Participants meet at meet Gala dinner
The Marmara Group Foundation hosted the esteemed participants to the Eurasian Economic Summit at a gala dinner at the WOW Hotel in Istanbul on April 4, one day before the marathon sessions, where key regional and global issues were discussed began.
The participants to the dinner enjoyed a great concert by the Kent Orkestrası, a band under the Istanbul municipality.
The Bakırköy district’s Mayor Bülent Kerimoğlu was among the invitees to the dinner, which also gathered academics and representatives of several non-governmental organizations.
The Istanbul Ready-Made Garment Exporters’ Association (İHKİB) held a fashion show with the famous designer Çiğdem Akın’s works at the end of the dinner. Akkan Suver, the head of the Marmara Group Foundation, which organizes the summit, thanked the participants and said the group was proud to hold the Eurasian Summit every year.
This year’s program also includes the traditional Eurasian Economic Summits Cup Race held by the Jockey Club of Turkey.
Şişecam held an exhibition of special art work on the side lines of the summit, with participants showing a great interest to the stands on the sidelines of the meetings.
As a peace and dialogue initiative, Marmara Group Foundation continues its efforts since 1985.
As a possessor of civil thought philosophy it is a force that strives to produce common solutions to common problems through creating campaigns to pressure decision making organs.
Accordingly, it is one of the new geopolitical actors of globalization.
It is an observer member of United Nations Economic and Social Council, a member of Balkan Political Club, an observer member of Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization, member of World Azerbaijan Forum and World Mongolian Convention. Furthermore, Marmara Group Foundation has “Strategic Partnership” agreements with Vienna Economic Forum, Slovenia’s Bled Strategic Forum, Bulgaria’s Slavyani Foundation, China Human Rights Development Association, China Association for International Friendly Contact, Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament, Serbia’s Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development, New Strategy Center of Romania and Hungarian Initiative Foundation.