22-26 October, 2007
Strategies for National Competitiveness
Statement of the 66th Plenary Meeting (53K)
Directory of registered participants
Hotel and tour registration (external link)
Organizing committee web site (external link)
the organizing committee (1.2MB PDF)
The 66th Plenary Meeting of the ICAC since 1939 will be held during 22-26 October 2007 in the city of Izmir on the Aegean Coast of Turkey. Preliminary meetings and on-site registration will begin on 21 October.
The Chair of the Organizing Committee is Mr. Mr. Ziya Altunyaldiz, Deputy General Director, Undersecretariat for Foreign Trade, Department of Exports, Government of the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry’s Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade. The staff of the Aegean Exporters’ Associations located in Izmir will assist him. The Organizing Committee has hired a professional events management firm to assist with logistics, hotel reservations and arrangements for the social program. The Governor and Mayor of the Izmir Region are supporting the Organizing Committee in ensuring a successful meeting.
Site of the Meeting
The 66th Plenary Meeting will be held in the Izmir Hilton Hotel in downtown Izmir. The social program will take advantage of the unique cultural heritage of the Aegean Region. For those who are interested, there will be a technical tour on Wednesday during the plenary meeting to view harvesting, ginning and research activities.
The theme of the 66th Plenary Meeting proposed by the Organizing Committee is, “Strategies for National Competitiveness.” Open sessions will be planned on topics related to development of successful national cotton textile and garment industries and successful programs to increase national cotton production.
The major topics for discussion will be presented to the Standing Committee in January 2007, and a specific agenda for preliminary approval will be presented to the Standing Committee in March 2007. Invitations to the 66th Plenary Meeting and information for registration will be sent in late April 2007.
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