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Event industry unites under the umbrella of a confederation
Event industry unites under the umbrella of a confederation

The event and organization sector representatives decided to merge under the roof of the “All Event Sector Confederation (TESKON)”. Erol Yıldırım, President of the Association of All Events and Organizers (TEODER) and All Events Sector Federation (TEFED), said that the confederation to be established under the leadership of the Anatolian Invitation and Event Federation (ADEF) and the Aegean Invitation and Event Federation (EDEF) will be the largest lobby and umbrella organization of the sector.

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İSTANBUL (TR) - The third event sector workshop, hosted by TEODER and TEFED in two sessions in Istanbul, brought together all stakeholders of the sector. Previously, the last of the workshops held in Ankara and Izmir in Turkey sector Workshop 3. "All Events Industry Confederation (TESKON)" collection under the umbrella of a corporate structure was agreed. The workshop was hosted by TEODER and TEFED President Erol Yıldırım. At the workshop, solutions were discussed to save the industry from the negative effects of Covid-19. In addition, evaluations were made on projects such as “Safe Tourism” and “Safe Event Development".

“We are talking about a sector that creates employment for 2.5 million people”

TEFED President Yıldırım emphasized that the event sector covers many areas of social life and said, “This sector, which affects many important moments in our lives from birth to death, consists of 100 thousand business owners and professional sector workers. We are talking about a sector that creates employment for 2.5 million people together with all stakeholders. We have nearly 350 non-governmental organizations and associations representing the sector and 3 federations. We are establishing the event confederation with the support of the sector representative associations and federations. Under the confederation, we send messages of unity, solidarity and cooperation to both state officials and industry professionals. We will create an important power as the Confederation. With this power, we will offer solutions to the sector.”

“We expect industry-based exceptional supports"

Yıldırım shared the following information; “We established TEODER with a large staff of 41 people on September 25, 2020 in order to become a federation and then a confederation. We aimed to create the biggest lobby of the event sector by being confederated. During this period, we established three federations: the Anatolian Invitation and Event Federation (ADEF), the Aegean Invitation and Event Federation (EDEF), and the Whole Event Sector Federation (TEFED). We are experiencing the pride and joy of establishing the Entire Event Sector Confederation (TESKON) for a short time under the leadership of these three federations, and establishing the largest lobby and umbrella organization of the event sector. Our sector representative has added support and strength to our formation. We will share the confederation's road map with you as soon as possible.”

Erol Yıldırım stated that there are many actors in the sector from culture and art venues to wedding halls, from decorations to supply organizers and continued as follows; “We need to find solutions to the problems of our industry, which is in a difficult situation in the pandemic, as soon as possible. We would like to clarify some points regarding short-time work allowance, rent support and other supports. We do pre-reservation work. For this reason, we expect exceptional industry-based supports, at least until our jobs are opened.”

“We call on all companies and institutions to support our projects”

Providing information about the “Safe Tourism Project”, Yıldırım said, “Within the scope of the project, we aim to provide the healthiest service with every component from hotels to businesses in the tourism sector, from personnel to equipment. In this way, we aim to benefit the sub-sectors that make up the sector components and the customers who are the end service users. We have started to work on the structuring and implementation of the Safe Event Project, which covers the whole sector, as soon as possible. We believe in the power of masks, distance and hygiene. We hope to revive the sector by implementing our Safe Activity Project in a short time.”

TESKON will be the umbrella organization of the industry

At the third Turkey Workshop, which brings together event sector actors in Turkey, it was decided to unite the event sector in a corporate structure under the umbrella of “All Event sector Confederation (TESKON)”. The situation in which the sector came in the last 1 year was evaluated at the 3rd Turkey Workshop. Representatives of the sector, who previously met in Izmir and Ankara for the same purpose, evaluated new projects prepared for the pandemic at the workshop in Istanbul. All actors of the sector took part in the workshop, where solution proposals for the upcoming process were also discussed. Industry leaders will announce details of the safe event Project and Certification Program in the coming days.

In the workshop; Representatives of All Events and Organizers Association (TEODER) and All Event Sector Federation (TEFED), Ege Invitation and Event Federation (EDEF) President Şükrü Köken, Anatolian Invitation and Event Federation (ADEF) President Murat Köksal, Ankara, İzmir, Kocaeli, Usak Event sector association executives and members in Eskişehir, Konya, Afyonkarahisar, Bilecik, Diyarbakır, Adana, Bursa, Çorum, Denizli, Sakarya, Balıkesir, Yalova, Malatya and Kayseri took part.

Contact: Tülay Genç | [email protected] | +31 30 799 6022

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