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Istanbul doubles enquiries despite safety concerns

Istanbul CVB says it doubled RFP enquiries at IMEX Frankfurt, despite safety concerns over the destination

Pictured: Istanbul CVB at IMEX Frankfurt

Istanbul convention bureau (CVB) says it doubled request for proposal (RFP) enquiries at IMEX Frankfurt, despite safety concerns over the destination.

More than 100 meetings were held on the city's stand during the three day trade show and saw a “significant” increase in both the number of appointments and RFP enquiries for international conferences.

The bureau claims that following IMEX, 15 international conferences and 25 incentive work opportunities have been given the green light, with events set to be held between late 2016 and 2020 and ranging in size from 100 to 7,000. 

Istanbul CVB general manager Ozgul Ozkan Yavuz said: “Especially in these challenging days, we are extremely pleased to see that the interest to Istanbul was huge at IMEX Frankfurt. Feedbacks from both our colleagues, hosted buyers and press were very positive and they gave great support to our city. 

“Once again, we are happy to see the numbers of appointments and business enquiries increased during the show compare to last year. As Istanbul CVB, we are proud of representing Istanbul in a best way at IMEX 2016.”

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