ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition by Turkish Airlines 2019 to boost networking potential in Istanbul

ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition by Turkish Airlines is gearing up for its sixth edition on February 20-22, 2019 at Istanbul Congress Centre (ICC) – Istanbul, Turkey. At 2019, ACE of M.I.C.E. will welcome around 250 exhibiting companies from more than 30 countries and more than 200 international and 500 local buyers.

For its sixth birthday, ACE of M.I.C.E. has renewed its face and will be hosting the global MICE industry with a new design that has developed under the motto of ‘Connecting Dots’. As being the foremost B2B platform of the regional MICE industry, the trade show will be gathering professionals in an intensive three-day programme which is full of networking and business interactions. Besides thousands of B2B appointments will take place during the show, participants will enjoy fascinating sessions in the Speakers’ Corner and various networking events.

Since 2014, ACE of M.I.C.E. has attracted global and local MICE industry as the show continued to grow every year. For its international recognition, ACE of M.I.C.E. has partnered with different international associations and industry actors such as, ICCA, UNICEO, MPI, IAPCO, SITE, MPI, EMA, ISES. In 2018, 155 international hosted buyers from 41 countries and 450 local buyers participated in the ACE of M.I.C.E., 220 firms exhibited and the show hosted more than 10,000 professionals.

Hosted Buyer Programme: Through the International Hosted Buyer Programme of ACE of M.I.C.E. participants will be able to meet with 750+ MICE industry buyers from 41 countries on a perfectly designed B2B online appointment system. As a result of the expansion of our agreement with Turkish Airlines and our new strategic partnership with TURSAB, International Hosted Buyer Programme of the 2019 ACE of M.I.C.E. will be progressed both in terms of quality and quantity.

“We will ensure that our participants to increase the volume of business by meeting right buyers within the framework of our International Hosted Buyer Programme. We focused to increase the ROI of exhibitors by generating programmes based on their specific needs,” remarked Volkan Ataman, President of the Tourism Media Group which organises the ACE of M.I.C.E.

In 2018, ACE of M.I.C.E. hosted 617 buyers from 41 countries who came to conduct B2B meetings with exhibitors. The programme received a very good feedback as 87.3% of Hosted Buyers said they were satisfied with the exhibition and find it very beneficial for their business.

Registration for the Hosted Buyer Programme is open to planners from event management agencies, venue finding companies, incentive houses, associations, PCOs, AMCs, charities, government and corporate organisations.

“ACE of M.I.C.E. offers a significant opportunity for its entire exhibitors and buyers to experience Istanbul besides expanding their business network. Meeting and event professionals will also gain inspiration and ideas through the fascinating sessions which will take place in the Speakers’ Corner,” Volkan Ataman added.

2019 Speakers’ Corner Programme: If You Want to Hear From the Best!

Participants of the ACE of M.I.C.E. will have the privilege to attend inspirings sessions of the Speakers’ Corner Programme and hear from the best.

Professionals of the top global event companies and organisations are lined up to talk at the Speakers’ Corner and to deliver their unique expertise on various topics. Speakers include Jason Popp, International Executive Vice President at GES; Anna Ratala, Head of SLUSH Singapore; Johanna Marsal, Senior Producer at Moment Factory; Caspar Mason, Creative Strategy Director of Jack Morton Worldwide; Tahira Endean, Author of Intentional Event Design;  will be there at the Speakers’ Corner to address the ACE of M.I.C.E. audience.