Scale of ambition reflected in record Turkish presence

A SERIES of special projects, including a Turkish Pavilion, is planned to promote Istanbul and Turkey at MIPIM 2015. These initiatives are intended — and expected — to attract international real estate investors to Turkey.

Due to the increasing power of its economy and corporate sector, Turkey was elected as
Country of Honour twice in successive years — a first for MIPIM — making the country the centre of attention at MIPIM 2013 and again in 2014. Turkish companies and organisations are building on this exposure and will have a considerable and sizeable presence again at MIPIM 2015.

Turkey has long been among the top 10 regular MIPIM participants. This year, the centrepiece of the Turkish presence is the Turkish Pavilion, which has an area of 430 sq m. And as in the past, this year there will be also special conference sessions dedicated to Turkey.

Istanbul remains Turkey’s commercial powerhouse. A number of the city’s ambitious projects, both recently completed and planned, will be presented in the 300-sq m Istanbul Tent. The Istanbul Chamber of Commerce will also host the opening reception party for MIPIM 2015 participants at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes on March 10.

Other highlights include Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, with a stand showcasing a series of regeneration projects and focusing on Expo 2016. The Expo series of world exhibitions continues with Antalya in 2016. The theme will be ‘flowers and children’. Open for six months on a 112 ha site, Expo 2016 is expected to attract 100 countries and around eight million visitors. Turkish companies exhibiting at MIPIM 2015 include: DK Yapı, Lal Gayrimenkul Degerleme, NEF, Tabanlıoglu Mimarlık, ProPlan, Ascioglu Insaat, Balcıoglu Selcuk Akman Keki Hukuk Burosu, Bemes Yapı, Entegre Proje Yonetim Danısmanlık, EVA Gayrimenkul Degerleme, Fiba Group, Herguner Bilgen Ozeke Hukuk Burosu, Hill International, Kuzu Grup, Mergen Danısmanlık, Ozak GYO, Polimeks Insaat, Propin Gayrimenkul and Servotel.


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About Author

Graham Parker

MIPIM News editor-in-chief Graham Parker is a UK-based freelance journalist and editor. After taking a degree in English he trained as a surveyor before moving into real estate journalism. He is editor of Retail Destination and has been editor of Europroperty , property editor at Retail Week and European bureau chief for


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