News — June 19, 2002

Area D JCI Conference in Istanbul?Quality and Excellence!

Part I As Suleyman Demirel, President of the Republic of Turkey (1993-2000), had predicted, the Area D Conference in Istanbul, on June 12?16, was a ?fitting tribute to the new role of Istanbul and, in fact, Turkey, at the crossroads of continents, civilizations and peoples...? Ultra modern amenities, the splendors of the Ottoman past and the honored traditions of Turkish hospitality combined to make the 2002 Area D Conference a perfect meeting point for "Entrepreneurs in Action," as foreseen by Kevin Cullinane, JCI Executive Vice President and Conference Chairman.
Conference Director Dr. Riza Kadilar had described Istanbul as ?the city of dreams that brings the worlds together?,? and that is how delegates found the famed metropolis. Headed by Dr. Kadilar, the hardworking Organizing Committee orchestrated an outstanding Conference. Luxurious and Efficient Conference Facilities The ICEC Most of the Conference daytime activities took place at the Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar Convention & Exhibition Center (ICEC). This center, ideally located in the heart of the city's business, cultural and commercial districts and in walking distance of 16 hotels, provided the facilities, professional management and highly trained staff to make the Area D Conference successful and enjoyable. The Headquarters Hotel The Hilton Istanbul, a luxury hotel surrounded by beautiful gardens overlooking the Bosphorus Straits and within walking distance to the business, shopping and entertainment areas, was the Headquarters Hotel. Only 15 miles from the Ataturk International Airport, it offered delegates an extensive selection of business and leisure facilities, as well as luxuriously appointed guest rooms with contemporary features and conveniences along with views of the gardens, the city and the Bosphorus. Remarkable Training For three days, delegates had the opportunity to attend a total of 54 seminars or workshops, or nine seminars daily on different topics. Dr. Kerry Johnson, author and keynote speaker; Kevin Colleran, a 21-year-old "Whiz Kid"; and instructors from the famed John Seymour Association were among the outstanding professional trainers. Additionally, renowned Junior Chamber trainers, such as JCI General Legal Counsel Bruce Rector, author of ?The ALO Factor,? and 2001 JCI Executive Vice President Fernando S?nchez Arias, conducted various seminars. Dr. Kerry Johnson Kerry L. Johnson, Ph.D., is a best selling author and speaker who presents at least 15 programs a month to audiences from Hong Kong to Halifax, and from New Zealand to New York. Traveling 8,000 miles each week, he speaks on such topics as ?How To Read Your Client?s Mind," "How to increase your business by 70% in 6 weeks," and ?Marketing to the Affluent: How to find and sell to them.? In addition to speaking, Dr. Johnson currently writes monthly for fifteen national sales and management magazines whose editors have dubbed him ?The Nation?s Sales Psychologist.? He is the author of six books including several best sellers. Kevin Colleran 21-year-old Kevin Colleran has been involved in online and offline business for more than nine years. He has founded more than five companies in a wide range of industries. Colleran has earned national recognition as one of the top Internet "Whiz Kids" in the United States. A pioneer for young entrepreneurs starting businesses, he acts as a mentor to help youth around the world start their own companies. He is considered a spokesperson for college students, and has been an expert commentator for various CNN television shows dealing with college and entrepreneurial issues. John Seymour Seymour is an international trainer, consultant and author. He has been providing professional training on Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) continuously since founding John Seymour Associates in 1985. He has a gift for making the complex profoundly simple and enabling others to enjoy learning. With postgraduate degrees in Education and Humanistic Psychology, Seymour trained in NLP in the USA with John Grinder, Robert Dilts, Judith DeLozier, and later with Richard Bandler. He is co-author of the best-selling ?Introducing Neuro-Linguistic Programming? and ?Training with NLP.? John Seymour Associates Ltd. is Britain's longest established NLP training provider with an international reputation for quality and value. With topnotch trainers, enthusiastic participants, and superb facilities, the training offered at the Area D conference reflected President Salvi Batlle?s aim??this Conference shall be remembered for its quality and excellence. It will be a reflection of our desire for improvement and progress.?
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