ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition by Turkish Airlines is gearing up for its sixth edition on 20-22 February 2019 at Istanbul Congress Center (ICC) – Istanbul, Turkey. ACE of M.I.C.E. will welcome around 300 exhibiting companies and 250 International and 500 local buyers will be hosted to engage B2B meetings with the exhibitors.


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 3 day program 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.


Hosted Buyer Program


Through the International Hosted Buyer Program 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 Program of the 2019 ACE of M.I.C.E. will be progressed both in terms of quality and quantity.


250 International from 41 different countries and 400 local buyers will be hosted as part of the program. Annual budget of the host companies for the events and meetings exceeds 6 billion euros. 75% of the participants are brand new to the ACE of M.I.C.E.


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.


Networking Events


ACE of M.I.C.E.  hosts various events within the 3 day-long program. Gala Dinner, Bosporus Boat Tour and the AMEzing Party offer unique experiences for the guests to engage in business interactions and expand their network while enjoying the events. 



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


Participants of the ACE of M.I.C.E. will have the privilege to attend inspiring sessions of the Speakers’ Corner Programme to hear from the best.  Themes of the Speakers’ Corner Program are as follows; experiential marketing & experience design, destination marketing, event technologies and e-sports.






Hosted Buyer Applications: 24 September 2018 – 4 February 2019  

AMEzing Party: 21 February 2019

Gala Dinner: 20 February 2019

For further information please contact: Cagkan Ozturk: cagkan@turizmmedya.net          

Workshop «Religious Tourism»


The workshop “Religious Treasures of Anatolia as an Alternative Tourism Product” was successfully held on the 31st of March, Thursday, at the “The Met” hotel in Thessaloniki. More than 150 representatives of businesses, organisms and bodies operating in the tourism sector from Northern Greece and Turkey took part in the workshop, which was organized by the Culture and Tourism Office of the Turkish Embassy in Athens with the kind support of «TÜRSAB», «Turkish Airlines» and «The Met Hotel».


The subject of discussion for the duration of the workshop and the B2B meetings were the more than 180 religious monuments of Turkey and Thrace. Over the last ten years, Turkey has taken up the restoration and renovation of religious monuments of the Orthodox and Catholic Christianity, Judaism and other religions of the world, as Religious Tourism, according to the workshop’s speakers, consists for Turkey an important part of the country’s communication strategy as a tourism destination. Extensive mentions were also made regarding the religious heritage of Turkey in general.


During the workshop there was also an exhibition of photographs portraying religious monuments before and after restoration. This way, the visitors of the workshop found out about the locations and monuments included in the restoration program.


Upon the completion of the event’s presentations followed the B2B meetings of 40 representatives of tourism sector from Turkey and Northern Greece, who had the opportunity to discuss and exchange proposals targeting to increase incoming tourist to areas of religious interest.


Public Holidays

Official and religious holidays are celebrated with great enthusiasm in Turkey which is a vast and culturally diverse country.

The public holidays are listed as follows:


January 1        New Year’s Day


April 23            National Sovereignty and Children's Day


May 1               Labor and Solidarity Day


May 19            Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day


August 30        Victory Day


October 29       Republic Day


It is advisable to complete any bookings in advance in case your vacation coincides with these dates so that you can enjoy your vacation without any inconveniences.