As FCSI we have participated first Sirha show in Istanbul between 27th-29th November 2014. I had the privilege to have our EAME president Martin to support me which gives FCSI strong image in front of the visitors and we have chance to talk a little bit for the future.
Sirha Istanbul, its second exhibition in Turkey, was rather a limited exhibition with few manufacturers but comparing last year as there was only one company, it was a success to have more than 10 local manufacturers and some foreign manufacturers as we are familiar like, Robot Coupe, Unox. The other familiar manufacturers were exhibited under some distributor companies such as Rational, Hobart, Sammic, Tyco, Franke, etc.
We had the chance to talk with the representatives of Ice-O-Matic, Imesa, Rational (distribution cart manufacturer from Italy) and Fagor to explain them about benefits of FCSI membership and possible sponsorship for the future events.
I have sent around 300 e-mails and invite people from construction companies, architects, media members, universities, chef organizations, manufacturers and we have received about 26 visitors. We were able to sell three books and one option to sell. Martin already shared the pictures in social media and please find attached the pictures I and he has taken.
I have two students interested in EF works and I gave them some information verbal and written. We will see how this goes.
Regarding EF I kindly request your nominated champions from each division at your earliest convenience, please.
In the second day I presented a slide show named “Life is Sustainable” which is about FCSI, food, water, air, earth, trees, environment, clean energy, carbon foot print with innovation and new practices in our profession. I had 1/3 of full of the audience, about 22 people and it was Turkish. No translation was available.
The GL Events told me to put FCSI in a central area next year as we had the 12 sq meter booth this year next to the competition area, which is rather noisy and load volume of speaking.
I wanted to share this information with all of you.
Serdar Sağlamtunç FCSI
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