ODS TURKEY

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ODS TURKEY is a leading Destination Management Company based in Istanbul, serving all destinations in Turkey. It is privately owned, limited company founded in 1999 by Sadik Caglar and Hasan Dinç. At the root of ODS Turkey’s successful and exciting 18-year journey lie 30 years of industry experience, a great team of people and wonderful local and international partners they are proud to call friends.

ODS is an entity continuously striving for excellence, leading them to act and reflect, to execute and improve, to inspire and be inspired in order to serve clients best. How they get things done is as important to them as getting things done. Following their long-term orientation, they avoid the quick win and prefer to attain their goals in a solid pace, always keeping in mind the soundness of their company and quality of their services.

ODS TURKEY

Omar’s Destination Services (ODS)
Wonderful summer in Istanbul!

October 2005


Dear Colleagues,

Istanbul has had a tiresome but wonderful summer, hosting many mega conferences with global participation and long awaited events such as Formula 1, attended by some 100.000 guests and televised in over 200 countries around the world.
These and many more successful organizations in the meetings, arts and sports world combined with genuine Turkish hospitality, are transforming Istanbul into “Europe’s hippest city” (Newsweek August 2005).

We’d like to share with you some of our “hot” events of the summer:

A spiritual journey by the shores of the Bosporus...

One of the worlds’ best racing team and its top executives enjoyed a mystical performance by the Whirling Dervishes at the Esma Sultan Mansion as they prepared themselves for the upcoming race.
Esma Sultan Mansion is an unusual venue combining the remains of 18th century palace walls with modern glass architecture covering the roof and sides, which ensured the unique and exclusive mood of this evening.
Our guests were welcomed in the gardens for cocktails and music. Afterwards they were escorted inside the mansion for a seated dinner. Following the mesmerizing sounds of Mey; a Turkish folk wind instrument, the dervishes began their spiritual dance symbolizing divine unity.

And the Award goes to...

The Award ceremony for our 65 top executives from France was held in the gardens of Dolmabahçe Palace; a 19th century rococo style residence of the last Ottoman Sultans.
Guests were welcomed at the palace with cocktails and live piano. Special lighting was used to emphasize the ornate walls of the palace. Sound system, stage and a tent were erected in case of rain.
An authentic fashion show reflecting costumes and gowns form the Ottoman era was staged by the Ankara Institute of Olgunlasma, where all clothes are sawn and embroidered by hand as the originals in order to preserve the Turkish culture. Round tables were decorated with flowers and candelabras where guests enjoyed a deluxe menu and watched the show. The evening’s highlight was a performance by the modern ballet, illustrating the Anatolian civilization through their folk dance figures and music collected from different regions of Turkey.

Welcome cocktail a la Turca…

For our group of 70 top sales managers of an American automobile company, we organized a welcome cocktail at the Sepetciler Kasri, built in the 17th century and named after the basket makers dwelling around in the area.
The venue is located on the shores of the old city with a magnificent view on the Bosporus and the Golden Horn. Our guests enjoyed their cocktails on the terrace accompanied by a live quartet. Following the deluxe open-buffet dinner prepared by the Swissotel, guests were entertained by a belly dancer, dancing around the tables.

We traveled back in time...

Some 2000 years to the ancient city of Ephesus as one of the Seven Wonders of the World came alive exclusively for our group of 35 top executives. The evening began with a detailed visit of the magnificent open-air museum, passing through the ancient amphitheatre; our guests were surprised to see the gladiators perform a mock fight. Ladies and gentlemen were then escorted to the Celcius Library by Praetorian guards for dinner in their appropriate togas and laurel wreaths. A superb menu was served by waiters in Roman costumes. This breathtaking scenery under the stars was lit by torches giving way to a spectacular ballet performance of Cleopatra and Antonius.

Should you need more information, please contact Mr. Sadik Caglar or Mr. Hasan Dinç at turkey@euromic.com

Esma Sultan Mansion

Dervishes

Dolmabahçe Palace

Deluxe Diner

Anatolian Ballet

Sepetciler Karsri

Ephesus

Pretorian Guards

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