 2019. Mr. Kurt also entered the list as the youngest board member of Turkey Travel Agencies Association and continues to serve up to date. Hüseyin Kurt, also a Member of Site Turkey and Advisory Board of the Istanbul Cultural Ambassadors Association, is a perfect example of a MICE authority personality.

Mr. Ahmet ARAS Mayor at Bodrum

Born in Bodrum Turkey by 1970, Ahmet ARAS, The esteemed Mayor of Bodrum City is a proud graduate of Turkish Military School and retiree of Turkish Armed Forces. He was appointed as the President of City Development agency and now serves the city as the ultimate tourism authority.

Mr. Volkan Altındaş Associate Professor at Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey, Faculty of Tourism

Dr. Volkan Altıntaş graduated from Gazi University in Ankara, obtained an MSc in Tourism and Hotel Management at Akdeniz University in Antalya with a thesis on tourism and the European Union, and undertook his PhD at Akdeniz University Institute of Social Sciences in 2010. His research areas are quality of life, tourism politics and local development.

Mr. Eyüp Babür Vice President at Istanbul Tourism Association

Holding many administrative titles in Franchise 5 star Hotel chains such as Hilton, Çırağan Kempsinki, Swissotel, Elite World Hotels, all around the world, Mr. Babür is an esteemed upper management representative of ISTTA, Istanbul Tourism Association, representing all parties that are in relation with tourism industry, against all official public corporations. ISTTA has been established for the sole purpose of implementing the tourism policies in light of Turkey’s development and expanding plans as per the members’ sectors of interest on national and international platforms and that to follow up and execute upon the work plans prepared along with local authorities and civilian public organizations.

Mr. Suat Tural President at Turkish Union of Tourist Guides Chambers

We each of whom knows at least one foreign language, most of them are university graduates and have a second profession, education, expertise, regardless of the difficulties, by trying to find a solution to every problem, by performing our profession in every corner of our paradise country. We are Tourist Guides aiming for the better more and more beautiful for a life time!

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Program Itinerary
Luxury B2B MICE Networking Event and Conference
Day 1
Arrival Day
05 April 2021 Monday
Welcome to Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey! Meet at the airport with our representative to take you to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. Please note that; our arrival airport transfer services will be available between 07:00 and 22:00 from and to Istanbul Airport. On your arrival to the hotel, we will delivery your I.D. badge and stands along with other necessities.

Day 2
Luxury M.I.C.E.
06 April 2021, Tuesday
Luxury M.I.C.E. Workshop Event Istanbul Guest Speakers

Registration Process from 09:00 to 10:00

By 10.00 Opening Ceremony

From 10.30 to 12.30 Guest Speakers Session

12.30 to 17.30 Guest Speakers Session Resume

Day 3
B2B WorkShop
07 April 2021, Wednesday
Full Day B2B WorkShop

Agency registration between 09.30 and 10.00

Guest Speaker Session from 10.00 to 12.00

Break between 12.00 and 13.00

Full day B2B Networking from 13.00 to 17.30 along with “Guest Speaker Sessions” to be resumed

This evening, we have Gala Dinner between 19.30 and 22.30

Overnight in Pullman Hotel in Istanbul

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How to Benefit from Luxury B2B Mice Networking Event and Conference
Get Unique Business Development Opportunities from WorkshopTravelshop, which has 100 International Event Experiences

We are in Tourism Business since 1990 and for the last 10 years we arranged 100’s of workshops, tourism fairs and event so far, in Turkey and overseas. In conjunction with Istanbul Tourism Association (ISTTA), we arrange the 2nd edition of Luxury MICE event in Istanbul, Turkey between 5-8 April 2021

As we provide a great Luxury MICE B2B networking environment along with a MICE Conference event for you, we will present the most effective and beneficial Business through our quality international buyers and authority MICE Industry speakers known globally. You will only find such combination and all in one event with us!

Our experience and knowledge collected through the years will be reflected on the upcoming B2B Luxury MICE Networking and Trade Conferences that will save time for our participants in order to get the Right match of partnerships in Right time. With this brand new approach, you will be able to recover from all losses of MICE Industry, incurred on 2020, during the year of 2021. With a lot less Money, you will get more effective Business through perfect corporate matching.

Global Luxury M.I.C.E. Conference Via International Speakers

Major Global MICE Tourism Association representatives and successful International MICE Organization Authorities are going to be our Keynote Speakers of our Business events conference. We will find out how to recover rapidly from 2020’s MICE Tourism losses. Measurements to be taken during Pandemic times. MICE Industry’s 2021 Projections. Sustainable Travel Clientele’s Expectations. Brand new destinations for MICE Sector. How to benefit from MICE sector events and necessary Works towards that way. Current status of Global MICE Industry and when to get back to 2019’s statistics the soonest. This and many answers of the industry from different organizations from tour operators to airline companies and online travel agencies alike.

Global Hosted Buyer Tour Operators for M.I.C.E. Sector

Meet with the leading MICE Tour Operators of the industry. Our main goal to bring the best 250 international tour operators of MICE Tourism industry from 100 countries, to meet with our MICE related participants and have them cooperate with each other. In light of our previous experiences, we are aware what our participants’ expectations so that we Show utmost care to select the qualified MICE stakeholders with a great potential in global MICE operations.

Pre-Appointment System

Our online Pre-appointment system is one of the best platforms that registered users will be able to review all the MICE buyers and will be able to request and receive B2B appointments, will be text messaging each other through the system and all participants will be able to create their profile within. Users also are allowed to post and publish all the documentation such as presentation, brochures, templates and all other visual materials. MICE business buyers also will be taking appointments from exhibitors in return that all appointments can be set or cancelled accordingly practically. With these tools utilized, you will be having your pre-appointments set before the arrival of the main event and set your agenda prior.

B2B Networking

Your pre-appointments received will be visiting your table or stand at the time set as per your calendar. As our MICE buyer numbers are more than the participants, more and more buyers will be visiting with you unscheduled. As this area is for international MICE professionals and participants’ meetings, you will get more chance to deal with more companies.

Table and Stand Styling

Through the years of experience in the field of international scale and foreseeing the expectations beforehand of the industry, globally, we provide stands and tables for their B2B meetings. That way, you will not be dealing with burdens as stand making and poster printing that as per your Budget, you may purchase a B2B table or stands that are MICE scope built with pre-set dimensions of 5 sqm, 10 sqm, 15 sqm or 20 sqm that you can send your visuals before your arrival to be placed on your space. You will be worry-free and all will be ready for you to arrive on fairgrounds. Each participant will perform at least 25 appointments. We provide ready made B2B tables and booths.

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Stand 1 - 5m²

€ 2000

B2B Table 2

Appointments 25 x 2=50

1 welcome counter, 1 bar stool

Coloured text and logo application

1 double, 2 single sofa sets

1 x 42 inch usb-enabled television (LG brand)

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Stand 2 10m²

€ 3000

B2B Table 3

Appointments 25 x 3=75

1 welcome counter, 1 bar stool

2 glass tables with chrome legs

Coloured text and logo application

1 x 42 inch usb-enabled television (LG brand)

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Stand 3 15m²

€ 4000

B2B Table 4

Appointments 25x4=100

1 welcome counter, 2 bar stools

2 glass tables with chrome legs

1 double, 2 single sofa sets

Coloured text and logo application

2 x 42 inch usb-enabled television (LG brand)

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Stand 4 20m²

€ 5000

B2B Table 6

Appointments 25 x 6=150

1 welcome counter, 3 bar stools

1 double, 2 single sofa sets

4 glass tables with chrome legs

Coloured text and logo application

2 x 42 inch usb-enabled television (LG brand)

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Turkey Fam Trips

If you would like, you can select one of the 3 MICE Focused Fam Trips organized for you to see all the most popular and conserved destinations of Turkey and expand your networking opportunities during the field Trips. Select the Luxury MICE Fam Trip of your liking from the link below.

Additional Accommadition

Double Room Occupancy, Airport transfer and hotel accommodation (BB) 50 Euro

Single Room, Airport transfer and hotel accommodation (BB) 45 Euro

Participant Comment
What Participants Said

As a company, we participated in the workshop event organized by WorkshopTravelShop in 2020. We have seen by first hand experiencing that WorkshopTravelshop is not just a company that tries to only make money from the participants. It was thanks to these events that we met the right companies with which we still have commercial cooperation with. We have already reserved our place to participate in this event as a company yet again.

Jean Pierre De Smet

Executive Manager Cameleon Incentive

We are going through a difficult period in the industry as a whole. But we should never lose our faith in the future. The best way to demonstrate this is by not stopping and taking steps. I wholeheartedly congratulate the TravelshopWorkshop team for organizing such an event and by taking risks in this period when everyone is standing still. We immediately took our place in this event to be a part of such an organization.

Ahmet Ketanci

CEO of Ramada Golden Horn

We are pleased to have the chance to participate in Luxury B2B Mice Networking Event and to make a presentation as well. For a long time, activities that would make an impact for our industry were not organized in the world due to Pandemic. I am very excited that we will be able to meet and exchange ideas with people from different countries related to our industry in this event. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the WorkshopTravelshop team for organizing this event.

Luisa YU

President of Westchester Travel Inc

It looks like a very nicely organized event, in MICE field. We attended events previously organized by WorkshopTravelshop and we were truly satisfied. I believe this will be a productive and beneficial activity for all of us so I definitely recommend for industry stakeholders.

Yusuf Şen

Founder of Şen Turizm

I am very excited to meet many colleagues from different continents at this event. We, as a company, have not been attending events related to our industry for a long time. I'm already looking forward to the event day. I wish the event to be productive for everyone.

Johanna Mukoki

Director of Travel With Flair

For the last 3 years, we have participated in all events organized by WorkshopTravelshop related to our industry. It was professionally helpful and encouraging for us. I believe this event will be a nice and useful one. We look forward to the Luxury B2B Mice Networking Event 2021 event day as a team.

Sadegül Bostancı

Owner of Travelux Cappadocia

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