“The first Turkish company who organized an international congress, abroad”
Alabanda is known to be the first company to organize international medical congresses outside Turkey. The First Int’l Meeting of Ethics, Science and Moral Philosophy of Assisted Human Reproduction (2004, The Royal Society) and the 6th International Symposium on Preimplantation Diagnosis (2005, QEIICC) were organized by Alabanda in London, with a great success.
A Turkish company, Alabanda, organized “The Sixth International Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Symposium” in London with more than 500 distinguished participants at London Queen Elizabeth conference Center.
The scientific program of the symposium was prepared by Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society (PGDIS) which is in U.S.A.
Besides, the celebration of “2 Million IVF and Thousands PGD Babies” had been organized by Alabanda in parallel with the symposium, at London Queen Elizabeth Congress Center in London.
“63-Year-Old Woman Becomes a Mother”
“Lesbian Couple Wants Deaf Children”
“Baby Born from Dead Father’s Sperm”
“The Girl Born to Save Her Sister’s Life”
Not a day goes by without headlines like this in the world’s newspapers, or “The First Human Clone is coming soon”.
There is no doubt that the breathtaking advances of human genetics and assisted reproduction raise strong emotions and raise puzzling moral questions for which most of us are not prepared.”
Prof. Robert G Edwards
First International Conference on Ethics, Science and Moral Philosophy of Assisted Human Reproduction was organized by Alabanda Tourism for the first time in the world at the London Royal Society Conference Hall, in 2004. Nobel prize winner Prof. Dr. Robert Edwards, known as the father of IVF, chaired the conference. Robert Edwards, Edgar Dahl and Refik Kutluer were the 3 members of the Scientific Committee and the meetings continued in İstanbul and Berlin.
What is reproductive freedom? When will the state have the right to interfere in the reproductive choices of its citizens? How should assisted reproduction practice be organized to ensure the well-being of children? Do certain reproductive technologies, such as reproductive cloning, genetic enhancement, or biased sex selection, violate the principle of human dignity? And: Are they taking us down a slippery slope towards Brave New World?
Morally debated main topics of the conference are;
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, embryo donation, postmenopausal mothers, lesbian couples, stem cells, pre-conceptional sex selection, cloning, established pregnancies for surrogate mothers.
To improve the public debate on the ethical, legal and social implications of new reproductive technologies, 150 world’s leading genetics, ethics and legal experts participated in the discussion and shared their views on key issues in reproductive medicine.
The final declarations of the conferences were shared with the Parliments of the World.
Following the very successful opening conference at the Royal Society of London, the second conference was designed to examine the current status of in vitro fertilization treatments (assisted reproductive techniques) from a scientific and moral point of view and the whole conference organization was continued by Alabanda in Istanbul.
Morally debated main topics of the conference are;
- The emergence of assisted reproductive techniques,
- Policies and legal regulations in Turkey and in the world,
- Designer baby,
- Embryo rights,
- Pre-pregnancy sex determination,
- Preimplantation genetic diagnosis methods and their use for treatment,
- Egg and embryo donation,
- Post-menopausal motherhood,
- LGBT parenting,
- Voluntary abortion,
- Stem cells,
- Cloning for reproductive treatment
Finally, a plenary session, which focused on the legal, moral and philosophical aspects of assisted reproductive techniques in different cultures, was held at the conference and attracted a lot of attention.
High Level Meeting in “Hybrid” Format!
Hybrid meetings mean that besides the physically participating guests there are guests who attend the meeting online, and they can also be part of the day’s discussions and post their questions and comments simultaneously.
It was appreciated by all participants that the high-level meeting, organized by Alabanda Tourism in Ankara, was held very effectively during the pandemic period. Since the meeting was held in hybrid format, valuable speakers and participants from various countries of the world followed the meeting moment by moment and actively participated.
The event was organized by UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as a High-Level Meeting on Promoting Agricultural Livelihoods and Enhancing Social Protection for the Syrians under Temporary Protection and the Host Communities under their Syrian Refugee Response Program (SRRP) as funded by their own resources.
The project aims to improve the quality of life of the Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities by increasing their capacity in agriculture sector to find better employment opportunities and self-sustain their lives.
The project supports the empowerment of refugees and host communities in Kilis and Şanlıurfa provinces, as well as provides theoretical and vocational training on agricultural skills. It also aims to foster social cohesion between refugees and host communities.
The 28th International Pediatric Neurosurgery Congress which was chaired by Prof. Dr. Saffet Mutluer and hosted by Alabanda, was held in Istanbul in 2000 with approximately 350 participants.
ISPN’s 28th Congress, the first and only congress of the new and old millennium, is remembered as a very exciting event that offers the opportunity to live and discuss the past and future of Pediatric Neurosurgery. The differences in practice as a result of geographical and economic differences had also been discussed besides prestigious academic information and unforgettable social programs.
“We have organized the 28th Istanbul Swissotel The Bosphorus. In scope of the reactions and messages we received during and after the “International Pediatric Neurosurgery Congress”, the congress had been extraordinarily successful.
It is also a big honor and pride for us that, as stated in most of the feedbacks we received after the congress, 28th congress held in Istanbul is the most successful in terms of social, scientific and technical aspects among all other ISPN congresses.
I would like to express my thanks and congratulations to all ALABANDA team for their excellent and hard work during the preparation period, which started two years ago, and incredible efforts during the congress period. I sincerely believe that you will continue your success in the future and wish you continued success.”
Professor Saffet Mutluer, President of the 28th ISPN Congress
Ege University Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery Department Lecturer Prof. Dr. Saffet Mutluer won the “1981 Anne Addigton” (NWU best scientific study) award with his “Premature Disjunction” theory, which he developed in the USA and is still valid today.
Prof. Saffet Mutluer was the President of the World Pediatric Neurosurgery Association (ISPN) in 2009-2010.
The great success of the 2nd international symposium organized by Alabanda Tourism in Antalya, brought the 3rd symposium again to Turkey and it was, once more, hosted by Alabanda in Antalya.
World-renowned neurosurgeons and more than 400 surgeons participated in this important symposium for 4 days and extensive discussions were held on anatomy and surgical approaches to the skull base, brain, cerebellum, ventricular system, posterior fossa, spine, orbit, sellae and peripheral nerves.
“It was a wonderful meeting at a great meeting site. You did a world class outstanding job of organizing the Symposium. It was a great honor to serve as Co-President. I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your wonderful hospitality and the great Symposium in Antalya. It was one of the best meetings I have ever attended. Congratulations on an outstanding meeting…” Albert L. Rhoton, Jr., M.D.
“First of all, I want to congratulate you to the great success of the 3rd International Symposium on Microsurgical Anatomy. I also thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wonderful hospitality.” Isao Yamamoto, M.D.
“My wife and I both thoroughly loved your country and its rich culture, and getting to see you and meet many of your countrymen greatly amplified our pleasure and understanding. It was also terrific to see how successful you have become, and what a leader you are in your country. You did a great job with the meeting, and I was truly honored to be a participant.” Arthur L. Day, M.D, FACS
“The symposium in Antalya, was most perfectly organized and attended with remarkable discipline. We wish to congratulate you for your efficient chairmanship.” M. Gazi Yaşargil, M.D.
“Congratulations to the great success of the 3rd International Symposium on the Microsurgical Anatomy. I am impressed by the way you organized this meeting and the success of this meeting was the result of all the efforts by you and your wonderful colleagues.” Toshio Matsushima, M.D.
Innovations in neurosurgery…
New dimensions in the treatment of mental illnesses…
Deep brain stimulation…
New horizons in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and mental illnesses!
Alabanda Tourism hosted three consecutive international meetings in 10 days in Antalya with the European Association of Neurosurgeons.
The organizing committee presented the Turkish neurosurgery, which holds a very distinguished place in the universal science league, to European surgeons with its Turkish hospitality and quality service approach.
Participants and the organizing committee stated that the high-quality service standards presented at this meeting are difficult to replicate in Europe.
At the annual training meeting, neurosurgeons from various European countries especially discussed the surgical treatment of movement disorders, the surgical treatment of pain, and the surgical treatment of brain, spinal cord and nerve rolling caused by accidents.
At the winter meeting of the European Union of Neurosurgeons, widely discussed topics by the public in recent years, were discussed by world-renowned European experts and neurosurgeons. Some of these topics were regeneration in the nervous system, stem cell applications, treatment of involuntary movements and some of the mental diseases with stimulator devices, and pain surgery treatment.
The first joint meeting of Turkish, Greek and Israeli Associations was organized by Alabanda!
The 1st Scientific Congress of Turkish, Greek and Israeli Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Societies was held in 2010 in Istanbul Harbiye Military Museum and Cultural Center Command, together with the 17th Scientific Congress of the Turkish Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Society.
During the congress, all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery such as oral cancer, laser applications, oral diseases and pathology, maxillofacial trauma, distraction osteogenesis, temporomandibular joint and orthognathic surgery were discussed. Distinguished speakers of the world shared their very valuable knowledge and experience about oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Alabanda Tourism hosted very important neurosurgeons!
45th Meeting of the University Neurosurgeons Association was held in Istanbul between 23-27 June 2011 and hosted by the President of the Turkish Academy of Sciences Prof. Yücel Kanpolat and Alabanda Tourism.
Distinguished and world known neurosurgeons attended the meeting such as the President of the World Neurosurgical Societies Dr. Peter Black, Dr. Michael L. J. Apuzzo, Dr. Jon H. Robertson. Valuable presentations and discussions were made on topics such as micro-neurosurgery anatomy, skull anatomy, brain tumors, aneurysms, etc.
In addition to scientific meetings, special presentations such as Istanbul, the archeology of Istanbul, geological structure of Istanbul and its impact on civilizations, The Ascetic Trio, Henri Nouwen and Dedicated Life, The Bridge Nearby: Virgin Mary East-West Dialogues were presented.
President of the Association of University Neurosurgeons, Dr. Anil Nanda drew great attention with his speech about Atatürk, which he prepared after a year of research and study. Mentioning Atatürk’s military success, especially in Gallipoli, that he brought the country to a very high level of prosperity with his revolutions, and his tolerance and pacifism, Dr. Nanda also gave place to the words of the families of foreign soldiers who lost their lives in the war to their children, “You are sleeping on the soil of a friendly country”. Mentioning that the common points of Atatürk, Churchill and Gandhi are their desire to achieve perfection, their superior talent, their modesty and adopting different approaches against violence, Dr. Nanda received great applause at the end of her speech.
World leading neurosurgeons were fascinated by Istanbul and the Bosphorus with the opening reception at Çırağan Palace and dinner given on The Istanbul boat. They also had the opportunity to know our rich history during the visits to the Archaeological Museum, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque and Ephesus.
Alabanda Tourism brought together 5000 Nature Friends from 28 countries in Antalya!
The 12th Nature and Folk Sports (IVV) Olympiad, which was brought to Turkey by the efforts of the Turkish Federation of Environment and Nature Friends and Alabanda Tourism, was held in Antalya.
The International Folk Sports Association (IVV – InternationalerVolkssportVerband), headquartered in Germany, has a total of 3 million members. The “Nature and Folk Sports Olympiad”, which is traditionally the biggest organization and is held in a different country every two years, attracts a lot of attention.
Thousands of nature friends from all over the world came together in Antalya and engaged in environmentally beneficial activities while doing hiking, cycling and swimming sports on various predetermined tracks. In addition to the two main Olympic villages established in Antalya Glass Pyramid and Kemer Mustafa Ertuğrul Park, the starting and ending points were established in Kurşunlu Waterfall National Park and Lara Beach. Thousands of foreigners, who set out from the Olympic villages, were left alone with nature by walking in places that most Turkish citizens do not even know, or even have never stepped foot before. The main tracks where sports branches take place were Antalya-Kaleiçi-Fener Mah, Lara Urban Forest, Kurşunlu National Park, Kemer-Gedelme-İkiz Karataşlar regions.
Starting from 1989, the Netherlands, France, Greece, Finland, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia and Japan hosted the IVV Olympiad, which is organized every two years by the Union, which consists of 52 member countries, including Turkey. Antalya was a candidate for the 12th Nature and Folk Sports (IVV) Olympiad held in 2011, and it was unanimously accepted by the international committee that it shall be held in Turkey as a result of the promotional activities made by the Union and Alabanda.
At the closing ceremony of the organization held in Japan in 2009, the Turkish Flag was hoisted, our National Anthem was played, and the flag was delivered to Turkey and it was announced that Turkey would host IVV in 2011. Small Turkish flags carried by thousands of people from all nationalities, from seven to seventy, have been our source of pride.
THE OLYMPIC FIRE STARTED FROM ANATOLIA FOR THE FIRST TIME!
The lighting of the Olympic torch for the first time from Antalya Olympos (Yanartaş) was accepted by the IVV center thanks to the initiatives of Alabanda Tourism General Manager Refik Kutluer. According to legends, Olympos in Antalya is the place where the starting fire of the first Olympics in history was lit. In his presentation at the opening ceremony, Refik Kutluer gave interesting examples about the mythological history of Anatolia and explained the evidence supporting that the Ancient Olympic Games were held in Anatolia for the first time. During the presentation full of many interesting topics from Zeus to Hercules, from the Legend of Yanartaş to the Ancient Theaters in the Antalya region; The IVV Olympic torch was lit from Antalya Olympos “Yanartaş”, and the athletes brought it to the Olympic village first in Kemer and then in Antalya Glass Pyramid, and the torches were lit together with the Governor of Antalya. Thus, the fact that the first Olympics were held in Anatolia was accepted by thousands of foreign participants and the world media.
GREAT CONTRIBUTION FROM ALABANDA TOURISM TO TURKISH ECONOMY AND TURKISH TOURISM!
In this organization, which contributed to the country’s tourism and economy, the participants were provided with transportation, accommodation, food and beverage services, tours and shopping opportunities.
Antalya’s magnificent sea, sand and sun trio as well as its historical beauties were revealed on the predetermined tracks where the said sports will be held.
With the tour programs offered before and after the organization, it was possible to visit and see not only Antalya but also other regions and cities.
Turkey and Turkish hospitality with its historical and natural beauties were introduced to all international environmental and nature friends, and contacts were established for them to return to Turkey in the future again..
The tracks prepared are designed to be permanent and appeal not only to the participants who were brought to our country for the 2011 Olympics, but also to a potential group of 3 million people who will come regularly in the coming years.
Türkiye ve Avrupa Birliği üye devletleri ve parlamentolarında temsil edilen siyasi partiler ve parlamenterler arası diyaloğu destekleyerek Avrupa Birliği üyelik müzakereleri sürecinde TBMM’nin rolünü arttırmayı amaçlayan ve yaklaşık iki yıllık bir sürece yayılan bu önemli projenin organizasyonu Alabanda Turizm tarafından başarı ile gerçekleştirilmiştir.
Türkiye’nin entegrasyonu ile ilgilenen ve bu süreçte etkili olan siyasi grupları ve örgütleri hedef alan ilk proje olma özelliğine sahip olan bu projenin gerçekleştirilmesine büyük bir özveri ile katkıda bulunan Alabanda Turizm’in düzenlediği toplantılar;
- Proje Açılış Konferansı, Ankara, 28 Mayıs 2012
- Göç Yönetimi Sempozyumu, Hatay, 7-8 Haziran 2012
- Uluslararası Yaz Kampı, İstanbul, Edirne, 10-12 Temmuz 2012
- Kültürler Arası Diyalog Forumu, Şanlıurfa, Mardin, 25-26 Eylül 2012
- Tolerans Sempozyumu, Viyana, 26-27 Kasım 2012
- Terör Sempozyumu, Antalya, 16-17 Şubat 2013
- İyi Yönetişim Sempozyumu, Berlin, 29-30 Nisan 2013
- AB-Türkiye İlişkiler: Geleceğe Yönelik Beklentiler Sempozyumu, Van, 27-28 Mayıs 2013
- Uluslararası Yaz Kampı, İzmir, 3-5 Temmuz 2013
- 2.Diyalog Forumu, Nevşehir, 10-11 Eylül 2013
- Cinsiyet Eşitliği Sempozyumu, Paris, 28-29 Ekim 2013
- 3. Diyalog Forumu, Trabzon, 19-20 Aralık 2013
- Proje Kapanış Konferansı, Ankara, 16 Ocak 2014
Merkezi A.B.D’de bulunan Preimplantasyon Genetik Tanı Derneği’nin, Alabanda Turizm tarafından Londra ve Antalya’da gerçekleştirilen Preimplastasyon Genetik Tanı Konferansları büyük başarı sağlamış ve oldukça ses getirmiştir. 3. kez Alabanda Turizm ev sahipliğinde, 43 farklı ülkeden 400’ün üzerinde katılım ile İstanbul’da yapılan bu önemli 12. Uluslararası Konferansın amacı, PGD teknolojisindeki son ilerlemeleri, üreme tıbbı ve genetik uygulamalardaki genişleyen uygulamaları sadece Batı ülkelerinde değil, tüm dünyada gözden geçirmektir.
PGD’nin artan pratik uygulamaları göz önüne alındığında, İstanbul PGD Konferansı, PGD’nin klinik yönlerine ve oosit ve embriyoların test edilmesi için yakın zamanda genişletilmiş mikroarray tabanlı teknolojinin uygulamasının doğruluğuna odaklanmaktadır. PGD’nin yardımcı üreme teknolojisine (ART) uygulanmasını ve kötü prognozlu ART hastalarında üreme sonucunu iyileştirmek için PGD yaklaşımlarının artan uygulamasını içeren tartışmalı konulara özel vurgu yapılmaktadır.
2018 yılında tüm organizasyonu Alabanda Turizm’in üstlendiği konferansın, ev sahipliğini Türkiye Müteahhitler Birliği yaptı. Çeşme’de gerçekleştirilen konferansa Avrupa’da faaliyet gösteren 91 müteahhitlik firması ve finans kuruluşlarından üst düzey yöneticiler katıldı.
Avrupa Uluslararası Müteahhitler Birliği Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı Philippe Dessoy, konferansın açılışında yaptığı konuşmada, dünyada şu anda en önemli gündem maddelerinden birinin küresel altyapı projelerindeki finansman açığı olduğunu ifade etti. Türkiye Müteahhitler Birliği Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı Mithat Yenigün, Türk müteahhitlerin uluslararası inşaat sektöründe bir marka haline geldiğini ve 10 yıldır dünya ikincisi konumunda bulunduklarını söyledi.
Müteahhitlik firmalarının yanında Dünya Bankası, İslam Kalkınma Bankası, Avrupa İmar ve Kalkınma Bankası ile Türk Eximbank ve Kuveyt Türk Katılım Bankası temsilcilerinin de sunum yaptığı konferansa 300’ün üzerinde katılım sağlanmıştır.
Etkinlik organizasyonunu Alabanda Turizm’in İzmir’de yaptığı, Tarım ve Orman Bakanlığı, Birleşmiş
Milletler Gıda ve Tarım Örgütü (FAO) ve akademisyenler tarafından hazırlanan ‘Türkiye’de Biyoçeşitlilik’ kitabının tanıtımı 700’ün üzerinde katılım ile gerçekleşti. Etkinliğin ardından fidan dikimi gerçekleştirildi.
Etkinliğe Tarım ve Orman Bakanı Bekir Pakdemirli, Azerbaycan Tarım Bakanı İmam Karimov ve Birleşmiş Milletler Gıda ve Tarım Örgütü (FAO) Türkiye Temsilcisi ve Orta Asya Alt Bölge Ofisi Koordinatörü Dr. Viorel Gutu da katıldı.
“BİYOÇEŞİTLİLİK BİTERSE HAYAT BİTER!”
Dünya çapında, biyolojik çeşitlilikte endişe verici bir düşüş gözlenmesine rağmen, Türkiye’nin Avrupa’nın en az kirletilmiş toprakları arasında yer aldığının altını çizen Bakan Pakdemirli, «Biyoçeşitliliğin yok olması hayatın yok olmasıdır. Bunun için düzenlediğimiz bu etkinlikte sloganımızı ‘Biyoçeşitlilik Hayattır’ olarak belirledik.» diye konuştu.
“KİTAP REHBER OLACAK”
Birleşmiş Milletler Gıda ve Tarım Örgütü (FAO) Türkiye Temsilcisi ve Orta Asya Alt Bölge Ofisi Koordinatörü Dr. Viorel Gutu, “Türkiye’nin iklimi, gıdası ve doğası da oldukça zengin. Göbeklitepe’deki son bulgular, 12 bin yıl önce başlayan insan uygarlığının ve tarımsal gelişmenin erken belirtilerini gösteriyor. Ayrıca, pek çok bilimsel makale Güneydoğu Anadolu’daki Karacadağ Dağı’nın bugün dünyayı besleyen buğday, mercimek ve nohut gibi temel bitkileri sunduğunu bildirmektedir. FAO ve Türkiye bu kaynakların sürdürülebilir kullanımını teşvik etmek ve korumak için uzun zamandır el ele çalışıyor. Bu kitapla, bu çabalara yalnızca bilinçlendirme yoluyla değil, aynı zamanda biyoçeşitliliğimizin korunması ve sürdürülebilir yönetimi için karar vericiler, yetkililer ve eğitimciler için de bir rehber oluşturarak bir katkı sağlamayı umuyoruz” dedi.
FIRST KOMATEK FAIR IN FIVE YEARS
Previously planned 2019 KOMATEK event has not been able to organized due to unexpected pandemic and has been postponed it to 9-13 March 2022. It is almost four years, now, and the Construction Machinery sector in Turkey and the geographic hinterland are awaiting for the warm environment that KOMATEK events have been bringing to this business for 31 years.
THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE AND SHOP NEWEST TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS
As the construction season begins in March/April in the northern hemisphere, the users of construction machinery move in to the construction sites and get busy. This year KOMATEK (9-13 March 2022) will give the site operations staff to come and see the new machinery and technical developments slightly after the sites are open.
SECTOR’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR
KOMATEK events have been eagerly followed and extensively attended for years and this years’ event will be the first international event of 2022 and the first European event after the pandemic. Organising the event in Antalya, the tourism capital of Turkey, will bring more international visitors to KOMATEK.
OFFICIAL TRAVEL AGENCY OF THE FAIR
The official travel agency of the fair is Alabanda Tourism.
Alabanda, as one of the leading travel and event management companies of Turkey, carries on its important mission since 1985 with its 82 experienced specialists at meeting and event management, ticketing, hotel booking, tour operations, transportation, and visa departments, all ‘integrated’ in one company.
The rooms of the hotels close to the fairground have been reserved, and agreements have been made with hotels to be offered in different categories, with special quotas and fees. In addition to private transfers, shuttle vehicles that will serve between the hotels and the exhibition center at certain times and points will also be available for your information.
As a KOMATEK2022 participant, you can contact Alabanda to make your accommodation, transportation, transfer reservations and more for your stand installation staff, booth attendants and company representatives, senior executives and invited guests.